Free music is music that, like free software, can freely be copied, distributed and modified for any purpose. Thus free music is either in the public domain or licensed under a free license by the artist or copyright holder themselves, often as a method of promotion. It does not mean that there should be no fee involved. The word free refers to freedom (as in free software), not to price.
The Free Music Philosophy generally encourages creators to free music using whatever language or methods they wish. A Free Music Public License (FMPL) is available for those who prefer a formal approach. Some free music is licensed under licenses that are intended for software (like the GPL) or other writings (the GFDL). But there are also licenses especially for music and other works of art, such as EFF's Open Audio License, LinuxTag's Open Music License, the Free Art license and some of the Creative Commons Licences.
... Sherine met up with Free Music Productions' owner and manager Nasr Mahrous ... Titled Free Mix, it is one of the mixtapes Mahrous usually produces but was exclusively for these two artists ... Although Sherine was a new artist with Free Music, Tamer had signed with Mahrous earlier ...
... audiences to a vast range of the world's music in accordance with his "universalist" view ... Among various new ideas, Grainger introduced his so-called "free-music" theories ... harmonic procedures amounted to "absurd goose-stepping", from which music should be set free ...
... he was recognized by Nasr Mahrous, the manager and owner of Free Music production company ... Later on he signed a contract with Free Music in 2002 ... He released five successful albums with Free Music ...
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Like a prismatic glass,
It takes the light and ranges
Through all the moods that pass;”
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