Back in 2009, New Jersey unbiased radio station WFMU launched its Free Music Archive—a digital library of high-quality and authorized downloads that customers may hearken to, remix, and share, as long as they didn’t promote something discovered on the location. However, resulting from funding shortages, the Free Music Archive is scheduled to return to an finish this month, The Verge reports.
In an interview with The Verge, Free Music Archive director Cheyenne Hohman confirmed that though the archive was purported to shutter on November 9, it’s now set to stay round till November 16. “The site may stay up a little bit longer to ensure, at the very least, that our collections are backed up on archive.org and the Wayback Machine,” she mentioned. The Verge additionally reported that the Free Music Archive is in early talks with organizations curious about taking up the mission.
Read Pitchfork’s Op-Ed, “How to Be a Responsible Music Fan in the Age of Streaming.”