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indie management horror stories

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some easy ways to take on Golden Kayak nominations

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sometimes I think..

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How to PIMP UP your IMP artist page!

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interesting new Beatles release coming

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so what's new?

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NFL fans check in here

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I need some promo ideas on this..

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Is melody passé?

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John Denver, Jim Croce, Harry Chapin. plane crash, plane crash, car crash. Which was the biggest loss?

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She walks all over you, you know she can

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racism

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I'd like to hear details about everyone's creative process.

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everybody please read

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Neil Sedaka - songwriter

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Nobody noticed.

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How much of a factor is an artist's looks in your appreciation of their live performances?

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the need for critical opinions in music

6/5/2018 9:45:03 AM
Some "music lovers' are just too lazy to appreciate indie.

6/3/2018 9:11:17 AM
Frank Sinatra's letter to George Michael

5/26/2018 12:55:58 AM
I found this wild statement in a very obscure place on Neil Young's archive site.

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outreaching

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the best ever artist website

5/3/2018 11:57:47 AM
Great David Crosby Interview

5/1/2018 6:39:18 AM
the battle

4/24/2018 9:35:41 AM
some notes about the IMP player

4/6/2018 5:13:21 PM
My life basically starts today.

4/1/2018 4:56:11 PM
Lennon, Cobain and Jimi are all alive.

3/24/2018 9:19:25 AM
great new Neil Young interview

3/19/2018 7:51:27 PM
Is that Francesca on the Alfa Romeo commercial?

2/3/2018 7:19:51 AM
taking your songs to a publisher

1/22/2018 4:59:08 PM
The DMD (digital CD) now works for all artists!

1/14/2018 7:22:31 PM
The Golden Kayak Wall of Fame has been updated with the new winners.

1/14/2018 8:02:54 AM
How to listen to tonight's Golden Kayak broadcast at 5 PM ET (New York) time.

1/8/2018 10:12:20 AM
Oprah's speech last night at the Golden Globes was amazing, see it here

1/2/2018 8:27:18 AM
I'm proud of this

12/29/2017 10:05:50 PM
Indie Song of the Year - the Finals

12/18/2017 9:16:05 AM
It warms me

12/16/2017 9:37:03 AM
Nominations Closed for Golden kayaks

12/7/2017 4:37:21 PM
OMG I was so surprised to see this!!

12/2/2017 3:04:01 PM
Note to any artists or any others who are not thrilled with the choice of features here

12/1/2017 11:49:44 AM
A contender for the greatest indie song of all time..

11/27/2017 3:19:28 PM
2 weeks left to get your Golden Kayak nominations in.

11/22/2017 11:24:37 PM
apologies on behalf of IMP

11/15/2017 9:48:17 AM
The Indie Song of the Year Tourney for this year - please read..

11/5/2017 8:53:39 AM
an indie song that will run thru your head all day if you listen

11/5/2017 5:34:49 AM
Deadline for songs to be uploaded to qualify for Golden Kayaks - 11-11-17 at 12 am ET

10/29/2017 11:51:15 PM
new - front page ads

10/26/2017 9:40:22 AM
New Spotlight Interview with a majorly talented guy!

10/21/2017 4:53:31 PM
I'm starting to feel our gravitational pull again.

10/5/2017 3:56:26 PM
some stuff about this site that you may not know

8/19/2017 3:19:11 PM
Shades of the Righteous Bros on IMP?

8/1/2017 1:46:16 AM
IMP story blog contest, all please read..

7/18/2017 12:08:57 PM
so how does an artist get a new listener to click on a music link

7/18/2017 12:08:19 PM
Looking for volunteers regarding a committee that sets out to give IMP a presence at music trade shows

6/30/2017 2:28:07 AM
Everyone please read - How important is IMP to YOU?

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6/27/2017 11:48:30 PM
our friend Lesley is gone from IMP

6/19/2017 11:22:07 PM
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the IMP in the room is you

6/1/2017 9:37:41 PM
announcement

5/19/2017 9:29:03 AM
Station managers, please read, a survey

5/18/2017 11:50:57 AM
RIP Chris Cornell

5/7/2017 4:51:23 AM
new Spotlight Interview with the overwhelming Motorbaby

4/28/2017 7:44:11 AM
artist communities

4/19/2017 5:15:01 AM
Indie artists are raisin' the bar these days, have you heard?

4/16/2017 12:20:17 PM
ok this is pretty funny

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What are the factors involved that cause you to click on a song to listen to it? Everybody please comment.

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New Spotlight Interview with the band Whitherward!

4/1/2017 4:44:14 PM
I love artists.

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the elasticity of a song

3/28/2017 8:11:55 AM
one more note about the political pipeline

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We have a new political forum, link above..

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New Spotlight Interview with TonyGirl

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We made a change in the song page.

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the red button on the front page works now

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new video by MonaLisa Twins covers another Beatle song

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2/21/2017 5:58:20 AM
Despair on Indie Avenue

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update on site issue

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We just had another correspondence from the server co.

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1/24/2017 11:32:02 AM
Anybody know some good songs with fiddles on IMP?

1/23/2017 1:05:01 PM
new realms in the arena of artist promotion..

1/22/2017 12:21:12 AM
Indie icon Ainjel Emme just posted an amazing new song related to the women's march

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All Golden Kayak Winners check in here.

1/16/2017 6:13:29 AM
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1/13/2017 5:45:31 AM
Song of the Year is really close, please vote if you haven't.

1/11/2017 7:11:57 AM
Radio show announcing winners is THIS Sunday at 5:00 New York Time

1/11/2017 12:01:54 AM
David Crosby's new song is here now, on his page.

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The Finals for the Indie Song of the Year are here!

1/5/2017 1:55:28 PM
Indie Music vs Indie Artist

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I made a decision

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You folks know there is a short url for IMP, right?

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a funny story for yas

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Semifinals Round for The Song of the Year Tourney

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a new Spotlight Interview is right off the presses, it's Pancake Riot

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Golden Kayak Voting Ballot - Please vote!

12/17/2016 12:22:15 PM
I love it but I hate it.

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5 days left for Golden Kayak Nominations, get them in please

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new heat in Indie Song of the Year is up - Need more nominations for Golden Kayaks too!

12/3/2016 9:53:16 AM
Golden Kayak Nominations Form

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need your Golden Kayak nominations soon! and don't forget to vote in the front page poll

11/29/2016 11:22:12 AM
How do we grow the indie culture?

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a note about site issues

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new heat in Indie Song of Year is Up, Winner of Last Heat announced

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so we're back up again

11/2/2016 1:49:58 PM
8 more days to upload songs that will be eligible for Golden Kayaks!!

10/12/2016 11:49:40 AM
Golden Kayaks coming up soon. To be eligible, a song must be uploaded before Nov 11, 12 AM.

9/25/2016 10:06:57 AM
announcement - we're discontinuing the Triple C Club

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New Spotlight Interview with Neil w Young

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paging Lyin Dan

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hey station managers

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Genre chart adjustment coming in next day

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Artists with emotional energy

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Can you folks help spread this around?

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Happy INDIES Day!

6/21/2016 7:24:08 AM
Do you like rock festivals?

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New Spotlight Interview with Francesca Tamellini

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Attn: New Feature!

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re: the Triple C Club

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new Spotlight Interview with DeMonicka!

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the joy of being me - Gamers take note.

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please remove the letters IAC from your stations and what not.

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New Spotlight Interview with Chloe Collins!

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Another New Development at IMP! please read

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People who make music, it's the very best part of them..

4/25/2016 11:59:26 AM
Have you started a station lately ?

4/21/2016 3:17:56 AM
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Here's some good news..

4/19/2016 7:50:49 AM
a note to all about IMP and Facebook, please read..

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I had a thought

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an idea about how to bring non-artists listeners to IMP.

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Do you know any good indie songwriters who are not on IMP?

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New Spotlight interview with Dave Elwert

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looking for something to blow me away

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stats issue

2/3/2016 10:54:53 PM
Mention IMP wherever you go on the web

1/28/2016 12:34:42 PM
2 new college stations added as affiliates for Kayak Big 25 show

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planning your next musical move in public - please read..

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IMP is the ticket.

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I remember when they were just an indie :)

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new Kayak Big 25 up.

5/21/2015 6:24:44 PM
a note about featured stations, please read, all station managers



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Scott

4/11/2017 5:32:33 AM

What are the factors involved that cause you to click on a song to listen to it? Everybody please comment.

ok as an artist and a music site CEO this topic fascinates me. so I decided I'm going to do a big survey about the topic. Not only here but around the web. I'd like to figure out what many of the possible answers are with your help and then have people rank them and such. These below are from one sitting of brainstorming about the topic - different factors that may play into you clicking.

* familiarity with the artist (this includes whether you don't particularly like or do like the artist or band in question)
* a style of music that you like
* title of the song
* name of the band or artist
* the mood you happen to be in at the time you see the link.
* what you happen to be doing when you come across the link. how the time element factors in as in if you're working, or at a party, or walking with your iPod etc.
* your state of inebriation (high or drunk)
* lyrics posted
* a pic posted next to the song link.
* comments pertaining to the song posted above the song link.
* whether you like the artist's persona from getting to know them on social media
* whether or not you happen to be tasking finding music for just listening or for your station
* the confidence expressed in the song by the artist when he or she or band posts the link.
* whether or not the song or artist is recipient of some kind of reward like Golden Kayak or a spot on the Big 25 or featured song list.
* whether or not it's a video, a streaming link or a download link
* whether or not you see other positive comments about a song when you look at the thread it's on.
* who listened and who made the positive comments about a song.
* the pre-hype an artist may have posted prior to releasing the song.
* what site the song link is from.
* whether the artist is female, male, or a band.
* whether the artist has taken time to listen to your music previously.
* whether you have hopes of the artist reciprocating by listening to you after you listen to him or her.

Can any of you think of any factors I may have missed?


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4/11/2017 8:14:46 AM


I click on something if I am curious.
If it makes me think too much,
already telling me what it is before I can decide, I probably won't click it.

I'm a simpleton, and I guess everyone has their reasons,
sounds like you are overthinking it though...
or maybe, it's just me, getting a headache trying to read all this. Ow.

Click The Hub.


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Father Time

4/11/2017 8:43:58 AM


Your link was crap. haha


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Richard Scotti

4/11/2017 9:45:05 AM ---- Updated 4/11/2017 9:55:04 AM


Familiarity is important. It's only natural to gravitate towards an artist who you find consistently pleasing. Any new song by that artist is going to be a magnet for clicks.

Style is relevant. We all have our fav styles of music but I will listen to any style that interests me for any reason.

Name of artist or band - not important to me.

Mood is important. Sometimes I'm in "click mode" and sometimes I'm not. Time factor is an issue as well.

I don't drink or get high. My flashbacks are good enough!

I don't care about personna or image on social media.

Videos are a distraction in my opinion. They don't persuade me one way or another. The music is what I'm interested in.

Positive comments from others can be helpful in deciding when to click. Word of mouth is important especially if I respect the opinions of the source of the comments. Conversely, if I'm not impressed with that person's taste in music, their comments don't won't persuade me to click.

I don't care about the gender of the artist or band.

If the artist has listened to my work, it can be a motivating factor in my decision to click.

If I'm a fan of certain artists, it's only logical that I would enjoy it if they were a fan of mine but I don't believe in obligatory reciprocation.

Great questions, Scott. Hope these answers help.


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birdy's eye view

4/11/2017 1:14:44 PM ---- Updated 4/11/2017 1:15:49 PM


This week the only song I played was the Steve Bonaccorsi's newest because he never lets me down so I look out for artists that I know won't waste my time.

I also like to hear artists who have taken the time and trouble to fill in a full description (that appeals to me) a song story (that sounds original) and lyrics (I could be put off at this stage) plus a nice picture, especially of the artist with their instrument.

To be more negative I don't click on songs that other people push or rave about and I don't pick popular artists or chart toppers as a rule. I'm not tempted by corny titles and I usually steer clear of Rap or artists with gangsta names unless I'm trying to fill up a Station in a particular genre.

Hope that helps.


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Father Time

4/11/2017 2:14:44 PM


thanks for chiming in folks. Yes birdy the thing about artist bios is one I hadn't considered. I'm looking for all possible elements to add to my survey, then I'm going to allow those who take the survey to rank their importance from 1 to 5 or something.


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Francesca Tamellini

4/11/2017 3:50:56 PM


For me, I start with new releases by people I know, then, a bit shallow I know, an interesting title. I prefer a real photo to something made up, although I confess to using a cat for my own a couple of times.


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Bryon Tosoff

4/11/2017 3:58:09 PM


My label specifically said two things, artwork, song title and a elevator pitch of one line describing the song. Of course the song has to reflect the artwork. thats it, he wants a great title, then he places the song at various places after he listens to it and metatags it accordingly so it could have a variety of descriptions even within a classical genre, it could be easy listening, and or mood music.

as for me, I listen to whatever whenever, there are no rules. although there are some here I just dont listen to..


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Zeeza

4/11/2017 4:15:10 PM


I like to listen to Artists who don't just do one thing and it sounds like the same song over again each time. I will listen for a few seconds and when the vocals come in is where they win me or loose me. It does not matter what style it is. The art work is important but sometimes its a free domain image that has nothing to do with the song so that may not be a sign of a good song. Number of previous hits use to impress me, but no longer does because of the fake hit scams that have risen as of late. The publicity does nothing for me, nor does getting spam from various bands. Charts don't impress me either because they mostly reflect promotional success which is not free and depends on the Artist or the Label or both.
Some songs have great videos ( which is usually not free for all), some Artists don't play instruments and don't write songs so that may influence my choice, it depends. I love discovering new Artists who have nothing but a good song, the rest is la da da.


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JeffH

4/11/2017 8:55:05 PM


I click on just about everything... give a listen and either stay through it or move on.
Style matters
Recording quality... matters if it's presented as a new release or single etc...
if its a draft don't concern myself with it too much (recorded quality)
I don't like to read other opinions before I hear something new...
I don't like the cheesy low quality vids people do just to put something on YT but hey if it works for you in someway have at it...
Images matter... use of color matters... don't believe me put a pic of some Big breasted image on your next song and see if you get more hits...

There are many things you can try to draw someone in... but don't disappoint them or they probably won't return.


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Bob Elliott

4/12/2017 11:43:46 AM


The chances of me checking someone out eventually the first time are pretty good. If they don't deliver, the chances the next time are not real good.


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Bob Elliott

4/12/2017 11:45:22 AM


But if something starts to gather a lot of praise, I'll give people more chances.


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Larree

4/12/2017 12:45:27 PM


When I am creating stations I do a lot of random clicking. I will listen to anything at all for at least five seconds. Sometimes longer.

When I listen for my own pleasure I usually know exactly what I feel like hearing.

All other listening is for learning new songs; education and study.


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Larree

4/12/2017 3:20:01 PM


I should have said "most".

But anyway, I also listen to music based on the recommendations from people whose taste I respect and who know my personal tastes.

I don't respond well to pro wrestling style hype or name dropping. I don't respond to ego trippers. I grew up in Hollywood. I know that rap.


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LyinDan

4/14/2017 8:21:31 PM


pure caprice.


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Stoneman

4/14/2017 10:07:41 PM


Most times, for me it starts with my prior knowledge of the artist or group. If I have heard their music before and liked it, I will listen again to their work. Sometimes I am attracted to the title because it may intrigue me and cause me to want to know more. Other times I just want to hear that kind of music and am hoping that the genre selected at the time of creation will be true to form. A lot of people don't know much about genre. I can tell this by the way the pick the wrong genres for their songs. The most common offense is when people label music that is Rock or Pop as R&B. When someone mislabels their music I probably won't listen to their stuff again.

Much Respect,
Stoneman


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Larree

4/15/2017 1:09:39 PM


I have to agree with Stoneman. A lot of people do not know their own genres! Or, maybe they are trying to be cute and they think they can get people to listen to and like their crap if they stick it in the wrong hole.


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Richard Scotti

4/15/2017 4:54:48 PM


I get a little annoyed when artists put their songs in the Classic Rock category when the songs are new age or pop or anything other than classic rock, a genre that has a pretty definitive identity in my opinion. It's like, you either know what it is or you don't.


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Stoneman

4/15/2017 5:04:46 PM


Very true Richard, very true! One way to get a more definitive answer about the genre is to present the song in Song Review and ask what others think the song genre should be. Sometimes I just am not sure so I ask people. I produce so many genres that quite often one genre begins to run into another genre. When this happens I usually either love it or hate it. But truly, if you don't know the genre you should get a consensus amongst the music community. But don't just pick a genre and go for it. This really turns people off when they go to listen to something and find out that it is not what they expected. Music purists get very anoyed with this and may never listen to your work again.

Jusy Say'n
Stoneman


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Psyche's Muse

4/15/2017 8:42:41 PM


1) Name of Song
2) Lyrics
3) What the artist mentions in the Song Story
4) Name of Artist

As for genre... hell, there's so damn many of 'em... and I had no idea people could get "worked up" whenever a song was wrongly categorized... Maybe I should have just placed all of ours under Miscellaneous- haha!


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