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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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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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ckutmusic on 07/09/2015 at 11:15PM

Chris Corsano & Mette Rasmussen Live on CKUT's New Shit

What happens when two of free jazz's most talented names face off live in the CKUT studio? Mette plays sax and Chris plays drums, and he result is a beautiful cacaphony. It's the spirit of punk and the deft skill of jazz tradition. It's those fast high notes, spilling rapid-fire from the saxophone, overtop of clattering toms and minute bursts of cymbal crash. Rolling into the second piece, things get nice & sprawled-out, the sax blowing at less of a breakneck speed but adopting a richer texture before moving back into fast (and we mean FAST) territory. 

It's unquestionable that Corsano and Rasmussen are two figured who have already carved out significant artistic niches for themselves; now, as a duo, they prove even further why the world should be paying serious attention to their sounds. 

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

Radio Free Culture #54: Premixing the Vitamin Pets

image courtesy of Vito Petruzzelli. 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 Vito Petruzzelli from the group Vitamin Pets, about their recent "Premix" Contest. The band released 69 stems from their most recent album, "Horse Helpers of the High Country," before the record's release date - with an open call for "premixes," that is - tracks that were produced using the stems before anyone (except the Vitamin Pets themselves) knew what the songs should have sounded like! 

FMA Volunteer Ethan has compiled a few tracks from the premix album, "The Refreshingly Hothouse Porch," as well as from the Vitamin Pets new release, "Horse Helpers of the High Country," so you can listen and compare!

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

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cheyenne_h on 07/07/2015 at 02:15PM

Free Music for Video Makers

 

We've been getting a few questions about using music in videos again! We're always happy to field questions, but I'd like to share a video of the webinar that Elliot Harmon of Creative Commons and I hosted earlier this year, which will walk you through the basics of using music from the Free Music Archive in your next video production. For more in-depth Q&A, please visit our Video FAQ. If you're just looking for music to use in a video, cruise over to our "Music For Video" curator portal. 

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