I’m back!

It’s been three hectic days since the last entry and I have been thinking a lot about how I need to get into new routines when it comes to writing on this blog. The lifestyle changes have started taken place but I have to admit that I listened to some music on a streaming site on Saturday evening, which did not follow the principal ideas of this challenge of using non-profit media. This is also an interesting perspective of the project. How open should I be? And could this interest collide with questions of integrity and private life? I will have have to reflect more on this and write about it later to give you my take on it!

The situation was involving a couple of other people and I was hosting a dinner so I thought I would play some music from a playlist on SoundCloud. I find it very hard to integrate open solutions now in the beginning and it is decisive that I take a stand in my decisions to leave so called “free” services such as Spotify, Grooveshark and Soundcloud altogether (as there are mixed licenses and advertisements on those services, not leaving much space for knowing whether songs are commercial or not).

Jamendo, the truly Free Streaming Site

It takes time to get into the new mindset so I started looking into alternatives and I found a solution to this issue! It is spelled “Jamendo“, a very interesting platform for legally free music released by independent artists. There are also various ways to get tuned in on their Internet Radio, and using VLC, a free and open sourced media player (possibly be one of the most famous open sourced projects), one can tune in right away after installation!

Look out for new reviews and tips coming sooner than you think!

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