Free Music Archive // 5,266 Free & Legal MP3s

Free Music Archive // 5,266 Free & Legal MP3s
Johnny Jewel and Ida No of Glass Candy

From Spin Magazine’s Matt Kiser:

Few options exist when it comes to free and legal one-stop shops for MP3 downloads. But thanks to the newly launched Free Music Archive – bankrolled by the New York State Music Fund – that void is being filled.

Curated by renowned independent radio powerhouses WFMU (Jersey City), KEXP (Seattle), and KBOO (Portland, OR), the FMA provides public access to a treasure trove of rare, live, and new material by bands in a way that’s “designed for the age of the internet.” Think of the FMA as the blog version of each station’s record library, but you get to play DJ!

All tracks have been pre-cleared for download, sampling, and remixing via Creative Commons licenses (trust us, you don’t want us to explain what that means), so there’s no need to worry about the RIAA’s lawyer paying you a visit. Plus, you don’t have to register to download, and the absence of advertising makes the entire experience incredibly friendly.

Heck, the site is so artist-first in its approach that if you like a song you can “tip” a performer, sending a donation directly to them via PayPal. Continue Reading @ (Click Here)

Sample Free Music Archive:
MP3: Glass Candy – Iko! Iko!
MP3: Dengue Fever – Tiger Phone Card – (WFMU 7/16/2008)
MP3: Flavia & The Motonets – Mariposa
MP3: Grouper – The Man Who Died On His Boat
MP3: Glass Candy – Iko! Iko! (Vocal/Conga Remix)
MP3: Blind Pilot – Two Towns (Live @ KEXP)
MP3: Cotton Jones – Gotta Cheer Up (Live KEXP)

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