Celebrate with us the 17. birthday of starfrosch

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Anonymous Open Froggy

My calendar says Sunday 13. January 2002 the project starfrosch was born. That’s 17 years ago. 17 years full of joy (and some fucks) with an enthousiastic community.

starfrosch startet when illegal Napster dominated the music industry and offered as one of the first platforms legal open music. starfrosch was leading with its own Open Music releases. starfrosch was a speaker when Creative Commons Switzerland launched and run Switzerlands first podcast.

It’s a pleasure to be on this ride with this vibrating community. Exploring the new is on my agenda ever since and not the business model.

Music, tech and communication are my main pleasures. For your birthday gift I teamed up with the overly talented muscician, producer, studio owner and sound engineer Jerry Spoon to create a track for you. Here it is. Enjoy Kalte Ohren and give a warm applause. It’s open and free.

About Influencers: It’s just content

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We are almost ready to release a new track and wanted people to get it heard. To promote it, I dived into the world of a microinfluencer. I did a search for cool techno dancers and stumbled across a great shuffle dancer and asked her for a hat tip to dance to a snippet of our new song. 24 hours later, she posted the indeed cool video on her Insta with a snippet of our upcoming track “Kalte Ohren” I’m currently producing with Jerry Spoon and our pianist Chrigu.

12 hours later the shuffle dance studio promoter picked up the vid and shared it too.

I also postet it to Twitter, Insta and Facebook on my own account.

What was the impact within 48 hours?

Shuffle dancers Insta: 4’000 plays, 800 likes
Shuffle dance studios Insta repost: 17’000 plays, 2600 likes
My Insta: 120 plays, 50 likes
My Twitter: 58 plays, 6 likes
My YouTube: 18 plays, 2 likes

I like the idea, I like the vid. I like the track.

Conclusion: Your track can be excellent, but without the right promotion, nobody will ever notice it. Did it influence? No. Not really, the people just watched, liked and commented. No new followers at all. It’s just some entertainment in a fast and long stream of hyperactive, low attention, quick kick addicted Insta users. Who profits? Insta and its greed to monetize content. It’s just content. I feel sorry.

Arcadi Volodos and Boris Berezovsky @ Art-Dialog Festival Biel

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It is a rather unique opportunity to listen to two of the most distinguished Russian Pianists of our time within six days. The Art Dialog Society based in Biel, Switzerland, made this possible in october 2018. This society was founded to create new forms of artistic performances and to let them interfere with other ways of cultural expressions. Its festival usually takes place in spring and summer. It’s due to the world-renowned pianists that their concerts were scheduled exceptionally this fall.

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Follow on Insta

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Folks, just a quick heads up. I’ve created various clips for copyright free artists on Insta, you maybe also want to enjoy them here. Have a listen and follow me for more.

Top 10 Royalty Free Tracks for YouTube

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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.