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The OSM Podcast

The Podcast

Current Episode (#85)
We are now using for hosting/distribution of the show. They can all be found at or individually at etc.

The podcast covers the use of free/libre and open source software for musicians. The show covers topics like software, gear, audio releases and recording. Listener contributions are encouraged including original music, interviews, tutorials etc.

Tunestorm info

Tunestorm #18 The Sonoj/Open Source Musician Podcast Lightning Tunestorm Challenge!

Due 5 Nov 2017

We challenge each and all of you to join in our musical "tunestorm" challenge on November 5th in collaboration with the Sonoj Convention. At the convention participants will be given an audio sample that must be incorporated into an original musical piece in 1 hour! We are offering this same challenge worldwide for participating remotely. The sample will also be posted online and a submission form made available during the same hour the challenge is issued at the convention. Highlights from the submissions will be played in the following episode of the Open Source Musician. Naturally, with the theme of sonoj and OSMP we require that you use at least 1 piece of open source software in the production.

See for additional information.

Please spread the word and participate!

Click Here for more Tunestorm Info.

Patchstorm info

DueDate: Current Patchstorm is closed.
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The show is hosted by Spencer Jackson. The podcast covers the use of free libre and open source software for musicians. The show covers topics like software, gear, audio releases and recording. There have also been a few interviews with people from the Linux audio community, notably the lead developer for the Ardour Project Paul Davis [1]. There have also been a number of listener submitted segments on the show.

Contact Info

Email: contributions at opensourcemusician dot com
General OSMP Blog:
IRC: #opensourcemusicians on Freenode
Identca group: !OSMP
Daniel Worth:

or you can catch us in the IRC room.


The Open Source Musician Podcast was started in march of 2008 by Daniel Worth in response to wanting a podcast similar to "Inside Home Recording" but using free and open source tools.
Originally, it was conceived to be a one man show. However, the first attempt felt awkward so a co-host was sought out and found in the form of Nick Willbanks. Daniel met Nick at a CLUE(Colorado Linux Users Group) meeting where Nick helped Daniel get Ardour running with some tips on compiling and configuring jack. Nick left the show after 16 episode after joining the United States Marines [2]
Steve Baer, a listener of the show and frequent Linux podcast theme contributor, asked to start an IRC channel for the show after frequent music related discussions in the IRC channel. After struggling to figure out the new direction of the show Daniel asked Steve to be interviewed [3] for the show so he could put something out while he figured out a new format. After a listener suggested it, Daniel asked Steve to co-host the show with him. Steve co-hosted the show from Episode 19 to 46 and has since left the show amicably in the hands of the superbly capable Mike Holstein.
Mike Holstein was a co-host of OSMP bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience as an in the trenches gigging upright bass player.
Spencer Jackson, a general nobody, rises from the dust to become the new OSMP host, anxious to let someone else take on this grand, prestigous honor. But for now he's happy to contribute something back to the community! He has hosted since episode 60.


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