FMA Team

The FMA Team shares featured mixes and blogposts for FMA members!

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Jan 16, 2023

Meet Zight

Zight is Tony Yau. He is a songwriter, composer, and electronic music producer from Hong Kong & London. Originally from Hong Kong, Zight has his eyes set on making a major impact on the global dance music scene. He managed to secure his first collaboration: Fly Away with Disney singer Sonna Rele. His third single: Everybody Keep Running has been selected for the Billboard Electric Asia Vol.5.

Jan 03, 2023

Meet Maarten Schellekens

Maarten Schellekens is a composer and musician from Switzerland. He creates soundtracks for video and media. Since 2018, Maarten has been experimenting with orchestral and neo-classical music. A stream of new music evolved, including electronic music as Amarent, which has been published on FMA, to positive acclaim. Maarten's catalog has been used in numerous documentaries, shorts, and other videos.

Dec 23, 2022

Best of Lo-Fi by Head of Music Marko Roca

A curated playlist featuring some of the finest lo-fi gems on FMA by Head of Music Marko Roca. Listen, relax and enjoy! For more curated playlists by Marko, follow curator Marko Roca - FMA Head of Music

Dec 19, 2022

Meet Frau Holle

Frau Holle is Holger Mangler. A German musician. He has made music since his early childhood, starting with an interest in drumming, then learning organs and synthesizers until the end of the 80s. Holger's first tracks were inspired by traditional electronic artists like Jean Michel Jarre and Kraftwerk. In the early 90s he created his first project, as Holle Mangler, and signed his first contract, releasing two albums with the Ardema label.

Dec 12, 2022

Meet Nctrnm

Nctrnm is the pseudonym of Matthew McGilvery. An electronica producer-artist and digital artist from the Inland Empire region of Southern California, initiated in 2017. I had no understanding of branding, music marketing, or strategy to think of when I decided to release my debut album on Free Music Archive. The community I was able to cultivate from that initial release and the lessons I learned on creative ways of offering value made the decision worth it, to say the least. - Nctrnm

Dec 06, 2022

Meet The Agrarians

The Agrarians is Matt Perzinski. He is a schoolteacher and has been writing, recording, and releasing music since 2004. The LibraryAnns and The Solitarians preceded the formation of The Agrarians. The Agrarians have been succeeded by Olde(r) Love(rs).

Dec 05, 2022

Meet Kathleen Martin

Meet Kathleen Martin aka kat330. She is an independent singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, arranger and producer of the lo-fi, multi-genre sounds found here on FMA. In the summer of 2020, she relocated to her husband's native country; Finland, from their home in the U.S. Midwest. Her lyrics and sounds range from sweet to sassy and reedy to brassy, from lofty to lowdown and soulful to hoedown. Kathleen's music has been heard on radio, television and streamed around the world.

Nov 23, 2022

Meet Jahzzar

Jahzzar is a Javier Suarez from Spain. Jahzzar’s music offers sounds for ideas, to enjoy, share, and use. Instrumental music in all styles. From Folk-Rock to Dub, from traditional Celtic music to Funk and Soul, Trip hop, or IDM. Classic Pop, Synthpop, Dream Pop, Shoegaze… No matter the language, just communicate.

Nov 14, 2022

Meet We Is Shore Dedicated

We Is Shore Dedicated sits between the two colliding worlds of Brooklyn, NY, and Oakland, CA. They feature a motley collection of influences and members from the U.S., Russia, and Ukraine. It's not polite or advised to try to describe the music of We Is Shore Dedicated. Perhaps a team of PR professionals could do it. They DID try to do it, and we saw the results and immediately buried them in the darkest corners of the internet. We Is Shore Dedicated converges in whatever is good for the times feel and sound.

Nov 08, 2022

Meet Jorge Mario Zuleta

Meet Jorge Mario Zuleta. A film director, producer, and editor, born and raised in San Jose, Costa Rica. A Proud father of three. He is primarily known for his experimental short films such as Frondio (2019), Soft Calm (2015), and Cuando Ella Vuelva (2018). His works have been shown at various film festivals.

Nov 02, 2022

Meet Kellee Maize

Meet Kellee Maize. An independent musician out of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, who sings and raps about spirituality, feminism, and social and political issues. As an independent artist, Kellee Maize was skeptical about giving her music away for free, but learned that the exposure you get from FMA and other outlets has catapulted her career. Under Creative Commons licenses, her 6 albums has millions of listens, a Toyota sponsorship deal, TV appearances on Adult Swim, press coverage in the likes of XXL Magazine, and a Bonnaroo Music Festival performance under her belt. Kellee has spent the last few years focusing on her children and family, but has plans to get back into the studio soon.

Oct 26, 2022

Meet Rrrrrose Azerty

Meet Rrrrrose Azerty aka Loyalty Freak Music, Monplaisir, Alpha Hydrae, Komiku, Dancefloor is Lava, Demoiselle Döner, Comme Jospin, Frederic Lardon, Cuicuitte, Soft & Furious to name a few. Rrrrrose Azerty is a French musician, music producer, recording folk, rock, classical guitar, but also noise and distortion. Rrrrrose Azerty has over 600 tracks uploaded under one artist page alone and is one of FMA's main artists sharing their music catalogues under CC0! Rrrrrose Azerty is non-binary genderfluid and use she/her or they/them for pronouns.

Oct 19, 2022

Meet Black Pudding Poetry

Black Pudding Poetry is Johanna Wedin-Duda. Black Pudding Poetry is an alternative singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and a DIY music producer from Sweden. She is inspired by Wabi Sabi, unpredictable audience and things you say or sing just once. Whenever possible, she collaborates on stage with her sister, the contemporary dancer and choreographer Ulrika Wedin.

Oct 11, 2022

Meet BenJamin Banger

BenJamin Banger is a Baltimore-based content creator and multimedia artist. BenJamin Banger specializes in music production, photography, and graphic design. His art direction has been featured in advertisements for companies like Microsoft and Hypebae, featured in Web Series, Independent Short Films, and he has collaborated with several recording artists.

Oct 04, 2022

Meet Adeline Yeo (HP)

Adeline Yeo (HP) is an indie musician based in her hometown, Singapore. Adeline Yeo (HP) started her music career without formal knowledge and experience but as she continues experimenting with her instrumental music compositions, she realized that she could understand where her musical creation strengths lie and she has improved in the genre of electronic music ever since.

Oct 04, 2022

Meet Uncan

Uncan is FMA artist Jon Dare. Uncan is an electronic musician, pianist, vocalist, and video game composer for hire hailing from Southern New Jersey.

Oct 18, 2022

Meet Policy

Policy is FMA artist Mark Buchwald. Policy is an accomplished drummer/percussionist, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, studio session player, actor, recording engineer, producer, and music business consultant.

Sep 27, 2022

5 Artists Creating New Music & Fresh Opportunities!

Tribe of Noise, with financial support from Buma/Stemra and the Ministry of Education, Culture, and Science, invited 5 musicians to create new music and explore a wide range of licensing models.

Oct 26, 2022

New Music Powered by Culture Investment Fund

Four amazing new albums with completely new original music. Over 30 new tracks are ready to discover on Free Music Archive and ready to license for your next media project on Tribe of Noise PRO.