#madewithstarfrosch – YouTubers use royalty free music from starfrosch

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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.

We’re still looking for freshness

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That’s why we released a new image video. Splish, splash I was taking a bath. It’s always summer in Switzerland and we enjoy it.

Head over to the #hot111 charts and get your weekly fresh kicks.

Music by Rameses B – Burden of Life CC-BY
Royalty Free Music found @ https://starfrosch.com Where else?

#ccmusicvideo – Creative Commons Music Videos

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Music is about emotions. We at starfrosch <3 videos. Long, short, queer, artistic, moving videos. That's why we were thinking about how to show you the best Creative Commons music videos.

#ccvideo starfrosch TV

First of all we tried to create starfrosch TV for you. We magically check the last 200 played tracks from starfrosch Radio and fire up a Youtube search and display you the found video. You can ZZzzap and skip forward to the next video. The result is not too exciting. To be honest, most of the videos are slideshows.

#ccvideo Playlist on Youtube

This lead us to a hand compiled real all ##music #ccvideo playlist on Youtube. We have compiled about 50 #ccvideo, which are quite entertaining and emotional. We love the result. We teamed up with cctrax.com, who helps us to compile the playlist. We will constantly add the latest #ccvideo to this playlist. If you miss a video, tweet us.

[Update 8.12.2016, 16.30] Want to join the playlist and collaborate with us? Tweet us.
Want to show the playlist on your website like cctrax or starfrosch? We’re happy you share it.

[Update 11.12.2016, 16.10] Meanwhile there are 8 great curators managing the list: @starfrosch @deeload @ronsens @blocsonic @commonsbaby @dogmazic @amsterdammack @rynothebearded

#ccmusicvideo #hot111

During December 2016, we are synchronizing our #hot111 charts with Youtube. For every of the 50’000 tracks, we do the trick to search on Youtube for a video and show it to you. We are looking forward to see the result.



What’s your vision with #ccmusicvideo. Come and share your thoughts with us.

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


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 Jörg 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 pouët.org, where over 60’000 demos are archived.

We have a new starfrosch blogger: Vertigo

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Vertigo is our next blogger from the starfrosch collective. He’s coming from outside the Creative Commons community, but has a undeniable music taste. So we’re happy to have him on board.

Ladies and gentleman, please welcome Mr. Movember Vertigo to starfrosch!

starfrosch: Could you tell me how you got into music?
Yup. When I was young, my mum was listening a lot to black music. So first, it was Soul and Blues, then black Pop, lead by Prince, Michael Jackson and Tina Turner. Of course, I was into the music, before even knowing about genres. Later Hip-Hop had a strong influence on me and my friends. In my early puberty I said goodbye to the dark violent side of Hip-Hop from the 90’s and stepped into worldmusic (also playing Didjeridoo and Fujara instrument). Not really ideal for dancing, I remained listening at home to worldmusic and sticked to the beats for clubs that were playing Drum’n’Bass, quickly after 2Step. After a long period, where I was more into sports than focusing to music, I found my new addiction: The guitar. Starting to play this instrument, I closed the circle and I’m back into blues or better bluesrock and stonersrock. For clubbing and dancing I still prefer electronic music. My newest discovery is all that NuWave, NuDisco, Deep House stuff that had an immense retro influence.

starfrosch: Where are you from and what’s your favorite place there?
Berne, for good rock concerts in the Reithalle Rössli and for electronic sound Reithalle Dachstock and Dampfzentrale.

starfrosch: What makes music good in your opinion? What do you like?
Music is emotion. Music is art when it is about expressing your emotion and yourself.
There is a lot of energy in sounds, and even in modern music are strong archaic elements, that make you stop from your routine, and let you dive into your inner universe, for a short while at least.

starfrosch: Do you have other web projects running?
Yes. A climbing site: kletterwiki.ch. A blog about SEO: seomensch.com. And a webshop for survival stuff: bugout.ch. Last but not least a facebook page fb.com/vertigo365

starfrosch: What are the most important things in your life?
I guess everybody uses the “M” like music word here. Beside that, friends and the offline moments in nature.

starfrosch: What inspires you?
People that are expressing their-self, long before thinking about money.

starfrosch: That sounds interesting. Thank’s a lot for the interview and welcome to starfrosch. We’re looking forward for your first blog post.