New #Disintermedia blog post; 'Can Your Organization Help Save the Free Music Archive?':
#FreeMusicArchive #FMA #CCMusic
Some #GoodNews from the #FreeMusicArchive. Details are sketchy, but what they can tell us for now is that the site will *not* go down on Dec 1. Uploads are still suspended for now, and their collection is still being mirrored by #Archive.org, which is good anyway. #WatchThisSpace
Well, based on my preliminary research, to mirror the FMA we need:
1. An estimation of the size of the FMA (number of tracks, and total size of files)
2. A funkwhale instance were we can import the music
3. A script to crawl/download the whole archive
4. Permission from the FMA to run the script (since it may increase their bandwidth cost)
5. Funding to cover the hosting costs, if relevant
@funkwhale they've specifically asked that people not to scrape the site. So the people to talk to about both the size of the FMA collections, and how to get a copy, would be the folks at Archive.org who are doing an official mirror. See:
@funkwhale Archive.org might also be approachable about providing hosting for an instance of #FunkWhale serving the #FMA collection - and potentially other libre music collections they hold - to the #fediverse. Again, the folks working on archiving the FMA seem like the best people to talk to.
Just to let you know, following our discussion from last week, I'v started writing a small utility to grab the FMA content from archive.org.
I plan to mirror at least a part of the FMA on open.audio using this :)
So, I've imported ~25Gb of music from the Free Music Archive on https://open.audio using this method.
It worked beautifully, and it's now available for the whole #Funkwhale federation. Follow this library from your Funkwhale instance and you'll have access to it:
You can also visit https://open.audio/library/ directly to listen to all this new content! (you don't need an account ;)
@funkwhale Haven't tested funkwhale before this one, and it works beautifully, congrats ❤️
One question, is this the whole FMA archive or just what was available on archive.org? (I noticed this album is not there, for instance http://freemusicarchive.org/music/BNego__Seletores_de_Freqncia/Enxugando_Gelo )
This include ~40% of what is mirrored on Archive.org (more will be added soon), so that could explain while you're not finding everything, especially if Archive.org doesn't include the whole dataset.
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