Since it’s WFMU days I’ve been a long time fan and user of the Free Music Archive (FMA) for finding creative commons licensed music for projects. We have made use of FMA to use as intro/outro music for the OEG Voices podcast.
From the recent Creative Commons 20th year celebration, we shared the curated music list made for this event. This is in fact part of a part of FMA where organizations or those with specific interests, can create Curator areas that include playlists of FMA music, podcasts, and blog posts. See the Creative Commons FMA Curation
I’ve been in communication with them recently, and they are introducing a number of features possibly of interest to educators. Well, actually I wrote to them to ask why the playlist of music we have used for our podcast saved as a Mix List is not public – and thankfully I heard back quickly that a request was in to the “Chief of Noise” (their tech lead) to make this an option.
But we were also offered a Curator page for OEGlobal and I am looking forward to setting that up. Interestingly their Head of Community relations reported that the leading user of FMA was “Filmmakers, Podcasters, Vloggers, Educators, and Students” and shared an FAQ for Educators.
We appreciate this support from FMA, and if you contact them they seem open (!) and interested in offering more Curator pages.
Where do you turn to for open licensed music? We asked this a while ago, and I just updated the list (also made this post an editable page so you can add sources)