Tuesday, January 15, 2013

FMA 3 in 3D! - 130115 - Music Manumit Podcast

Free Music Archive

mp3 audio | ogg audio | torrent

In this episode:
We talk with Andrea Silenzi the Managing Director of the Free Music Archive at WFMU.
Here are Doug's notes that he took during the interview.

Tell us about yourself, Andrea
was volunteering with WFMU for 6 years.
Podcast: 7-second delay.
Worked for WNYC
then was in Kansas City
background is from producer perspective

Does a producer become more than a producer?
not exactly like a movie producer!

How’s the “Birthday song” project going?
Was on the Daily Beast, Slate, Wired UK and Tech Dirt!

Any other songs on the FMA hit list?
Repository of birthday songs!
Charlie’s Angels movie screen-writer is going to use it!
TV show would have been Aaron Spelling.

What are some of your ambitions for the future of FMA?
Three contests are planned! Remix media project grant.
Prelinger content contest was the first. The birthday contest

Revitalized Music Workshop is next

100,000 scores!

Structural changes:

improved search mood searching
license search is currently just a filter

Robots and people will both be used!
lots of free text searching in the old days

improve the FMA

What drew you to Creative Commons?
Creative Commons flickr search!
in KC, Andrea was an ambassador for CC

Emailing people on bandcamp, woohoo!

Why do you personally use the the license you use?
most recently did a fair use project, so couldn’t relicense.

What happened to the FMA forums?
Taken down due to spam!


SoundCloud recently got into the podcasting game: any thoughts on that happening with FMA?
When it was being born, there was some discussion
FMA is Ken’s brainchild

Working with YouTube’s content id system

FMA mobile app is coming up!

When is the FMA going to allow ogg uploads?
not right now

What are some of your favorite bands/artists/genres, CC or otherwise?
Das Racist
Slug Guts

Is there anything else you would like to say/tell us about?
Lots of things to be excited about!
New podcast starting: Believer and KCRW