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1 ## The future is bright
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3 We live in a world where 1 person in his spare time can provide limitless distribution for hundreds of artists, thousands of songs, millions of copies.
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5 Truly, we are at the beginning of a revolution in music making.
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7 I invite you to join me in moving music away from countless companies looking to profit from musicians and help me to create the best damn online home for DIY/indy/new musicians.
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9 ### The goal?
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11 To create and run best online home a musician could have.
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13 What would make it the best?
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15 * It is easy to use (grandma-friendly)
16 * It is attractive to look at
17 * It provides musicians with practical, useful and inspiring tools and services
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18 * It does not overwhelm folks with TMI (too much information) or TMO (too many options) or TMF (too many features)
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19 * It supports and makes it easy to navigate 1000s of musicians
20 * The features are developed by the musicians, implemented and refined by the dev team
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22 For more info, visit [the alonetone faq](http://alonetone.com/about)
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25 ### Current feature set
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27 Really, only the very basics are implemented.
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29 * Unlimited mp3 uploads for musicians
30 * Creation of playlists / albums
31 * MP3 streaming and download
32 * Basic artist browsing
33 * Tracking of listens and providing useful feedback to artists
34 * Very basic commenting system
35 * Extremely basic Facebook integration
36 * Feeds for itunes and offsite flash players
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38 Please visit [the alonetone todo list](http://alonetone.com/about/todo) for more juicy details regarding how my life is potentially booked this next year.
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40 ### Current tech
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42 * Rails 2
43 * Rspec
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44 * LowPro and Prototype (moving to jquery)
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45 * SoundManager 2 (for flash mp3 playback)
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46 * SASS (the cool stylesheet thing from the haml folks)
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48 ### Want to join forces?
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50 First of all, talk to me.
51 You can send me electronic mail. Sudara at alonetone com
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53 Secondly, sign up for an account and browse and get used to the exsiting site:
54 http://alonetone.com
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56 ### Set it up
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58 You'll need to setup 6 config files for it to run flawlessly:
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60 alonetone.yml (contains the application "secret")
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61 database.yml
62 amazon_s3.yml (you can always ignore this and set Asset and Pic to use the filesysem)
63 basecamp.yml (for todo list, you don't need it unless you want pages/todo)
64 defensio.yml (spam protection)
65 facebooker.yml (for facebook app)
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67 You'll need some gems, at least:
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69 rmagick
70 haml
71 facebooker
72 ruby-mp3info
73 mocha (for rspec)
74 googlecharts
75 aws-s3
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76 rubyzip (for extracting mp3s from zip files)
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78 Then,
79 rake db:migrate
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81 Until I write a bootstrapper, you'll need to make sure the database has something in it.
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83 If I were you, and I were looking at alonetone and wanting to do anything useful with it....I would email me.
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