Gigs and Gigs of Free New Music Every Year

South by Southwest® (SXSW®) is a yearly collection of conferences and festivals focusing on interactive, film, and music industries. You may have heard of it, maybe even attended. But, did you know every year they release hundreds of promotional music from all kinds of artists attending the festival?

Some really great bands have gotten a lot of publicity and exposure from SXSW. I’ve personally discovered a lot of great indie artists that I would’ve never heard of if not for the SXSW promo music. That said, you can find, currently, almost 70gb of music posted over the last 12 years, legally, at The (Unofficial) SXSW Torrents‘ website.

The only real downside is a lack of metadata and missing album art. Each song has just the name of the artist and song title. If you like discovering new music and don’t mind sorting through hundreds, or thousands, of songs, this is a great resource.

 The (Unofficial) SXSW Torrents

Unclutter, One of My Favorite Clipboard Utilities

Such a great, simple little mac desktop app. On the left side you get quick access to your recently copied clipboard items. In the middle you can store a few frequently used files or folders. And finally, on the right there’s a nice little plaintext notepad.

The beauty of this utility is in the space, or lack of, that it takes up and how quickly and easily it is to access. As long as it’s running, just move the mouse up to the menubar and scroll down. Boom! There it is. Everything visible and ready to use.

A decent amount of customization and dropbox support makes it one of my favorite and most used utilities on my computer. The one thing I wish I could do is further customize the colors and fonts, especially in the notepad section, rather than just choose from two themes.

Check out the website for more info: http://unclutterapp.com/ or find it on the Mac App Store