Jamendo voted best music-related web in CNET contest
May 27th 2009

Remember the site I get all my free music from? Yes, Jamendo, a site for artists to share their music with their fans under Creative Commons licenses.

Well, apparently (and, of course, with my vote), they won CNET's Webware 2009 competition, in the "Music" category. They also made it to the "Top 100" web sites (which is quite a feat). You can read about it at the Jamendo blog and CNet site.

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My music collection surpasses 10000 songs
May 20th 2009

Following the "report" series started with my first summary of info about the music collection I listen to, I will update that info in this post.

The data (in parentheses the difference with respect to last report, 8 months ago).


Files

Total files        10039 (+527)
  - Commercial     6533 (+372)
  - Jamendo        3381 (+155)
  - Other CC       71 (+0)
  - Other          54 (+0)
Total playtime     634h (+34h)
Disk usage         48GB (+3GB)
MP3 count          0 (+0)
OGG count          100039 (+527)

Last.fm

Playcount           56191 (+14657)

Most played artists Joaquín Sabina - 3233 (+522)
                    Ismael Serrano - 1820 (+1342)
                    The Beatles - 1632 (+286)
                    Extremoduro - 1611 (+917)
                    Silvio Rodríguez - 930 (+148)
                    David TMX - 891 (+38)
                    Siniestro Total - 847 (+197)
                    Bad Religion - 774 (+142)
                    Fito & Fitipaldis - 749 (+74)
                    La Polla Records - 710 (+145)
                    El Reno Renardo - 660
                    Joan Manuel Serrat - 635
                    La Fuga - 570
                    Platero y Tú - 554
                    Ska-P - 554 (+114)

Most played songs   Km. 0 (I. Serrano) - 82
                    Cuando aparezca el petróleo (E. Sánchez) - 74 (+8)
                    Salir (Extremoduro) - 68
                    Golfa (Extremoduro) - 66
                    Caperucita (I. Serrano) - 65
                    La extraña pareja (I. Serrano) - 61
                    Vértigo (I. Serrano) - 61
                    La del pirata cojo (J. Sabina) - 60 (+5)
                    Tirado en la calle (E. Sánchez) - 59 (+6)
                    Un muerto encierras (I. Serrano) - 58
                    Conductores suicidas (J. Sabina) - 57 (+6)
                    Medias Negras (J. Sabina) - 56
                    Y sin embargo (J. Sabina) - 55 (+6)
                    Tierna y dulce historia de amor (I. Serrano) - 53
                    You shook me all night long (AC/DC) - 52
                    So payaso (Extremoduro) - 52
                    Laztana (Latzen) - 50
                    Esperar (E. Sánchez) - 50
                    Pacto entre caballeros (J. Sabina) - 50 (+3)
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My music collection surpasses 9000 songs
September 17th 2008

Following the "report" series started with my first summary of info about the music collection I listen to, I will update that info in this post.

The data (in parentheses the difference with respect to last report, 5 months ago).

Files

Total files        9512 (+1439)
  - Commercial     6161 (+1174)
  - Jamendo        3226 (+225)
  - Other CC       71 (+40)
  - Other          54 (+0)
Total playtime     25d (+4d)
Disk usage         45GB (+7GB)
Artist count       1270 (+236)
Album count        847 (+109)
MP3 count          0 (+0)
OGG count          9512 (+1439)

Last.fm

Playcount           41534 (+5255)

Most played artists Joaquín Sabina - 2711 (+195)
                    The Beatles - 1346 (+118)
                    David TMX - 853 (+82)
                    Silvio Rodríguez - 782 (+37)
                    Extremoduro - 694 (+251)
                    Fito & Fitipaldis - 675 (+53)
                    Siniestro Total - 650 (+39)
                    Bad Religion - 632 (+59)
                    La Polla Records - 565 (+28)
                    Ismael Serrano - 478
                    Ska-P - 440 (+20)

Most played songs   Cuando aparezca el petróleo (E. Sánchez) - 66 (+10)
                    La del pirata cojo (J. Sabina) - 55 (+3)
                    Tirado en la calle (E. Sánchez) - 53 (+7)
                    Conductores suicidas (J. Sabina) - 51 (+3)
                    Y sin embargo (J. Sabina) - 49 (+4)
                    Pacto entre caballeros (J. Sabina) - 47 (+2)

Amarok

Playcount         30392 (+4796)

Favorite artists  NanowaR - 96.16% (+2.14)
                  ABBA - 95.85%
                  Erick Sánchez - 95.19%
                  Rafael Caballero - 94.73 (+0.43)
                  Peiremans - 94.68% (+1.20)
                  Leihotikan - 94.53% (+0.14%)
                  Su ta Gar - 94.44% (+0.34)
                  Simon and Garfunkel - 94.26% (+0.42)
                  La Caja Negra - 94.22% (+0.65)
                  Antarhes - 94.18%
                  Ska-P - 94.12% (-0.96)
                  Eskorbuto - 94.06%
                  Fito & Fitipaldis - 93.87%
                  Juan Luis Guerra - 93.75% (+0.10)

Favorite songs    Salir - Extremoduro
                  You shook me all night long - AC/DC
                  Km 0 - Ismael Serrano
                  Golfa - Extremoduro
                  Todos los segundos cuentan - La Caja Negra
                  Vértigo - Ismael Serrano
                  1st movement of Winter - Antonio Vivaldi
                  Total eclipse of the heart - Bonnie Tyler
                  New America - Bad Religion
                  Caperucita - Ismael Serrano
                  Fiesta pagana (Mägo de Oz) - Mägo de Oz
                  Cuando aparezca el petróleo - Erick Sánchez
                  La extraña pareja - Ismael Serrano
                  Highway to hell - AC/DC
                  Uno - dos - tres - cuatro - Javier Álvarez
                  El roce de tu cuerpo - Platero y Tú
                  Torn - Natalie Imbruglia
                  Un muerto encierras - Ismael Serrano
                  Chop suey - System of a Down
                  Tirado en la calle - Erick Sánchez
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My music collection hits 8000 songs
April 23rd 2008

Following the "report" series started with my first summary of info about the music collection I listen to, I will update that info in this post.

The data (in parentheses the difference with respect to last report, 5 months ago).

Files

Total files        8073 (+1037)
  - Commercial     4987 (+522)
  - Jamendo        3001 (+468)
  - Other CC       31 (+0)
  - Other          54 (+47)
Total playtime     21d (+3d)
Disk usage         38GB (+6GB)
Artist count       1034 (+217)
Album count        738 (+120)
MP3 count          0 (+0)
OGG count          8073 (+1037)

Last.fm

Playcount           36279 (+10033)

Most played artists Joaquín Sabina - 2516 (+264)
                    The Beatles - 1228 (+245)
                    David TMX - 771 (+172)
                    Silvio Rodríguez - 745 (+119)
                    Fito & Fitipaldis - 622
                    Siniestro Total - 611 (+75)
                    Bad Religion - 573
                    La Polla Records - 537
                    Extremoduro - 443
                    Ska-P - 420

Most played songs   Cuando aparezca el petróleo (E. Sánchez) - 56 (+14)
                    La del pirata cojo (J. Sabina) - 52 (+5)
                    Conductores suicidas (J. Sabina) - 48 (+2)
                    Tirado en la calle (E. Sánchez) - 46
                    Y sin embargo (J. Sabina) - 45 (+5)
                    Pacto entre caballeros (J. Sabina) - 45 (+3)

Amarok

Playcount         25596 (+7410)

Favorite artists  Ska-P - 95.08%
                  Leihotikan - 94.39%
                  Rafael Caballero - 94.30%
                  Su ta Gar - 94.10% (+2.24)
                  NanowaR - 94.02%
                  Simon and Garfunkel - 93.84%
                  Juan Luis Guerra - 93.65% (+0.8)
                  La Caja Negra - 93.57% (+1.93)
                  Peiremans - 93.48% (+1.52)

Favorite songs    You shook me all night long (AC/DC) - 99%
                  Km 0 (I. Serrano) - 98%
                  Salir (Extremoduro) - 98%
                  1st movement of Winter (A. Vivaldi) - 98%
                  Torn (N. Imbruglia) - 98%
                  Total eclipse of the heart (B. Tyler) - 98%
                  Todos los segundos cuentan (La Caja Negra) - 98%
                  Fiesta pagana (Mägo de Oz) - 98%
                  New America (Bad Religion) - 98%
                  Las cuatro y diez (L.E. Aute and S. Rodríguez) - 98%
                  Soldadito marinero (Fito & Fitipaldis) - 98%
                  Cuando aparezca el petróleo (E. Sánchez) - 98%
                  Jet pilot (System of a Down) - 98%
                  Tirado en la calle (E. Sánchez) - 98%
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Creative Commons exists
May 9th 2006

I read in BoingBoing that at least one of the 5 finalists to the 2005 Hugo best science-fiction novel award has published his work (Accelerando) under the Creative Commons.

Yes, free to download legally. Yes, a novel that is among the finalists for an international prize, won by people like Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke, Ray Bradbury, Poul Anderson, Larry Niven, Orson Scott Card or J.K. Rowling in 2001 for Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

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Tonto
April 29th 2006

They are not my favourite, they are not the best of the best... But, what the hell!, their personal info (quoted below) caught my eye. You can find the music of this group from Madrid at Jamendo. They release their music (at least this album) under the Creative Commons.

Feel free to try, download, burn and share their songs, below. You can find more Creative Commons music I like at my site.

 
 

 
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Desde la salvaje y peligrosa selva madrileña, cual canario entre leones, como un elefante entre roedores, como una abeja entre las flores,surgen TONTO... el grupo que todavia no sabias que estabas esperando. Tras 5 años mirandonos el ombligo hace pocos meses que TONTO empezó su andadura grabando sus temas en los prestigiosos estudios ZZ bajo la tutela sonora del afamado productor de la provincia el Dr Gustafsson que tambien se hace cargo de las labores bajísticas. A las 6 cuerdas el inefable y peligroso Jimi "Yimi" rodriguez , en la bateria Missis Marta acariciando bombos, platos y cajas y a la voz cantante el atractivo y afeminado hooligan Kaiser José!

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CC Music
March 29th 2006

Just as in the USA they have the RIAA, here we have the SGAE, which "takes care" of the artists , composers, writers and so on. In the suspicion that what they defend are the interests of discography lobbys, and fed up with the whole "music business", I turned my eyes to the music released under a Creative Commons (CC) license.

So far I haven't had time to dive too deep in this world, but I have come across a very interesting resource for such music, namely a French site called Jamendo. All the music there is free to download, hear, burn, share, and probably broadcast (there are different CC licenses, some more restricting than others). Go ahead and give it a try, folks!

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