Dear Friends

Thankyou all so much for the overwhelming response to the THE SUN IS DOWN! remix competition!
We were surprised that they were all of a very high standard, which we have not counted on.

We’ve now realized that we need more time in order to give a good listening to all of your remixes and arrive at a fair judgement. It’s kinda hard when they are all such great quality.

Therefore, we decided to give us more time, and the prizewinners will now be announced here on January 7th, 2010. This is the day of Nanakusa, an old Japanese tradition of the day we free ourselves from the past year.

A big thankyou to everyone who’s taken part.

Have the greatest holidays and a Happy New Year
Let’s make it a good one – without any fear.

lots of love,

yoko and



Calling all budding DJs and remixers!
To all the talented, known and as yet unknown fellow musicians of this world.
Here’s your chance to remix a Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band song, and win prizes for Xmas!

Download the YOPOB “The Sun Is Down!” Sample Pack  from containing the acapella tracks of Yoko’s vocal, vocal effects, and loops of bass, drums, efx and tenorion.

Create your own remix of “The Sun Is Down!” by Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band, using as many or few of the samples from the pack and any original audio you wish to add.

When you have finished your mix, make an MP3 copy that’s as high quality as possible, but still under 10MB in size.

Email the MP3 of your mix, along with its name and your name, address, email and phone number to remix [at] before 12 December 2009.

The Top Ten mixes will be decided by Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band.

The winners will receive special signed Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band prizes for Xmas and will be featured on the website over the Xmas and New Year period.

You may only combine the samples of “The Sun Is Down” with your own original sounds and music.

Your mix must not contain any elements of copyrighted material, unless you yourself own the copyright (i.e. it’s your own music). This means you must not include samples of songs by other artists, or samples from movies, TV shows, or video games. Any remixes containing any of these elements will be deemed ineligible and disqualified from the competition.

Enjoy, have fun, and let your imagination run wild!

Please note

Licensing information
We’re very pleased to announce that thanks to the helpful advice of Xeni Jardin at BoingBoing and Eric Steuer at Creative Commons, the audio elements for Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band – The Sun Is Down (remix) are now being released under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 License.
Creative Commons License

We firmly believe that releasing the elements under a CC license embodies the true spirit of the competition.
In light of this we have extended the competition deadline to 12 December 2009 to allow time for those who may now wish to contribute under the revised terms.
In addition, artists interested in permissions beyond the scope of the CC license can email us at remix [at]