cheyenne_h (FMA Admin)

Artists: Audio Cookbook
Curators: WFMU

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

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cheyenne_h on 05/25/2017 at 02:50PM


If anyone is having trouble uploading (established FMA artists, folks entering recipes to the Audio Cookbook, what-have-you), please make sure Flash is enabled. We are working on getting this removed from the uploader to make it easier on everyone, but for now please bear with us. 

Thank you!

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cheyenne_h on 05/22/2017 at 06:15AM

A Music Information Retrieval Dataset, Made With FMA

You may recall some news we shared last summer about a music dataset that was in progress - now it's complete!

Michaël Defferrard, Kirell Benzi, Pierre Vandergheynst & Xavier Bresson, a team of researchers interested in MIR (music information retrieval), have put together some audio datasets using the FMA's collection! They have written a paper about the FMA's potential as a viable and legal option in digital audio research. Since recorded music is often fraught with copyright concerns, machine learning sets for music have been hard to find, or not sufficient for some projects. You can find the datasets on GitHub.

The FMA's dedication to the Creative Commons philosophy of sharing has been a boon for artists, educators, and researchers - as well as, of course, listeners! Hopefully this dataset will be widely adopted for use by MIR researchers. It seems to have already been well-received via Twitter:


First announcement from @m_deff on Twitter 

Sander Dieleman expresses thanks for the team's hard work.

Fellow researcher Xavier Bresson proposes deep learning research for music

A great big THANKS go to this team for thinking of FMA and sharing our collection with a new audience, for a new purpose, in a new way! We look forward to the cool projects that will stem from their efforts.

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cheyenne_h Is a Fan Of...

Prójimo Bil, The Conet Project, Dirty Fences, Attic Ted, Dom La Nena, Moki McFly, Full Load of King, Satori Ensemble, The Blind Shake, TV Girl, DJ Kleva Kaslam, Fragile Tom, The Procedure Club, Crystal Stilts, How I Quit Crack, POVALISHIN DIVISION, Ben McElroy, Ak'chamel, The Giver of Illness, Babe Parade, Ryan Little, Carnivorous Birds, Roach Davies And The Fleas, Church Bats, The Insider, Ducktails, SULCUS, Robodub, Ehl-i Keyif, La Cantine Boga, Shodé Non, simon_mathewson, Nat Roe, Máscaras, G8, Lulacruza, Marylin-Rambo, Chan Wai Fat, Podington Bear, Fortune 500, Minicomponente, Priatelia Padajuceho Listia, Minimum Tape Stacks, The New Lines, Alash Ensemble, Zach Dorn, Son of Robot, Los Llamarada, Air Waves, JBlanked, Umanzuki, Misiaczek, Plastic Flowers, Honey Larochelle, Caress of the Vampire 2: Teenage Girl Ghoul A Go-Go Soundtrack, Souvenir Driver, Various Artists [Maybe Mars], Samoln, Dead Moon, YELLOW CHAIR, Musick's Recreation. Milena Cord-to-Krax, The Marty Kings, Charlie Salas-Humara, The Rebel, Orthotonics, Dr. Frankenstein, Andrew Howes, Lee Rosevere, Electric Mirrors, Stellardrone, Helmut, The Units, YACHT, Kiko Dinucci, Juçara Marçal, Thiago França, R. Stevie Moore, Franco Luzzi, Eaters, Technicolor Teeth, Pataphysics, Paul Collins Beat, Red This Ever, Halloween, Container, The Cheese Mites, Dead End Canada, The Blessed Cassettes, Ed Schrader's Music Beat, Future Sauce, Nimisha Shankar, Toxic Water, The Fucked Up Beat, Kathleen Martin, Dead Peoples Records, Consortium, The Vivisectors, Sloom, Various Artists [Droplift], Antethic, Jalikebba Kuyateh and the Toubabs, Music For Your Plants, Jarby Mc Coy, element orchestra, Harlan, Little Debbie, Remote Desire, Bush Tetras, Octagrape, Velella Velella, Dan Deacon, King Tuff, Rockit Maxx, bbatv, Sleaford Mods, Reggie Regan, Russell E. L. Butler, Blues Control, Tonality Star, The Dirtbombs, Sharkmuffin, The Pink Tiles, YEYEY, Gamelan Nyai Saraswati, Cosmic Analog Ensemble, Spinning Clocks, Mark Castle, Mar-Tie, Fog Lake, Swans, Xiao He, Trabajo, Wild Shores, Oelek, Mad Masks, SousLePont, Trailblazer, I Am the Liquor, Fanny Kaplan, Eddie The Rat, The Chills, Vitamin Pets, The Prefab Messiahs, Samuel Corwin, HOUTITOUTAH, Tartu Popi ja Roki Instituut, Gary Wilson and Tredici Bacci, Flagland, Rod Hamilton, Nate Wey, Vitus Von Degen, Kevin MacLeod, Melange, In Vitro, Monroeville Music Center, Thread Pulls, Minden, Spider Bags, Dr Sparkles, Boom Boom Beckett, Johnny Haway, the tunnel, BreakBeat Chemists, Tojamura 7, Cloudkicker, Legendary Pink Dots, Rakta, The Mugris, Critical Dad, Peacock Ball, Coïtus Int., Pharaos, Manett

cheyenne_h's Wall

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!
Simon Mathewson
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