This is a tricky one. I'm not sure musicians are generally in a better position to judge the quality of music. In fact my experience on SoundCloud is that musicians tend to form groups and help each other out so you may find the same thing will happen and you will just end up with those that have the best network rising to the top.
There are systems in place for SoundCloud where people take advantage of the ranking system by charging desperate musicians a fee to be reposted across large networks of accounts and as this site becomes more popular (and especially as there is money involved!) this will undoubtedly occur.
So the short answer is: I'm on the fence
I am pleased to announce that you can now create and share your own musicoin playlists via AtomCollectorRecords.com!
The playlist functionality is based on the awesome code by @KHAiiM and you can create unlimited playlists with up to 50 tracks on each.
Use the blue PLAY THE PLAYLIST link to test your playlist then share the URL from the playlist page and use the TWEET button to share it also.
You need to be logged in to create the playlist but users DO NOT HAVE TO BE LOGGED IN TO PLAY IT.
Once you have logged in just go to https://www.atomcollectorrecords.com/beta/musicoin_playlists.asp to create your playlists as there is no link from within the menu system yet.
This is brand new code so there may be some bugs especially if you use strange characters in your playlist names or track names.
Just let me know what you think and if you find any bugs and I'll try and sort things out as quick as I can.
I too have been using your playlist code because I watched your interview and then read your posts on here and there was no mention of it being something that was frowned upon by the musicoin team, so I assumed it was fine to continue to use it.
I too have been testing my playlist and I agree that there should be an automatic way for the system to not pay plays from the same user within a given time frame rather than delist tracks and un-verify a user. One slight issue with the IP address is that public places, such as coffee shops, may use a single IP for all users. However the likelihood of more than one user listening to the same song at the same coffee shop is pretty remote and I would rather not be paid for that anyway if it is easier to implement.
I have over 2700 musicians on my website AtomCollectorRecords.com and we are very supportive of each other and there are usually 100s if not 1000s of plays between us on SoundCloud and Spotify on a daily basis. That is what we do, support each other. We love our music and we are passionate about helping each other succeed. We don't game the system, we just listen to each other's music regularly.
I have been slowly inviting my most trusted friends from there over to musicoin so there will be an increase in plays between us as we are moving over from SoundCloud & Spotify.
There will come a time when individual tracks will have 1000s of plays a day, if not an hour, especially as the large EDM & Rap networks from SoundCloud get wind of this.
Musicoin has an opportunity to become the most loved and trusted music service on the internet but it is really important that we all take this opportunity to work together and not feel as though it is another "us and them" offering.
I really hope the team take notice of this because we all want you to succeed and you have our full backing if you can work with us not against us.
I too look forward to a response from the team.
Let's make this FANTASTIC!
I just wrote an article on Steemit on how to get more plays for your tracks using AtomCollectorRecords.com
Think of AtomCollectorRecords.com as a random jukebox.
A few questions about the embedded player:
Is it acceptable to build a playlist on a website by embedding multiple tracks?
Will the artists receive payment for plays from embeds on a website?
Is it possible to set an embed to autoplay?
What happens if someone skips a song and then tries to play the next one? At the moment the website asks you to wait for your next free play.
I'd like to be able to see what other's have said and also comment whilst listening to a track.
Also there seems to be some inconsistency in terms of when the player continue and when it stops when you navigate the site. I'd like to be able to go anywhere on the site to discover new music whilst listening.
Keep up the great work!
So Cryptopia went down for maintenance earlier and is now back up.
I was hoping part of this was to fix the issue with transferring $MUSIC there but alas my transfer from a week ago is still not showing up.
There is a worrying lack of information around on the issue.
Does anyone know anything more?
I plan to give you all the ability to create your own playlists using musicoin tracks in the next few days. Huge thanks to @KHAiiM for getting this started!!
More info here: https://steemit.com/musicoin/@atomcollector/musicoin-playlists
I am very pleased to announce that you can now add Musicoin tracks to AtomCollectorRecords.com.
Listen to other artist's music to earn credits to get your own tracks played. It's as easy as that.
No more uploading your tracks and struggling to get people to listen. You get as much out of it as you are willing to put in so everybody helps each other!
It's totally free to use and there's even a chat room so you can discuss your music with other musicians.
Look forward to seeing you there!!
To be honest I find this a problem on every site. I know genres are important so one can listen to the style of music one wants to but it does work if you are an artist that spans multiple genres.
I even invented my own genre of "industrial post-punk" as I wasn't even sure what my music was!
It would almost be better to say what genres your music isn't and then have it show up in all the others but obviously that is not a practical solution!
So the bottom line is: "yes but I don't have a solution!"
Here is a collaboration I did with my good friend Grand Space Adventure (who is also on Musicoin) and it has proved to be our most popular track on those platforms (that I won't name) who pay you a pittance!
Well this could be a game changer if it's true. Many musicians I have talked to ask me how they can get their $MUSIC into real cash and the answer is usually too complex and puts them off.
If they can spend it at Amazon via a transfer to another crypto then this will remove one obstacle!