Sunday, November 30, 2014

Starfrosch - 141130 - Music Manumit Podcast


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In this episode:
Our guest is Markus who runs the creative commons music chart Starfrosch hot 100

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Here are Doug's notes from the interview.

Markus Koller runs the project

Tell us about your website and tell us what’s new! -- Creative Commons music...mostly electronic, but not just electronic

ranking comes from a lot of sources

Where did the project name originate?

2000 -- made some music with computers.

Swordfish → Starfrosch:

Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. More on that here: from-bern-switzerland-its-starfrosch

originally just a site to get out their own sounds

podcast started in 2004/05

How did the transition occur?

site made with Notepad/++

Favorite genres?

Drum ‘n’ Bass and many, but mostly electronic.

This may be mostly historical from the netlabel scene. has more American/a influence.

Things have changed in the last ten years

The hot 100 is hot!

Jamendo API contest:

Jurgen's submission

all APIs have problems

our discussions with



Here’s the video game Tom spent way too much time looking up:

What drew you to Creative Commons?

“The organization was founded in 2001 by Lawrence Lessig, Hal Abelson, and Eric Eldred[3] with the support of Center for the Public Domain. The first article in a general interest publication about Creative Commons, written by Hal Plotkin, was published in February 2002.[4] The first set of copyright licenses was released in December 2002.[5]” -

music-manumit-podcast-headphonica ← we did not talk about it here

music-manumit-podcast-audiotool-110417 ← we did talk about it here...and it was headphonica

the-controversy-around-flickr-selling-creative-commons-licensed-photos ← Flickr controversy

What are your plans for the future?

Keep it going!

How are you getting the word out?

podcasts, bloggers, tweets, and radio

Who are some people you think we should try to get on the show (aka, who are the important people in Creative Commons music today)?

maybe Phlow?


Is there anything else you would like to say/tell us about?

We got it all! Go us!

Closing Track

Koloto - “Fox Tales” from Bad Panda Records (which has been doing well on the hot 100!)

touched Markus emotionally!