Grey Tuesday

Free the Grey Album, February 24, 2004

Download the Grey Album at

New York Times Coverage of Grey Tuesday

Danger Mouse "Flattered" by Grey Tuesday - His Press Release

WIRED News Coverage of Grey Tuesday

Grey Tuesday Press Release

MTV News coverage of Grey Tuesday

Downhill Battle - music activism

p2pnet Coverage of Grey Tuesday

DJ Danger Mouse's Website

EMI's Cease and Desist Letter to

Compulsory Licensing (doesn't apply to samples)

WIRED News on Backlash Against EMI's Actions

Changing Copyright by Negativland

The history of Grey Tuesday, from our posts at Downhill Battle:

-Feb 11: The Grey Album
-Feb 14: WIRED picks up Grey Album Story
-Feb 17: The Major Label Copyright Cartel
-Feb 18: Announcing Grey Tuesday
-Feb 19: Gearing up for Grey Tuesday
-Feb 21: Grey Tuesday in the News
-Feb 23: EMI Tries to Stop Grey Tuesday, Downhill Battle Responds
-Feb 24: Today is Grey Tuesday
-Feb 25: Grey Tuesday and Music Activism
-Feb 26: Big Champagne Grey Tuesday Filesharing Data

Jay-Z released an a capella version of his Black Album to make remixes easier, and the The Grey Album is just one of many. You can find nine of these remixes collected in the Jay-Z Construction Set. You can find the Grey Album and the Double Black Album at

Here's a list of others:

The Black Album Unplugged - Jay-Z + Nirvana
9th Wonder - Black Is Back
DJ Lt. Dan - The Black Remixes
Illmind - The Black & Tan Album
Kno vs. Hov - The White Albulum
Kev Brown - The Brown Album
Black Jays - The Black Jays Album

A bigger list is here (scroll down a little).

The Grey Tuesday protest is over, but we're leaving this up for historical interest.

If you'd like to join the Grey Tuesday protest, send an email to:

Participating sites will post the Grey Album on their site all day Tuesday, February 24. If you don't have a copy of the Grey Album, you can find it on

In addition, we are encouraging sites to make their homepage all grey for the day. If you don't feel comfortable posting the album, and you still want to get involved, going grey is a great way to do so. Eric made this javascript that will display your site in grey for everyone using Internet Explorer (85-90% of users)-- put it in your page all day Tuesday, and don't forget to explain why. You can also change the html and CSS to grey to cover other browsers (and if you're really psyched, change your images too). If you are planning to go grey, let us know and we'll add you to the list:

Whether or not you run a website, you can help bring attention to this protest by encouraging sites to participate.

You can also call up radio stations on Tuesday to request the album. Independent stations are a good bet, and they might even mention the protest on the air.

Most of all, you can protest EMI's actions by downloading the Grey Album on a filesharing network, from, or from one of these sites on February 24. Also, you can find and print out really nice cover art here. And the music is really good too.