Sorry if this is TLDR... but yeah I'm in a ranting mood... so...
I listened to Roo's old track the other day, from 5/6 years ago that he dug out and bumped thread on, then realised that there's probably loads of good old tunes that deserve to see a bit more light like that, because it is awkward to search specifically through artists stuff... I guess that's what peoples profiles on music hosting platforms are for. However, this move would keep the listening environment more contained, encouraging users to stay on and use the site longer; so traffic could increase. Similarly it could decrease if its more awkward to use than the original system, alien environments can do that (I guess this is advising a touch of caution)
It sounds like the listening booth is turning into the IDMf members charts... quite cool. A list of members to expand through would be ideal to navigate with certain filters to sort the list, it gives more power to the listener, which is who the listening booth should be focusing on. It also allows for self promotion, so artists are gonna be happy too... win-win?
I guess the sorting filters should be the standard by date for new releases, an alphabetical sort by artist name, genre and the profiles activity, like the red hotbox currently used for a threads activity (I honestly don't know much about coding any of this so whatever's the easiest solution obviously)
I think its a good move... with the right thought behind it, it could make every members music more accessible to everyone else. People generally like that kind of thing, generally because people are lazy and want everything done for them. Props for pushing to make it happen, thanks for reading and hope this helps with any brainstorming that's going on
Build it and they will come
Unless its a wall to keep everyone out