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Free Music Archive Launches With 5K Tracks

JERSEY CITY, NJ (Hypebot) –

Indie Radio, Sites & Music Organizations Join
To Harness The Power Of Free Music

The Free Music Archive has launched with 5000 tracks available for free use under Creative Commons and similar licenses. Unlike similar projects that can turn into a free for all of mostly bad music, tracks in the FMA are curated and categorized by a group lead by NJ free form radio station WFMU.

Other curators include KEXP, dublab, KBOO, ISSUE Project Room, and CASH Music. Together they have created a site that combines the song picking prowess of a great free form radio show with a more community generated approach. All tracks are pre-cleared for free down load as well as podcast, remix samples, and music for audio and video productions.

The Free Music Archive was inspired by Creative Commons and the open source software movement. Its goal is to provide a legal and technological framework for curators, artists, and listeners to harness the potential of music sharing in freely, legally and at no cost.

Every artist page has a bio, tour dates and links to the artists’ home page. Profiles will contain links to buy full albums via each artists preferred vendor and PayPal tip jars. While the Free Music Archive is free and open without registration, all content is curated and permission to upload content is on an invitation basis.