What will you create today? Be creative!

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One of the maxims of starfrosch is: Be creative!

Because we not only love listening to music, we also love to create and we want you to be creative. Express yourself. These are the main reasons, why the #hot111 charts exists.

A library of over 30’000 fresh music tracks you can build upon. Download the tracks, cut them, sample them, add vocals, rap, add it to your video, share it on other platforms like YouTube, Mixcloud, SoundCloud. Everywhere you can imagine. Worldwide. Inside the internet, outside the internet.

Want to make money with it? Just go ahead. Sell it, perform it live on stage. Sell a mix tape. Make a playlist, a DJ mix, put it on YouTube. Express yourself with music.

There’s only one thing needed: Credit the artist. We made it simple for you. Click on the title of the track to go to the detail page, scroll down and you will find a red button “Copy Credits”. Copy this to the description of your work and you are fine to use the track for free. Yes, free.

Still not clear? Check the FAQ, it covers your question.

Head over to the #hot111 charts and start your journey. What will you create today? Be creative!

Origami FKK – Call for Summer Hits 2019 (Update)

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What will be the summer hit 2019? We are already interested in no other question. We are looking for your track: Pure, naked, nature & foldable. Summertime and the living is easy!

The best 4-6 will be included in the album Origami FKK. The album is featured on starfrosch.com. All entries must be under free licenses (CC-BY-SA or CC-CC0) or distributed in the public domain. Upload on Dock18.ch until 31.November 30.December 2018. The 4-6 winners will get 250 CHF, thats around 250 $ each.

Suggestions for the Album Cover (square format) can be uploaded with pleasure in the jpg format. Release Party is naked (or dressed) with the whole family on the nudist beach of the Rote Fabrik ZΓΌrich as soon as summer comes.

Hello World! I’m your free starfrosch Twitter Bot

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Hello World! I’m your starfrosch Twitter bot and I listen to @starfroschBot.

I’d like to hear from you. Tag your tweets with #ccmusic, starfrosch or #hot111. I’ll check them out and retweet, if I think their popular enough.

Follow me for updates on popular #ccmusic and starfrosch’s #hot111. #ccmusic is the shit you need to know, when your a YouTuber, Podcaster or a Game developer in need of Royalty Free Music.

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The Buenzli Reboot Party – Impressions

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Last saturday there was the Buenzli Reboot party, a retrospective of the last 20 years of demos coded by sceners. For those not familiar with the demoscene, that’s where short visual programs are coded as a competition. It’s a specialized form of computer art driven by reputation. The Buenzli or Demodays is a yearly gathering of 50-100 coders who participate in this Hackathon you would say nowadays.

The Buenzli invitation from 2011

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Characters by various authors, Pixel People

The Buenzli Reboot party was organized by Echtzeit and soda.camp with a team including starfrosch, and presented by Oleg Lavrovsky and JΓΆrg Berkel.

The demoscene is an amazing pool of digital creativity and will be hopefully also part of the crowdfunded MuDA, the Museum of Digital art in Zurich.

Demos initially where Cracktros, a short commercial at the beginning of every cracked program. There are still active cracking groups like Razor 1911 you might know from serial generators. Most of the demoscene split from the cracking scene and codes independently demos as an art form.

Almost every demo is underlaid with sound. This is where the Netlabel idea initially was born, out of the demoscene. There are still lots of Netlabel sounds archived on Scene.org. Netlabels very fast adopted the Creative Commons licenses and still contribute to the Free Music scene. That’s our connections to the scenes: Demo sounds, Netlabels, Creative Commons and Freedom.

The Buenzli Reboot party took place in a vintage cinema in Berne. The cinema contains a huge collection of analog projectors. In this inspiring atmosphere Oleg showed and explained us the demo collection from over 20 years. The obligatory geek and nerdy beverage and food was: Pizza and beer.

Listen to a radio broadcast from radio RaBe about the Buenzli Reboot party. It’s in Swiss German, even if you don’t understand it, you maybe love how it sounds like.

We hope you have enjoyed the show as much as we did. Here are the one, two, three youtube playlists of all shown demos.

Are you interested more into demos? Check out pouΓ«t.org, where over 60’000 demos are archived.

Top 10 CC Tracks from Bandcamp according to Google

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We very much would like to integrate Bandcamp into our #hot100 charts, but the onyl message from Bandcamp we have is

Sorry, the API is no longer supported and we’re not granting any new developer keys.

We’re constantly looking for a way to get access to the Creative Commons tracks on Bandcamp, just because we like the way Bandcamp treats the artists.

One way to get access to CC music is the #ccmusic blog from diffuser.net, who collects all CC music tracks manually. What we’re missing there, is some quality control.

The approach from ronsens seems to be promising. He fires up a Google search and with Googles PageRank magic, you have the most relevant releases from the last week.

Let’s try this: What are the Top 10 CC albums/tracks on Bandcamp of all time according to Google? Have a listen.

 

Interesting, isn’t it? Get more excellent music on the #hot111 2015 genre charts.