From Flavorpill: The Free Music Archive is an expertly curated virtual library of legal music downloads. The site is directed by WFMU, New Jersey’s beloved, listener-supported, freeform radio station.
FMA picks up the copyright slack. Inspired by Creative Commons, the Archive strives to provide its users with royalty-free, pre-cleared tracks for noncommercial projects, including podcasts, soundtracks, radio, and remixes. It’s curated by the pros. Explore eclectic selections from legendary Seattle station KEXP, Los Angeles-based nonprofit upstart Dublab, and New York City’s Issue Project Room, among many others. The music is yours. Stream your favorite tracks from the Web, or download high-quality MP3s; if you love what you hear, the site makes it easy to give back by either buying the albums or donating directly to an artist’s “tip jar.”