Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Find Free Music in the Free Music Archive

Over the weekend I revisited a free music resource that I initially reviewed more than three years ago. The Free Music Archive has only gotten bigger and better over the last three years.


The Free Music Archive provides free, high-quality, music in a wide range of genres. The content on Free Music Archive is used under various creative commons licenses. The New York State Music Fund provided initial funding for FMA. FMA seeks to maintain a high-quality resource through the use of selected curators who approve or deny all submissions to the collection.

Anyone can download music from FMA for use in podcasts, videos, and other digital presentation formats. Downloading music from FMA does not require any kind of registration.

Applications for Education
FMA could be a good resource for high school students looking for music tracks to use in podcasts and videos.

I would be hesitant to use FMA in middle school or elementary school because of some of the language that students might find in some of the audio clips.