cheyenne_h (FMA Admin)

Curators: WFMU

Current ringleader at FMA; itinerant blogger and zine writer; karaoke superstar

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cheyenne_h on 12/10/2018 at 01:53AM

Free Music Archive's new home: KitSplit!

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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.

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cheyenne_h on 11/29/2018 at 07:11PM

Update: FMA's Future

Friends, something wonderful is happening here at FMA, but we can’t give you all the details just yet.

For the time being, we are still suspending new uploads and backing up our MP3 collection at, but we’re thrilled that service will NOT be suspended on December 1 as previously indicated.

Thanks for sticking with us during this time of transition, and we can’t wait to tell you all about what’s in store for our beloved Archive!

Expect to hear our big news by the end of December.

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on 04/14/2018 at 02:39AM
Well thanks for your nice note of 02/01/2018 at 09:00PM on my wall. As a social media incompetent, I just discovered that I had a wall, and that people might contact me there. I'll watch out for the next Lonely Hearts or similar event. Cheerio.
on 03/10/2018 at 01:08AM
Hello Cheyenne, I'm Massimo Ruberti, I cannot find a mode to send you a mail! I make electronic ethnic psychedelic music; do you want to listen? I'd like to have something included in one of yours podcast, if you like the music :-) this is my last album , and thanks a lot! :
on 03/28/2017 at 07:29AM
Thanks for featuring those mixes Cheyenne! I'll try to regularly post more mixes and blogs on FMA, when my schedule allows me to. Cheers!
Nul Tiel
on 09/13/2016 at 06:04AM
Hi Cheyenne, I made a mix: simon_mathewson
on 05/19/2016 at 02:21PM
Thank you for letting me know how to contact the artist and thanks for all the great music on this site!
on 12/05/2015 at 01:39PM
Hello! Nice to meet you!
on 10/16/2015 at 07:27PM
Thanks for the heads up on third party notices...appreciated!
Babe Parade Music
on 10/03/2015 at 09:38AM
Hey Cheyenne, Thanks for helping us promote our music on FMA! You can also check out our music on spotify:
on 06/15/2015 at 03:43PM
Hi Cheyenne, thanks for your support to the independant music community ! And for the interview about the netlabel day as well ;) Nicolas
on 04/21/2015 at 07:02PM
Hello! I have a few questions regarding the UNREEL Trailers - can you contact me please, Thanks so much
on 03/06/2015 at 07:28PM
You are breathing new life into the FMA! You are a hero! Keep up the good work, Cheyenne! Yay!
on 02/15/2015 at 10:41PM
Great work
Jaan Patterson
on 12/03/2014 at 07:10PM
d/eaR Cheyenne! Glad to meet you at last here within the most powerful source for CC music and beyond! Much Love for you & youRs, jaan
on 12/01/2014 at 04:16AM
Hello Cheyenne - Simply wanted to say hi. Loving the fact that Radio Free Culture is back. All the best to you in your new position with the FMA!
on 10/03/2014 at 10:20AM
Hey Cheyenne, welcome! I'm a WKU alum, had a show on WWHR Aron's ago (before it was FM) and was in a local BG band that got played on it. So, lots of love for KY and the BG scene. So glad you're on board the mighty FMA. specksnyder
Jared C. Balogh
on 10/02/2014 at 08:26PM
Hello! Nice to meet you!
on 10/01/2014 at 11:04PM