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jason on 04/04/2011 at 01:20PM

FMA 2 Year Anniversary! Celebrate w/ 50+ MP3 Mix

FMA_4-4-2011 The Free Music Archive went live two years ago today! 

We celebrated by throwing a launch party, featuring live music from Thee Oh Sees, Sightings, Excepter and Pink Noise which you can listen back to via the FMA.

We thought about throwing an anniversary party this year, but at this point there are so many incredible live music events flowing through this site from all over the world that it would be difficult to sum it up in one cohesive event. We've come a very long way since April 4th 2009. The library has grown from 5,000 to 33,483+ mp3s, all curated by an ever-expanding worldwide curatorial consortium. We have some exciting new features in development including a recommendation engine that will bring the library to life, and an expanded API that will open up a new world of possible uses for all the great music that wants to be shared.

Leading up to the launch of the FMA, we curated two FMA Samplers (volume 1 volume 2) to hand out at the Free Music Series of concerts, previewing some of the sounds that would appear on the FMA. I think they hold up pretty well as a template.

Here's a new mix of 50+ of the many highlights that've been added over the past two years. As always it's just the tip of the iceberg, so keep on diggin' deep and helping get the word out about good music that wants to be shared!



macedonia on 04/04/11 at 06:23PM
Two years already?? Time and an varied assortment of MP3s have whizzed by insanely fast. If it weren't for you, Liz, Lou, Katya-Oddio, netlabelism and others, I'd be seriously lost up in here. Still haven't gotten around to my all FMA show on Radio BSOTS, but it's gonna happen. Hooray for the FMA! Happy Anniversary...
happypuppyrecords on 04/04/11 at 06:29PM
Happy 2th anniversary FMA! You make the musical universe of the web a more interesting place.
clinical on 04/04/11 at 07:12PM
I sincerely congratulate! Happy Anniversary!
junior85 on 04/04/11 at 07:58PM
I love the FMA, no exaggeration. This is such a fantastic site (and realised concept) and I check it out every day!

Happy birthday!
katya-oddio on 04/04/11 at 09:04PM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, FMA! My how you have grown, youngster! I love you so much. What an exciting future you have before you!
mezcalli on 04/06/11 at 05:00AM
BRAVO FMA!!! Salud everybody!
pedrojimenez on 04/18/11 at 10:00PM
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