@giant-pulse I'm leaning more towards plays too. I think it would take a lot more effort for people to manipulate. Sad to see talk of tipping pools going around. I guess there are going to be some people trying to game the system.
@ęmpire-of-łights We wholeheartedly agree on all these points. In fact it's kind of putting us off telling people about the website at the minute as it's very unreliable , especially playing music ?? Will there be any announcements on any website improvements soon admin ?? We see announcements for future announcements on twitter but nothing when it comes to the website. It can't stay in Beta forever and we have seen a lot of people joining up but the guys really need to get to work on making the website a lot more user friendly and doing what it's meant to do .... Play the goddamn music without crashing !! We have mentioned playlists before but it seems to go unnoticed .... Would love to see an announcement about when the website is going to be launched properly and pulled out of Beta mode !
I agree with @Yosi-Ben-Zvi that dividing the coins by the users isn't a clear solution. For example if some of those users are actively promoting and participating in the community.... and other users just upload a song once... it would be ridiculous to have the number of users effecting how much each person gets paid. Maybe divide the pool by the number of PLAYED users for the day, but not total users lol.
I like the steemit and EOS ideas too
Not a fan of the other parts too much though... searching for random talking, preventing artists from playing their own music.... I've already talked at length about this, but in a nutshell.
It STARTS as a good idea, and quickly becomes the worst parts of the traditional music business that blockchain is growing beyond. It's actually GOOD for artists to play their own music, especially as more people start using playlists, that incorporate other artists that blend well with them. I think the idea that artists are suppose to make music they don't want to hear, and put it on platforms where they don't want to play it is parochial and sad. I personally make music I want to listen to. And music that I don't think anyone else is making. Many artists do the same.
Food for thought: Pandora's Music Genome system is proprietary but you might be able to reverse engineer some of it based on what we know. Page 7 of this slide has some of the tags that are embedded in some of the tracks.
Pandora hires people with music theory and musicology backgrounds to tag the tracks manually (a little surprising considering how goofy some of them are) but I think that these tasks could be built into a blockchain protocol as potential rewards for keeping the tags fairly clean. It would also remove the burden of self-tagging done by musicians -- which, at least in my experience, tend to be more of a chore than anything else.
I think that music genres (Pop, Rock, Classical etc.) should probably be broken down in a generic and neutral way for ease of maintenance -- and possibly even restricting each track to one per genre at first to reduce the noise and confusion that exists right now. Best not get involved in categorization battles here. But tagging should be done in a decentralized way, imo.
Was wondering about this myself and came here to post about it but i see its already been brought up. The ability to reorder is needed and also to allow us to add releases to albums instead of a random listing of releases.