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Freesound: the big free audio library

Freesound is an audio repository (sound effects, field recordings, instrumental loops, etc.) which content is under creative commons licenses. This giant music library is built in a collaborative way, through contributions from thousands of users from around the world.

A question we make ourselves about the future of radio is the use of free-licensed content. If content is free of copyright the economic pressure for community radio is lower and the contents are easier to share with other radios. (See here the case of the podcast Carne Cruda).

Frederic Font is a researcher at Pompeu Fabra University’s Music Technology Group, and he works for projects like Freesound and Audio Commons.
He tells us about using free-licensed audio and responds questions about the future of radio.

Listen below the Freesound presentation:
(In Catalan, transcription coming soon)