A new funding project has been created to help enhancing Emotuned free music platform infrastructure and content. It is hosted at indiegogo (as kickstarter is only available from US) . Click here to display details about gifts (named perks) that will ne provided to contributors.
By supporting the project you will allow :
- enhancing streaming performance : songs sample are stored at Dropbox for now. However it appears that by using Dropbox public links, first files bytes are sent at a very low rate, leading to about one second delay before streaming/buffering. Then songs from Cjed artist have been migrated to the Emotuned server (now start immediately).
The goal is to provide a 500 MB account per artist for their song’s samples, that is about 3 MB per song (two 1,5 MB samples files average – .m4a and .ogg), then close to 20 releases of 10 tracks each. Full songs files (encrypted archives) can still be stored at Dropbox, Sugarsync or GDrive as these are not streamed (downloaded at purchase time).
This extra storage requires a dedicated server (shared one for now to allow reduced costs), that is about 100$/month. The new server would allow faster start/download of the application (stronger and more reliable rate), faster streaming (no delay), for about 5000 artists (using a 2 TB disk).
- Adding new content : Cjed artist will add about 6 new releases in various categories (one 10 tracks release per week once campaign starts). These (alongwith the initial one you can still listen to) will be available for free for funders, depending on the fund amount (you will reveive passwords for encrypted songs archives through email).