“Free Music Archive” (Used 8 times)
ange on 01/23/2013 at 01:15PM
Good news, mix-makers! The Free Music Archive is delighted to announce that we've partnered with 8Tracks to make our library available through their lovely mix-making and sharing tools. The basic idea of 8Tracks is making simple and sharable online mixes with at least 8 tracks. Here's a peak at what that looks like:
How better to celebrate the merging of two awesome music websites than with a mix tape exchange? We shared mixes featuring our favorite Punk Hooks and New Era Dance Pop. In exchange, 8Tracks has made us a mix of hidden indie rock gems.
Enjoy this mix, and head over to make your own sometime at 8tracks.com.
ange on 11/01/2012 at 04:00PM
To help those recovering from Hurricane Sandy damage, the deadline for our Remix Contest with the Prelinger Archives has been extended to Sunday, November 11th at 11:59PM ET. The contest challenges producers to explore the possibilities of open digital libraries by using them to create a picture of The Past Re-imagined As The Future. You can even win an iThing!
Those of you with power can enjoy the incredible submissions we've already received on our contest portal, check out Jason's Hurricane Sandy mix, and get your tickets to our public screening and keynote on November 29.
NEW CONTEST TIMELINE
Nov 11: Submissions Deadline
Nov 12: Judging and Public Voting Begins
Nov 25: End of the Public Voting
Nov 29: Winners Announced online and in a public screening at NYC's Anthology Film Archives
ange on 10/31/2012 at 04:30PM
Now presenting our new HTML5 audio player! It looks exactly the same as it did before, but it can now stream the FMA music you adore using most mobile browsers.
We recommend using it in Chrome or Safari on your iOS (e.g. iPhone, iPad) or Android devices. There are a few exceptions that we're still working on. As of this blog post, the new player doesn't work on mobile Opera (iOS + Android), mobile Firefox (Android), or Android's stock browser. Leave us a comment below if you have specific feedback on how our new player is performing.
If you really, really adore this new functionality, you should send a love letter to the guy who built this for us.
Don't have a mobile device like all the other hip dogs and cats? If you enter our video remix contest with the Prelinger Archives you might just win an iPad! The deadline for entries is November 4th at 11:59pm ET.
macedonia on 06/03/2012 at 07:54PM
Just posted Radio BSOTS episode #124 online, which features nothing but tunes from the FMA. Long overdue.
If you care to download, just head to the show notes. You'll find one of the featured songs below...
headphonica on 03/02/2010 at 12:13PM
Ergo Phizmiz & Friends: "The Faust Cycle [FMA-Edition]"
This Release is all about to transgress boundaries:
- period of time [14 hours]
- perception [how?]
- filesize [1.5 GB]
After releasing "The Faust Cycle" at headphonica on January 1st we instantly started trying to upload the 5 chunks here because nearly all of Ergo Phizmiz' latest releases have been added to the FMA. All regular compression-rates down to 128kbps failed, maybe because of the tracklengths. The last attempt was to re-cut the 5 chunks into 12 portions each about 70 minutes, but even this failed in 320kbps, maybe because of the filesize, we don't know. And last but not least it appeared to be impossible to get all the portions into 1 album... hahaha!
Anyways here you are: The FMA-Edition of "The Faust Cycle"
The great advantages of this special Edition are mainly three:
1. it's right here on the FMA
2. it doesn't eat as much diskspace :)
3. it's easier to access the whole piece in smaller portions [even if this is maybe contradictory to the original intention of the piece]
So you could ask "Why should i download these 1.5 GB?" Well, there are many reasons, at least 46. Maybe you shouldn't miss how "Marcel Duchamp learns to rap" or the "walking grammophone". Maybe you'd like to know what happens to "an aroused monkey backstage in an opera house" and "a singing child psychatrist"...
If you'd like what you hear and think of writing a review about this piece you should consider that someone tried already.
In the end you might be a musician inspired by this work? Then go to Ergo Phizmiz' Blog http://ergophizmiz.blogspot.com/ and get the samples for remixing it.
However, you should first enjoy listeni!