As you likely know, there has been some discussion in the preceding months about the future of the IDMf netlabel. Particularly, who should determine our future and who should curate it. The mods (@relic, @Automageddon, @RFJ) have reached out and tapped @Metaside, @nostromer, @White_Noise and I (@Jayson) to try our hands at curating the label.
To be clear, we are not mods, nor do we have administrative privileges. We’re just the guys trying to come up with fresh ideas for the netlabel, which includes input from all of you. We together drive and create the content that makes IDMf what it is today.
You can get in touch with us if you have material you’d like us to consider releasing, or have an idea for an event you would like to see run. We as a team will be handling the scheduling, promotion, releasing, of the music, and anything you can’t or don’t feel like doing yourself (except for making the music). By the time you read this, the IDMf Netlabel Demo Submission Policy thread should be updated with our new label email (IDMF.email@example.com), and we’ll get it to the right place if you PM any of us.
We as a team would like to thank the mods for giving us this chance to make the netlabel as awesome as we all believe it can be. We also hope everyone will trust us when we say there is nothing we want more than the best for your music and the music you love coming out of the community throughout its lengthy tenure on the web.
So what does this look like in practice? We’re still committed to the Date Night compilation, and @nostromer has taken lead at this stage of the release. We also have a release the prior team committed to and will see through with a new exciting announcement coming up! This will be announced shortly, so be ready to get hyped for that!
Going beyond, we’re still getting our backend up and running. There’s been lots of talk already about new ideas for release platforms, promotion, community involvement, and more. We still need to solidify a lot of things on our end, so please be patient and give us a few months to figure this out.
Our hope is that we can make the netlabel more accessible than it’s ever been to a wider variety of artists and listeners alike. That means more people should feel free in submitting to the label, and allowing for more people to hear what comes out of it. We plan to have more exciting announcements and progress for you in the coming months.
IDMF Netlabel Team