@Alex1138
171Y

Bandcamp! (Okay, I don’t know if it’s open source but it deserves a mention as being well run and “by the community for the community” type thing)

@Herbstein
101Y

And being a completely transparent layer between artist and consumer. The contact form on each band’s page literally just sends an email to the band (or label).

Oh, and for not having any DRM.

Dessalines
admin
101Y

Torrents. I built a torrent site that can search for not just torrents, but also files within torrents. The only client that currently supports the individual file selecting (BEP53) is libretorrent for android, but the file links still work in other clients.

https://torrents-csv.ml

But ya, doesn’t take very long to download any song or album to your phone, for many years now.

@wraptile
banned
21Y

Unfortunately torrents are only good for pop music. If you’re into some slightly rarer music you’re not gonna find much unless you get into some private trackers.

I use this website a lot it’s so nice and simple.

@ray
21Y

wow this is pretty fantastic! seems like you’re still actively maintaining this while building out lemmy?

Dessalines
admin
31Y

Yeah, its pretty easy to maintain, I just have to run a scraper to pick up new torrents occasionally.

@resynth1943
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@resynth1943
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5M

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Spotify-tui + spotifyd is a nice lightweight and opensource replacement for the spotify client, even though that’s probably not what you meant.

Metawish
41Y

So I am also giving up Spotify, and have been going through my youtube playlist on Newpipe and downloading songs from there. But I also was upset about the loss of playlists and making them, since 8tracks is also gone now and was thinking of how to make an open source place for playlist sharing and I might have an idea, but by far not even close to being technically able to build it. Basically, you download or visit website and have access to playlists with track, artist, year, all that fun stuff, and link it to your personal collection so it can autoplay what you have and skip what you don’t. How you get the missing songs is up to you, as the site won’t host any music files, so it isn’t liable for sharing non-cc or public works, but you can still have some kind of social playlist sharing outside of just publishing track playlists…kinda got off topic, but spotify did make me start thinking this

@norz
1
edit-2
1Y

Excellent idea! 👍

If I remember correctly, this idea was nicely Implemented in the Tomahawk music player which unfortunately is now abandoned. https://github.com/tomahawk-player/tomahawk

HOW TOMAHAWK WORKS

Tomahawk is basically a player for music metadata. At its core it decouples the metadata about a song from the source and reassembles it for each user based on their individual music accessibility and rights. In short, given the name of a song and artist, Tomahawk will find the right source, for the right user at the right time.

Another features list here: https://www.linuxlinks.com/tomahawk/

Metawish
21Y

Ohh! I’ll have to look into that and maybe try reviving it (when I know more coding) thank you!!

@ksynwa
31Y

i have all my music locally stored on my computer and it is synced to my phone. but it took me years to build my collection. i do this because i don’t have internet all the time and spotify etc. don’t have all the music there is.

@contrapak
3
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1Y

Where did you download your music? Having access to a private music tracker makes this more possible.

@ksynwa
21Y

A combination of rutracker, soulseek and some deezer rips.

@Ady
31Y

https://alternativeto.net/software/spotify/?license=opensource

The problem with this type of alternative is musics are under creative common or your own musics. An open source app for music can’t diffuse not free music.

Ephera
41Y

There’s a Funkwhale instance with specifically Creative Commons music over here: https://open.audio

But yeah, don’t expect everything on there to be of professional quality.

@abbenm
31Y

You can put a private library on Funkwhale, too.

@Stoned_Ape
11Y

Do you mean an alternative client for streaming music from Spotify? Or a different paid service? Or a music streaming server you install for your own?

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