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Calling Samplers, Sharers: Creative Commons Now in SoundCloud

SoundCloud, the music and sound sharing service we saw launch this month has added a very important feature: support for different licenses. When you upload tracks, you can elect to protect your work with a conventional copyright or opt instead for a Creative Commons license. That’s an important feature I’d like to see all these […]

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Bandcamp versus SoundCloud: Online Music Sharing Services, Fight!

The wonderful wire to the ear beats me to raising the question of which online music sharing service should rule them all, Bandcamp or the just-public SoundCloud. I’ll be taking both for a test drive, but as I’m looking at them, any other services we should be considering for a prize fight? Any first impressions […]

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What Do You Get from a Free SoundCloud Account? Co-Founder Explains

There’s been some confusion from our readers and existing beta testers of SoundCloud (see their forums / login required) about what you can get with a free account on the service. Co-founder Eric Wahlforss answers some of these concerns in comments. With a free account, you will be able to: Send/upload up to five tracks […]

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SoundCloud Here: Like Flickr For Music?

  SoundCloud: The Tour from SoundCloud on Vimeo. SoundCloud, an online sharing community for sound and music, is now hours from public launch. I’ve been playing around with a closed beta for several months, and have to say, I’ve been really impressed. SoundCloud isn’t the first attempt to provide places to share music files with […]

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Don’t miss bangers from DutchAfro, more, in compilation for Dutch LGBTQIA+ refugees

When it comes to activism, talented music producers still speak best in music. And now hear this – the Netherlands might be a different place than the one you imagine, starting with this killer cut from DutchAfro.

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We need to discuss race in electronic music, and we need a new way to communicate

A social media meltdown reveals some deeper issues in the electronic dance music world – and the ways in which online media are amplifying divisions. These do need to be things we work on, if we believe in what we’re doing in music, and listening to issues around race is something us white people need […]

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This month is a meteor shower of great music; Objekt compiles a list to get you started

It’s the simplest social media revolution ever – bombard the Internets with music tips, not trolling. Objekt tweeted out his latest Bandcamp haul, and let me just add – “aye, sir.”

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Autechre streamed a 12-hour set live on Mixlr Sunday; listen to all of it

With eclectic sounds ranging from experimental hip hop to IDM, the legendary Warp act seems to have made an unexpected virtual DJ appearance over the weekend.

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Barker, Berghain resident, has found his voice – and meaning – in electronic sound

Barker’s Utility is a tour-de-force – economical but sensual, precise compositions that nonetheless sound immediate and personal. And there’s deeper thought behind those sounds, too.

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Review: 1010 Blackbox, sampling workstation hardware in a little square

This cute little box promises to let you manipulate sound and play live with samples without a computer. Andreas Roman returns to CDM with another in-depth, hands-on hardware review.

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