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Any recommendations for ambient/chill music that I can keep playing in the background during live-coding sessions on Twitch/YouTube?

I've tried a few different options that claim to offer music for just that, but Twitch always ends up muting parts of my video with copyright claims 😒

[Boosts appreciated!]

@fribbledom Hmm... I like Lucette Bourdin. She does ambient. The album "Silver Moon" is fantastic. Might be obscure enough to get around the mute, as sadly Ms. Bourdin passed away a few years ago.

@fribbledom I'm not sure if Twitch qualifies as commercial use (I suppose they make money out of user content?), but if so, you probably need music that can be reused commercially. dig.ccmixter.org/ is one resource with #CreativeCommons-licensed music for reuse. There's plenty of great ambient music on #Netlabels (see kahvi.org for instance), but most of them are cc nc (and often nd)-licensed.

@fribbledom I know someone who uses non-banned music, I'll DM her to ask.

@inhji

Oh, I know that stream! That's cool to stream?!

@fribbledom I must admit I don't know for certain nor did I find any kind of copyright notices.
But I like the fact that people submit their music via soundcloud, this does not sound like something people concerned with copyright would do.

@fribbledom I have tons of ambient/chill CDs. I'll get back to you on some recommendations. Youtube is a good place to find songs that you can stream. People curate playlists in different genres.

@sunfun

Tried that and so far every single playlist I found had songs in them that got flagged on Twitch - even though they claim to only contain copyright-free music intended for streaming ☹️️

@fribbledom
Approaching Nirvana makes nice electronic/ambient royality free music. You just have to credit him.

@fribbledom The person who made the music for Pocket Tanks is still at it, and I believe their stuff is all CC-BY-NC.

The old website was replaced with a redirect to SoundCloud, but it's on archive.org, with the note "Everything you see, read and hear in this website can be freely used and/or distributed for both private and commercial purposes, as long as proper credit is given to DNA-Groove and mindjob.org in a clear, visible and unobstructed manner.": web.archive.org/web/2014061404

@fribbledom Looks like they're active on Bandcamp now, and it's all pay-what-you-want, although I don't see as explicity of a license: dnagroove.bandcamp.com/

Stylewise I haven't listened to all of it but I think there's some good chill/ambient coding-background stuff in there.

@fribbledom It later occurred to me: a while back (when this site was still up) I went through and downloaded everything I could find from mindjob.org, so I've got 3 albums of the CC-BY-NC stuff that total 2.5hrs over 37 tracks sitting on my computer. I'd be happy to send you an archive of them if you'd like!

@fribbledom Have you taken a look at Anitek's discography? They're mostly trip-hop tracks, and nice to listen to when working. Also, check out Jahzzar.

@fribbledom While it might affect your streaming speed, I find that Soma FM radio has a good number of channels with the kind of music you are looking for. I have tried to see what comes up on the playlist to see if they have any well-known artists contributing. It doesnt look like it so maybe the Twitch algorithm wouldnt care.

@fribbledom I don't have any direct recommendations, but maybe try browsing some funkwhale playlists?

@fribbledom github.audio/

"This website tracks events happening across GitHub and converts them to music notes based on certain parameters."

@timttmy @fribbledom
I would suggest starting with freemusicarchive.org and jamendo.com - both of those will have a huge amount of ambient/instrumental material to choose from, it's just a matter of filtering out the crap.

@thelovebug @timttmy @fribbledom Also try Kevin Macleod incompetech.com/music/royalty- all his stuff is licensed under Creative Commons. Lots of Youtubers use his stuff.

@fribbledom Depeche Mode - Ultra Rejoinded. Skip the first track and you're set for the evening.

@fribbledom suz hinton (noopkat on twitter & twitch) is running a playlist of chill music on her streams and seems to have avoided muting. her bot spits out these when prompted for playlist info: pastebin.com/raw/iVspAU4H

@fribbledom Also, try looking up some dark synthwave stuff on youtube. If you like a bit of an 80's vibe it's great.

@fribbledom Moby's Long Ambients? I'm pretty sure they're free as in beer.

@fribbledom kinda depends on my mood. Although bossa nova is one of my favorite genres to listen to while working IMHO

I've got a lofi app on my phone that is identical to most YouTube streams :bunhdthink:

Although sometimes I need the opposite, something very fast paced and techno/retrowave :bunhdmlem:

@fribbledom Have you checked out jamendo.com? They have a "radio" as well as downloads for creative commons music.

@arjaybe @fribbledom You have to be careful with Jamendo. Everything used to be licensed CC-BY-SA, but some stuff is also NC now, so even that could cause trouble. Free Music Archive is probably the safer way to go, though you can probably better tracks on Jamendo; just be careful to review the CC licensing.

@arjaybe @fribbledom You have to be careful with Jamendo. Everything used to be licensed CC-BY-SA, but some stuff is also NC now, so even that could cause trouble. Free Music Archive is probably the safer way to go, though you can probably better tracks on Jamendo; just be careful to review the CC licensing.

@fribbledom An old online friend of mine released three albums on Bandcamp, licensed CC-BY-SA, that I think you might like. You can find them at zthmusic.bandcamp.com

@fribbledom try Free Floating Music all of their stuff is open source creative Commons etc

@fribbledom also seconds before awakening....aka Michael s Waller... Last time I checked all of his music is available for free online and the majority of it is excellent ambient music, though I'm not sure how suited it would be to your purposes

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