Tuesday, June 14, 2011

An Open Music Archive #edtech

I was asked today about where to get free music to play before a presentation without breaking any copyright.  I immediately recommended Jamendo (since that is what I typically use).  One problem, no internet where the presentation was happening.  While Jamendo, does allow some downloading, it's becoming more and more limited as they develop their "Pro" model.  So, instead I recommended the FMA (http://freemusicarchive.org), based on the Creative Commons model and aims to provide  "a legal and technological framework for curators, artists, and listeners to harness the potential of music sharing". The FMA continues to grow and has a fairly diverse catalog of music files.  As always, remember to give credit where credit is due and the FMA even provides you with a way to "tip" your artist.
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