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Donate before Friday Oct 7 and enter to win!
Big things can come in small packages, and you can win a 3-pack of Teenage Engineering’s “Pocket Operators ” by supporting the FMA this week! With your donation to the Free Music Archive, you can enter to win a 3-pack of the PO 20 series, which includes the “Arcade,” “Office,” and “Robot” models. These three synthesizers come complete with silicone covers, sync cables, and pattern cards. You can learn more about these small but mighty synths, and hear audio samples, here:
We’re giving away one recorder to a lucky winner on Friday, October 7th at 6pm Eastern Time. Be sure to enter before noon (Eastern Time) on Friday, 10/7/2016, when we stop accepting entries. Suggested donation to win the 3-pack is $100. One entry per household, please. Only individuals who donate between now and Friday, and who opt to enter the giveaway, are eligible to win.
Wanna know if you can win, or curious about the official rules? Check out our eligibility notice for more details.
cheyenne_h on 09/29/2016 at 10:51PM
Help us pick up the pace, y’all!
Support the Free Music Archive now and forever! Need some convincing? Here are SIX reasons why you should help us keep the servers running:
1. The Free Music Archive is. FREE! We don’t even ask you to login to browse, stream or download from our collection. We know our music wants to be shared, so we keep it as free & open as possible! We also have two free apps so you can peruse our collections via Android and iOS.
2. We are, and always have been, ad-free. We get offers from advertising companies ENDLESSLY to ‘monetize our traffic,’ and we turn them down every time, because we want your experience of FMA to be the best it can be. Not laden with pop-up advertisements for random crap.
3. We attract muscians, visual artists, videographers, performers, DJs, and listeners in droves. Some of them connect across continents to collaborate on films, albums – there’s even a fresh FMA Supergroup of 12 musicians who found each other via our site!
4. We are grant and donation funded, and we need your support to stay afloat. Keep Free Music Free! If you donate before Oct 15th, you’ll have the opportunity to snag a super-rad shirt or sticker, only available during the fundraiser!
5. If you donate next week (Oct 3-7), you can get in the running to win a 3 pack of Pocket Operators by Teenage Engineering!
6. If you donate the last week of our fundraiser (Oct 10-14), you can get in the running for a custom-made electronic instrument (we’ll post more info real soon)!!
Can’t give right this second? That’s cool, friend! You can donate anytime, we accept contributions year-round (unless you’re gunning for one of our giveaways, stickers or shirts).
cheyenne_h on 09/29/2016 at 06:45AM
Images courtesy of the Freeharmonic Orchestra.
WFMU and the Free Music Archive are proud to bring you a fresh episode of Radio Free Culture. a podcast exploring issues at the intersection of digital culture and the arts.
In this episode, Cheyenne Hohman, RFC host and current Director of the FMA, was joined by Unthunk (Trevor Tunnacliffe) and Offal Tunes (Half Cocked), two members of the “Freeharmonic Orchestra .” The group of twelve musicians was organized by Steve Combs and Simon Mathewson to produce “Freeharmonics Volume 1,” a collaborative album which is available now on the Free Music Archive (and which you can stream below!)
The full roster of artists includes Aglow Hollow, Blue Dot Sessions, Candlegravity, half cocked, Jahzzar, Matt Oakley, Monk Turner, Scott Holmes, simon_mathewson, Small Colin, Steve Combs, and Unthunk. Each artist worked on three songs in a round-robin array, being matched with random others from the group, and working together to make a remarkable album. Not only did they collaborate with each other, but they want to open collaboration from anyone who wants to participate! Download their stem pack from archive.org and submit a remix!
Check out the podcast at WFMU. PRX. or subscribe to the Radio Free Culture podcast on iTunes .