Over 12 years ago, Jon "The Nice Guy"
Spriggs went to a "Pod Crawl" with (among others) Dave "The Love Bug" Lee, where he
pitched the idea of a daily music promotion show, with a twist - it
would all be automated, and use text-to-speech to introduce
The first show was released
on 2010-10-24 and the last ever show (this one) was released on
Over the twelve years, Jon would go on to meet to meet Yannick and Ken Fallon, both
of whom would go on to shape changes (big and small) to CCHits.
This year, the cracks started to re-appear in the architecture
underneath CCHits - between APIs shutting down that were used to load
tracks to CCHits, and the general framework being used to write CCHits
not receiving the care and attention it needed... and the team finally
decided to stop adding new tracks, and let the process build the last
This podcast gives you a peek behind the curtain to the team involved
in the system, and gives you some of the high- and low-lights in the 12
years the site ran for.
Comment #1 posted on 2022-10-27 05:23:27 by Some Guy On The Internet
I've never heard of this site until now.
Sad to hear the project is ending but I’m happy to know it existed. I love the theme played at the end of the show; how do I find that track? I searched the Internet Archives to find more hits. Are there other sites like this? I now have a hunger for CC music.
Comment #2 posted on 2022-10-29 11:12:15 by thelovebug
CCHits theme tune
SGOTI: the theme is GMZ by Scott Altham
It is a shame about CCHits' demise, as it as such a good project to be involved in.
As far as other CC music sites are concerned, there is Jamendo and the Free Music Archive, but they both have their own quirks and foibles.
Shows that select and feature CC music - like The Bugcast (disclosure: my own show) - filter out a lot of the chaff, and probably insert some too!
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