Hi everyone, hope you all had a good start into 2018.
During new years eve I wanted to showcase musicoins to my friends and that came with a bunch of issues, which is something a lot of people will come across, if they want to give musicoin a chance.
- Playlists Part 1
Compiling a playlist for the said evening was a pain in the ass, because it required a lot of clicks to get desired tracks onto the playlist.
Here is my suggestion: If you search for a genre, musicoin could generate a playlist based on the genres tagged. This would be amazing to get a fast playlist without the hustle. Of course, the downside would be wrong tags by the artists, but it would do for quick discovery of new artists.
Speaking of tags: User tags could be a thing....but that's a topic for another day.
Second suggestion: Add a little + button into the resultspage to each track, so you just have to press that button and add the tracks quickly.
- Playlists Part 2
I'm certain, this has been discussed already on multiple occasions, but I felt like it needs to be here for completion.
Band/Artist created playlists (think soundcloud), to put out an album in order, categorize certain kind of tracks (demos, ideas, releases...whatever). Just to keep it clean. Right now I have one album and a single up and...well...it's a bit all over the place.
Additionally: Featured tracks - If an artist wants to highlight his favorite track/playlist..let him go for it.
- Playlists Part 3
Listener curated playlists. Wonderful thing at spotify, as long as it is in the hands of the users (please no major label bullshit). Let them make their mixtapes, even make it possible to reward great playlist compilation with $MUSIC.
- Private Streams
I'm currently promoting a new album to blogs and all that. On the press page I use a link to a private soundcloud playlist. I would love to replace that with a private musicoin playlist. So I can share tracks privately to press, reward my closest supporters with exclusive previews. It just gives more possibilities ahead of a release.
Please...^^ This forum is so bright, it hurts my eyes - On a serious note, personally I prefer darker websites. I appreciate cryptopia, twitter and youtube for including a nightmode to their services.
- Issues 1: Player (Shuffle function)
With the currenct playlist, I experienced some issues. I made a playlist of like 15-20 tracks and just hit shuffle. For the two hours before midnight that would have done it. So I just hit shuffle and play. So..what happened is, that the shuffle function doesn't ignore previously played tracks. So..something awkward happened: I had two of my own tracks in that playlist and those two tracks appeared maybe 2-3 times each within one hour. Even just with one track inbetween. When that happened again I stopped the playlist. One reason because it get's boring, the other reason is...it was my own tracks, which leads me to the next thing.
- Issues 2: Rules
I've spoken with a bunch of other musicians, and some are currently not really aware about what is allowed and what not. In fact, there is a certain degree of insecurity. Artists proud of their work, listen to their own music. And right now listening to the own music on this platform generates a coin. That should never happen in the first place, new artists don't even realize that until they pay attention to it. Personally I just realized that a couple of days later, when I showed this page to a friend. I also double check the music, wherever I upload and of course, I also like to listen to what I do.
There needs to be a system in place that prevents us from earning coins by listening our own stuff, there has to be a clear set of rules and the consequences need to be outlined. Right now this is a bit awkward because we have neither. And rules we don't know, can't be followed.
You might be very easy with bans and what not and really just ban people who go crazy with like 100 plays a day and who probably didn't deserve it any different, but that doesn't eliminate the fact, that nobody really knows if they can even doublecheck their tracks.