Raspberry Pi – Location Aware Media Server Project

Recently I purchased a Raspberry Pi and have been considering what I should do with it.

1 consideration has been to create a location aware media server.  What do I mean by location aware media server? Well most media servers will allow you to create playlists and output to whatever speakers are attached. With my project however I plan on making the system know which room you are in and to then output to speakers in that specific room, if you move room the music will follow.

Prior to jumping into such a project there are a few things that I have to work out as well as to decide the full functionality of the system. Continue reading “Raspberry Pi – Location Aware Media Server Project”

Cancelling Apple Music

Like many as soon as the Apple music service started I immediately jumped on to the trial.

If you did the same please remember that the trial will end on the 30th of September. I have not utilised the service so it would be a waste to actually continue the service. Continue reading “Cancelling Apple Music”

The Rise Of Crowd Funding In The Music Industry

Over recent times it has become a lot more evident that crowd funding is becoming a bigger influence in the music industry. At first I believed this to be more underground and unsigned bands

Since paying closer attention to the crowd funding projects that have been created it has shown be that this is far from being secluded to the newer bands. Continue reading “The Rise Of Crowd Funding In The Music Industry”

Nirvana For Christmas Number 1

Some of you may remember that last year there was a campaign on Facebook to get Rage Against The Machine as the Christmas number 1. That campaign became a great success and thwarted last year’s X-Factor hijacking the charts as they usually do.

Well this year there is another campaign. This year’s campaign is to try and get Nirvana’s Smells Like Teen Spirit to the number 1 spot. This year the Christmas charts are actually on Christmas day so any copies of this song bought from now until 23:59 on December the 24th will count towards the campaign

I have bought my copy already. Have you?

Click here for more information on the Nirvana Facebook campaign.

Apple Release iTunes Match In The UK

Several months ago Apple announced the iTunes Match service which allows users to have their non-iTunes purchases associated with their account and for them to have the ability to download high quality versions of the songs (256 kbps with no DRM).

The service sounded great but 1 disappointment I had was that the service was not available in the UK. Continue reading “Apple Release iTunes Match In The UK”

Steve Jobs Dies At The Age Of 56

The news has just emerged that Steve Jobs has lost his battle with illness. Steve Jobs has died today at the age of 56. This is a very sad day and 1 that marks the death of a very influential member of the industry. Continue reading “Steve Jobs Dies At The Age Of 56”

End Of An Era

Over the last 20 – 30 years the Music industry and computing industry have been dominated by a small metallic and plastic disc. This disc of course is a CD.

In late 70’s and early 80’s Sony developed and demonstrated this remarkable product to the world paving the way for music to be stored at a great quality for a cheap price.  Unlike earlier methods for distributing music (such as the LP and tapes) this method was very strong. Continue reading “End Of An Era”

Free Legitimate Heavy Metal Music

UPDATE

I have decided to open a Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/freetherock

EDIT I have cleaned this up a bit and it is now looking a bit sparse. Some of the sites no longer exist and some sites removed the download.

If you are anything like me you will be fanatical about the music you listen too. Many people tend to prefer to download music freely from pirate sites however I prefer to get my music the legitimate way.

Getting music the legitimate way however can become very expensive. What follows is some free legitimate music. Free of course being the best price you can get.

Jamendo

Jamendo offers a large selection of free music ranging from many styles. I am of course only posting ones I have found that I really like but take a browse about you may like what you find.

Compilations

Last.fm

Last.fm offer free music to listen too and download.

Other Sources

It may also be worth checking out Suicidal Depressive as well as they also post free music.

I will be trying to keep this up to date and of course I will be adding more all the time so do check back.

If you know of any free music that is not listed be sure to let me know by responding to this post.