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25 July 2017 14:09
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OK it`s soon going to be time for me to break the genres down a bit more.

So let`s try and get a definitive list. Obviously we don`t want to go too granular otherwise there will be some pretty empty looking categories but at the same time a few that are a bit sparse until we grow some more is OK.

08 August 2017 10:07
you could always have no genres, and just styles of songs so songs are not limited by genres,
uptempo. fun. heavy, soft. light. ambient. catchy. etc. then whatever the genre you just enter what you think best applies to the song.

07 August 2017 15:38
If enough individual categories are listed then "All" can be done away with
Rock, Metal, etc. should all be their own categories
Post rock
Not rock but not anything else (still might be Other)
Reggae might be broken down into:
Classic Reggae
Nouveau Reggae
and (what I call) White Boy Reggae or Honky Island (I understand that you might not want to call it that but...)
Jazz could be broken down into:
Classic style and Smooth
Classical might broken down into:
Small group-trios, quartets, chamber, etc.

05 August 2017 15:21
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hierarchical may work. I think I`d rather skip one I don`t like than miss one I didn`t hear because it was not my specified genre

05 August 2017 14:54
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You raise a good point Swivelable! If we make the genres too specific then it`s hard to discover new music in other genres. However allowing multiple selections is a bit tricky (from both a programming point of view and a complexity of the site point of view).

It almost needs to be hierarchical so you can choose the genres as they are now or click to drill down further.

Hmmmmmm. I need to have a good think about this!

04 August 2017 19:38
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Here’s how I divide my soundcloud playlists
Harder Rock (Incl Indie)
Melodic Rock (Mainly cause the Rock plylist by itself was too long. Incl alternative)
Electric Blues
City (Beats - electronic and HipHop)
Orchestral (Usually instrumental incl ambient, electronic & classical)
World (I place reggae & funk here)

04 August 2017 19:37
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Sone tunes fit in multiple categories
My two albums are acoustic, but not folk or singer/songer. They are really rock, but neither hard or necessarily melodic.
They work in my acoustic playlist because the other ones I include are also mostly aggressive. Generally I have to categorize them as indie rock.
So classifying a posted song can be tricky the more the genres are defined.

Right now I appreciate the “Rock, Metal, Blues, Indie & Punk” category for listening because it gives me a variety. It still means I miss other genres; the more granular it becomes the less interesting it is.
=-> =-> What I would love to see is a check box for categories that I want to hear when using the ‘Next button’ so I can get a nice mix of my favorite styles while ignoring types that don’t move me.

31 July 2017 10:00
I would like EDM split a bit into Techno , house , bass (to cover d&b , neurofunk and heavier elements) :)

31 July 2017 01:18
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Just saw this post. I vote for Ambient, Piano/Ambient or something along these lines.

28 July 2017 13:19
EDM is an affront to most european producers. House, Techno and Trance would be better. You could get real nitty gritty with this (Tech House, Minimal Tech, electro House, Psy Trance etc.) but House, Techno and Trance cover the vast majority of genres and sub genres.

27 July 2017 08:27
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Indus Rush
Well, I think some of the electronica is instrumental, and some has vocal, be it only spoken word, or in some cases , a a vocal melody. Shouldn`t electronica and instrumentals be together?

26 July 2017 08:01
Tristyn kind of hit it on the head too

26 July 2017 08:01
Singer Songwriter encompasses much of my stuff.
Or Comedy
or Folk Or Folk Alternative
Country might be a good category too.

25 July 2017 21:54
I like that EDM (for example) encompasses alot of different styles. After all, this site is all about discovery. Both being discovered and discovering new music.... I like a bit of Anarchy in the system :-)

25 July 2017 17:06
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Might it work to have the same set of subdivisions to each main heading, if it was broad enough? `Instrumental`, `Alternative`, `Easy Listening`, `Heavy` and `Ambient`, for example? I know you can suggest better . . . . .

25 July 2017 16:35
Wouldn`t punk go in rock with heavy metal etc

25 July 2017 16:07
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I have to have "Punk" just for my own benefit and I think we need "World" too.

25 July 2017 15:41
I would just have these

Blues and jazz
Singer songwriter

06 August 2017 08:28
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Some probably good news :

04 August 2017 11:35
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Mournful salute and reverence,
I am glad to have found this very interesting platform and congratulate you all on the fine work you did and are still doing. It is impressive to see it grow and I think I will be here a while! :D
05 August 2017 15:01
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Thank you!

It will indeed be here for a LONG TIME unless all the streaming sites block me using their embedded players for some reason!

02 August 2017 04:42




Is there a way for me to add a track without all of my credits automatically being added to it?

30 July 2017 15:07


29 July 2017 08:39
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29 July 2017 08:38
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28 July 2017 10:32




Love what this place does for the musicians

27 July 2017 15:39
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Please read this!!!!!!

19 July 2017 10:22
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Here`s another take on the SoundCloud woes.

All makes me think that using YouTube as the host for the music and then adding all the required features that people like on SoundCloud here would be the way to go.

No issue of costs spiralling out of control and no requirement to make money either.
27 July 2017 13:33
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Thank you MrKil101. I will do everything I can to continue to make this the site that everyone wants it to be.

25 July 2017 16:58
In a way those SC woes have been happening for a long, long time now but have scaled up even more recently. I`ll stay there until or IF they do fold but ACR and whomever they attach to is a really good thing-maybe the best thing to come along in years.

25 July 2017 12:34
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S**t happpens! ;)

22 July 2017 20:21
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Wud Records
It`s such a shame what is happening to SC, but we have to accept that it will not exist any more fairly soon.

We`re probably going to move everything to Bandcamp as soon as we`ve moved ourselves to Germany. Hope you will add BC soon! RN well worth adding too.

We are very unhappy with the contempt with which SC treat their users. It`s no surprise they are going broke when they alienate their customers with appalling behaviour.

21 July 2017 21:15
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Verity White
Blimey! NO idea it was THAT bad!

21 July 2017 15:07
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Going to add BandCamp & ReverbNation too.

21 July 2017 11:42
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Tinman aka MJMoonbow
Coverversions on YouTube can make alot trouble. My Supertramp rendition was taken down twice...
Alot Copyright issues on there... getting your account closed when you got 3 hits....
I want to throw Reverbnation in... :)
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