Mashable: Amazon reportedly preparing free, ad-supported music streaming service . “According to Billboard, ecommerce giant Amazon is currently in talks with major music labels to provide a free, ad-supported music streaming service. The service would offer a limited catalog of tunes and would be made available through Amazon’s voice assistant, Alexa, on the company’s Echo devices.”
Digital Library of Georgia: Free webinar: How to Host a Community Scanning Day, April 25, 2019 at 2 pm. “As members of the cultural heritage community, we want our collections and activities to reflect all people in our communities. Hosting a community scanning day is an interactive, participatory way to collect–and digitize–memories from our communities and to document our own history. However, there are logistics to consider, including equipment selection, access and delivery systems for scanned content, and determining rights to view and disseminate information online. Join Becky Geller of the Northeast Document Conservation Center and three panelists (Poke, DeNiro, and Shull) who recently held successful community digitization events as they provide an overview of each of these tasks and to help you organize your next event.”
Digital Trends: The best free video-editing software for 2019. “People like movies — no question about it — but not everyone likes to go through the painstaking task of filming and editing their own feature-length film. However, simple editing can be done on the cheap if you’re willing to ditch powerful, high-end software such as Final Cut Pro, or Adobe Premiere, in favor of a more modest program. Let’s face it, you’re probably not going to be taking home the Palme d’Or with the film you cut on your laptop, but your home movies and YouTube uploads can take on a whole new shine with a few straightforward tools.”
Search Engine Journal: 41 Places to Find Free Images Online That You Will Actually Want to Use. “Are you tired of the same stock photos? Fortunately, free photo websites have been popping up, giving you many options to find that perfect image. Even better news: you don’t have to spend hours searching the web yourself to find these websites. I have compiled a large list of free online image sources that have photos you will actually want to use.” Decent annotation for such a long list.
MyHeritage Blog: Free Irish Records for St. Patrick’s Day!. “Do you have any Irish roots? According to a survey conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, the Irish diaspora in the United States alone numbers more than 33 million people — 10.5% of the total U.S. population, and roughly 5 times Ireland’s population of 6.7 million. This isn’t even counting the descendants of Irish immigrants in countries around the world. In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, we’re offering all MyHeritage users FREE access to all our Irish record collections from March 14–20, 2019.”
MakeUseOf: Spotify Users Can Now Get Hulu for Free. “From today (March 12), anyone subscribing to Spotify Premium can add Hulu’s Ad-Supported plan for free.”
MakeUseOf: The Best Free Audio Editing Software . “Editing audio can be a challenging task. Seemingly simple tasks may hide behind layers of abstraction, and with some audio editing software costing upwards of $1,000, it’s easy to get flustered. Luckily, there are different kinds of audio editor to suit each user. Not only that, but so many of them are free that there is likely a wallet-saving solution out there for you. This article covers the best free audio editing software available right now.”