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Free Music Archive for Legal Audio Downloads

Postby Aida » Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:42 am

From today's Photodex Blog, useful info about the Free Music Archive - "a great source for free, legal music downloads for your slideshows and video projects":

The Free Music Archive: Great Resource for Legal Audio Downloads
Photodex wrote:
There are over 45,000 songs available in the archive, which is searchable by genre, artist, curator and even usage. As you browse for songs, you’ll visit artist pages, where you can read bios, find tour dates and follow links to home pages where you can discover even more about the music and artists.

Each song found in the archive is pre-cleared for certain types of uses that normally might be cost prohibitive, especially if you’re selling slideshows to clients. Downloads from the FMA are free, and typically the only requirement for usage is that proper credit is given to the artist. If you choose, you can also “tip” artists for their work if you really like what you hear. Tips can be as direct as sending donations to a PayPal account, or simply buying albums.

The link to this entry on the Photodex blog: ... downloads/
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Re: Free Music Archive for Legal Audio Downloads

Postby gpsmikey » Mon Mar 12, 2012 11:37 am

Ah, but the question is are those idiots that are running YouTube these days going to block these like they have been blocking other videos with legal music because someone else claims the music is theirs (and Youtube is blindly taking their word for it)? See the other threads on this topic in the forum here.


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Re: Free Music Archive for Legal Audio Downloads

Postby debngar » Mon Mar 12, 2012 12:29 pm

MIght be a good resource but things are almost always stickier than they appear. Check every song for TOU can be different for each one. :roll:

See Section 11:

11. License Provisions.

a. All audio and video files available for download from the Free Music Archive are subject to one of the following license categories: (1) Creative Commons; (2) Public Domain (United States); or (3) a customized license. The particular license that is applicable to each file will be displayed on the file’s song page. You should follow the links from the song page to make sure that you understand and are complying with the license provisions for each file that you download.

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Re: Free Music Archive for Legal Audio Downloads

Postby Audra81 » Thu Apr 26, 2012 6:28 am

Thanks for the link, all those people who are nag around and trying to prevent you from downloading free files are way too careful, there is nothing too risky in that to my mind. Thank you for the link!

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