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massdist on 11/14/2017 at 02:32PM

8 Devil Music records up on the FMA!!!

Ok. First off, don't listen to ANY of these Devil Music records until you -

GET THE NEW DEVIL MUSIC RECORD "CISUM LIVED" ON 100% BREAKFAST AVAILABLE HERE

Then, after you thoroughly study that new album, you can listen to these 8 other Devil Music records available now on the FMA here

We got their rock records Mastul, S/T, and Go.

We got their soundtracks (audio only without the annoying old black and white movies) Caligari, Big Stakes, Nosferatu, and Dr. Jeckyll.

Big Stakes was really influential to me - combing country and western and minimalism, it opened some doors for me.

We even got, maybe their best record, HEAVY METAL CREW which is a split between Brendon's elementry school student and a found tape of kids screaming. Classic Mass Dist!

What can I say about these guys?!? Prolific Boston jammer composers. Psychedelic warriors. Old friends. Spiritual musical searchers. Get lost with these dudes!

MASS DIST !!!!

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cheyenne_h on 11/13/2017 at 02:02PM

"Under The Tree" Remix Event

Courtesy of ccMixter

The holidays are upon us! Whether you celebrate with Thanksgiving feasts, lighting the menorah, holiday parties, Christmas trees, or anything around and in between, it is the perfect time of year to express gratitude, seasonal tidings, and make some noise. It's the season of giving - so share your finest original and traditional, holiday and seasonal pells (a capella/isolated vocals), samples, and remixes. We would like to encourage you to record traditional public domain Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and Winter Solstice songs, as these are very popular with both listeners and remixers.

We are honored to be collaborating with ccMixter, Jamendo, and Plotist in this year’s Under The Tree remix event. Together, we are giving the gift of music to the world.

DETAILS:

Dates: November 12th-January 2nd
Who: CCMixter, Jamendo, Free Music Archive, Plotist
Where: CCMixter.org & CC BY-NC-SA source materials right here on FMA!
What: Holiday Remix event produced under Creative Commons licenses. Artists upload vocals (pells) or samples (short sounds or individual instrument tracks) for the remix community to produce music that listeners can download and share. A selection of songs will be curated into a compilation.

Got an audio sample, instrumental track, or isolated vocal to share for this holiday season?
SUBMIT IT HERE!
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cheyenne_h on 11/10/2017 at 05:45AM

Remembering Fred Cole of Dead Moon

Fred Cole, beloved musician and member of Dead Moon, Pierced Arrows and much more, has passed away. The Free Music Archive is fortunate to have some live sessions from WFMU and other sources, some selections of which are included below. His musical legacy will live on, as noted in the statement below written by his wife, Toody Cole: 

 

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SpinningMerkaba on 11/03/2017 at 04:19PM

To Mix and Be Remixed

Free music shared feeds creative culture. image credits cc-0

2017 has seen a renewed collaborative effort between ccMixter and the Free Music Archive.  In July of this past summer, we helped generate original Creative Commons remixes to raise awareness in the fight for Net Neutrality.  And most recently we again collaborated on the Halloween remix event Ghost Notes, creating 54 remixes using CC source materials.

In both cases Cheyenne Hohman curated FMA materials that would work for the themed events, posting sample tracks on ccMixter for artists to use in their productions.  Cheyenne also created playlists for FMA listeners to hear what was being used to create and share.  These collaborations highlight an effort by both the Free Music Archive and ccMixter to keep Creative Commons music innovative and fresh.  As an artist, I enjoy hearing how other artists feature my material.  I'm sure you will too.

How can you as a Free Music Archive artist, get in the mix?  ccMixter has several tutorial videos that quickly outline best practices for contributing to the community.  We've included one here to get you started.  You can also contact us by leaving a comment on this blog or e-mailing either admins here or at ccMixter. 

At ccMixter, we're glad to be active once again collaborating with the Free Music Archive.  Check back often to connect with upcoming events and music shares.  We'll keep you updated.

Here is the FMA playlist for the Net Neutrality remix evemt

Here is the FMA playlist for the Ghost Notes remix event

Here are two examples of remixes resulting from the colaboration between the Free Music Archive and ccMixter.org.  For more remixes visit the Free Music Archive on ccMixter.

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