So I got an email saying one of my songs would be played on the show (Episode 7)...AWESOME. Unfortunately I missed the live airing and had to watch a few hours later. At first view I thought "hey...this is pretty cool"...but then after what I watched had soaked in for a while...I became highly disappointed in how the artist were represented...and criticized.
My song did as it was intended to do...entertain...although the mix was classified as "horrible"...and karaoke sounding. The remarks about the mix don't bother me so much as I don't think it's anywhere near as bad as suggested...and I'm already working on improving it because of those comments.
The thing is though... I was under the impression the show was created to promote the site and the artist uploading music to it. It felt more like 4 people listening simply to criticize your work...and if there was any part of it that did not suit their taste...then they must make it known PUBLICLY...and ask others to vote for their favorite (Artist of the Week) based on the imperfections pointed out amongst the various songs played.
So my question is...how does such a presentation of someone's song benefit or promote them...or the site...in a positive way? I don't feel that this approach is worthy of the show...and definitely does NOT make me want to watch again...much less persuade others to watch as it seemed like more of a joke than an actual attempt to get writers, composers and performers not yet a part of the site excited about joining.
I think the show would be much better if the negative critiques were dropped...and the focus maintained on each songs positive values...letting the listeners form their own opinion on the mix, lyrics, vocals etc...etc...
It would also be much more fun to watch if the show had a at least one guest present whose song had been featured...say the week before...who had at least been nominated regardless if they won or not...and the presenters ask questions about how that artist particular song that had been featured on the show came to be.
These things would be so much better than watching 4 people point out everything they DON'T like about your song as there's absolutely nothing fun about that.
Like I said...the critique of my mix was not something that bothered me all that much as I truly do not believe it was that bad just because the presenters of the show said so...but I'm looking at improving it none the less because of the comments. It's the whole idea behind what they obviously believe is positive promotion that concerns me. I can't bring myself to promote the show if that is the path it's presenters are comfortable taking it down.
Congratulations to Pelicat on his win...that's something positive to celebrate!