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Alpha_Hydrae on 01/22/2018 at 03:38AM

New Komiku : Poupi's Incredible Adventures !

CC0 Monplaisir

Hello there ! It's Komiku/Monplaisir, I hope you're okay ! Here is my new album "Poupi's Incredible Adventures !", which is an album of 70 tracks dedicated to my plush dog Poupi. At first, I thought to make this soundtrack as a cartoon soundtrack but it slowly became a videogame like soundtrack. I hope you'll like it, don't hesitate to send me feedback about it ! I leave you with the soundtrack and the pitch of their adventure :

It's the story of Poupi, a little dog who need to avoid the accomplishement of a prophecy. So, in one week, they has to travel through space to find the music sheet of serenity, and to go after the horizon to find the time flute. In their way, they will meet Mr Paillettes, a glitter with a crooner voice, and Princess Cheese Burger, the strongest person in the universe. Together, they'll need to find the tiniest place to play the time flute.

The story is more developped on my bandcamp if you want to read about it. If you wanna usethe story or the music, please go for it, it's all in Creative Commons 0. Don't hesitate to contact me, I'm always curious to know what you do with my music !

Thanks for reading this post and listening to my music, I love you all <3

Komiku/Monplaisir

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Alpha_Hydrae on 06/07/2017 at 07:56PM

The 5th and last volume of It's time for adventure !

Hey there !

I've just released the 5th volume of It's time for adventure !, that I think will be the last one for this idea. It was at start kind of nothing. I was doing a soundtrack for the 10th anniversary of a RPG forum I used to play on. But I had a good time to do it so I continued, with a bigger idea of the concept. It was really great to do, and I'm really glad that people use and remix it in video and sometimes in videogames. You guys are making my dreams come true. Thanks a lot.

Here is a playlist with all tracks from my Komiku's project I think accurate for my vision of the potential game I've in mind. But it's just my vision of the stuff, you can do your if you're enough bored to do something like that :p

I think I'll continue doing stuff around RPG videogame soundtrack, but maybe it'll be a different ambiant, more accurate, because it's like a mess here ! Or maybe a fighting game soundtrack, like hyper speed bossa nova like in Marvel VS Capcom game or stuff like that. Could be fun.

Thanks a lot for using and remixing my music, You're all awesome.

Enjoy !

best,

Monplaisir 

Komiku - "Opening" (02:01)
Komiku - "Opening" (02:01)
Komiku - "Un désert" (04:05)
Komiku - "Un désert" (04:05)
Komiku - "Filthy" (01:37)
Komiku - "Filthy" (01:37)
Komiku - "Time" (03:02)
Komiku - "Time" (03:02)
Komiku - "Balance" (03:26)
Komiku - "Balance" (03:26)
Komiku - "Tension" (03:21)
Komiku - "Tension" (03:21)
Komiku - "Bleu" (03:31)
Komiku - "Bleu" (03:31)
Komiku - "Victory" (03:55)
Komiku - "Victory" (03:55)
Komiku - "Outro" (01:22)
Komiku - "Outro" (01:22)
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cheyenne_h on 04/25/2017 at 06:58PM

State Of The Commons: 2017 Annual Report

Screenshot from the Report's website; CC BY, Creative Commons 2017.

The commons is the largest collection of free and open knowledge in the world, and the Free Music Archive is proud to be part of it! To get some idea of how vast this amoeba of media, tools, and knowledge is, you should take a look at a report that was just released: the State of the Commons Report!

The numbers are in, and according to Creative Commons, there are more than 1.2 BILLION works shared with CC licenses floating around the web now. 65% of these works are shared under "Free Culture" licenses, which are CC BY, CC BY-SA, and CC0 (as well as other Public Domain tools). All CC licenses grant anyone who encounters a work certain permissions; "Free Culture" licenses are the most permissive and open, allowing for remixing, use in audiovisual projects, and more. The other licenses, which still allow for various types of use and access that standard copyright does not, make up the remaining 35% of the commons.

All of the licenses (aside from public domain tools) are built with cooperation and citation in mind, so if you use CC material, please follow the licenses and be excellent to each other (by giving attribution, for starters - here's an easy example).

Some notable additions this year are the NY Metropolitan Museum of Art, which added 375,000 works to the public domain using CC0; The Global African Storybook Project, which crowdsources translations of children's stories in languages not often considered by publishers to broaden access and encourage literacy; The British Museum, which released 128 models to Sketchfab; and our very own Freeharmonic Orchestra got a shout-out in the highlights section!

Other sources for CC audio listed in the report include Jamendo and Wikimedia Commons, but there is also a wealth of CC-licensed music in the Internet Archive and lots of free, re-usable sounds over at freesound.org.

Do you have other favorite spots to look for audio in the Commons? Comment below! And don't forget to read, excerpt, share, and tweet the report at http://stateof.creativecommons.org with the hashtag #sotc.

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cheyenne_h on 03/20/2017 at 11:57AM

FMA Q&A: Public Domain Wonders from Monplaisir

Monplaisir: A one-man public domain music machine. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Monplaisir is a man of many bands, and if you've ever cruised through the Public Domain offerings at FMA, you're likely to have encountered a project or two of his! He is devoted to sharing his music as openly as possible with a CC0 license, which allows for any type of re-use, and is internationally recognized as being dedicated to the public domain. Of course, it doesn't hurt to give credit when you use a Public Domain track, but there are no limitations to what you can use this music for. You can find some "Best Of" tracks in this collection: "Let's Hear That Crap!

FMA: Tell me about your music projects on the FMA - you have a few. (Monplaisir, Alpha Hydrae, Komiku, etc). Do they each represent a different style or approach to music?

Monplaisir: I've started producing music under the name of Alpha Hydrae and after few years the name became boring so I've changed to Monplaisir. Monplaisir is like my nickname for everything that fit in noise rock/folk, Komiku is dedicated for the soundtrack of videogames that don't exist which can have some similarities with work under the Monplaisir nickname, Demoiselle Döner is for harshnoise/remix/cold electro, BG du 72 is french noisy songs about love and kindness. With this, I've some bands, SUMMER, frontwave/noise rock, Cuicuitte, a brut folk band with my friend Otite Noire, Pas Dans Le Cul Aujourd'hui, a heavy noise & guitar band, U-Man, improvised french songs... All those names are different ways to approach the music and reach the flow.

FMA: Do you collaborate with others or do you prefer to make music alone?

Monplaisir: I love to collaborate with musicians and to do music alone. Doing music alone is really cool to make fast and precise music, but sometimes it's difficult to make new music because of the lack of chaos and influence. I often collaborate with musicians to do improvisation like in U-Man and Pas Dans Le Cul Aujourd'hui, it's sometimes a pain but really surprising and rewarding.

FMA: Where do you get ideas for songs and albums?

Monplaisir:
Most of the time I get my ideas by trying to do the same kind of music as other bands I listen often (like Cindy Lee, Vampillia, Xinlisupreme, Natural Snow Buildings...). Also I love to have challenges, like, to produce a maximum of music in a short time (Baisers de Sonora was recorded in 26 hours for the FAWM2017), to only use one instrument or two, or like for my project Komiku to create a soundtrack for something that doesn't exist. And when I'm stuck, I look for new guitars and effect pedals.

FMA: Why do you choose to license your work with a CC0/Public Domain license?

Monplaisir: I've chosen the CC0 licence for multiple reasons. First, because I hate the copyright logo, a little C alone in a bubble, so sad. Second, for obvious political choices. I find the actual copyright in France and USA completely absurd. It's based in a philosophy I really don't like, an old individualist way of seeing the culture, which is really sad and greedy. So I want to participate to the alternative. I've seen how it's hard for some people to remix stuff for their own project because of copyright. If I can help to save other artists some time and money to express themselves, all the better. Also, I really don't care about what people do with my music, except when people are oppresive against other people and using my music to do so. I find that a bit rude.

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cheyenne_h on 04/28/2016 at 12:19PM

A Ton of Public Domain Songs

via Flickr Commons/State Library of New South Wales. Long live the Public Domain!

We know you've seen them floating around our pages... PUBLIC DOMAIN SONGS! But... then, you lose track, and they're hard to find again. Well, we updated our search filters to include CC0 content in our Public Domain results -- so now you can find all the Public Domain songs on FMA. These are either ones whose copyright has expired, a la Antique Phonograph Program, or songs which have been dedicated into the Public Domain using CC0, such as our Masters Remastered entries and microSongs, as well as some generous artists who want their music to be heard, shared, and used free of limitations!

To find these songs, just click on the "Public Domain" box at the bottom of our search filters. Currently, we have almost 1,500 of these tracks!

Are you interested in sharing your music with us under the Public Domain dedication? Get in touch.

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