"...I started Remixtures in the beginning of October 2006, a few months after I finished my master’s thesis about online activism and the (re)appropriation of technology for social goals.Read more »
The whole Libspotify API (initially with support just for Linux on IA-32) comes with conditions attached which make it anything but open and hardly likely to propel it out of the iTunes shadow.Read more »
So when a friend who is a drummer for a band called "The Long Gone Daddys" asked me to fix his computer I asked what do you use it for? Answer to check the MySpace and web site for the band mostly. He also needed better tools for the web site management as well. He knew I used Linux so I asked if he wanted to give it a try. He answered that he wanted to have a working computer that stayed working.Read more »
The following article presents a status report on the development of five of the most active notation software projects for Linux. Most of them are works in progress, but all are well along on their development track and in varying states of usability.Read more »
“Our concern was how the RIAA is trying to use this sledge-hammer against the poorest people in society to set precedents in copyright, ” the FSF’s Peter Brown told p2pnet today. The launch of the fund, organized with Beckerman’s Recording Industry Vs The People, was vitally important and now it’s being used in the Jammie Thomas case.Read more »
Welcome back a few well known and loved features from the Amarok 1.4 series: queuing, playlist search and filtering as well as "stop after current track". And, long awaited and finally available: sorting the collection by composer. We of course also worked on other features and extended the Scriptable Service API to allow smoother integration of service scripts. The LibriVox service script has received some love and comes with new icons amongst other improvements. Media device handling has also seen many improvements: MTP devices can now delete multiple tracks at once, and the status bar gives visual feedback when deleting tracks from iPods. Our OS X users will certainly like the built in Growl notification support.Read more »
"...Nodes.fm encourages musicians to upload their music so that it can be voted upon. Besides operating at no cost to musicians, and using our copyleft Attribution-ShareAlike license, Nodes.fm is free software as its codebase is released under the Free Software Foundation’s AGPL license."Read more »
Every time I think we're finally reaching the point where these types of stories aren't necessary any more, because we've shown so many different musicians give away their music for free and make more money because of the additional business models they put in place, we see someone making a statement like: "but, if they give music away for free, they don't make any money and won't keep producing mRead more »
After nearly 2 years of work, the next major version of the music manager Amarok is released. On its own, this release brings a ton of cool new features to the player, but it also provides the platform on which future improvements will be added. Cool new stuff includes smooth integration of Internet content and a brand new playlist.Read more »
"Most of my works (music, writing, photographs, illustrations, graphic design) are covered by the Free Art License 1.3. which allows others to freely share and build upon them. The following is a brief explanation of the rules for using and sharing my works covered under this license..."Read more »
Today the Amarok project releases Narwhal, the release candidate of the upcoming Amarok 2.0.
The changes since Beta 3 focus mostly on fixing bugs, as we are in a fairly hard feature-freeze to give us time to polish the final product. However, this didn’t stop us from adding a few nice new things.
And remember, the new Amarok 2.0 RC 1 works on Windows and MacOS too.Read more »
0.2.14 has been released! This release includes a lot of bug fixes, and the lastfmradio plugin.
Also, we’ve put up the first source tarball for Exaile 0.3.0a. To use it, download and extract the tarball, then run ./exaile from within the source directory. Note: This is an alpha release, and yes we know that there are a lot of features missing. This is just barely a hint of what’s to come.Read more »
mingus is a music theory package for Python. This post properly announces version 0.3 and gets into some of the issues that were dealt with while developing this release.Read more »