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.

Shoutout to Breitband on Deutschlandfunk Kultur

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Shoutout to Deutschlandradio Deutschlandfunk Kultur for playing starfrosch Future Trap with Sub on their Breitband show.

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The starfrosch #hot111 is nominated for the DINAcon Award

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The starfrosch #hot111 is nominated for the DINAcon 2018 award. The other nominies are pretty funky too, so check them out.

DINAcon is the Swiss conference on digital sustainability and is taking place on Friday, 19 October 2018 at Welle 7 in Bern.

Get your tickets here and join Chrigu and Kus for a talk, we’re glad to see you.

Thomas from cctrax.com needs your help

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This morning, when I asked Thomas from the Creative Commons platform cctrax.com in Vietnam how he’s doing, he told me a story I couldn’t listen to without taking action.

Some burglars broke into his house and stole everything he needs for life. His IT equipment he uses to create web applications and tools to create handcrafted wooden furnitures he sells have been stolen. He’s broke, has no insurance and no more livelihood.

Please help him get back on track. starfrosch donated 500$, plus we will send him an older Laptop we no longer need. But that’s not enough.

Please donate too and spread the message. It’s a friend in need and I believe this is a community for free music who cares.

https://paypal.me/cctrax

Here’s his original message

Let me explain.
It’s been five years now that I provide the service of curating Creative Commons music and a comfortable free stream/download function. This site gives exposure to artists that do outstanding work and it currently attracts roughly 50k visitors/month. It’s fun doing the site and I’m happy to spend time and money to support the Creative Commons idea. I never considered placing a donation button somewhere.

But as we know – shit happens.

I make a living by creating things. I have a small workshop where I do handcrafted wooden furnitures that I try to sell. I do websites for small business owners, start-ups and the like. Some djing too. Just enough to make ends meet.
Things changed dramatically yesterday night when burglars managed to get in my house. The list of things they stole is rather long and depressing. In short, they took what’s portable. My wood working tools (all of them), my laptop, hard drive, a phone and so on. Basically all stuff that’s crucial to make a living. Did I lock my house? You bet. Does my insurance cover for it? No. Police? Funny idea.

Back to square one.

I’m typing this on an eight years old laptop with a broken keyboard, even the burglars skipped it.

Why should that bother you?

Well, you came here looking for free music. Momentarily it doesn’t look like I can update/maintain the site. Remember, no laptop. Furthermore I have to focus on getting my tools replaced which, of course, has top priority. Tough times ahead of me.

Now here’s the thing:

I’m kindly asking for donations that help me to get back on track. Please do if you can afford drinking less and donating a few bucks instead.

https://paypal.me/cctrax

or contact me on twitter @deeload if you have questions or a better idea.

thanks for reading,
deeload

starfrosch radio must be the shit

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We’re honored that our starfrosch radio is so awesome, that an anonymous developer hiding behind a fake email claudia.alende.net@gmail.com has created an android app that monetizes our one and only stream. And no, you don’t even get a link to that crap. This tells us, that our stream must be the shit when someone does the effort of programming an app and tries to monetize it. Unlucky Claudia, no one will ever download your app, you must improve extremely. Fortunately it’s so crap, that not even lousy Google wants to remove it without a court order from their Google Play Store, but they don’t hesitate to send us continuously DMCA notices and removing our Creative Commons music without any court order. Sometimes this internet is so f* up by big companies and evil folks, that we hardly can believe it. At least we’re great and that’s for sure. Enough cursed about the 1% who deserve it. We love the other 99% and just them.