It’s lonely at the top

kus Blog, Creative Commons, Free MP3 Download, News

We’re moving fast to the end of the year. stafrosch is dedicated to the most popular cc music and works hard to bring it weekly to you.

What we’ve seen in the last year, was lots of attempts to fake the #hot111 charts position. The face tendencies in news around the world also catched the musicians. Fake plays, fake downloads, fake likes, fake RT. Because we were so disappointment we even made an experiment: We invested 5$ in a fake RT service who retweeted our silly “Bots, do something useful and RT this 12’000 times’. So sad.

Meanwhile we have blocked over 3000 artists from the #hot111 for violating the copyright and even more because they fake statistics. The question at the end of the day is always “Who do you trust?”. We want to stay a source of trust and work hard to detect all those fake attempts. We call that our CC-Spam filter. Unfortunately errors happen and there are always false positives. Sorry for that.

We no longer fully trust external sources for statistics. The only source where we are sure, no one puts his greasy fake fingers on are our own statistics. So here we go, for the most wanted Creative Commons music of the year 2017 and belive us, it’s lonely at the top.

The weekly #hot111 RnB charts.

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starfrosch – Fight for Your Reit (prod. Light-foot feat. Emily Coy)

kus by-sa, Creative Commons, Electronic, Free MP3 Download, Podcast

Another day, another birthday, another track. The alternative culture center Reithalle in Bern, Switzerland turns 30. As teenagers, 30 years ago, we spent a lot of good times there. Having a beer, a good concert and having a good talk to the peer group. Over the years it always was a controversial place. For one a too anarchist refugium and a place of shame, for the others a place for independent culture.

On birthdays you don’t complain about the birthday child. Your duty is to offer your friendship and maybe a gift.

Reithalle, here’s your birthday gift: “Fight for Your Reit” combines jazzy vocals with a bassy trap bottom and represents the dark underground mood.

It’s a dark trap.

Download starfrosch – Fight for Your Reit [Creative Commons license]

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Top 10 Royalty Free Tracks for YouTube

kus Blog, Creative Commons, News, Video

Top 10 Royalty Free Tracks for YouTube

starfrosch presents the hottest top 10 Royalty Free tracks from the #hot111 charts on YouTube. Thanks to our statistics, we can say very precisely what tracks you love, play, download and share.

We run our hotranker through all 70’000 track, it gave us 100 tracks and then we carefully selected the 10 hottest, made some animation and present them to you on our revitalised YouTube channel. Every Royalty Free track is CC-BY licensed. You may reuse them, you can even monetize the tracks only by giving credit to the artist.

Join our community of creators, subscribe to the channel, and head over to the starfrosch YouTube channel to get the freshest music for your videos.

Gilman Mom – Fool’s Gold

kus Blog, by-nc-nd, Free MP3 Download

Gilman Mom - Fool's Gold

Gilman Mom introduces field recordings and drone flavours in his Fool’s Gold, which is part of his Manifest Destiny album. The dark and windy atmosphere takes you on a ride through a windy storm. The spoken words give the track a dark mood.

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#madewithstarfrosch – YouTubers use royalty free music from starfrosch

kus Blog, Creative Commons, News, Video

starfrosch is building a network of royalty free Creative Commons musicians and creators. Creative Commons music is not just soulless industrial engineered royalty free music, it’s a real and alive music scene of aspiring musicians with emotions and lives. That’s what so special about. Real musicians focusing on art, on the way to express their feelings with music.

Today we want to give you an incomplete spotlight to our community of YouTubers who use music from the #hot111 charts. It’s a diverse and international community of vloggers, let’s players, makeup artists, hobbyists and pros who like to share their thoughts, visions and skills.

We created a YouTube playlist with the most exciting, shocking, entertaining and queer YouTubers. Come and join us. Create your videos with starfrosch’s #hot111 sound. We’re here to help you get the most out of your videos.

Join our community of creators and head over to the weekly fresh #hot111 charts to get the freshest music for your videos. We want to see your creations. You are #madewithstarfrosch and #madewithCreativeCommons.