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SONGS ON THE FMA:
REMIX, REUSE,
RECYCLE
Brought to you by the FMA & Creative
Commons
The Free Music Archive
 Started as a repository for free & Creative
Commons-licensed music, including live
recordings and...
Creative Commons
 Established in 2001
 Offers custom licenses to add to copyrighted
work
 CC licenses act as an addendu...
AGENDA
 Finding tracks
 Understanding Creative Commons
licenses
 Using songs in projects
 Sharing work with FMA & CC
C...
FMA Search Page
Artist Pages
Finding tracks on the FMA
Browse by Genre
Browse by Curator
Geography of the Search Page
Geography of the Search Page
Geography of the Search Page
Geography of the Search Page
Geography of the Search Page
Geography of the Search Page
Download
Geography of the Search Page
Listen in
Pop-Out
Player
Geography of an Artist Page
Geography of an Artist Page
Geography of an Artist Page
Contacting an artist
 Do a web search
 Look for website listed & search for “Contact”
 Look for “Email this artist” but...
Geography of an Artist Page
Geography of an Album Page
AGENDA
 Finding songs
 Understanding Creative Commons
licenses
 Using songs in projects
 Sharing work with FMA & CC
Co...
with Eric Steuer
Creative Commons Licenses
What are Creative Commons
licenses?
 Creative Commons licenses are simple,
standardized legal tools that creators can use...
What are Creative Commons
licenses?
 When you see a creative work online that is
marked with a Creative Commons license, ...
Creative Commons
 There are six different Creative Commons
licenses. Each one has different conditions.
Which license a c...
Creative Commons
 There is no registration to use the Creative
Commons licenses. Licensing a work is as
simple as selecti...
Creative Commons
Attribution
Non-Commercial No Derivative Works
Share Alike
Step 1: Choose Conditions
Creative Commons
Attribution
Non-Commercial No Derivative Works
Share Alike
Step 1: Choose Conditions
Creative Commons
Attribution
Non-Commercial No Derivative Works
Share Alike
Step 1: Choose Conditions
Creative Commons
Attribution
Non-Commercial No Derivative Works
Share Alike
Step 1: Choose Conditions
Creative Commons
Attribution
Non-Commercial No Derivative Works
Share Alike
Step 1: Choose Conditions
Creative Commons
Creative Commons
Creative Commons
CC licenses are expressed in three ways.
Creative Commons
Creative Commons
Creative Commons
Creative Commons
AGENDA
 Finding songs
 Understanding Creative Commons
licenses
 Using songs in projects
 Sharing work with FMA & CC
Co...
Using Songs from the FMA
Podcasting with songs from FMA
 Webcasts – all songs on FMA are cleared for
free download, use in podcasts and webcasts,
...
Podcasting with songs from FMA
 Webcasts – all songs on FMA are cleared for
free download, use in podcasts and webcasts,
...
Podcasting with songs from FMA
 Webcasts – all songs on FMA are cleared for
free download, use in podcasts and webcasts,
...
Remixing songs from FMA
 Depends on the license
 Unless specified, tracks are available as
complete pieces (which can be...
Covering Songs from FMA
 Artists retain copyright over their works.
 Creative Commons licenses grant some
permissions.
...
FMA-specific licenses
 FMA Download-Only
 You are free to stream, download, copy, store
and reproduce this work as reaso...
AGENDA
 Finding songs
 Understanding Creative Commons
licenses
 Using songs in projects
 Sharing work with FMA & CC
Co...
Contact us:
freemusicarchive.org/Contact/
How to submit work to FMA
1. Send us an email.
 musicsubmissions (at) freemusicarchive (dot)
org
 Send us a link to the work you would like to
sha...
2. Choose a license for your
work.
 Review licenses at
creativecommons.org/licenses or
creativecommons.org/choose/
 Choo...
3. Tell us if you’re here already.
 Include your FMA Username (if you've already
signed up).
 Let us know if an FMA cura...
4. Do some reading
 Review our Upload Policy and make sure your
music is a good fit.
 Quality mp3s ready to roll
 Origi...
5. Sit tight!
 Our curators will review your work (we get a lot
of stuff to review constantly) and will be in
touch regar...
Other places to share work
 Archive.org
 Jamendo
 ccMixter
 Bandcamp
 Soundcloud
Questions, Comments, etc?
contact@freemusicarchive.org
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Using the Free Music Archive: A Guide For Musicians with Creative Commons expert Eric Steuer

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This is the slide deck featured in a webinar put on by Cheyenne, current Director at the Free Music Archive, and her guest Eric Steuer from Creative Commons. The webinar is on the FMA YouTube channel.

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Using the Free Music Archive: A Guide For Musicians with Creative Commons expert Eric Steuer

  1. 1. SONGS ON THE FMA: REMIX, REUSE, RECYCLE Brought to you by the FMA & Creative Commons
  2. 2. The Free Music Archive  Started as a repository for free & Creative Commons-licensed music, including live recordings and Public Domain tracks  Affiliated with and founded by WFMU
  3. 3. Creative Commons  Established in 2001  Offers custom licenses to add to copyrighted work  CC licenses act as an addendum to copyright, not as an exception to it
  4. 4. AGENDA  Finding tracks  Understanding Creative Commons licenses  Using songs in projects  Sharing work with FMA & CC Communities
  5. 5. FMA Search Page Artist Pages Finding tracks on the FMA
  6. 6. Browse by Genre
  7. 7. Browse by Curator
  8. 8. Geography of the Search Page
  9. 9. Geography of the Search Page
  10. 10. Geography of the Search Page
  11. 11. Geography of the Search Page
  12. 12. Geography of the Search Page
  13. 13. Geography of the Search Page Download
  14. 14. Geography of the Search Page Listen in Pop-Out Player
  15. 15. Geography of an Artist Page
  16. 16. Geography of an Artist Page
  17. 17. Geography of an Artist Page
  18. 18. Contacting an artist  Do a web search  Look for website listed & search for “Contact”  Look for “Email this artist” button/contact link on an artist page:
  19. 19. Geography of an Artist Page
  20. 20. Geography of an Album Page
  21. 21. AGENDA  Finding songs  Understanding Creative Commons licenses  Using songs in projects  Sharing work with FMA & CC Communities
  22. 22. with Eric Steuer Creative Commons Licenses
  23. 23. What are Creative Commons licenses?  Creative Commons licenses are simple, standardized legal tools that creators can use to grant copyright permissions to their work.
  24. 24. What are Creative Commons licenses?  When you see a creative work online that is marked with a Creative Commons license, you know that its creator has offered it to the public for certain types of free use.
  25. 25. Creative Commons  There are six different Creative Commons licenses. Each one has different conditions. Which license a creator chooses will depend on how they want to share their work.
  26. 26. Creative Commons  There is no registration to use the Creative Commons licenses. Licensing a work is as simple as selecting which of the six licenses best meets your goals, and then marking your work in some way so that others know that you have chosen to release the work under the terms of that license.
  27. 27. Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivative Works Share Alike Step 1: Choose Conditions
  28. 28. Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivative Works Share Alike Step 1: Choose Conditions
  29. 29. Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivative Works Share Alike Step 1: Choose Conditions
  30. 30. Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivative Works Share Alike Step 1: Choose Conditions
  31. 31. Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivative Works Share Alike Step 1: Choose Conditions
  32. 32. Creative Commons
  33. 33. Creative Commons
  34. 34. Creative Commons CC licenses are expressed in three ways.
  35. 35. Creative Commons
  36. 36. Creative Commons
  37. 37. Creative Commons
  38. 38. Creative Commons
  39. 39. AGENDA  Finding songs  Understanding Creative Commons licenses  Using songs in projects  Sharing work with FMA & CC Communities
  40. 40. Using Songs from the FMA
  41. 41. Podcasting with songs from FMA  Webcasts – all songs on FMA are cleared for free download, use in podcasts and webcasts, and for noncommercial radio broadcasts.  When in doubt, ask.
  42. 42. Podcasting with songs from FMA  Webcasts – all songs on FMA are cleared for free download, use in podcasts and webcasts, and for noncommercial radio programs.  Attribution is required for all Creative Commons work.
  43. 43. Podcasting with songs from FMA  Webcasts – all songs on FMA are cleared for free download, use in podcasts and webcasts, and for noncommercial radio programs.  Attribution is required for all Creative Commons work.  Songs on FMA may not be ‘radio friendly’ in terms of language.
  44. 44. Remixing songs from FMA  Depends on the license  Unless specified, tracks are available as complete pieces (which can be sampled). FMA does not specifically host packs of individual tracks, stems, etc.
  45. 45. Covering Songs from FMA  Artists retain copyright over their works.  Creative Commons licenses grant some permissions.  If in doubt, contact the artist.
  46. 46. FMA-specific licenses  FMA Download-Only  You are free to stream, download, copy, store and reproduce this work as reasonably necessary for your personal, noncommercial use. You may not alter, perform, adapt or otherwise redistribute the work under any conditions.
  47. 47. AGENDA  Finding songs  Understanding Creative Commons licenses  Using songs in projects  Sharing work with FMA & CC Communities
  48. 48. Contact us: freemusicarchive.org/Contact/ How to submit work to FMA
  49. 49. 1. Send us an email.  musicsubmissions (at) freemusicarchive (dot) org  Send us a link to the work you would like to share. Streaming services preferred.  List 3-5 of your best/recommended tracks; what you might like to use as a first impression of your work
  50. 50. 2. Choose a license for your work.  Review licenses at creativecommons.org/licenses or creativecommons.org/choose/  Choose the one that fits your needs best.  Include a link to the license, or indicate your preference for FMA-Only, Public Domain/CC0, Art Libre, etc.
  51. 51. 3. Tell us if you’re here already.  Include your FMA Username (if you've already signed up).  Let us know if an FMA curator has showcased your work in the past.
  52. 52. 4. Do some reading  Review our Upload Policy and make sure your music is a good fit.  Quality mp3s ready to roll  Original work that you can license how you want
  53. 53. 5. Sit tight!  Our curators will review your work (we get a lot of stuff to review constantly) and will be in touch regarding how to move forward.
  54. 54. Other places to share work  Archive.org  Jamendo  ccMixter  Bandcamp  Soundcloud
  55. 55. Questions, Comments, etc? contact@freemusicarchive.org

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