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late : I'm a - from , playing the and some . When I'm lucky I dream a melody and can rescue it. I'm bad at finishing songs though and I'm looking for someone who would like to collaborate. I recently had a and I'm still not completely back to normal, but much better. I like to read or, well, I mostly listen to books from librivox.org ๐Ÿ˜œ I do and go to the almost daily. Attached a pic of my fav guitar...

@mightyflea do you have some recordings online? or maybe you can post something here?

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@mightyflea hi there and welcome to smusi.ch

@banjo seems to have worked now. welcome to smusic.ch
hope you like it. if there's trouble, give me a wink...

while choon.co seems like a decent site to share as an artist, it's again a completely walled garden. it's not open source, they use for update and for blog posts. you can't give proper feedback, the team is full of "entrepreneurs", meaning all they want is to get rich with choon (see bitcointalk.org/index.php?topi )
I hope it fails to be honest. they're not doing this in the interest of the musicians really.

so I guess I'll be posting my demos to choon.co/artists/reto now that I can upload stuff. here's another demo I have recorded just now: "Deep Inside" choon.co/tracks/81foz8b6x3/dee

of an unfinished called "Joy is"

@kensanata has created this cool tool with topical lists of people to follow:
communitywiki.org/trunk

@kensanata can you make a Musicians list and put me on it?

who wants to be on it too? just let him know ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ‘

a playing Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen at midnight in . the people were singing along nicely ๐Ÿ˜Š

the Buskers steet music festival in has been quite a disappointment. or have you heard of buskers performing on stage? because that's what they do at the festival. they have built stages with massive amps and cannot just play, they need to register even. feels more like an opportunity for food stands to make money. ๐Ÿ˜

there are really no good and sites!? the popular ones suck so much. you can really see there how monetization corrupts and makes stuff awful.

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Is there yet a movement where artists and creators make a testament that after their death all their work becomes public domain? Ie. an explicit middle ground between default copyright period and immediate PD at the time of publication?

I'd be interested in developing and advocating this kind of movement to widen the common public cultural legacy. But I guess some sort of legal expertise would be good to have. And if this is already a thing, then great, I'll join!

wow, never really saw a concert before. here's one from Australia 1964 in pretty good quality: youtube.com/watch?v=TahzLwGlFL
it's amazing. you get an idea why they became so famous and the people were later screaming so loud that they couldn't hear themselves playing anymore (that's also the reason they stopped doing live performances)

yesterdays by vincent () and romano () in the city of

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@reto yes never take ANY of their plans I had a terrible experience with absolutely all of them (and I'm the patient/comprehenssive kind of person) they really just want your money. A coop would be amazing, meanwhile the only accessible platform is distrokid (20$ per year for illimited storage on spotify itunes etc) but haven't tried it yet >__< if you find something let me know, i'd be happy to join a mastodon-sort-of-website dedicated to music!!

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Hi there smusi.ch, I'm a Canadian leftist singer-songwriter, been playing for 10 years and just started learning . I mostly listen to , and and have an interest in as well.

Looking forward to getting to know all you folks!

I deleted my account. all I want to do currently is to put some live demos out, but bandcamp is not well suited for that. I'm trying now a bit: reverbnation.com/oter
there are really too many of these sites and they all kind of suck because none of them is a co-op.