01 July 2013

The Month's FMA Gold

Month: June 2013
Some of the albums that caught our attention this month at the Free Music Archive

The Free Music Archive is an interactive library of high-quality, legal audio downloads.  The Free Music Archive is 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 copyright laws that were not designed for the digital era.  These uses vary and are determined by the rightsholders themselves who feel that allowing a degree of free cultural access is beneficial not only to their own pursuits, but to our society as a whole.  Are you a podcaster looking for pod-safe audio?  A radio or video producer searching for instrumental bed music that won't put your audience to sleep?  A remix artist looking for pre-cleared samples?  Or are you simply looking for some new sounds to add to your next playlist?  The Free Music Archive is a resource for all that and more, and unlike other websites, all of the audio has been hand-picked by established audio curators.

Not a lot grabbed us in the June lineup, so we didn't put together a playlist this month.

Chuck Johnson - Live On WFMU, May 2013
[Acoustic Folk]

Silence Is Sexy - This Ain't Hollywood
[Pop, Rock]

Ian Sutherland - Missing Time
[Dance, Electro]

Radio 421 - Seven
[Electro Punk, Garage Rock]

Burstbot - Demiurge
[Experi Electro]

Various Artists [KBOO] - 2002 Cathedral Park Jazz Festival
[Jazz, Vocal Jazz]

Bliss Blood And Al Street - Live On WFMU, February 2013
[Classic Pop Formats, Vocal Jazz]

Promoted This Month on Blogio
now appearing on the FMA
(sadly, without label profiles or good cover art)

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