If you are a regular visitor of Free Music Archive you are probably interested in free and open music for your media projects. Tribe of Noise, as a musician-centric community, offers multiple options to get your hands on great (free) music for your next projects. Let’s explain.
Access to (free) music
Similar to FMA we use open licenses. With open we mean that the owner of the song invites you to download, use, remix and share music as long as you stick to some basic rules. Tribe of Noise is using 2 licensing models, free and paid.
You are in need for music but unfortunately have zero budget
Many Tribe of Noise musicians upload music on www.tribeofnoise.com, a platform designed for musicians to connect with each other. It’s also a friendly online environment for content creators to sign up to (free of charge), find & listen to Tribe artists and download their music. Important: all repertoire on the community website is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0
You need access to curated, easy to search music and you have a budget
We asked a selection of Tribe of Noise musicians to upload their music to pro.tribeofnoise.com, the one-stop music licensing shop curated by our music team. The search engine (prosearch.tribeofnoise.com) was designed with video makers in mind. So you can search for genre, mood, energy level, (non) vocal, etc. You can join this online environment free of charge and use tools like creating and saving your own “search filters” and “playlists”. This way you can save music & search settings for future projects. Licensing is a straight forward Pay As You Go service.
Recap Free VS Paid
If you have a paid assignment, deadlines are crucial and your client does not accept the Creative Commons conditions… prosearch.tribeofnoise.com
What’s happening with FMA?
All the music uploaded to FMA that was still available on September 14, 2019 has been transferred to us. Our first step after September 18 is to launch these music pages back online at www.freemusicarchive.org/static
You will be able to browse, listen and download but more advanced features have been disabled for now. In the upcoming weeks we will run tests and investigate the website performance. Based on the outcome we will make a decision to improve the “old” FMA website or invest in building something new.