Old 22nd July 2004, 22:44   #1
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how many songs is enough?

i'm not actually interested in starting my own shoutcast server, but i was curious about the number of songs that your radio station plays/has. anyone got an answer?
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Old 22nd July 2004, 22:59   #2
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150 or so, generally as long as you can pull through a work day without repeats people stay happy, too many songs and greater chance that you will alienate your audience.
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Old 22nd July 2004, 23:10   #3
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ok, that sounds about what i figured. my next question is: how many mp3's is considered to be a "big collection"? 5,000? 10,000?
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Old 22nd July 2004, 23:16   #4
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I don't know. However, I have imported most of the songs I can find into my Sam2 and without sorting them and deleting duplicates it numbers:
1471

However it is probably more like 1200-1250 without the duplicates

Of course, i have to remove some of them and whatnot. But I think I ahve a fairly large collection.

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Old 23rd July 2004, 02:12   #5
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For my station, I have 392 for Jazz and 290 for Hip-Hop

It really doesn't matter how many songs ya have. As long as your content is good and doesn't repeat like FM stations do.

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Old 23rd July 2004, 02:40   #6
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yeah, I've got around 500 songs, and a little over 24 hours of music, with SAM2 I use strict rotation rules. I've recenly been deleting a lot of music I didnt feel belonged on my playlist, and even though it gives me less music, the music I have is goodquality, and keeps listeners.

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Old 23rd July 2004, 07:03   #7
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Is there an easier way to store these hundreds of mp3s? I have a small collection. About 200 without my other CDS ripped and added to the playlists. BUT how do I store these things? Do I buy a server? And if I stored music on a server, how would I go about playing them/broadcasting from a server?

Im guessing the server is kinda like a file manager on freepgs.com, and my playlists just refer to songs on the server. Hope Im right..

Secondly, Is there anywhere I can go to download independant artists really quickly?
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Old 23rd July 2004, 07:25   #8
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Just buy like a 200 GB hard drive and install it on your computer for just your music, that's what I do.

You can't just download and play unsigned music, that can get you sued, you need to have their written (or typed) permission.

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Old 23rd July 2004, 09:13   #9
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that actually isnt a bad idea. I just might start savin for that!


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Old 23rd July 2004, 09:21   #10
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Thank you soup The nice comments are always appreciated

Right now, on my "radio machine" I have a 10 GB hard drive, which holds my personal files, Windows files, all that good stuff. Then I have a 20 GB that holds my music, my SAM2 files, and all my audio tools.

I'm not even using 50% of the 20gb hard drive either, so you could probably get away with starting with a 40GB, or 80 if you're looking a little bit into the future.

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Old 23rd July 2004, 10:58   #11
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awesome, thanks for the tips guys, really helpfull. Ive got a really small station right now. REALLY Small. I mean it. Like, virtually NO listeners LOL.

ive gotta lengthen my broadcasts and get more artists, as well as recruit some djs etc. Im shooting for 24/7, but we'll see
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Old 23rd July 2004, 11:01   #12
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Well, up until a week ago I had a max of 20 listeners, and then my traffic shot up thanks to another station helping me.

I ran 24/7 on a 1.47 ghz 224mb ram , shared with 3 people.

I run 24/7 now on a 700mhz P3 with 256 mb ram, which I also use for websurfing and all that good stuff.

It isnt that hard, just gott make the commitment to it. just hang in there

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Old 23rd July 2004, 11:04   #13
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yeah, thats all I really care about right now is music variety, and LISTENERS.
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Old 23rd July 2004, 12:27   #14
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I'm not even using 50% of the 20gb hard drive either, so you could probably get away with starting with a 40GB, or 80 if you're looking a little bit into the future.

am I overdoing it ???
i have 160GB in this system and about 100 gb of it contains music.

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Old 23rd July 2004, 15:05   #15
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No such thing as enough. The more the better. Not that it's all full but I have over 250 gb inline on my network and I'd like to add one more PC and at least another 80 - 160 Gb for more storage and backups.

The b**tch is backing up all that music onto CD in case any of the drives blow up (which eventually happens). I have to buy at least one spool of CD's and this next time probably two - but the backups mean I'll never lose the music library nor any of the thousands of properly named, tagged and optimized files.

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You could always buy an iPod and download em onto that for backups. Just grab the 40GB one, and then you can also listen to your library when you are out

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Old 23rd July 2004, 19:19   #17
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40gb iPod?

ok, i guess i'm asking the wrong crowd of people. i was more wondering how many mp3's was a lot. i just wanted to see how my ~60gb ~9,000 mp3 collection stacked up against other peoples.

why buy a 40gb iPod for $499 when you can buy an external 200gb for $200, if all you're going to do is *store* music on it?
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Old 23rd July 2004, 19:47   #18
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does it really matter if you can label your collection as "big"? I mean if it's enough for you then that's all you need. And no, i have seen plenty bigger among my friends and myself, so you are probably about average.
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Old 23rd July 2004, 21:21   #19
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no, it doesn't really matter; but that doesn't mean that it's not something interesting to know.
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Old 23rd July 2004, 22:42   #20
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It's not the quantity you have - it's the quality. I could easily stick thousands of songs in a playlist with no thought. Instead I've hand picked and approved every single one of the tracks I have which is only about 5,000 right now.

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Old 26th July 2004, 15:02   #21
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I have 1615 of various Country tracks that I play. If I encluded all the others, it would easily bypass 10,000.

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Old 26th July 2004, 22:19   #22
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You can't just download and play unsigned music, that can get you sued, you need to have their written (or typed) permission. [/B]
It depends on the license coming with the music.
U don't always need a permission. Some license permitt u to do almost anything.
Try Magnatune.com, Opsound, Agnula Project, Archives. These are good places to begin.
Many good artist out there doesn't use freedom-fucking licenses (such as many good software programmers don't jail their code as jealous children).
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It depends on the license coming with the music.
U don't always need a permission. Some license permitt u to do almost anything.
Try Magnatune.com, Opsound, Agnula Project, Archives. These are good places to begin.
Many good artist out there doesn't use freedom-fucking licenses (such as many good software programmers don't jail their code as jealous children).
I've got a better idea... lets just move to Canada to avoid all that legal mumbo jumbo


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Old 27th July 2004, 02:16   #24
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I live in canada! it's such a relief. If I couldnt download my music, Id go crazy...
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Old 27th July 2004, 11:59   #25
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Yes, ruffdawg, is very simple moving to canada... especially if u live in Italy (that it has mafious laws i suspect even worst than usa's ones) !!!
Maybe in a far future...)
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Old 27th July 2004, 12:10   #26
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yeah, i'm back.
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Old 27th July 2004, 16:21   #27
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Well ATM we have a real simple immigration policy. If you want in, you have to be able to nod your head.

Lol chris is listening to his own station, can't that get you banned?


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Well, thanx, but it is better to stay here and try to change the situation, in my little possibilities.
When I'll lose the game, may be I'll fly away in the beautiful, in nature and people, Canada
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or change to streaming 50's music

after 50 years a lot of music becomes free of rights.

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or change to streaming 50's music

after 50 years a lot of music becomes free of rights.
Yeah, the stuff the f**king record labels could't extract any more money from.

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Well ATM we have a real simple immigration policy. If you want in, you have to be able to nod your head.

Lol chris is listening to his own station, can't that get you banned?
I have the right to. I listened for 15 minutes to see about these damn disconnects everyone is complaining about. I was testing from a relay I set up on my computer with a max of 1 listener, which I was going to let my host relay from, but I've decided to try and switch hosts completely..

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