#ccmusicvideo – Creative Commons Music Videos

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ccmusicvideo

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.

hot111-video

You?

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

#GLAMhack – We demand Open Access to Data and Water

kus Blog, Technology

viisoo

Our team Kollektiv Zoll explored for two days at the 1st Open Cultural Data Hackathon 2015 with the project Viisoo a remix of Open Data from different sources. We did a remix of Open Data under the topic Water.

Water is an essential element of life and should be accessible to everyone. We demand Open Access for Data as we demand Open Access to water.

Enjoy our installation and experience sonifiaction and visualisation of water.

headphones

Plug your headphones, allow access to your microfone (we want that data too) and fire up your up to date Browser for a full customer friendly experience. Click the objects and talk with your computer.

Head over to Viisoo. Open Access to water and data. Now.

A Thing A Week – Yes we thing.so

kus Blog, Fun, News, Technology, Video

A Thing A Week. Yes we thing.so.
New Website: A Thing A Week. #Happy #Birthday. Every week a [superlative] thing. Not more, not less. An entertaining video, a supadupa song. Every week new and astonishing: Yes we http://thing.so

The website is reduced to minimal functions and design. So is the android app. Get it on Google Play Store.

Like us on bloody Facebook.

Here’s our press release (PDF)

Please show us your support and spread the news. We’d like to hear from you on Twitter, Facebook, G+ or other social media channels. Thank you.

Don’t paniq – Crowd funding works

kus Blog, Creative Commons, Electronica, Free MP3 Download, Technology, Vocal

Paniq is a well known artist in the Creative Commons music scene. His new album is here. You can download it for free or a voluntary donation. It’s catchy tunes, heavy basslines go deep into your ears and will stay there forever and will create you a good mood.

The whole album was crowd funded. It was produced only with donations. Here’s the budget of €4588.

  • €1485/month for rent, food, insurances, repairs, electricity, internet and transit tickets.
  • €1000 for manufacturing of CDs, including glass master, digipak package and 4-colored booklet.
  • €1025 for packaging and national/international shipping of CDs.
  • €195 for compensating accumulating PayPal fees (about 3%)

Any money left after the production was given to Creative Commons, EFF and Amnesty International.

Fantastic, isn’t it? And even better, the whole album was released under a by Creative Commons license, so you can do whatever you like with the sounds.

The whole album was created on a Linux Audio infrastructure with a desktop computer running Ubuntu Linux, Ardour, Audacity, Aldrin, JACK, Jacker, QSynth and lots of plugins.

Nuff said. Here’s his old hit Elektronische Musik and the one and only paniq last.fm top 10. Enjoy. We’re loving it.

And don’t forget to drop a comment. The artists like feedback.

Thanks for the image aemde

How to create a hit

kus Blog, News, Technology

Here’s an interview with the Belgian producer Paul Van Haver, better know as “Stromae” and he shows us how he created his hit “Alors on danse”. Quite interesting but little bit messed with the Propellerheads Reason commercials.
The message is simple: Buy Reason and you can create a hit. You know it’s creativity not tools.

Thanks for the image smemon