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Danny_KitSplit on 02/08/2019 at 04:05PM

Uploads, bug fixes, and questions–oh my!

As promised, uploads have been re-enabled for artists and curators on Free Music Archive! Please let us know if you’re having trouble with uploading.


As we mentioned in our last update, we’ve been working on additional site improvements, including taking care of the “URI Invalid” bug that was plaguing search result pages—thanks to everyone who reported that!


In that vein we’ve put together a short survey to learn more about you, so we can make Free Music Archive even more useful. Anyone that completes our survey is eligible to win a $100 Amazon Gift Card. Click here to take the survey →

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Danny_KitSplit on 01/28/2019 at 04:59PM

Is this thing on? Some updates from Danny & the KitSplit Team

Hi FMA–I hope your 2019 is off to a great start! By way of introduction, I’m Danny—the new director of the FMA. For those of you who might have missed the news on FMA’s transition, check out Cheyenne’s post.
 
The KitSplit team and I are excited to keep FMA alive, thriving, and true to its mission of sharing free, curated audio to all. We’ve been hugs fans of FMA for years and inspired with its mission, which is very much aligned with ours. We were so sad to see the news that it was shutting down. And ultimately, so thrilled we could step in to keep it alive and thriving!
 
The transition happened very quickly. We’ve spent the past month learning more about FMA and how it’s run, and completing transition from a technical perspective. Now that we’re up and running, we wanted to formally introduce ourselves and let you know about some updates in the works.
 
A few folks have messaged in to ask when you’ll be able to upload your music to FMA again...well, we have some good news. We’ve been hard at work at this, and uploading for curators will be re-enabled by the end of this week We’ll be sure to update you when that happens.
 
Meanwhile, we’re working on bringing back the newsletter, and additional site and community improvements. We will have more announcements in that vein soon. We’re also looking into incorporating advertisments on the FMA site, which will help us ensure long term sustainability for the FMA. For some background: the FMA was previously run mostly on government grants, which are no longer viable—so this is one of a few changes we may make to ensure long term sustainability of the FMA, while staying true to its mission. 
 
On a parting note: while we’ve been fans and users of FMA for years, we know we still have a lot to learn about the community and how it runs. We’re eager to hear from you about what changes you’d love to see on FMA. If you have any suggestions or questions for me or the KitSplit team (or just wanna say hi) make sure to drop a comment below this post.
 
Thank you for your support and cooperation during this transition. We’re so grateful for all of the kind words we’ve received from the FMA community!
 
 
- Danny
 
[UPDATE 2/1/2010] - Our developer Brett (who has been with KitSplit for a while and actually used to work at FMA!) has been working on reenableing uploads this week. He initially thought he could finish it by end of this week, but ran into some unexpected technical hurdles. However, we will have uploads re-enabled for curators soon- by the end of next week at the very latest (and likely sooner). We will keep you all updated and let you know as soon as uploads are re-enabled! 
 
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cheyenne_h on 12/17/2018 at 08:53PM

Free Music Archive's new home: KitSplit!

image borrowed from KitSplit

After months of uncertainty about our future, the Free Music Archive is joining KitSplit, a camera gear rental platform by and for creators. With KitSplit's support, we will stay up and running for the indefinite future - something we are very relieved to report. Though KitSplit is a for-profit business, the FMA will remain true to its mission of sharing free, curated audio to all.

In the coming weeks, we will reopen artist/curator uploads and our Music Submission form and resume our regularly scheduled audio weirdness, curated playlist posts, and new releases here on our blog.

The Free Music Archive will be one of many educational resources in the KitSplit library - they have a bounty of informative materials on their blog, Viewfinder, and they offer free coaching sessions to women in film and video, which we think is sorely needed and super cool. The Free Music Archive is widely used and loved by indie video producers, and KitSplit wants to make our archive even more accessible and useful by bringing our audio collection to their community's attention.

While this milestone is bittersweet and we're sad to be saying goodbye to WFMU, we are forever in their debt for making the Free Music Archive a reality. We are excited to be able to preserve the archive and continue our essential work of curating the Commons with the support of KitSplit.

Thanks to everyone who supported us during this uncertain time, who reached out with moral support or made donations to keep the lights on, and especially to our amazing, inspiring, awesome community!! We are looking forward to the future for the Free Music Archive as its collections and communities grow, and we hope the best years of the Free Music Archive are yet to come. 

For more details on the transition as it unfolds, please check the KitSplit blog and/or subscribe to their newsletter.

For this news in Spanish, please visit the blog at Libre FM - thanks friends for the translation! 

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cheyenne_h on 12/14/2018 at 03:22PM

A Fond Farewell & A Warm Welcome

Well, today's my last day at the Free Music Archive as Director, and I've been dreading this day for awhile, because I'm really going to miss being here all day, everyday, helping our users, musicians, curators and community members get what they need, running the social media feeds, keeping things organized, and having my mind blown every day by unexpected, wonderful music.

I am extremely happy that the Free Music Archive is in good hands and the new team is already getting their bearings, and I just had a great talk with Danny at KitSplit, who will be the new Director of the FMA. You'll be able to reach him using the FMA contact form and our general contact email address for now. Go to his profile page and say hi! 

Though I'm leaving the organization as Director, I'll still be involved as a volunteer and will be able to forward questions or concerns to the right people on the new team. 

Deep gratitude and heartfelt thanks to KitSplit for making sure the Free Music Archive will have a home moving forward. I dearly hope that they are able to give it some of the technical TLC we weren't, and I'm confident that the FMA will continue to grow and thrive with their stewardship.

So long for now!

Til next time,
-Cheyenne

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