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    1. Songlink (song.link) has changed name to Odesli

      People have been using song.link links on Tildes a lot as a way to effectively link to the same album/song on all the different streaming services. It looks like, as of today, they've changed...

      People have been using song.link links on Tildes a lot as a way to effectively link to the same album/song on all the different streaming services.

      It looks like, as of today, they've changed their name to "Odesli", and their site is now https://odesli.co.

      This tweet is about the only information I can find so far, I don't know if there's anything more anywhere: https://twitter.com/songlink_/status/1183919368058499073

      9 votes
    2. Followup on standardization of tagging music genres

      So, as a followup to the music tagging thread from a few days ago, I would like to propose the following for discussion. Should all musical posts be tagged with at least one high-level musical...

      So, as a followup to the music tagging thread from a few days ago, I would like to propose the following for discussion.

      1. Should all musical posts be tagged with at least one high-level musical genre?

      The consensus from the last post appeared to be a yes on this. Please note:, this doesn't mean that anyone who submits a track is required to go look up / determine the best genre themselves. If they choose not to, one of the tag mods may do so for them while browsing. Further, we seemed to reach a consensus last time that in the future it would be best to automate this step as completely as possible.

      1. Which tags do we want to use?

      I / @Whom have done some digging and found several different schemes we might use as a basis. For convenience, I've reproduced them in a table for you below:

      <html> <head> <body>
      FreeDB Discogs Wikipedia Allmusic Rate Your Music
      Blues Blues Blues Blues Ambient
      Classical Brass & Military Classical Classical Blues
      Country Children's Country Country Classical Music
      Folk Classical Electronic Electronic Comedy
      Jazz Electronic Folk International Country
      Newage Folk, World, & Country Hip-hop Jazz Dance
      Reggae Funk / Soul Jazz Latin Electronic
      Rock Hip-hop Reggae Pop/Rock Experimental
      Soundtrack Jazz Religious R&B Field Recordings
      Latin Rock Rap Folk
      Non-Music Traditional Reggae Hip Hop
      Pop Industrial Music
      Reggae Jazz
      Rock Metal
      Stage & Screen Musical Theatre and Entertainment
      New Age
      Pop
      Psychedelia
      Punk
      R&B
      Regional Music
      Rock
      Singer/Songwriter
      Ska
      Sounds and Effects
      Spoken Word

      </body> </html>

      I think ideally we will be able to come up with (say) a list the size of wikipedia, allmusic or discogs such that determining the right genre isn't much of a burden on tag mods. In the future, we could expand this or even start inheriting the RYM genre hierarchy (e.g., Ska -> 2 Tone, Jamaican Ska, Spouge, Third Wave Ska)


      So with that out of the way, I think the best way to proceed is for each of you to either:

      A) Build a list of your own with one of these as a basis. We can count up how many people include a genre an count as a vote for it's inclusion.

      Or

      B) Argue for / against a specific genre's inclusion.

      Sound good? Did I miss anything?

      15 votes
    3. Promoting Anything That's NOT Individual Tracks?

      In my opinion, part of what makes places like /r/music so mind-numbingly boring is that outside of news, there's just individual tracks and question threads that beg for individual tracks. There's...

      In my opinion, part of what makes places like /r/music so mind-numbingly boring is that outside of news, there's just individual tracks and question threads that beg for individual tracks.

      There's some value in this and if that's the way you consume music, then cool. But as someone who primarily listens to albums, I rarely want to discover music like this. Like maybe if I'm looking into a new genre, it's cool to get an introductory song to get what it's all about, but beyond that it's kinda a haze.

      So others who value any kind of music listening outside of singles + loose tracks, what do you think we can do to shape this community into something that includes us a little more? Discussions on DJ sets? Album reviews? Games like the survivors done on artist-specific subreddits? I don't think this is something that just naturally gets fixed through the hierarchy system or something, like many of the other problems with /r/music. What can we do?

      13 votes
    4. ~music Listening Clubs: Ideas + Planning

      Okay everyone, so with the grand total of one response (and being informed that it's apparently been discussed before) saying there's interest in setting up a listening club, I'm going to try and...

      Okay everyone, so with the grand total of one response (and being informed that it's apparently been discussed before) saying there's interest in setting up a listening club, I'm going to try and get something going. Even if it's just a few of us, it seems like a fun thing to me.

      For anyone that doesn't know, a listening club is pretty much what it sounds like, we choose an album and all listen to it over the course of the week, with discussion on it occurring in the weekly threads. Over the club's length, the idea is generally to better understand the subject of the club, usually being a genre, movement, or era.

      There's a few ways to go about deciding what to listen for these. We could go by outside lists, allow users running listening clubs to curate their own listening lists (my preferred method just because it's so easy to set up), or vote every week for the next record. The last option seems the most natural, but also requires a certain level of community involvement that may not be reliable, and it gets a little bit awkward before the hierarchy system is running / before we have a trust system or community moderators.

      So, what do you guys think? How would you like to see these organized? What should we start with, since a general "all music" listening club doesn't seem quite right? Do you want to participate in these at all? I'm willing to manage anything yall want to do, but I would personally love to do user-curated ones and run my own hip hop essentials club. Of course, that requires trusting an individual to do their own thing, which may not be where we want to go...up to all of you.

      12 votes
    5. Let's collect some good music discussion prompts.

      As you've probably noticed, ~music is kind of dead compared to a lot of the other tildes. There's been a grand total of 3 posts that have gone over 10 upvotes in the past week. I'd like to try and...

      As you've probably noticed, ~music is kind of dead compared to a lot of the other tildes. There's been a grand total of 3 posts that have gone over 10 upvotes in the past week. I'd like to try and change that.

      The purpose of this thread is to collect interesting music discussion prompts. Don't worry about if it's a super high quality prompt or not, this is just brainstorming. If you ever notice that there hasn't been a decent discussion for a while and you don't have any ideas of what to post, go ahead and grab a prompt from here that hasn't been posted yet and post it. Try to start off the discussion with your own thoughts on the prompt if you can!

      Also, we should try and keep any responses to the prompts themselves out of this thread — it'd defeat the point if we have all the discussion here :)

      10 votes