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superhumanoids on 08/12/2009 at 06:09PM

Creative Commons on the Free Music Archive

Gilbert Gil listening to a presentation by Creative Commons' founder Lawrence Lessig (photo CC BY Joi via Flickr)

It has been just over four months since the Free Music Archive launched as a destination for high-quality, freely  licensed music. Since that time, the site has developed an avid community and grown to include a number of fantastic curators all while expanding upon the site’s initial catalog to host over 11,000 tracks. All told, the FMA has, in a very short time frame, become an indispensable destination for music lovers looking for freely-licensed music to download, share, and reuse.

The FMA has always offered and promoted CC licenses as a means to share the majority of music uploaded to the site. Today we are ecstatic to announce that CC has joined the FMA’s curatorial ranks! We’re celebrating with 50 great tracks that will be both familiar to the CC community while hopefully offering some new names as well. The launch is split into two mixes – our FMA Inaugural Mix and The WIRED CD: Rip. Sample. Mash. Share.

We’ll be doing regular updates to our collection over the coming months and our next featured mix will highlight some of the great community-driven artists and collaborations found at sites like ccMixter, Jamendo, Beatpick, Sutros, and more. We are on continuous lookout for great CC-licensed music to add to our page and would love to hear your suggestions on tracks and artists in the comments.

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"Now Get Busy" by Beastie Boys is licensed under a Noncommercial Sampling Plus License



jason on 08/12/09 at 06:38PM
Very excited about this! Creative Commons is a huge inspiration to all of us here at the Free Music Archive. They're helping the Internet reach its full potential as a place for sharing and cultural dialogue, all while protecting copyright. There's an incredible amount of amazing Creative Commons music out there, so we all stand to benefit from CC wearing its curatorial hat here on the FMA
macedonia on 08/13/09 at 01:39AM
incredible news. much respect to Creative Commons gettin' down with the FMA.
ladysolarpoolheater on 08/26/09 at 08:47AM
This is good news! Thanks to the Creavtive Commons for joining the FMA's curatorial ranks.
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