There IS no time in the day...How can you work 18 straight hours, then fall into bed feeling guilty that you didn't get everything done...We are always trying to figure out how to get things done quicker, especially on our computers and the Net (is there any other world?)..so here's a look at new sites and programs we have discovered that are saving us time...

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By Bob Hamilton

HTML clipboardMy son Joe told me last week he had quickly filled up his 320kly filled up his 320 gig E-Book hard drive with all his music and probably would buy a terabyte hard drive.  That sent me on a quest to get up to date on free storage space available on the Net....I looked at a lot of sites that let you upload 50 gigs or so, but the real find was Mediafire.  I've been playing with it all weekend and it's fantastic!  For free, you can upload all the files you want..no limit on total space...just the single files can't be more than 100 megs.  However, for a mere $7 bucks or so you remove even that restriction.  The interface is perfect..allowing you to not only use your "virtual" storage space for back up etc...but click a button and you can send the link to a buddy or business associate and they get an email, click on it and download the file.  This is really perfect for morning jocks who produce stuff at home but want access at the station or anywhere for that matter. I did a 17 meg production and was able to share it with another producer in another city.  No more of that "attachment" stuff in email...real time saver...  It also creates embed code so you can post it in a blog, or IM, etc.  This will be a staple for me from now on...http://mediafire.com

There were a couple more services that I have discovered recently that really knocked me out...First, there is SoundCloud.  This is a social network for professional musicians, radio and audio producers. You have your own space to post audio files, and share them...Great built in players and more...Eric Von Buskirk wrote a great piece on SoundCloud in Wired magazine this month...click on it here to read more... It's at http://Soundcloud.com

And, quickly, checkout jelli.net...This is a social network music stream (it is NOT a radio station) where the members are dynamically deciding the playlist en masse..enough people reject, request or accept a piece of music and it goes into the playlist...What's most interesting to me about this site is it just spurs the possiblities of more to come from social networking...http://www.jelli.net

 

Sneak Peak...I want you to know about a new partnership we have with a great studio and music library called Jack Attack Tracks.  These guys are a fantastic bunch of veteran music producers and musicians and this is one of the best libraries I've ever encountered. We will have an interview with boss, Ken Barken on New Radio Star early this week.  Radio Superstar and Jack Attack have combined under an umbrella idea called Radio Killer App which you can get at ImpactRadioNetworks.  What I'm doubly excited about is that Jack Attack will be first music library to be on a social network.  Here's why this is exciting.  The Jack Attack people are tagging each of their hundreds of tracks in the library with the same kind of tags we are using in our Phoners, Hollystar, etc sections.  Then, you can call up the written idea and a bed they believe works for it at the same time.  Say, (pardon the cheesy example) it's National Pickle Week...We have tagged several ideas with the word pickle and Ken and company have tagged several of their cuts with the same word. You go to the Radio Superstar tag cloud..click on the word "pickle" and it calls up not only all the bits, but the suggested beds that go with it.  This is only the beginning of what we're going to be able to do with Jack Attack on the New Radio Star/Blogtronix platform.  Be sure to check out the interview sometime early this week. 

I love the Tag Clouds on Radio Superstar Live!

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