This week the Free Music Archive rolled out a bunch of site tweaks + improvements, including Recent Activity Feeds for user profiles, the oft requested last.fm scrobbling, and the long-awaited Message Board (aka "the Forum")!
With 26,473 26,525 curated mp3s and counting, the FMA has many web pages, which means a lot of different spaces where conversations can take place. Up until now these discussions have been kind of decentralized, so I'm excited to see what happens to the FMA community now that we have a centralized Discussion Forum for announcements and conversation.
We're a pretty unique global network of musicians, label-owners, industry folk, multimedia artists, bloggers, podcasters, video producers, radio storytellers, documentarians, archivists, people who love music, free culture advocates, copyright/left-ies, open source hackers. Most of us actually seem to wear quite a few of these hats. And we've all come together in the midst of this extremely disruptive yet incredibly innovative moment for music. To share music, of course. But also to talk about the tech and legal currents that surround us. And maybe to start the world's raddest animated gif thread, and share homebrewing recipes for Free Beer.