Last week Justin and Matt were invited to talk about Airborne on the BroShow by Paul ‘@snoddie' Snodgrass.

It was a good show and the Airborne crew had a great time in studio. Taxi Violence stopped by to explain why they decided to use Airborne to connect with their fans and find out ‘who’ and ‘where’ they really are. They are busy writing more content for their fans as well as getting their live recordings together for release through the channel.

Paul, Matt and Justin touched on some finer points of how the Airborne ecosystem works, how files are delivered right to you as they are released, how Artists can ‘see’ who their top Carriers are and mentioning the fact that most people spend more money on paying car guards outside of a live venue than on the actual artists they went there to see.

For those that missed the show you can download the podcast here (right-click, save)

Fine tuning your notification settings.

After listening to user feedback on our notification settings, we have rework this area to make it easier to understand and easier for you to control the type AND frequency of the communications you receive from Airborne.

This section has been distilled from the original 5 options down to these 3 easy to digest options:

  • Airborne Alerts - These are alerts that Airborne sends out to let their userbase know about new features (like this email) as well as Artist announcements and other ‘special news’ We hate spam and we will endevour to not spam you here. But staying up to date with what Airborne is doing is done via this channel and we recommend that you keep this checked.
  • Instant Notifications - These are email notices that Airborne sends to our users to let them know when Artsits that they Carry release notifications. If you disable this option we will not send you these mails and you will have to find out about new releases from your Radar Feed.
  • Strain Of The Day - Every day we highlight a Strain from our Library to the userbase. If you prefer you can check out our Facebook page instead. We also tweet out every new Strain release from our @strainfm twitter account.
We believe that giving you the control over how Airborne communicates with you is of utmost importance. Please take the time to login to you account and update your profile to the correct level of contact you wish to receive from Airborne.

Yours in music,

Strain of the Day

For the last couple of months we have been running the Airborne “Strain of the Day” via our Facebook (Like it?) and we have had a lot of positive feedback so we decided to setup a more customised version of the SOTD for our registered users (not registered? Signup here) who can get them delivered straight to their inbox.

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Crew Picks Vol 7

Its coming up on Easter and the crew put together another list of awesome Strains! (remember these are in no particular order :P )

Ondier kom! (Hyphen & SFR remix) by Van Coke Kartel  - http://strain.fm/PdcFP

UP SIZE by PRIMA  - http://strain.fm/fWFQv

Americans by 88 Kilos of Sunshine  - http://strain.fm/S1TFN

Daylight Come by Allie Small  - http://strain.fm/2FLEog

Shallow Waters - Piano acoustic version  - http://strain.fm/4XV05

Remember you can follow @strainfm to hear about all the new music being released on Airborne check in with discover.airbornemusic.com to see newly added Artists!

Have a Happy Easter and enjoy the music :)

- @airbornecrew (working from Seapoint today)

Seapoint is our office today :)

Crew Picks Vol 6

Being a short week here in South Africa (Yesterday was Human Rights Day) we thought we would bring you some crew picks, more office photos (we work through most public holidays) and some cool tips on getting the most out of your Airborne experience!

Working the work

Brain Storming

Yesterday we had some high level brainstorming on some new features that we want to bring to Airborne in the future. There are some very exciting developments going forward :)

Strain Artwork & Information

Downloading Strains from your favorite Airborne Artists has some added bonuses that you might not be aware of. The awesome artwork and information that the Artist has uploaded  for each Strain item is embedded into the ID3 for each Strain that you download. This means that when you play the music on your smartphone or on your computer you won’t see ‘untitled track 1 by unknown artist’ but rather the information as provided by the Artist. Within the description text for each Strain we include the strain.fm link, so anyone you share the file with in the ‘real world’ will have the information needed to connect to that Artist on Airborne.

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Crew Picks Vol 6


Fucked Up Scene by City Bowl Mizers - http://strain.fm/5kELK

Bong Addict FT. Bakaman - http://strain.fm/28BJzk

What by Scarlet Hill - http://strain.fm/1meNRU

Dis n Land by Van Coke Kartel - http://strain.fm/H44do

Guitar Slang by Veranda Panda - http://strain.fm/1UdwTM

The Road Less Travelled by The X-Structure - http://strain.fm/6PnxY

Remember you can follow @strainfm to hear about all the new music being released on Airborne check in with discover.airbornemusic.com to see newly added Artists!

Good luck with whats left of your week and enjoy the music :)

- @airbornecrew

Crew Picks Vol 5

@airbornecrew featuring: @XCandiBlackX @newamerifarmers @SimonTamblyn @dreikelvin @citybowlmizers @ardmatthews @veranda_panda @filewile @theplastics  to name a few (remember these are in no specific order :P )

B(L)ACFIRE by Candi Black - http://strain.fm/1zm3fc

Skrillex - Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites by DJ KYOTO - http://strain.fm/O6tJR

Faking The Divine by New American Farmers - http://strain.fm/xnQi3

The Fountain of Love by Tape Hiss and Sparkle - http://strain.fm/1VQqsJ

Ballad of the Tree by DREIKELVIN - http://strain.fm/zpsga

Dollar And Pound by City Bowl Mizers - http://strain.fm/gGNJA

Fire Within by Ard Matthews - http://strain.fm/2APNRT

Fresh by Veranda Panda - http://strain.fm/TQbUe

Number One Kid (Electric Blanket Edit) by Filewile - http://strain.fm/1Dhr4

Stereo Kids (Reprise) by The Plastics - http://strain.fm/1AUeGV

Remember you can follow @strainfm to hear about all the new music being released on Airborne check in with discover.airbornemusic.com to see newly added Artists!

Good luck with your weekend and enjoy the music :)

- @airbornecrew

Last week flew by us, but we got some pics for you :) The VCK WiesBang party, meetings over Margarita’s and clouds!

Crew Picks Vol 4

@airbornecrew picks vol 4 featuring: @officialYAxis @veranda_panda @captainstu @SignalHill_Band @taxi_violence_ @Khaos_Kay 

(remember these are in no specific order :P )

Captain Stu - Han Solo http://strain.fm/Ms49w
Khaos Kay - T.I.F. http://strain.fm/1iBVjU

Signal Hill - Through our eyes http://strain.fm/1DfkvB
Taxi Violence - Nothing left to lose http://strain.fm/1gsugO
Veranda Panda - What it takes (ft. Ewok) http://strain.fm/1gBzZX
Y Axis - Like a boss (cooking pancakes) http://strain.fm/2KHws5
Because we are feeling so good on this Friday, here is a $6 voucher :) First come first serve!! (this voucher has now been snapped up, but keep your eyes peeled for more)

Remember you can follow @strainfm to hear about all the new music being released on Airborne check in with discover.airbornemusic.com to see newly added Artists!

Good luck with your weekend and enjoy the music :)

- @airbornecrew

Busy week here. Getting ready for big artist launches and new interns in the office :) 

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