Archive libre de musique… ontarienne !

OIMA Connaissez-vous le site de l’Ontario Independent Music Archive (OIMA ou «oy-ma») ? Il s’agit d’une archive ouverte de musique libre, le tout sous licence Creative Commons et accessible librement.

Financé par l’agence culturelle de l’état provincial, la Trillium Foundation, le site invite les créateurs de à créer un profil et de verser leurs créations numériques pour le profit de tous. Il est possible de chercher par type de musique et de région de l’Ontario. Voici la description du projet :

The Ontario Independent Music Archive, that we call OIMA (oy-ma), started as an idea from Jonathan Martel, who was using pop music as a lens to study history but found that getting a chance to actually hear many of the local independent bands he was reading about was difficult. Eventually Jonathan found Mario Circelli, former Station Manager of CHRW-FM in London, ON. While at CHRW, Mario had created a London Music Archive.

Together the two formed the Music Association of Canada and started looking for funding to create a music archive. In 2011 they approached the National Campus and Community Radio Association (NCRA) and collectively wrote a successful grant to the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

Since 1986 the NCRA has been a not-for-profit group committed to volunteer-driven, non-profit, community-oriented radio across Canada.

The association’s goals are to ensure stability and support for individual stations and the long-term growth and effectiveness of the sector. The NCRA also promotes public education about community media, helps represent community radio to government and other agencies and provides a forum for people to share their skills, ideas and passion.

The NCRA has a history of supporting independent music, including !earshot, a music website and national chart printed in Exclaim! and from 2003-2007 ran the Dig Your Roots project that produced six CDs of emerging Canadian artists in hiphop, Aboriginal, roots, creative jazz, spoken word and electronic dance music.

À quand une telle archive pour le Québec ?

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