To update Subsonic from the Ubuntu console, it’s best to log into a terminal window from Windows or Mac using Putty (or the Mac terminal).
Using your web browser from Windows/Mac, visit the download page.
Find the Ubuntu download link and copy the link location.
Log into your server using Putty/terminal. Download the new file.
Now execute the update command:
>sudo dpkg -i subsonic-6.1.5.deb
Updated and back in business!
If you updated WordPress like I did and found the most irritating, horrific editor you’ve ever seen or used, follow these instructions to get the old one back.
Go to your WordPress Dashboard.
Search for “Classic Editor”. (Blue Square with three white lines).
Install and Active. Back to business.
PS: If you are having trouble with these directions, here’s a video I found on YouTube.
Download the subsonic package and execute this command:
sudo dpkg -i subsonic-6.1.5.deb
Mount a USB drive in Ubuntu Console:
Find the drive (three commands that will do it):
sudo fdisk -l
Create a mount point:
sudo mkdir /media/usb
Mount the drive:
sudo mount /dev/sdb1 /media/usb
Mount error: “unknown filesystem type ‘exfat’”
Install exfat filesystem utility for Ubuntu:
sudo apt-get install exfat-fuse exfat-utils
How to automatically mount usb flash drive at startup
List your drives:
sudo fdisk -l
Edit /etc/fstab and place this info in the file, replacing the #Device and #fs-type with your own:
sudo nano /etc/fstab
#Device #Mountpoint #fs-type #options #dump #fsck
/dev/sdb1 /media/usb exfat defaults 0 0
Plug Joystick USB and Trackball USB cables into the Pi
According to The Guardian, an artist is paid $0.001128 per song stream after the label gets it’s share. A million streams of a song will pay $1,128. How many songs will get played a million times? Is this a sustainable business model for artists?
Spotify could be seen as a vehicle for promotion. If a trending song lead to higher CD/LP sales, I could see the angle. There will also be many who feel any media beyond streaming is antiquated. There will be others who simply refuse to pay for physical media as well as streaming. These are obvious points.
What’s the answer? Should Spotify pay artists more? We will find out how profitable the company is once it goes public and must disclose their sales revenue numbers. I believe at that time it will be easier to reassess the streaming business model. There should be a fair ratio of profits to artist payout. What do you think? Do you use Spotify or other music streaming services? Do you buy physical media and support your favorite artists?