Free Music Archive

Learned about recently (thanks for the tip, Lingfeng).

Free Music Archive

From their About page:

The Free Music Archive is an interactive library of high-quality, legal audio downloads. The Free Music Archive is being directed by WFMU, the most renowned freeform radio station in America. Radio has always offered the public free access to new music. The Free Music Archive is a continuation of that purpose, designed for the age of the internet.

Every mp3 you discover on The Free Music Archive is pre-cleared for certain types of uses that would otherwise be prohibited by outdated copyright law…

…The Free Music Archive is a platform for collaboration between WFMU and a group of fellow curators, including KEXP, dublab, KBOO, ISSUE Project Room, and CASH Music. The site combines the curatorial approach that these organizations have played for the last few decades, with the community generated approach of many current online music sites.

Inspired by Creative Commons and the open source software movement, the FMA provides a legal and technological framework for curators, artists, and listeners to harness the potential of music sharing. Every artist page will have a bio and links to the artists’ home page for users to learn more about the music they discover via the Free Music Archive. We also seek to compensate artists directly…

p.s. other Creative Commons music sites include ccMixter and Jamendo. I’ll blog more about them when I find the time.

  1. Hey, I hope you dont mind uf I add my creative commons royalty free music resource


    • Hi Dan-O, thanks for pointing us to your site. I’m into music remixes so it’s great to find a site like yours. The first track I listened to was the acoustic guitar track “Love Letters”. Love it! You’ve got a new fan :)

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