Welcome to the Free Music Archive

"It's not just free music; it's good music"


cheyenne_h on 11/26/2015 at 09:00AM

Radio Free Culture #64: Support the Free Music Archive with Ross and Cheyenne

Image courtesy of Ross Oldenburg. Photo used with permission.

WFMU and the Free Music Archive are proud to bring you a fresh episode of Radio Free Culture, a bi-weekly podcast exploring issues at the intersection of digital culture and the arts.


In this episode, Cheyenne Hohman, RFC host and current Director of the FMA, spoke with Ross Oldenburg, the Software Developer for FMA. We talk about some of the stuff we love about FMA (and some stuff we'd love to change!), Ross's radio show, "Free Music Freeform," the upcoming 2015 State of the Commons report, and a few of the many reasons the Free Music Archive matters for artists, free-culture freedom fighters, media producers, and more!


Check out the podcast at WFMU, PRX, or subscribe to the Radio Free Culture on iTunes!


» 0 COMMENTS Share
cheyenne_h on 11/19/2015 at 06:29PM

Why Does Everyone Hate Green Beans??

This guy is from flickr commons.

So, I made this mix of food and Thanksgiving related songs, but friends, I couldn't find any songs about green beans! Why has nobody honored them with song? An ode, perhaps? Or a simple ditty? I plumbed the depths of the FMA and couldn't find a suitable track... I am disappointed, but I suppose green beans just aren't everyone's 'thing.' Anyway, while dreams of turkey legs dance in your heads, listen to some oddball songs about food to fill up the hours you'll spend roasting squash or mashing potatoes!


» 0 COMMENTS Share
thanksgiving, mix, holiday, food
cheyenne_h on 11/18/2015 at 02:38PM

Love FMA? Sing about it!

Do you want to contribute a song to the FMA, for a good cause? Well, now's your chance!

If you want, write a song about FMA -- whatever that means to you -- and submit it to our open call.

Submissions need to be less than 2 minutes long and will go into the public domain under a CC0 license  -- so please use your own original work, or something grabbed from the public domain!

Our faves will go into a special episode of  next month and a featured playlist. 

» 0 COMMENTS Share
cheyenne_h on 11/17/2015 at 02:00AM

96 Million Reasons To Donate!

Can you think of any more reasons? We're probably missing a few. Comment below!

» 1 COMMENTS Share

FMA App for iOS and Android Out Now!

vitamin pets premix pack

Hey mobile users! We know you're out there. If you've been waiting for a way to access FMA on your iThing or Android, now's your chance to download 'em! As always, they're free! 

@freemusivarchiv on Twitter