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Meghan Laclé for Free Music Archive

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5 Artists Creating New Music & Fresh Opportunities!

While Free Music Archive is rebuilding the front end to integrate web monetization in our DNA, we are initiating other projects to learn how we can help independent musicians to monetize their original songs.

Here is a great example of new inspiring upcoming content to be shared and monetized.

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.

Fresh Dutch Vibes 2 Dieter van der Westen, Alex Figueira (Music Got Soul), JulesFK, Calso, and another Day, all based in The Netherlands, are finalizing their albums right now. Unique artists, with totally different journeys who happen to have something in common: the ability to create music from scratch and make clever choices about distribution and licensing.

The mantra of this project was: You create, you decide!

Tribe of Noise’s Head of Music, Marko Roca, explains: “We work with a combination of copyright law, non-exclusive exploitation agreements, and the global standard for sharing, Creative Commons. This combination gives artists maximum flexibility. They can share music under their own terms and at the same time make money via fair, transparent business models.”

All 5 artists agreed to freely share the albums on the popular Free Music Archive and offer the songs for commercial licensing opportunities to YouTubers, podcasters, and other media creators on Tribe of Noise PRO. Last but not least, they still have the ability to receive royalty payments for other use cases via their performing rights organization Buma/Stemra.

Marko continues: “During this project, we sat down to share the possibilities, talk about the different ways in which music licenses can be explored, and learn from each other's experiences. We also checked in from time to time while they were recording with session artists, trying different lyrics or reshaping the melodies. What we heard was very promising!”

Stay tuned for the new upcoming albums!

Curious about Vol.1? Fresh Dutch Vibes Get a taste of Vol 1. in the Fresh Dutch Vibes Mix & check out the four amazing albums, all original music with over 30 fresh tracks ready to be discovered on Free Music Archive and ready to license for media projects on Tribe of Noise PRO!

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