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cheyenne_h on 04/27/2015 at 10:00AM

Make an Unreel Trailer!

Photographer: Henry Gawthorpe. Via Australian National Maritime Museum's Flickr Commons collection

Re-cut a public domain film to make a trailer for a movie that doesn't exist. 
Use FMA music for the soundtrack. 
Enter it here
Win an Epson Powerlite Projector

More info on Cheyenne's blog

We'll accept entries until May 8th, 2015

One winner will be chosen by our esteemed panel of judges.

The Unreel Trailers Challenge is supported in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

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Giver_of_Illness on 04/24/2015 at 04:24PM

F*cking with Spirits

Ak'chamel performing a live ceremony.

Use this album by Ak'chamel for your own personal ritual to contact the spirit world. (Recommended for night listening). USE AT YOUR OWN RISK. 

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akchamel, lo-fi, ritual, world
cheyenne_h on 04/23/2015 at 09:00AM

Radio Free Culture #47: Music Economics 101 with Kristin Thomson

image courtesy of Kristin Thomson. Used with permission.

WFMU and the Free Music Archive are proud to bring you a fresh episode of Radio Free Culture, a 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 Kristin Thomson, a primary researcher on the Artist Revenue Streams project with the Future of Music Coalition, about how the ways artists have made money has changed in the wake of the Web. You can read along with some of the findings in this slide deck: "Ten ways that technology-driven changes have impacted musicians."

Check out the podcast on WFMUPRX, or subscribe to the Radio Free Culture on iTunes, or listen right here: 

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ooray on 04/21/2015 at 03:00PM

Empty Orchestra - A New OO-Ray Album

Empty Orchestra finds The OO-Ray (Ted Laderas) possessed with a new sense of urgency. Recorded over a stressful three years concurrent with his doctoral work in biology, Empty Orchestra is a work that protests the savagery of today while still maintaining that calm and peace can be reached through the turbulence. Empty Orchestra blends the distorted shoegazer explorations with experiments in classical orchestration resulting in an propulsive and urgent listening experience.

This recording is released under a Creative Commons Non Commercial Attribution Required license. Feel free to use and remix in your non-commercial applications as long as you attribute me.

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Featured Mix

Masters Remastered Winner & Honorable Mentions


art by Chris Malec

Re-cut footage from a film in the U.S. Public Domain and make a trailer for a movie that doesn't exist. Use at least one FMA track in the trailer (or mix some together), and submit it to us by May 8th. Need some inspiration? Watch what's in our Unreel Viewing Gallery! Winner gets an Epson Powerlite Projector! [art CC BY Chris Malec]

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Jesse Olsen Bay - "8" (04:33)
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Jonathan Zorn - "3" (04:50)
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