You aren't really missing anything since it doesn't have anything to do with the direct development. I want to include the artwork and music files on the ISO itself, giving people who download and install the desktop something to listen to once the Desktop is installed, and something to look at.
However, I need the artists permission to include the artwork and files. Sending out a form letter to each email address seemed... tacky... A forum post where I knew the artists probably would hang out... seemed much more appropriate.
Thank you Eon, that answers one question... Now I guess I'm waiting on Darksworde or Pretzel to answer about the music itself... (or any of the other artists who did the remix's)