Funkwhale - A decentralized social platform to get free licensed music.




Do you love music? If yes then you may probably familiar with podcasts isn't? All online music streaming platforms now a days including podcasts due to immense popular among music listeners, however most online music streaming platforms generally only has copyrighted podcasts and music which means you can't use them on your projects.

Online music streaming platforms like Spotify, JioSaavn, Wynk, Ganna etc buy music from music producing companies like T series to stream music through thier app and website etc which means majority of online music platforms only has license to stream music so you can't use them on your music and video project unless you have written permission.

However, we do have free licenced music and podcasts which is known as creative commons 2.0 so that anyone can use on thier projects absolutely for free without any permission from creators, you may have seen most YouTube creators use create commons 2.0 licensed music on thier videos.

Even though, creative commons 2.0 music and podcasts are not upto the mark of copyrighted music because of being free yet you can find some cool and amazing CC2.0 aka creative commons 2.0 licensed music out there on internet if you have the patience to crawl web smartly but it is for sure bit hard to find CC 2.0 licensed music as now a days majority of music creators want to copyright music and podcasts for commercial purposes.

Recently, we found a decentralized and federated audio platform named Funkwhale where people can create or join public pods to enjoy and share free licensed music like creative commons so keep that in mind, but you can also share copyright music on your pod but make sure you put them in private to ensure you don't fall foul of copyright laws.

Funkwhale is an open source audio platform that has largest collection of free licensed music where some pods allows you to listen music anonymously while some pods wants you to sign up on thier podcasts to listen exclusive content, you can also create and start your own pod to share music via this installation procedure but it requires some system skills.

Funkwhale is decentralized and federated audio platform which means the pods created by people are hosted by themselves so that they will have better control over thier content with security and privacy at thier hands, while majority of online music streaming platforms use centralised servers.

The problem with centralised server is it has only 1 server which was managed by one or multiple companies who has access to your personal data that they can misuse or sell to advertising agencies for money with or without your permission including that centralised servers are primarily targeted by hackers to exploit and access userdata to sell them on darkweb or publish them online which can cause privacy issues.

• Funkwhale official support •


Website : funkwhale.aufio

• How to download Funkwhale •

- iOS

• Funkwhale key features with UI / UX overview •

- Here I'm using Funkwhale Android client " Ultrasonic " which I personally like.

- Open Ultrasonic then tap on OK 

- You can enjoy some music anonymously but if you have favourite custom pad then tap on Select Server

- You can join open registrations Funkwhale public servers.

- Once you get pod server details go back to Ultrasonic then tap on +

- Add servers details then tap on SAVE

- That's it, now start enjoying the functionalities of Funkwhale.

Atlast, this are just highlighted features of Funkwhale there may be many hidden features in-build that provides you external benefits to give the ultimate usage experience, so if you want one of the best audio platform to get free licensed music then Funkwhale is on go choice.

 
Overall, Funkwhale website comes with light mode by default, while Ultrasonic comes with dark mode, both platforms has clean and simple intutive interface that ensures user friendly experience, but in any project there is always space for improvement so let's wait and see will they get any major UI changes in future to make it even more better, as of now Funkwhale and Ultrasound are fine.

Moreover, it is definitely worth to mention Funkwhale is one of the very few decentralized and federated audio platforms that provides free licensed music, yes indeed if you're searching for such platform then Funkwhale has potential to become your new favourite choice for sure.

Finally, Funkwhale is the best hub of free licensed music to listen, share and use on your projects without copyright issues, you can donate them to support project, are you an existing user of Funkwhale? If yes do say your experience with Funkwhale and mention why you like Funkwhale in our comment section below, see ya :)
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I'm Mark Evans from india, I like technology and it's related fields from childhood being very passionate to read and share knowledge, I made this blog in focus of sharing technology topics In simplified manner.

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