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cheyenne_h on 05/28/2015 at 10:00AM

Radio Free Culture #51: A Decade of Open Music with Meik Michalke

image courtesy of Meik Michalke. 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 Meik Michalke, one of the organizers of the Open Music Contest, a Creative-Commons fueled music contest that culminates in a concert, rather than the other way around. They're currently getting the word out about the contest and raising funds to bring international acts to their stage later in 2015. 

Check out the podcast on WFMUPRX, or subscribe to the Radio Free Culture on iTunes

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LCL on 05/27/2015 at 11:22AM

LCL celebrates its 9th birthday with FMA !

9 years from now, same day, we released our first EP. What a long travel we all made ! How many enriching encounters, experiences, parties, discoveries...

Here is a very special Free Music Archive mixtape to celebrate the 9 years of the label ! 45 tracks ranging widely, mostly Dub & reggae, but also bits of post rock, folk, hiphop, ambient, electronics and even french chanson...
Take a trip from the origins to the present of LCL netlabel !

 Massive thanks to FMA for their perpetual support to independant music, you girls and guys are so important for all of us !

 

 

 

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cheyenne_h on 05/20/2015 at 03:52PM

Radio Free Culture's New Schedule

We know that our weekly podcast is one of the features our users have come to love & expect, and we love making Radio Free Culture! We love it so much that we're going to keep doing it! However, to free up some time for other big & exciting projects, we're moving to a bi-weekly schedule (every other week). 

We'll still bring you interesting content, and it'll still be available at WFMU, PRX, iTunes, and Audioboom. All of our archives are available in those places, too, in case you missed one. 

Want to suggest a topic, person, or organization for a future episode? Contact us or leave a comment below! 

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cheyenne_h on 05/19/2015 at 02:30PM

Unreel Trailers: Winner!

We would like to offer our warmest congratulations to Croma, whose Unreel Trailer, "Obsessed III," came in first place! Everyone who contributed put in great work, and we hope to do something like this again soon! Thanks to each and every person who contributed. Watch "Obsessed III" here, and check out the list of honorable mentions below! 

Honorable Mentions: 

Carnival of Souls
The Only Way of Being Dead
Lunatics

You can watch all of them here, at the Unreel Viewing Gallery.  This Challenge was made possible in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

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unreel trailers
cheyenne_h on 05/13/2015 at 02:46PM

Radio Free Culture #50: Trapped in the Black Box of Sound with Emily Saltz from Pop Up Archive

image courtesy of Emily Saltz. 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 Emily Saltz, content strategist for the Pop-Up Archive. The Pop-Up Archive is making strides in automated transcription of audio, which will have implications for sharing audio on the web, semantic searching of audio pieces, and accessibility of audible formats on the web.

Check out the podcast on WFMUPRX, or subscribe to the Radio Free Culture on iTunes, or read the transcript via Pop Up Archive

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cheyenne_h on 05/07/2015 at 08:45AM

Radio Free Culture #49: Meet Ross, the FMA's Software Developer

Courtesy of Ross Oldenburg. 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 Ross Oldenburg about his time with the Free Music Archive as its Software Developer, as well as some discussion of his video and audio projects, and went off on a tangent about digital physics, the Triadex Muse, and Music Hack Day. This episode was edited and produced by our current FMA intern, Megan Lasersohn. 

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

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cheyenne_h on 04/29/2015 at 03:54PM

Radio Free Culture #48: Intellectual Property in the Third Dimension with Michael Weinberg

Michael Weinberg and Left Shark. Image courtesy of Shapeways. 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 Michael Weinberg at Shapeways, a 3D printing company, about some of the intellectual property and public policy issues that surround this new technology and its implications for manufacturers, music, and more. 

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

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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.

AK'CHAMEL (OR THE FMA) IS NOT LIABLE FOR ANYTHING THAT IS CONJURED FROM THESE WORKS.

Free download this album at http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Akchamel/

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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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