The Free Music Archive Spam Engine

kusBlog, by-nc, Creative Commons, News

The new owner Kitsplit is slowly boiling Free Music Archive into a spam engine.

The strategy is clear: Calm the community and spam as good as you can. Sure you somehow need to finance free music. Especially if you run a big platform with running costs, but not for the sake of disrespecting the community rules.

Sugar Daddy Ads on CC-NC licensed music and a keyword optimized spam footer are just some new achievements of Free Music Archive. Kitsplit has no relations to free music and they don’t respect the CC-NC license. It’s cancer inside this community. Move. Send your removal requests for NC licensed music to

We miss you Cheyenne.

Disclaimer: The starfrosch #hot111 only shows CC-BY and CC-BY-SA music which allows us to display ads and respect the community rules. They help us just to finance the server costs. Work is not payed. There are some contaminations from the past on our radio, if you want it to be removed, contact me.

About Influencers: It’s just content

kusBlog, Electronic, Video

We are almost ready to release a new track and wanted people to get it heard. To promote it, I dived into the world of a microinfluencer. I did a search for cool techno dancers and stumbled across a great shuffle dancer and asked her for a hat tip to dance to a snippet of our new song. 24 hours later, she posted the indeed cool video on her Insta with a snippet of our upcoming track “Kalte Ohren” I’m currently producing with Jerry Spoon and our pianist Chrigu.

12 hours later the shuffle dance studio promoter picked up the vid and shared it too.

I also postet it to Twitter, Insta and Facebook on my own account.

What was the impact within 48 hours?

Shuffle dancers Insta: 4’000 plays, 800 likes
Shuffle dance studios Insta repost: 17’000 plays, 2600 likes
My Insta: 120 plays, 50 likes
My Twitter: 58 plays, 6 likes
My YouTube: 18 plays, 2 likes

I like the idea, I like the vid. I like the track.

Conclusion: Your track can be excellent, but without the right promotion, nobody will ever notice it. Did it influence? No. Not really, the people just watched, liked and commented. No new followers at all. It’s just some entertainment in a fast and long stream of hyperactive, low attention, quick kick addicted Insta users. Who profits? Insta and its greed to monetize content. It’s just content. I feel sorry.