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cheyenne_h on 07/29/2015 at 03:00PM

Creative Commons Basics: For Musicians and Audio Producers

If you're a musician or audio producer and have questions about Creative Commons licenses and how you can use them, here's a webinar to help guide you through the different licenses and what they mean. We also talk about how musicians can apply Creative Commons licenses to their own work, and which licenses permit re-use, sampling and remixing. 

For more information, please visit our special FAQ for Musicians

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cheyenne_h on 07/23/2015 at 09:00AM

Radio Free Culture #55: Sampling the Philharmonia Orchestra with Marina Vidor

courtesy of Marina Vidor. Used with permission.

WFMU and the Free Music Archive are proud to bring you a fresh episode of Radio Free Culture, a bi-weekly podcast exploring issues at the intersection of digital culture and the arts. 

In this episode, Cheyenne Hohman, RFC host and current Director of the FMA, spoke to Marina Vidor, the digital producer for the UK's Philharmonia Orchestra, about the ways they're using technology to engage the public in the arts - from immersive multimedia installations to a pack of sound samples released to the public under a CC BY SA license. 

Check out the podcast on WFMUPRX, or subscribe to the Radio Free Culture on iTunes... or listen below! 

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cheyenne_h on 07/14/2015 at 10:00AM

Happy Netlabel Day!

Well, it's finally here - the world's very first Netlabel Day! FMA is proud to be a partner in this endeavor to turn people on to new music, labels, and artists! We interviewed Manuel Silva, the organizer, on Radio Free Culture earlier this year about it. One of our FMA volunteers put together a playlist of songs she digs from some participating netlabels that are represented on the Free Music Archive. 

There are a ton of artists and netlabels NOT on FMA, so you should check out their latest releases on the Netlabel Day website!

Still want more to download, stream and share? CerebralRift and Pilot Eleven put together podcasts for the occasion. 

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theradius on 07/11/2015 at 10:20PM

Radius PATCH 12: Weather

Radius PATCH is a series of curated playlists selected from the Radius episode archive. Each playlist is organized around a specific topic or theme that engages the tonal and public spaces of the electromagnetic spectrum. PATCH serves as a platform to illuminate the questions, concerns, and complexities of and within radio-based art practices.

Episode 54: Kristen Roos

electrosmog is concerned with themes of electromagnetism and material processes which sonify inaudible events. Using an electrosmog high frequency receiver, Roos captures sounds produced by mobile phones, wireless phones, wifi, microwaves, and other electronic devices (between 800 MHz - 2.5 GHz). Important to Roos’electrosmog is that wifi operates on the same frequency as a microwave oven (2.4GHz), and when modulated into audible frequencies, wifi sounds like pops and clicks and a microwave creates a deep drone.

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FMA App for iOS and Android Out Now!

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Hey mobile users! We know you're out there. If you've been waiting for a way to access FMA on your iThing or Android, now's your chance to download 'em! As always, they're free! 

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