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cheyenne_h on 12/14/2016 at 05:02PM

2016 Year In Review, Part III: ccCommunity's Pop, Country & Folk

We're decking the blog with ccCommunity playlists all week long! We're excited to bring lots of unique artists to the fore, from dusty corners of Soundcloud and homebrewed band pages, to your ears!

Pop, Country & Folk is the third of our 2016 Year In Review series (which will be appearing on this blog all month long). There will be separate playlists for other genre groups, so stay tuned for the next installment! The ccCommunity is a vibrant & diverse group of artists who are not affiliated with other formal FMA curators, who ask the FMA directly to join the party. We are honored and privileged to have these artists in our ranks, and can't wait for you to get to know them. And please bear in mind: these are just from one curator page, our ccCommunity, and these songs loosely fit in the genre designations we gave them, but not everything by all of these artists is the same -- you may find a wide variety of genres represented in one album. Without further ado, here is the playlist for your enjoyment!

 

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kademlia on 12/14/2016 at 04:33AM

FROSTCLICK'S FROSTWIRE CREATIVE COMMONS MIXTAPE VOL. 5

Yes, it’s been a long, very long time since FrostClick released a mixtape with collaboration with FrostWire(the best downloader/music player out there to date). Actually it’s been nearly full 3 years. But we are back with some great selections.
The tracks on this year’s release cover the best of Creative Commons artists we featured here on the blog in the past year.


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cheyenne_h on 06/24/2016 at 12:18PM

June is Pride Month

Photo credit: "Gay Pride Paris 2013" by Guitguit on flickr. CC BY NC SA.

June is LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and more) Pride Month. It's traditionally in June because on June 28th 1969, The Stonewall Inn, a gay-friendly establishment in Manhattan, was raided by police. As arrests progressed, onlookers rioted, sparking a national movement calling for equal rights and protections for LGBTQ+ citizens, which has recently culminated in equal marriage rights for non-heterosexual couples. You can listen to a radio program about the Stonewall Riots here.

For some, it simply means there are more rainbow flags hanging than normal, and you might see some glitter spilled on a sidewalk here or there. For others, pride represents a time to honor the past and look toward the future. For still others, it's one of the best parties of the year. In the sonic universe of the Free Music Archive, there are musicians of all stripes, persuasions, and styles - and some are particularly relevant this month. We've gathered some here - but feel free to suggest more below!

From bouncy & fun to introspective to 8 seconds of grindcore, we've got quite a spectrum here. Enjoy! And, LGBTQ+ artists, we're always looking for new tunes. Feel free to get in touch if you want to add to our collection!

 
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cheyenne_h on 04/06/2016 at 10:30AM

Relax! It's just a playlist

Image via flickr commons.

The FMA has such an abundance of music from all genres, and even though I've been swimming through it for years, I'm still impressed by the variety and depth of the FMA. There are things ranging from headbanging metal anthems to field recordings of sheep to things like the contents of this mix.

This playlist is designed to be relaxing, help you focus, and breathe. Perhaps you'd like to use it to accompany a yoga session, part of a meditation, or possibly even to help you focus while you work on an art project or homework.

If you have a favorite relaxing song or album from the FMA, feel free to comment below! A full description of each song is past the 'Read More' link at the bottom of this blog entry, including license and artist information, in case you are curious about how you can use each song in potential projects, videos, or to accompany your latest aerial gymnastic routine.

At any rate, we hope you will kick back, relax, and enjoy this mix!

 

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cheyenne_h on 12/17/2015 at 05:00PM

suRRism-Phonoethics: End of Year Celebration Mix

image provided by jaan patterson/suRRism-Phonoethics

Rather than "Top [insert number] Best Albums of 2015" we've decided to take a different angle! A few of our steadfast curators and community members have been asked to compile some noteworthy tracks from the past year. Rather than ranking them or adding unnecessary 'clout' to specific albums, artists, or songs, we're sharing these in no particular order. You can decide which ones you like best! 

This is the first of an ongoing series. Look for upcoming lists as 2016 draws closer.

Now, a bit about this mix, and who made it:

suRRism-Phonoethics is a non-profit netlabel founded & run by Jaan Patterson, and is currently based in Offenbach, Germany. Specializing in experimental music, spoken word, and unusual compositions of all types, suRRism-Phonoethics routinely releases large compilations under the Classwar Karaoke name. Their official launch was in 2008, and all of their releases are free for download under Creative Commons or Copyleft licenses. Many use CC licenses that contain the Share-Alike clause, which requires others to use the same license on their work, should they use it in a derivative project, remix or video.

Here are 18 weird and wonderful tracks from suRRism-Phonoethics, a longstanding FMA Curator. Listen or download in our handy sidebar player to the right, or see the playlist page for more.

 
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UPLOADED:01/19/2010
TRACKS:14
LISTENS:1350
STARRED:2
DOWNLOADS:7765
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Birdsong
Arborea - "Redbird" (02:53)
Arborea - "Redbird" (02:53)
Modey Lemon - "Crows" (02:48)
Modey Lemon - "Crows" (02:48)
UPLOADED:05/24/2010
TRACKS:20
LISTENS:13
STARRED:0
DOWNLOADS:3335
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Back in 2015
intouch - "Lust" (04:15)
intouch - "Lust" (04:15)
Sobrio - "J-Rhodes" (06:11)
Sobrio - "J-Rhodes" (06:11)
Hobotek - "Grant" (05:19)
Hobotek - "Grant" (05:19)
UPLOADED:12/27/2015
TRACKS:26
LISTENS:336
STARRED:0
DOWNLOADS:2220
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