Emily was first called "a digital music pioneer" back in 1998, and the term still applies today. She was the one of the first musicians to make her music available for free download at, and embracing a culture of sharing is integral to both her music and her business. As CEO of ArtisTech Media, Emily's taken open-music to an entirely new level via the web-community Emily shares her vocal and piano stems of all of her songs on ccMixter via the alias Snowflake. Her open approach to music enables remixing, re-creating and sharing -- for more than 90,000 musicians around the world. Photos by Catherine Hall.


Vocals, Piano, Production: Emily Richards aka Snowflake
Featuring: ccMixter artists around the world.