From Uploads to URLs

We’ve made a change in the way new music is added to Blip.fm search results. Instead of uploading mp3s directly to our servers, we’re making it easy to save the URL of songs that are already uploaded on your own server. 

 

As many of you are aware, Blip.fm wants all artists to have the opportunity for their music to be heard on our service.  Previously, that was accomplished with an upload feature for artists and labels.  However, due to bandwidth costs, we have changed to allow users to save URLs to music not otherwise available through our search feature.  If you are an artist or label and would like us to host your content (e.g., because your content isn’t hosted anywhere else), you can contact us at artists@blip.fm, providing your name and full contact information, as well as a list of the content you represent; requests will be considered on a case by case basis.  If you are an artist or label and have previously uploaded music to Blip.fm, contact us at artists@blip.fm to request that we continue to host your content, or simply save the URLs for the tracks in your Blip.fm settings, as we’ll be purging prior uploads within 30 days.

 

In short, the “Uploads” tab in your settings is now called “Music”. Sorry if this causes any inconvenience for anyone.

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112 Comments

ray  on November 19th, 2008

re: clearing the server
so for all blips that have copyrighted content, they are lost, along with the messages that are associated with it?

hdot  on November 19th, 2008

so wait a minute.

if we host an mp3 file on our own server and add that url to blip.fm, that means anybody else who blips the same song hits OUR server too? is that what you’re saying?

so what’s the point in even adding anymore music to this place? particularly when there are other sites that will still host mp3s for you?

the usefulness of this site is greatly diminished. damn shame.

Anonymous  on November 19th, 2008

NOOO, there are so many people who don’t have their own server. I don’t know a single friend with their own host.

I peronally consider this to be the end to Blip.fm :(

Mitchell McKenna  on November 19th, 2008

:( That’s too bad, think it gives less value to the service. Should instead limit the number of uploads people can upload per day (or week) :(

A. M.  on November 19th, 2008

No more uploads :(

ps. my friend said he commented here - so you say “Don’t be shy, express yourself”, but then moderate comments?

FS  on November 19th, 2008

ah well, I spent too much time blipping anyway.

hdot  on November 20th, 2008

furthermore…if you’re going to purge prior uploads, doesn’t that pretty much wipe out the entirety of the blip.fm catalog? wasn’t that catalog built solely off of uploads?

methinks you are a’feared of te RIAA?

fuzzygroove  on November 20th, 2008

hey guys, comments are only moderated to prevent spam, i’ll see about adding a better auto spam filter so the good posts show up right away

You’ll find that the vast majority of the songs you want to blip are still available, and we won’t delete old blips. I’ll write a longer post later, but were not going to alienate our users or leave anyone high and dry.

We’ve got a lot in the works, I’ll keep you posted.

M  on November 20th, 2008

“bandwidth costs”? I’d think with $10 million of funding and Amazon nominal fees that can be covered. :|
http://images.businessweek.com/ss/08/11/1107_twitter_clone/11.htm

andre souza  on November 20th, 2008

come on, give us some alternatives, dont let blip die.

quote: “However, due to bandwidth costs, we have changed
to allow users to save URLs to music not otherwise available
through our search feature.”

i guess no private user is going to pay for the hosting and distribution of your site’s content…

really sorry about it, i love the service you provide.

Ex-blipper  on November 20th, 2008

If eventually you were going to eliminate upload from your services you should have noticed in advance that this web loses its point completely. Why bother in the first place?

Jose Llinares  on November 20th, 2008

Hi guys!

Could you be a little bit more clear?

Are you having legal problems? Did you receive any threat coming from the RIAA or music dinasaurs? Is it a technical problem?

It doesn’t make sense a change like that without a reason… maybe if you explain the situation further we can help.

We love blip.fm!!

Marco Gomes  on November 20th, 2008

So, I need to host the content on MY server, to Blip.fm play it for the users? Not good, high bandwith costs for me!

Scott  on November 20th, 2008

Is this purely a cost saving move or a result of discussions with those recording industry lawyers? Also, any insights on how a music-industry partnership will affect current and future functionality?

This is a great site, one that has encouraged me to buy more music than any others I’ve been too lately. More importantly, it’s mostly music I’d never have heard through any of my other musical outlets and, therefore, would never think to buy if I hadn’t heard it here.

My fear is that a recording industry licensed version of blip will limit the creativity of some of the more original djs who post great tracks that are either bootlegs, beatles/metallica tracks, or old forgotten and hard to find tracks that may not be covered by the standard licensing schemes that every other site out there has agreed to.

In addition, there’s a great population of international djs that seem to lose out on these licensing schemes and I’d hate to lose the network of music lovers this site has brought together. I apologize if this comes across as a bit of a downer but I’ve seen some other great ideas fall (muxtape in particular) because of the shortsightedness of the music industry and I’d hate to see it happen again here.

Clint Miller  on November 20th, 2008

Losing the upload feature is a huge nail in blip’s coffin. That is one of the main reasons I used this service. I agree…for me, I think this is the death of this app.

CalMa  on November 20th, 2008

To begin, you could delete all copies of the same song (many of them have a poor quality). too much redundancy

CalMa  on November 20th, 2008

Second, you could convert the song to 128 kbps, you’d save a lot of resources

deo  on November 20th, 2008

fun while it lasted… but without the upload function, blip.fm is just a pretty face. there is no getting around the fact that very few people have web-space. no new music equals stagnation… and who wants to spend time on a stagnant site?

X  on November 20th, 2008

Fron now on, this site is almost completely useless to me. Shame.

Mitchell McKenna  on November 20th, 2008

If it is legal reasons from RIAA they why not convert the songs as they upload to some format only useful on blip.fm instead of an actual .mp3 or hide it behind another file - many other sites like http://hypem.com have figured out ways to solve this problem.

Jerzo  on November 20th, 2008

Blip.fm what do you need!? Don’t become Last.fm I was going to switch to them but they are already like corporate radio! I hate them! Blip.fm is a real radio station the dj’s here are 10 times better then the those that have shows! It’s an excellent way to discover music. Please find a solution to get that old feeling back.

MeHatey  on November 20th, 2008

What are some great places to upload music too?

ChristopherNYCK  on November 20th, 2008

Wow, can you smell the B.S. in the air here?

Bandwidth issues, my foot. Pffffht. While that may indeed be partly true, this is all about kow-towing to the goons at the RIAA. Let’s face it. The RIAA will *never* get it. They have done to more to contribute to their own demise over the years than anything else. The single fact that people are going to share music one way or another is never, ever going to change. It’s why we made mix tapes and recorded music on our boomboxes right off the radio when we were kids. I’ve spent more money on downloaded MP3s from Amazon and iTunes in the last few weeks than I have spent in a long time thanks to music I’ve discovered through Blip.fm. If fear of the RIAA truly is at work here, Blip.fm should take them on. Isn’t that the whole purpose of launching a site like this? You had a winning formula with the same people you are now alienating. After all that work are you really ready to die such a quick death without evening putting up a fight? Shame on you guys. You had to know making this switch was a bad idea, and now that it’s been confirmed, do the right thing and switch it back. Or it’s to the top of the scrap pile for you.

Dean  on November 20th, 2008

“This is a great site, one that has encouraged me to buy more music than any others I’ve been too lately.” - Right, Scott. You said it!

Blip has rejuvenated and broadened my musical appreciation like no music sharing site or social network has done.

I like Blip so much, I wrote about Blip here: http://bit.ly/LtJ

Did you know that *nobody* has ever been sued in the UK for using sites like Blip? Indeed, we lead the way by producing Last.FM which was, after fending off our own Music Rights Orgs and a few stroppy record labels, finally legitimised and bought by US media giant CBS Corporation for $280m.

If Blip can negotiate a similar path, then think how happy we will all be.

fuzzygroove  on November 20th, 2008

Thanks to all for your tough and constructive comments. We understand the disappointment some of you guys are experiencing now that the upload feature has been limited - if you are one of the folks in this camp, we truly are sorry. We see this change as a necessary part of an overall strategy to maximize the user experience we are able to deliver with our available resources. Unfortunately those resources are limited, which means we have to balance features against workload and budget. I use and love Blip.fm as much as you do, so you can be sure that I won’t let the site suck. I feel pretty fortunate that building Blip.fm is my daily grind, and I’m the kind of guy who won’t come to work if I don’t like what I’m working on. Not to mention the stuff we have in the works is pretty awes: more music, better quality, new features… maybe a redesign soon.

In response to some specific comments and questions, and to shed just a little bit of light on what is to come, here are some things to consider:

* The vast majority of activity on Blip.fm does not involve uploaded content and few will be affected by the change; if you were able to find a song on Blip before the change, chances are you still can.
* Users who previously uploaded tracks will be able to delete them at any time.
* Previous Blips that link to uploaded tracks will still appear, though in some cases they will not longer play. We will mitigate this as much as possible (e.g., many of the uploaded tracks will simply be replaced by available URLs already hosted elsewhere).
* Some previously uploaded tracks will continue to be hosted by us based on our relationships with artists and labels.
* In the next 30 days, we will be rolling out additional sources of music to improve your chances of finding what you are looking for.
* In the next 90 days, Blip will be mobile.

We know that this information does not necessarily blunt anyone’s heartache at seeing the upload feature go. We’ll keep making the service better, and we’ll keep responding to your comments and suggestions.

Bruno Iraha  on November 20th, 2008

I’d like so much to share my playlist with everybody
^^

Dave  on November 20th, 2008

I just signed up after reading a post on Dean Whitbread’s blog http://bit.ly/LtJ The recommendations of Dj’s to follow is perfect. Fit my taste perfectly. So I decided to explore a bit and read the blog. If the change has already occurred, as a new user I don’t see or hear a difference. For a free service I can’t complain. If the industry finds fault (©) with Blip.fm it is only time when people just stop buying into the whole system the industry has in place. iTunes still draws me in, but I long ago stopped using it as often as I had. Blip.fm’s layout and recommend format is more likely to get me recommending music and buying music to support the label, artist & Blip.fm than anything else.

I worked for a few years in the “Biz”, with local, regional & national artists. Like many corporations with 30 pockets, it’s a pyramid scheme justified by legalese to camouflage the cronyism.

I hope you can keep Blip.fm alive. For my own selfish reasons and for future artists.

andre souza  on November 20th, 2008

costs? maybe put some banners around or some
affiliate links to “Buy this song from Amazon”
or “Buy this song from iTunes”.
i pretty sure you can get around cost mitigation
whithout nerfing the service you provide.

i do prefer a clean site, that is for sure, but
this will not be the same without upload funcion.

hope you guys can solve this soon enouth…
blip.fm is indeed a great site.

andre souza  on November 20th, 2008

Upload is back!!

LOVE YOU GUYS! :D

Jose Llinares  on November 20th, 2008

So… it is just ‘technical’ stuff and saving costs?

Fuzzygroove. Could you deny that legal pressures have anything to do with it? You haven’t referred to it, and it is what most of us are stating in the comments, thinking and fear about.

We are so concerned because we love blip.fm

innavoig  on November 20th, 2008

Goodbye Blip.fm

Zajnóstiko  on November 20th, 2008

I wanted to upload music of peruvian flute bands :(. I mean, there are a lot of new music that are not registered at Blip, and i wanted to upload them but i cant’ now. Well, let’s see what happens.

Saludos ;)

hyperglitter  on November 20th, 2008

You could’ve limited the number of blips per week, as said, or even the number of tracks you can listen to per week. This seems like the first step, as someone mentioned, to cowtowing to the RIAA — call me paranoid, but if a site like this was just too good to be true for that long. Good while it lasted I guess.

Oh and broken links? I’m pretty proficient with computers but I can’t really tell exactly what is going on. You’re not allowing new uploads from users at all eventually? And only allowing linking to other URLs?
The wording of the post is pretty vague, but if you mean what you say about not letting this site suck I won’t jump ship immediately. Just understand that (obviously) this is setting off red flags with a lot of people.

Maynumbi  on November 20th, 2008

Disculpen, pero no entiendo como hacer para subir música ahora, con esa dirección. Si pueden contarme como hacerlo, estaré muy agradecida.

Maynumbi

Ricecake That  on November 21st, 2008

what a shame…I liked it the way it was because I was able to upload and share some of my foreign music (that I purchased, of course). 98% of the time I couldn’t find it, so the ability to upload and get hosted was nice.

Really, if I have to upload it somewhere and then get you hot link it I might as well just create a HTML page and link it myself and not having to go through a middle man.

Ashamed  on November 21st, 2008

The post by the site administration mainly focuses on the improvements, none of which is as good as the possibility of uploading. So basically, now you can only blip songs which have already been blipped. Great.
On the other hand, not a simple denial about any copyright issues (kind of suspicious). If that is not the question we would like to know so.
No matter how many sources of music you may make available. It will never cover such a wide spectrum as all users together can. And this is just for listening, for god’s sake!!! I don’t think the service Blip provided would keep anybody from buying a single record. Traditional redio isn’t considered to do so, and Blip is nothing but another way of broadcasting music.
So once again knowledge and culture is kept away from people because of the f*****g money and because it’s not controlled by the ones who like to own control of whatever is listened.

Sorry. I just had to let it out.

douglaspaul  on November 21st, 2008

Blip.fm = fail! I’m moving my stuff to Utterli asap. Check it out at http://www.utterli.com/ and I’m at http://www.utterli.com/douglaspaul.

I like uploading music since alot of it is jazz that most ppl don’t have. This was a stupid change in policy. You should have designed your site with an eye towards ad placements since you new that you were going to have to pay for hosting. Stupid move. No foresight.

I’m out.

douglaspaul  on November 21st, 2008

Another reason why you guys are moron is because every business ( be it a service or a product ) needs revenue to continue. There is always overhead. ALWAYS!! This should have been thought of when you were designing and developing the site and service. It is a sign of a lack of leadership and forethought. Just pathetic.

Questo  on November 21st, 2008

dag yall.
one day of fun (not to mention the legions of new people who never heard of this site) and yall change the policy?

meh…

hit me back when yall switchup.

ill bring my legion on my return

-?uestlove, the roots

perfectlyGoodInk  on November 21st, 2008

I have to say that the lack of upload is killer for me. A large portion of the music I want to blip is not there. Come up with a better solution (a limit on number of blips or uploads seems like the obvious course), or else I’m gone.

musicuser  on November 21st, 2008

This would be a perfect opportunity for another set of intrepid programmers to sweep in and steal the show by out-doing Blip. Any takers?

deo  on November 21st, 2008

“…due to bandwidth costs, we have changed to allow users to save URLs to music not otherwise available through our search feature.”
-fuzzygroove

“The vast majority of activity on Blip.fm does not involve uploaded content and few will be affected by the change”
-fuzzygroove

something doesn’t add up.

terris  on November 21st, 2008

The majority of blip.fm’s content is obviously pirated. Anyone with a brain knew this couldn’t last.

Someday a site like blip.fm will have a revenue model including revenue sharing with music artists and their marketing dinosaurs.

Someday.

Thank you blip.fm for allowing us to build a deep meaningful community albeit short-lived. It was enlightening. I’ve bought albums I never knew existed and I’m still going through my to-buy list.

Jose Llinares  on November 22nd, 2008

Hi guys!!

We want the upload function again, it is important for us.

We created some ‘badges’ in order to have back the upload function in blip.fm

You can get them here

http://bit.ly/Gh0H

Safe blip.fm!!

Mitchell McKenna  on November 22nd, 2008

@douglaspaul I just tried out Utterli - great service, it’s like twitter + photos + audio + video. If you just want a medium to just share YOUR music tastes, this is your alternative to blip.fm

However, I use blip.fm as a music discovery service as well, and Utterli isn’t specialized enough on music to substitute blip.fm for me.

Really wish blip.fm would just bring back the upload feature (with restrictions if needed) :(

hyperglitter  on November 23rd, 2008

Hmm, this site seems to suck without the ability to upload shit I can’t find. Peace out, blip.fm. I’ll check out this Utterli.

Shion  on November 23rd, 2008

Like everyone I am very disappointed by the lack of upload. It is at the heart of the longevity of site use I think. But I always wondered how it would be sustained in the long term. Three things: 1) Storage costs 2) Bandwidth 3) Copyright issues.

As this sight scales up where are all these files we are going to upload going to sit and who is paying for this. Certainly not us! So I can see why it has come to this. It just seems like you have invited everyone to party at your crib then pulled the plug on the DJ and are sending everyone home. Peoples feelings are why bother if you couldn’t see the party working in the first place???

I certainly think the upload feature was way too liberal for its own good. Like many here I think killing is crazy. Expecting other peoples servers to host the media is even more nuts. Redesigning it so it fits a more realistic business model is a more reasonable thing to do for your users who are pretty passionate about your site and want it to succeed.

Shion

London UK.

gravityspider  on November 24th, 2008

Just another extremely dissapointed user. I like a lot of obscure music, a lot of vinyl and things that arent already uploaded. Sharing was the only reason i ever stayed. Uploading to your site was much faster than hosts I’ve been able to afford and more reliable as well. I think you are horribly understimating the importance of this feature.

tomaxxamot  on November 24th, 2008

This is a really dramatic change and it effectively breaks your service for anyone who listens to music that isn’t in your archives. Something you guys could do that would dramatically lessen the affect of this change would be to provide users with a set of step by step instructions on how to host music themselves - other than the time to update your FAQ it wouldn’t cost any of you anything.

I use OSX so my example won’t be useful to 90% of users, but writing something comparable up for Windows/IIS wouldn’t be a whole lot of work. There are only 2 steps involved and neither costs anything beyond what people are already paying for an always-on internet connection.

1. Click the Apple menu and then follow the instructions listed below to enable web sharing.

http://www.macdevcenter.com/pub/a/mac/2001/12/07/apache.html

2. Set up a free dynamic dns service so that listeners will still be able to hear your music even when your ip address changes.

http://www.dyndns.com/services/dns/dyndns/

I hope you guys will put something like this up for windows (or failing that, that someone else reading this will.) blip.fm doesn’t need to be crippled by this change but it will be if its end users aren’t told how to adapt.

Cheers, Morgan

Mitchell McKenna  on November 24th, 2008

I was trying to think of an alternative to the removed upload function and I was wondering if maybe we could use the power of youtube?
What if people could use the “add url” function to add songs posted on youtube?

You could play it through youtube’s api, kinda like the chromeless player example they created, only don’t show the video.

I posted the suggestion on getsatisfaction here…
http://getsatisfaction.com/blipfm/topics/alternative_for_removed_upload_feature_on_blip_fm_youtube

krfc  on November 26th, 2008

So, unless independent/unsigned artists upload their own copyrighted work, DJs can only recommend songs from the catalog in existence when Blip pulled the plug on the “Upload” feature?

Beth  on November 26th, 2008

Noooo!!! I liked it before. I do sense the end of an era.

I was just looking for Curtains by Elton John and I couldn’t find. And I couldn’t wait to upload and say:

“This song is when Elton John used to be profoundly cool. This song is DEEP!”

And I can’t.

Ugh…NO GOD AGAIN.

GO BACK TO BETTER!!!

rodrigot  on November 27th, 2008

Think YouTube without a video upload feature.

Vinícius K-Max  on November 28th, 2008

The Blip.fm is dead.
Music Industry wins.

john  on December 1st, 2008

You can upload to fileden.com or hotlinkfiles.com - both have free plans.

Liz  on December 1st, 2008

so, I am trying to upload url links to MY OWN music for the first time to link to the Twitter feed (which I love doing): Blip can’t “read” urls from A) my own site’s storage B) from “publicly hosted” ReverbNation tunepack url C) from a Tumblr log…What CAN the “new” Blip “read” praytell ? I’ll try one more public storage site & then ???? So as a musician & a follower of lots of great peeps here,is too bad.

faggotdog  on December 2nd, 2008

LIZ: use fileden or hotlinkfiles..it is free and it works.

Montalvo  on December 4th, 2008

You guys just killed Blip.fm

leo  on December 7th, 2008

oh no, i dont believe in this, the industry wins? holy shit man! The industry is really very shit. Artist dont make money with CDs, Artists make money with shows. Who make maney with CDs are the records, i dont believe in this, misarables

Now in good portuguese.

Não acredito que a industria fonografica ganhou essa. É um absurdo como eles são retrogrados. Não veem que liberando mp3 estão divulgando seus artistas e esses por sua vez ganho muito mais dinheiro com shows, bando de idiotas cretinos, liberdade de informação, !!!! ninguém vai impedir que agent up os seus albums divulguem na net. Liberdade de informçaoooooo JAAAA!!!

Martin  on December 8th, 2008

sounds to me like a licensing issue, why make it about bandwidth - if it was about bandwidth then Amazon CloudFront would probably be a pretty good solution for hosting and datathruput

Hannah Valentine  on December 9th, 2008

Just chiming in here… I love blip and what you’re doing for everyone. I can understand some stumbles here and there as you try and accommodate everyone, so no worries; it’s bound to happen and we’ll certainly roll with the punches if need be.

I’m *really* looking forward to mobile blipping!!! It’s been on my mind for a while now.

Hannah Valentine  on December 9th, 2008

And to users out there: there are LOTS of free upload sites if you’re desperate. Just do a couple google searches and you’ll be on your way (like this one: http://is.gd/aX2h)

chinchillart  on December 11th, 2008

Com’on guys!
It’s the Critical Mass philosophy.
They can’t stop ALL of us.

peace.

Ps. How about a paypal donation button ?

Carlo  on December 11th, 2008

So.. I think it’s not working.. is blip.fm going to die? I guess so.. too bad..

ATG  on December 13th, 2008

Yesterday, I uploaded a song to my server, one that I know has complete ID3 info, but every time I try to save the URL, blip says the file has incomplete ID3 info. Anyone else having problems saving URLs? Thank you.

Aline Oliveira  on December 20th, 2008

there are so many people here in Brazil who don’t have their own server.I peronally consider this to be the end to Blip.fm too

StamperCat  on December 21st, 2008

I am tired of not being able to share music I have that is not available here on Blip. What is another popular site similar to Blip where I can upload music no one else has?

Sgtpeppers  on December 22nd, 2008

Hi guys not really up on all whats happening and really no idea what most of you intelligent computer geeks are on about.All I do know is I will carry on regardless till told its the end.
Love blip.fm if there is anything that we can do to keep it going please ask.Oh can you make it understandable,like I say I haven’t the faintest what everyone is talking about with all the computer jargon.

leghorn fuckhorn  on December 23rd, 2008

ATG: I have the same problem

greg willson  on December 31st, 2008

This is seriously not the end of blip. The netowk seems top be growing fine and all people need to do is go on another site upload the files and link them. not too hard. . Happy blipping.

Adam  on January 4th, 2009

This blog has so many posts, I don’t know what to read.
I have server space of my own, and I have no problem uploading songs to it for everyone else to play. What I don’t get is how this is going to work since obviously 999 out of 1000 songs don’t belong to us.

Will all of our music that is up there now be destroyed at a date TBD?

Gavmatronic  on January 17th, 2009

This is bad. All that converting my vinyl to mp3 an utter waste.

Money Is Everywhere  on January 18th, 2009

I was so excited to find this site but from the comments it looks like it may be on it’s way out. I wonder how badly this will affect the site…

Jdlaroo  on January 26th, 2009

Hey there, So I’m using Internet Explorer 7 for XP and it seems that when I click to play a song nothing happens? I know it’s supposed to pop up at the bottom of the page but nothing is happening? Thanks, Jdlaroo

ups  on February 2nd, 2009

Just signed up for blip.fm after some friends recomendations. It seemed a perfect place to share/recommend new music. Unfortunately, it seems that you can only blip some music, not what you really want. The URL function is almost useless and totally breaks the user experience.
I’ll keep looking for a site that allows me to “point” music to my friends.

PS: To other listeners: I doubt that it works since the company decided to slowly kill blip.fm but you can give your feedback to the companty in their forum: http://blipfm.uservoice.com/ (Search for upload, there are at least 2 bugs related)

DJmilkBone  on March 4th, 2009

Any plans for (re-)organing play list feature?

Maybe I missed an extant feature?

/djMB

neraulia  on March 17th, 2009

I also get the following error after uploading to another server: “Unable to read ID3 tags / add tracks on the following URLs: - [song url]“

gooofy  on March 19th, 2009

The terms of service:
“Your Content. We do not own your content. By uploading, posting or displaying (collectively, “Posting”) any text, images, audio, video or other content (collectively, “Content”) to the Site, you do, however, grant us a limited license to use your Content.”

Do blips count as Content?

T_DeBarros  on March 24th, 2009

I am a little confused. Why would you upset your apple cart when you are doing something very unique. I like Blip.fm a lot. I met some great people,heard music that I have never heard before and it is free of cost(to the user). Dont be another ordinary music social network site. Stay unique and you will be successful and rewards will come to you. Look at what happened to the creaters of Myspace,Google,and Facebook. And Microsoft,of course. Be steadfast.Find a way to hold your ground!

leopinzon  on March 25th, 2009

Nice job! We host, We serve the file, We pay the cost, and you just link us!!!!… haven’t you thought that just a few people have a server to play on? the rest of people just browse content???

ghost_mutt  on April 9th, 2009

does anybody know of a good hosting/streaming site that works well with blip.fm so i can blip music thats not on here?

foosty  on April 14th, 2009

Use http://www.getdropbox.com/ to upload music it’s working for me. 2Gb free. Just copy your mp3’s into the public folder and give it a few minutes to sync. Then right click the file and get a public link and paste it into the Search box on Blip.

djkwazi  on April 15th, 2009

bummer, you can’t upload songs!
blip pulled a paypal. they sold out!

the internet’s been looking weak anyway.
it’s back to hitting up the mom&pop record shops and actually touching music.

maf  on April 18th, 2009

I just know that, whenever I search for a song to blip, I can’t find it. The server is overloaded with too many variations and versions of each song. If you limit uploads of music to one high quality version of each song, instead of multiple, varying quality versions of each song, wouldn’t there be more room to host a variety of music instead of only that which is popular and widely known? My purpose for being on here was to introduce people to alternative music they might not have heard before; that’s pointless when all I can blip to is music that already has a market.

Alfromhell  on May 4th, 2009

No Uploads anymore?! Hahahahahaha, another formerly great site dying and goin down the drain. What a shame! What did you guys even think?!?! The end of BLIP.FM is so doomed. Really, what a shame.

Blip EPIC FAIL!

anenulosa  on May 8th, 2009

Thats a shame, its the end of blip.fm really
by the time theres new stuff not being uploaded, us all blip djs will migrate somewhere (hopefully)
it was awesome while it lasted, tho, thanks
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blip.fm/anebulosa

anenulosa  on May 8th, 2009

PLEASEE COME BACK THE WAY IT WAS, ILL PAY, ILL DONATE!! WE’RE ALL DONATE A LITTLE, i guess…< WELL I SURE WILL…PLEASE :~
BEST!;*
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blip.fm/anebulosa

FluxQuantum  on May 8th, 2009

I agree with some of the people that have posted before me, that blip.fm should really look into removing music that just wastes bandwidth. Remove those that are redundant or exceptionally slow.
I also think blip.fm should look into offering an optional premium service where users who wish to upload new stuff pay a nominal fee to do so. I would bet that the more-than-casual blippers who want to upload new music would be willing to go along with this.
And another thing. This will not be the end of blip.fm- not if they are willing to take our suggestions seriously.

HotDonkeyMike  on May 16th, 2009

I just signed up to this service and after trying to make it recognise other url’s where I have tracks and getting nowhere, I’ve decided to give up. On hearing that you used to be able to upload stuff here I can only agree with the previous posters. I won’t be coming back here - a nice idea has clearly been ruined.

Jos on Anoik4us  on September 6th, 2009

Does Blip ever answer a question. Like: What happened, there must be a reason why you quit on your main service to host songs. That must be painfull. Can we help you?

uNi73  on November 7th, 2009

for over 2 hours i try to upload my own music so that is played on blip.fm …. FAIL ! blip.fm isnt loading music from the most upload pages ! you make me so mad

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8Bit  on February 26th, 2011

I like the new format better. I mean what site let’s you have a mixed media playlist from youtube to your own server using videos and audio together to create a synergistic dope party in your browser. None, exactly. Rock on Blip.fm now let me get some hardcore old skool techno listeners. I got 9 ppl listening to the gems I’m putting out. Majority of you were not ravers in the 90s so I’m exposing the internet to a world they’ve only heard about. I think 90% of my selections are first time blips. LISTENERS COME TO ME. :)

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