Become an international music phenomenon with Wikipedia

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Going viral on Imgur today: creating your debut music album with Wikipedia. Have you tried it yet?
To craft your own debut album artwork, follow these steps:

  1. Hit “random article” on the English Wikipedia to find your “band name”
  2. Find a random Wikiquote page, and select three to five words from it to form your “album title”
  3. Use this randomising tool to find a piece of public domain artwork from Wikimedia Commons for your album art—you have three tries
  4. Edit it all together in the image editing software of your choice!

Here are a selection of albums we’ve made:


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Joe Sutherland, Communications Intern
Ed Erhart, Editorial Associate
Wikimedia Foundation
Our thanks go to the rest of the Communications team for their album covers. All underlying images are in the public domain.

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