And the winner of the Cold Ears contest is…

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Cold ears, hot ears.

First of all I’d like to thank ccMixter and all participants to be part of the Cold Ears remix contest. It was a great pleasure to listen to all those creative works from all around the world. We didn’t expect such a good feedback and are very thankful for all remixes.

Finally we had to chose a winner. We have chosen Dysfunction_ALs remix with vocals from mindmapthat aka Kara Square. It’s a creative blend that takes our track Kalte Ohren to a new level. It’s fresh, exciting also on repeat and we like the production quality. We are very happy to include it on our upcoming album in 2019 with the working title “Neo-Hippie”.

Dysfunction_AL – Kalte Ohren (Remix feat. Jerry Spoon, starfrosch, Kara Square)

Very nice. Quite a lot of twists. It begins with a few big beats and psy approaches, and then ends as a successful hard trance number. Yes, well done.

Marc Rodrigues, Ex Und Hop Music Blog

Download Dysfunction_AL – Kalte Ohren (CC-BY)

Dysfunction_AL – Kalte Ohren

The YouTubers were also creative, so enjoy this ride through Harz in Germany with music from the remix contest.

We hope you enjoyed the contest as much as we did and wish you all the best. We’re happy to be on this ride.

starfrosch & Jerry Spoon

Listen to the Dysfunction_AL remix @ccMixter

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Our remix contest on ccMixter is running wild. Listen to Disfunction_ALs electro-techno Kalte Ohren remix. Meet the darkness.

Download – Dysfunction_AL – Kalte Ohren Remix

Head over to ccMixter get the high quality stems, remix and get the chance to appear on starfrosch and Jerry Spoons upcoming album produced mixed and mastered by Studio Vosier.

The remix contest @ccMixter is in full bloom

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Our remix contest on ccMixter is in full bloom. Listen to Scombers (AUS) remix Black to the Night. Meet the kangaroos.

Download Scomber – Black to the Night

Head over to ccMixter get the high quality stems, remix and get the chance to appear on starfrosch and Jerry Spoons upcoming album produced mixed and mastered by Studio Vosier.

FKK Origami EP release @Rote Fabrik Zurich

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FKK Origami

Join us to celebrate the FKK origami contest winners 11. Mai 14.00 to open end at nudist beach Rote Fabrik Zurich Switzerland organized by Dock18, the institute for media cultures. There will be a picnic.

We’re pleased to announce the winners:

Jerry Spoon – Kalte Ohren
Stefan Rudin – No gates no pussy
Claude Treptow – Lone Ride
Siobhan Dakay (feat. Moira Waugh) – Hey Mr. Sun

Plus two work in progress tracks

Read the official announcement from Dock18 in german. We’ll be there.

Why give your music away for free?

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Why I don’t loose 1 cent giving away my music for free.

So why do I give my music away for free? It’s a simple calculation. 0.4% of the tracks worldwide make 80% of the money. Mine belong to the 99.6%.

I don’t loose 1 cent giving away my tracks also for free under Open Licenses.

My tracks are free and also on the shops like Amazon sucks, Apple sucks, Spotify sucks. Because they are free I have a bigger fan base. They share my tracks and reuse it in games, videos and podcasts. They do an awesome promotion job.

Because I have a bigger fan base I reach more fans also those fans who are willing to pay. That works.

Those who don’t pay, will never pay but they promote me. For free. The others pay. Both do a good job.

It’s an ecosystem of attention and I play with it and it works. Giving also away your tracks for free is an investment into your fan base. That pays off.