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jason on 11/13/2015 at 05:00AM

Flashback to 2008

It was 2008. The internet was a cloudland of mp3 blogs. The term “my space” was synonymous with “band website.”

The FMA was under construction. But the collection—a curated library of free and legal mp3’s—was well underway.

We released two preview compilations (v1 + v2) on the Compact Disc format. I still have one copy of each, along with at least a thousand other CD’s, though I no longer own a CD player.

Fortunately, the compilations are archived here on the Free Music Archive, where they’ve reached exponentially more people than the CD’s ever could.

At the time, I wrote: “These are just a few of the thousands of tracks that will be freely available under Creative Commons licenses when the Free Music Archive website launches. All tracks appear courtesy of artists and labels who have benefited from a progressive approach to distribution and intellectual property in the digital era, and we're designing the Free Music Archive to support this approach.”

Now, for the first time, we’re asking for your support. Please donate, and as always, enjoy the music!

Kurt Vile - "Freeway" (02:41)
Kurt Vile - "Freeway" (02:41)


Jaan Patterson on 11/13/15 at 11:00PM
Kudos & Big Love to all you!
suRRism cheers,
jaan _ Ungetreu
ZaphMann on 11/14/15 at 03:38AM
You need to make payment easier - paypal for instance. Many won't give cc details online.
doctor turtle on 11/14/15 at 01:39PM
Would like to second Zaphmann re Paypal. It would be a really cool development.
cheyenne_h on 11/16/15 at 04:18PM
Hi all - we used PayPal for a long time and decided to switch from PayPal to Stripe because PayPal was taking a larger cut of our donations. All payment info is secured by Stripe - we never see any of it - and it's more secure than PayPal. Hopefully that allays your fears of donating to our cause!
ZaphMann on 12/03/15 at 07:11AM
I respect Cheyenne and trust her opinion, so I have donated using Stripe.

At the same time I am hoping for donations from the wealthy to support my own work, as i did when I was...

but if everyone chips in a little...
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