Quick Hits: Cmd.fm’s new take on SoundCloud; stream Indonesia’s indies; Universal’s Cambodian deal

Brief news items and worthy reads from around the web:

Cmd.fm turns SoundCloud into a radio stream: An enterprising group of designers and coders called Workaxe created a command-line interface called cmd.fm that pulls SoundCloud music into an online stream. Enter in a genre or just tell the program to play random songs and be treated to a lean-back listening of the SoundCloud smorgasbord. You can even add comments to the song or create new playlists from this interface. It’s a fun, creative new way to experience the familiar platform. [Gizmodo]

App for streaming Indonesian indie bands: An independent IT developer in Indonesia has created an app called WolvCast for streaming the nation’s indie music. The Wall Street Journal reported that Roys Yosbana created the Android app as a “promotion platform” for the indie artists. It includes streaming of approved music for any listeners, while registered members can rate and comment on the specific tracks. WolvCast has a very small audience of both musicians and listeners, but it’s a fascinating glimpse at the nation’s music environment.

Universal ties up with Cambodian telecom: Universal Music Group’s South East Asia division will launch a music service in Cambodia through its new partnership with telecommunications company Smart Axiata. According to The Phnom Penh Post, Smart’s mobile service subscribers will be able to stream and download music from Universal’s catalog at a rate of 3 cents a minute. This is the sixth telecom deal Universal has inked in Cambodia. 

Anna Washenko