8 places to find music for your Youtube channel

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YouTube

You know the problem: Uploading music to Youtube or your Twitch channel can result in a takedown. You did not respect the copyright and content id recognized it.

Avoid Takedowns

You’re looking for music you can use on your Youtube or Twitch channel, without a takedown?

The answer is Creative Commons licensed music. You can even monetize your Youtube channel, if you choose the right license.

Creative Commons licenses are modular.
There’s ND for no-derivates,
theres SA for share-alike and
NC for non-commercial.

What license type?

Using music in your video is a derivate. So avoid ND, no-derivates.
Using music in your commercial video? Avoid NC, non-commercial.
Not licensing your video under a Creative Commons license? Avoid SA, share alike.

Where to find?

To make things easier and speed up the process to find the best music for you, we created the Creative Commons #hot100 charts for you.

Every week we collect the most popular music from the most active Creative Commons platforms.

Especially for commercial Youtubers, we created the #hot100 modify commercially charts with Creative Commons license types you can use commercially.

Other places

Jamendo is the place to go, when it comes to pop and rock genres. You will find over 350’000 tracks with the option to license it for extended use.

Free Music Archive fit’s best fits your needs for indie and rock. It’s full of american taste flavored music.

Dogmazic is the reopened enthusiastic french platform for independent music.

There’s lot’s of Creative Commons music on Soundcloud. Be warned, there are a lot of bootlegs, mashups and remixes that should not be licensed under a Creative Commons license.

CCmixter is the community for Creative Commons. Search the archive through dig.ccmixter.org

Netlabels produce a lot of mostly electronic sounds. Quality is no always good.

Looking for sounds, loops, noises? Freesound.org is the place to get all those bleeps and queeeks. 150’000 sounds are waiting to be explored.

All popular in one place

Sick of searching? Just head over to the #hot100 charts and get the popular music of the most important platforms and enjoy broadcasting.

Questions

We’re here to help you. Just tweet us or drop us an email.

A Virtual Friend live at starfrosch

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starfrosch snow

What?

Hit me baby one more time. While everything is melting, we throw the last snowballs:

starfrosch presents A Virtual Friend live on the radio and Youtube.

Antoine Induni (DJ) and Valérie Paris (Vocals) already have toured in Japan and China, this time they play especially for you from their home town in Neuchâtel, Switzerland.

When?

Friday night
Mai 8, 2015
21.00-23.00 GMT+2 / CET

Where

Watch them perform live on Youtube.

Listen to http://starfrosch.com/radio

Stream you later

Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for the latest news.

Tune in on our radio

I #Stream, You #Stream, We all #Stream

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I #Stream, You #Stream, We all #Stream

When?

Friday night
April 17, 2015
21.00-23.00 GMT+2 / CET

What?

We’ll stream Antoine Induni (DJ) and Valérie Paris (Vocals) from A Virtual Friend​ live from their cosy place to your cosy place. Take part in this virtual event, especially for #stream addicts.

Where

We stream the video on Meerkat
We stream the video on Periscope
We stream the sound on http://starfrosch.com/radio

Who else?

We want your stream too

Get your iPhones ready, grab Meerkat or Periscope and stream wherever you are to us. Just drop a link into the Facebook event and we will see you.

#Stream you later

Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for the latest news.

#hot100 Show – Live at Rote Fabrik, Zurich

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We’re going live. Dock18 and starfrosch presents the

#hot100 Show

#hot100 Show

Discover an evening full of new sounds with live music, DJs, visual artists and talks. The #hot100 Show event series presents the most popular sounds and live acts from the #hot100 Charts.

There will be a live skype interview with an international artist and short inputs from members of the
Digitale Allmend, who have the lead for Creative Commons Switzerland.

Every monday our robot fetches the last month legal and downloadable Creative Commons licensed tracks from Soundcloud, Jamendo, Free Music Archive, Archive.org and ccMixter. That’s more than 15’000 tracks everytime. He runs them trough the Spam filter, sorts them by Hotrank® and spits out the #hot100 charts.

From those popular track, Radio DJ starfrosch selects the most interesting for the event. The #hot100 Show will be
live streamed to our radio. We will record the show for later release on video platforms.

For the moment we have scheduled two events. Save the dates. Come, fly or drive to Zurich for an exciting evening.

#hot100 Show Nr.2

Date: Friday June 5th 2015
Time: 20.00-24.00 GMT+1
Live: Korrupt from FatKidOnFire (NL/UK), Bass
Skype Interview: ZOE.LEELA (DE), Artist
Visuals: Pixelpunx (CH)
Where: Dock18, Rote Fabrik Zurich, Switzerland

Korrupt from FatKidOnFire

Olaf De Rooij from FatKidOnFire, more commonly known by his alias Korrupt, is a man of very many talents. The Rotterdam-based musician made his name as a DJ, producer and promoter having first discovered what he calls dark underground music in early 2004.

Soon after, he became known to the many deep, dark and minimal bass music fans on SoundCloud as the guy who left extremely detailed track reviews, often found lurking at the end of tunes on the platform. It was thanks to these reviews that he was spotted by the FatKidOnFire crew, who took him on as their in-house music critic.

#hot100 Show Nr.1

Date: Friday April 3rd 2015
Time: 20.00-24.00 GMT+1
Live: A Virtual Friend (CH), Electro Pop
Skype Interview: Wil Benton (UK) from FKOF, Digital Journalist of the Year
Visuals: Pixelpunx (CH)
Where: Dock18, Rote Fabrik Zurich, Switzerland

A Virtual Friend

Who expects gigs of a swiss band in Japan or China? A Virtual Friend (CH) plays alternative pop with influence from punk to electro genres. A mix of screaming guitars, synthetic sounds lead by a charismatic female lead singer, powered by an electro-acoustic rhythm section. A Virtual Friend’s lyrics explore the good and the ugly of human nature in an empathic way.

The visual artist and VJ Pixelpunx sees videos as an art form with an unrepeteable moment, a spontaneous interpretation and reflection of a mood.
His works transforms the mood of the entourage into a digital wallpaper, expands the room without telling a story. It’s the search of a visual translation.

Where

Dock18 is the room inside Rote Fabrik Zurich.

Beam to Zurich Main Station, Switzerland and choose eighter tram, bus, train or boat.

Take the tram line 7 at the main railway station («Hauptbahnhof», or «Bahnhofstrasse») in the direction of Morgental (in Zurich Wollishofen). Exit at the station «Post Wollishofen» and head east in the direction of Lake Zurich, following the road that goes underneath the railroad bridge. Travel time: about 15 minutes.

Take bus line 161 or 165 at «Bürkliplatz», exit at the stop «Rote Fabrik», right in front of the Rote Fabrik.
Nighttime bus lines departing from the Rote Fabrik are available on Friday and Saturday nights. Take the bus to «Bellevue» to catch a connection to the outer districts. Journey time: 6 minutes.

Take either train S8 at the main railway station («Hauptbahnhof SBB») in the direction of Pfäffikon SZ, or train S24 at «Hauptbahnhof SBB» in the direction of «Horgen Oberdorf». Get off at the railway station «Zurich-Wollishofen SBB». Head east towards Lake Zurich and walk approximately 300 meters along the lake shore «Mythenquai» road in the direction out of town. Travel time: about 8-10 minutes.

Take the boat at «Bürkliplatz» to Zurich-Wollishofen boat station. Walk along the lake of Zurich, heading out of town. Travel time: 12 minutes.

Who’s who

Dock18 is the institute for media cultures of the world who for more than 10 years  have organized media culture with events, shows, self productions and collaborations. Dock18 is an incubator for new media and is unique in the german speaking area. Dock18 operates the room for media cultures of the world inside Rote Fabrik Zurich as independent art exhibition, TV studio, media lab, meeting point, hacklab, bar and club.
http://dock18.ch

starfrosch is an active Creative Commons music blog since 2002. We’re famous for Switzerland’s first podcast. starfrosch organized the Netaudio 05 Festival Berne, which found it’s successors in London and Berlin. Since 2014 starfrosch publishes the Creative Commons #hot100 Charts, which attracts people from all around the world.
http://starfrosch.ch
http://starfrosch.com/hot-100
http://starfrosch.com/radio

Digitale Allmend campaigns for the public access to digital goods. They create new rooms and promote the public understanding for an open knowledge society. Digitale Allmend has the lead for Creative Commons Switzerland.
http://allmend.ch
http://creativecommons.ch

With Creative Commons authors can license fotos, videos, music, texts, poems or arts with a few clicks for reuse.
They can define in one’s own right under what restrictions their works can be shared and republished.
The licenses are simple, understandable and free. Symbols visualize the licenses. They are available in over 60
languages and are legally valid worldwide. They are made for the internet.
http://creativecommons.com

These events would not have been possible, without the generous financial support of Dock18 and Liip – Agile Web Development. Thanks a lot. Are you interested in supporting upcoming shows? Get in touch with us.