The Free Music Archive Spam Engine

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The new owner Kitsplit is slowly boiling Free Music Archive into a spam engine.

The strategy is clear: Calm the community and spam as good as you can. Sure you somehow need to finance free music. Especially if you run a big platform with running costs, but not for the sake of disrespecting the community rules.

Sugar Daddy Ads on CC-NC licensed music and a keyword optimized spam footer are just some new achievements of Free Music Archive. Kitsplit has no relations to free music and they don’t respect the CC-NC license. It’s cancer inside this community. Move. Send your removal requests for NC licensed music to

We miss you Cheyenne.

Disclaimer: The starfrosch #hot111 only shows CC-BY and CC-BY-SA music which allows us to display ads and respect the community rules. They help us just to finance the server costs. Work is not payed. There are some contaminations from the past on our radio, if you want it to be removed, contact me.

Open Music

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What I mean, when I say Open Music

Open Music describes a music work that others can copy, redistribute, modify and monetize freely, without asking for permission. The term evokes the related concept of open source software for music. Such music is said to be under an open licence.

Open Music adapts the 5R from Open Content plus an additional R. You have the RRRRRRight to

Retain – the right to make, own, and control copies of the music (e.g., download, duplicate, store, and manage)
Reuse – the right to use the music in a wide range of ways (e.g., in a class, in a study group, on a website, in a video)
Revise – the right to adapt, adjust, modify, or alter the music itself (e.g., translate the music into another language)
Remix – the right to combine the original or revised music with other open content to create something new (e.g., incorporate the content into a mashup)
Redistribute – the right to share copies of the original music, your revisions, or your remixes with others (e.g., give a copy of the content to a friend)
Revenue – the right to monetize or sell the music (e.g. sell or add advertisements for profit)


Open Licences that qualify for Open Music

Public domain

Creative Commons Attribution, Attribution-Share Alike and Zero

Free Art License

Against DRM license

EFF Open Audio License

Green Open Music License

Free Music Public License


Ethymonics Free Music License