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17 August 2017 08:01
1inFive

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Bands, send your new tracks to New Music Saturday via www.NewMusicSaturday.com for air play. We listen to everything and play our favourites every week. Mike (co-host).
18 August 2017 19:49
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Ron D Bowes
Thanks for the heads up

16 August 2017 11:01
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Juxta

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Little tip if you are trying to use a Facebook image in your profile and it isn`t working. Make sure you click the image until you get the final large image and use the URL for that. If you use the one on the screen BEFORE then it doesn`t work.

31 July 2017 11:49
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So I added support for HearThis.at. I have to say I am impressed so far. The navigation takes a little getting used to but there are real support people on there you can chat to and they sorted out my issue!

Not only that but you can import your entire SoundCloud catalogue in one click! I`d recommend doing that even if it`s just as a backup.
15 August 2017 07:12
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Juxta
I have decided to remove HearThis for now. It is not very popular at all so is a bit pointless having on the site.

If it gains momentum in the future then I will look at adding it back.

I will look into adding FanBurst next but looking at their Twitter account I`m not sure they are that big either.

14 August 2017 19:23
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Nickillus
They do have a weekly upload limit - so maybe stage things? Also I notice that after 10, 000 plays you have to start a paid subscription to carry on -Seems reasonable.

14 August 2017 17:43
Mrkil1o1
I was, at first, impressed with HearThis but now I question that as when I attempted to load some 94 SC tracks it only loaded 14 of them and my question to service about it was answered only after I sent it in a second time and now I`ve gotten no reply to that. So I`m basically on the proverbial fence. Fingers crossed (and eyes also) that I will get a response eventually. Or perhaps I will need to scold them again to get a response.

14 August 2017 16:12
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Wud Records
Just tried the import SC with one click - 578 tracks, more to add - could take some time!

04 August 2017 05:53
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Juxta
I just used the import entire Soundcloud profile option Deon.

03 August 2017 05:43
Deon
How`d you get it up? I tried uploading the embed code and when I click to view the track, it says that I haven`t provided a valid Soundcloud URL. Lol

31 July 2017 23:58
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Nickillus
Thanks for the heads up, John. Doing that very thing as back-up now. Appreciated.

11 August 2017 17:40
chocolate

chocolate cake

       




http://www.xxlmag.com/news/2017/08/soundclouds-future-determined-by-a-vote-today/

Has anyone got anymore news on this?
14 August 2017 17:37
Mrkil1o1
def. agree with WUD on that!!!!!!!!!!!! Their (almost non existent) customer service !@#$%

14 August 2017 15:27
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Wud Records
Been reading this so a cautious hooray for now at least. Would still be good if they sorted out their idiotic policies and employed some people to deal with their customers.

13 August 2017 15:34
Mrkil1o1
No BUT a big whew!

11 August 2017 21:41
chocolate cake
YEAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

11 August 2017 20:16
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Juxta
Yep. Saved! https://techcrunch.com/2017/08/11/soundcloud-saved/

12 August 2017 11:42
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Please vote for my song - Costs nothing but 2 minutes of your time. Just click on the thumbs up icon top or bottom right (unless you don`t like it, of course):
https://musicaid2017.com/barefoot-in-the-rain/
14 August 2017 16:24
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Ron D Bowes
Thanks Raven - Voted on yours. Can only vote once on mine. People have tried to vote more than once, but nada.

14 August 2017 15:35
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Ron D Bowes
Dunno John - First time I have entered and there is not a lot of info as to when decisions are made. But it`s nice being in the charts lol. Thanks to you and the others who have voted - it`s put me back into trending ;-)

13 August 2017 10:40
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Juxta
Voted. Is it worth paying the $10 submission fee in your opinion? I have signed up too.

13 August 2017 07:49
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Raven
Voted for you! :) How often can I vote?
Would you please vote back? My contest runs until the 20th of August and I am in second place currently. I could really need your help..
http://songcheck.hofa.de/song/1301/
Takes 20 seconds! =)
(Just press on "Für diesen Song stimmen", mark the checkbox in front of "Ich bin kein Roboter", again on "Für diesen Song stimmen", thats it!)

14 August 2017 11:26
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Please can you vote for JUXTA at the bottom of this page: http://www.horshambotb.co.uk/originals-entries.html

Thank you!
14 August 2017 15:36
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Ron D Bowes
Voted ;-)

11 August 2017 06:51
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This could be a bad day https://www.digitalmusicnews.com/2017/08/10/soundcloud-investors-24-hours/
11 August 2017 14:43
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Nickillus
Holy cow. Now that doesn`t sound good.
Thanks for the heads up, John.

11 August 2017 09:59
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Juxta
You can import all your SoundCloud tracks into both HearThis.at & Fanburst.

I would recommend it!

08 August 2017 12:35
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I think the best idea is the subgenre. Just need a 2nd dropdown menu to choose a subgenre otherwise all of the genre is played... Maybe it should be possible to reset the genre on My Details page.
Should be an intuitiv thing to handle with, for the listener. Nothing complex :)
10 August 2017 14:44
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Juxta
OK I think I have an idea how to do this. Even with the number of tracks that are on the system at the moment it would work. I may even show the current number of tracks in each genre so people know whether to select more or not.

10 August 2017 12:02
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Juxta
"just need" :P Famous last words! It`s actually quite complicated code behind the scenes so I will have to have a good think about it.

I do however agree that it is probably the best option!

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.

Go.....
08 August 2017 10:07
Trist
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
Mrkil1o1
If enough individual categories are listed then "All" can be done away with
Rock, Metal, etc. should all be their own categories
Add:
Chill
Post rock
Not rock but not anything else (still might be Other)
Reggae might be broken down into:
Classic Reggae
Nouveau Reggae
Reggaeton
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:
Orchestral
Small group-trios, quartets, chamber, etc.

05 August 2017 15:21
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Swivelable
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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Juxta
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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Swivelable
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)
Acoustic

04 August 2017 19:37
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Swivelable
Difficulties:
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
TRiPmusic
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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Xenberg
Just saw this post. I vote for Ambient, Piano/Ambient or something along these lines.

28 July 2017 13:19
irishjohn
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
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
Mr.Eclectician
Tristyn kind of hit it on the head too

26 July 2017 08:01
Mr.Eclectician
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
irishjohn
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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Nickillus
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
Trist
Wouldn`t punk go in rock with heavy metal etc

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

25 July 2017 15:41
Trist
I would just have these

Rock
Blues and jazz
Singer songwriter
Pop
Folk
Country
Rap
Electronic
Instrumentals
Unique

06 August 2017 08:28
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Some probably good news : https://www.edmsauce.com/2017/08/05/soundcloud-saved/
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