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happypuppyrecords on 01/13/2017 at 05:35PM

Music inspired by MiNRS

from Kevin's blog http://kevinarts.blogspot.ca/

Hey there! Lee Rosevere here.. thanks for reading this - the first official post as Happy Puppy has moved our homebase to the FMA. And I got something new..


It never ceases to amaze me how giving away my music for free has come back to me in many ways - videos, podcasts, short films.. it's led to some amazing opportunities for me. Most recently, young adult author Kevin Sylvester used some of my music as a soundtrack while he was writing his most recent book MiNRS2.


This blew me away - I read the books, and really enjoyed them - so much that I challenged myself to write music to make sort of an 'unofficial' soundtrack or score to the books.

The whole process took 5 days: 2 to read the books, and 3 to compose all the music. Full album is here - you don't have to be familiar with the books to enjoy it (I hope), but it certainly helps.

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katya-oddio on 10/18/2016 at 12:05PM

Diverse Instrumental Works

Recent instrumental albums additions to the FMA from Olga Scotland, Hermelin, and the artists from the Eklektik Sessions

For your listening pleasure, three predominantly instrumental albums are now part of the enormous Free Music Archive catalog. They could not be more diverse.

Various Artists (Eklektik Ensemble, Punkt, and Lutosławski Quartet) - Punkt Eklektik Session 1
Formal Class: Varied Classes
Classifications: Varied Genres; Downtempo; Progressive Art; Contemporary Composition
Nationality: Europe East: Poland: Warsaw

Olga Scotland (Ольга Шотландия) - Iron Flowers From Sirius
Formal Class: Art: Progressive
Classifications: Electronic; Flute; Contemporary Composition; Progressive Art; Experimental; Beats Trad; Ambient; Soundtrack; Score
Nationality: Europe East: Russia: Moscow

Hermelin - Hermelin (self-titled album)
Formal Class: Popular
Classifications: Rock; Post-Rock; Progressive Rock; Electric Guitar
Nationality: Europe West: Germany: Hannover

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Stevecombsmusic on 05/06/2016 at 02:03PM

Big Juan

A pretty polite comment, I thought.

Hey FMA'ers. I've had an interesting day.

I'm used to people using my music in their projects. In fact at this point, I expect it. It would be weird if they didn't. Out of the roughly 250k downloads my songs have gotten, I'd bet at least half of them were for use in a video, on a podcast, or for a school project. And I love and am so grateful to everyone who does this because without it, I probably wouldn't be doing this anymore. To be honest, I think the FMA made my career what it is, and I owe it and the whole free culture community so much. That said, there is a limit to the freedom of my culture.

I woke up at around 11am this morning, because I'm a college student, and saw a couple of Twitter notifications (@stevecombsmusic, by the way). A German fan, @ruhpkid, tweeted at me to say that some guy named Big Juan put a copyright claim on a YouTube video of his in which he used my song, More Or Less OK, from my new album Riotwhich is available here on the FMA. Ruhpkid gave me credit and was generally wonderful. But Big Juan was claiming that my song was his song, Equalizer. At first I didn't think anything of it, that it was just a misguided attempt at stealing royalties or something. The joke would be on him, of course, since I don't get any kind of royalties. But I did a Google search for "Equalizer by Big Juan" and found the song on YouTube.

That's when I got angry.

I hear the first three seconds, which is the same opening drum fill as my song, and think "Well, maybe he just sampled it and forgot to give credit." But it quickly became clear that that wasn't the case. This wasn't a sample, this was a theft. Big Juan literally downloaded my song, changed the title, and put it on YouTube as his own.



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andygcohen on 03/28/2016 at 10:32AM

"Through the Lens" Released!

"Through the Lens" is an album of multi-instrumental, dreamy, guitar-based songs I composed and recorded between September 2015 and March 2016. The style of music falls somewhere around post-rock, indie rock, and instrumental folk. You may have heard some of these songs in the past month on FMA or in different videos or podcasts because I was releasing each song as it was finished. Now the whole set is finished.

The instruments used on this set of songs include acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass guitar, vocals, PercPad, keyboard, tambourine, egg-shaker, kanjira, beatboxing, and some limited synth. 

All of these songs are released under a CC-BY (Attribution) license, so feel free to do whatever you like with it as long as you attribute properly (attribution is listed on each track's page). Feel free to let me know if you used any songs in a video or other interesting production.

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Adrianna_Krikl on 03/14/2016 at 02:00PM

new EP "Sonic Escapes" featuring a bliptronic

Sonic Escapes is an unique, electronic 3-song EP. The inspiration for the EP was drawn from incorporating Bliptronic sounds into each song. A Bliptronic is an inexpensive minimalist, almost toy-like synth that creates simple patterns and retro style sounds. Sonic Escapes releases today on FMA as a free digital download.  The album will be open under a Creative Commons License. I want to encourage listeners to download, utilized and share the music.  I am a female-independent artist from Los Angeles who blends analogue synths, digital software, loops, and samples for a cinematic sound. The Flux Presents declares "Sonic Escapes is audaciously beautiful whilst keeping you engaged throughout." I hope you enjoy a listen.

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