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cheyenne_h on 09/03/2015 at 09:00AM

Radio Free Culture #58: White Market Podcast with Rute Correia

photo courtesy of Rute Correia. 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 Rute Correia, the host of the White Market Podcast and curator for the White Market Podcast (formerly in Portuguese, the Programa Marca Branca) here on the Free Music Archive. We talked about her musical tastes, a little about the history of the podcast, and some of Rute's favorite netlabels.

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 08/24/2015 at 04:00PM

Live from WFMU! Sets organized by DJ/Show

One of our most prolific curators, WFMU, has more than 17,000 mp3s in their portal, and more than 80 DJs and radio programs represented as contributors to the FMA! As a way to help organize their collection, we organized every live WFMU set by DJ/program. You can now browse through live sets dating back more than 25 years, including sets from The Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T, Transpacific Sound Paradise with Rob Weisberg, The Antique Phonograph Program with MAC, Irwin Chusid's show, Brian Turner's show, and much much more! 

Dig in to the full list here

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cheyenne_h on 08/20/2015 at 09:00AM

Radio Free Culture #57: Do Not Track with Jason Staczek

image of music studio, courtesy of Jason Staczek. 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 Jason Staczek, a composer who scored the interactive documentary "Do Not Track," which highlights the connections between personal data and the web economy. Portions of the soundtrack are available on the FMA under a CC-BY license. 

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

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eoberman on 08/11/2015 at 10:00AM

FMA Animated Vimeo Highlights

Artists posting their music on the Free Music Archive often permit it to be used by filmmakers for their projects (there’s an entire Music for Video portal on the site), but that doesn’t mean they know where their songs might end up. Videos on Vimeo soundtracked by FMA music include a gazpacho making tutorial, several biking videos, and a nun discussing the synthesis of religious life and politics. As...unique as all of those projects are, many of the most creative videos on Vimeo that feature FMA artists also happen to be animated. Below are links to several animated clips.

 

“Until Next Summer”

"until next summer" process from asafhanuka on Vimeo.

 A surprisingly melancholy video showing the creation process behind an animation cell.

 

Bad Apples"

Bad Apples from Gary Bird on Vimeo.

 Apples falling onto a wet surface. There’s literally nothing else that can be said about this one.

 

TWIST

TWIST from MiRon on Vimeo.

A colorful phantasmagoria skillfully set to Flying Lotus’s “Into Infinity ‘ear’ Loop”

 

"Pet Plant”

Pet Plant from Stormy Pyeatte on Vimeo.

 The tragic story of a monster and his plant. Everything you love and care for will one day eat you alive.

 
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cheyenne_h on 08/07/2015 at 10:30AM

Made with Creative Commons: A book on open business models

CC Summit 2011 Warsaw by Kristina Alexanderson, CC BY 2.0

Creative Commons is an organization that created licenses that we use widely at the Free Music Archive. They've just announced that they're writing a book about open business models, and they are asking for a little push during the final stretch of their campaign.

They're hard at work putting together an ebook about open business models. The book will spotlight businesses, creators, and organizations that use Creative Commons as part of their business model, and explaining how CC produces not just a media commons, but can also work to promote and produce economic and social value. In the end, there'll be not just an ebook, but also a wealth of articles outlining open business models and how they have been shown to work, and an online interactive tool that will help people design their own open business models.

Want to chip in? Head over to their Kickstarter for more info! 

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cheyenne_h on 08/06/2015 at 10:00AM

Radio Free Culture #56: Acts of Silence with David Nemeth

"Transmitters-5" by Adam Bowie. 2011. CC BY-NC-SA via flickr.

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 David Nemeth. He's the guy behind Acts of Silence, a blog that currently hosts more than 400 reviews of Creative Commons music, maintains a list of netlabels, and keeps tabs on which CC music projects involve women

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 07/30/2015 at 11:15AM

FMA App for Android is here!

Hi everyone! We know that our user base is not just people looking at their desktops all the time, which is why we have launched fresh apps for mobile users! Our inaugural Android app was just released! Cruise over to the Play Store, download our app, and get ready to stream albums, browse by genre, search for songs and more!

And - of course - it's FREE! Click the link above or one of these beautiful screenshots: 

Featured Artists       Browse by Genre  

App designed by Boullevard Creatives. 

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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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