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jason on 03/12/2012 at 03:26AM

SXSW 2012 Playlist: Free & Legal MP3s by 122 Artists

SXSW 6th Street, Austin Texas. Photo by Visualist Images / John R. Rogers, Creative Commons BY-NC-ND

SXSW is underway right now down in Austin TX. Between the interactive, film and music portions (not to mention taco, bbq and beer portions), SXSW is a many armed beast. With so many great bands descending on Austin this week, it's a great opportunity to pull some gems from the FMA library.

Here's a 2-part mix featuring free & legal mp3s by 122 artists who'll be in Austin during SXSW Music (March 13-18):

Big thanks to kingmmm1234 for helping research and compile this playlist!


Free Music Archive curators with Austin happenings:

KEXP is broadcasting live from Mellow Johnny's! (Info)

WFMU hosts a Saturday night show at Beerland! (Info)

DUBLAB bypassed Austin in favor of an all-night 'Tonalism' festival in Marfa! (Info)

CBC Radio 3 host three live broadcasts: Canadian Blast BBQ, Street Sessions, and Planet Quebec! (Info)

If you know of more artists with free & legal mp3s who'll be kickin' around Austin this week, drop a line in the comments!



gsf on 03/14/12 at 05:39PM
Some great tracks. Thanks!
douglasawh on 03/15/12 at 04:10PM
I'm curious, how many of these are remixable, that is, not -ND or the FMA license?
jason on 03/15/12 at 07:53PM
Hey Doug, this mix wasnt really done with remixing in mind--it's mostly download-only and Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives. I know your podcast sticks to ShareAlike at minimum, and the YACHT instrumentals come yo mind off the top of my head
douglasawh on 03/15/12 at 10:46PM
just to clarify, -NC is our maximum. The vast majority of the music we play is -NC though. Personally, Tom and I use BY-SA, but we play BY, Public Domain and, apparently, now the Free Art License ( I mention this for any musicians that want to suggest tracks to us because I do not want to scare them off of submitting. This is not the place to discuss why Tom and I use BY-SA...I mean, unless you want to here. It is your blog after all. :)

As somewhat of an aside, I think we have played YACHT before...I didn't double check though, so that could be a false statement.
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