Soundcloud is fuckin' up again FYI


#12

Given the opinion of many, it did. That was what, 7 years ago+ now?

Ever since groups died, it’s never been the same. It’s just a big marketing machine and the content has gone down super hard. I mean FFS, the Pulse app doesn’t even have a messaging system for other artists. They did nothing to replace the artist connectivity after groups, so it’s just weird islands of b-sides and junk.

There still isn’t anything that has quite taken its place in full, and I have no idea why. Ihearthis IMO is shit also.


#13

All I need to do is make 6 more SC accounts and everything will be back to normal.

I wonder what their policy is on artist name #2, same artist #3, etc


#14

I’d think as long as you’re using more emails they can harvest and more shit to generate ad revenue, it wouldn’t be a problem.

That being said, I have no fucking idea what I’m talking about either, and I’d rather eat mortgage paperwork than go over their TOS


#15

I’m still doing the old period routine:

myname@gmail
myname@googlemail
my.name@gmail
myn.ame@gmail

It’s a pretty solid one, nobody will ever catch on


#16

HearThis is not that bad imho, the groups work fine, it’s just a bit laggy and still not extremely active… Audiomack is another one, and there are more, just found a link to https://www.orfium.com/ today - or maybe rediscovered, have to check if I have an account there lol - imho it’s not really that much about features, I think most people will not use a service much smaller than what they are already using since they think they will not be discovered there and have even less plays than before. That does not have to be the case. I’m mostly using SC for private WIPs these days, but when I uploaded stuff on both SC and hearthis a while ago, I partly had as many plays on hearthis as on SC when I used groups on HT.


#17

honestly i though the sc groups were meh… my breakcore idm glitch group got dominated with bass music…
no complaints as that was the trendy thing but imo…it had its time…


#18

I honestly don’t care. When I used to use SC, I paid for it. Since they removed groups I don’t use it any more though I didn’t bother to take stuff down. If they disable or take it down, no fucks given.


#19

Yeah, true, I even remember posting something in one of my groups like “please, anybody help me with modersting all this BS” ^^ But still, I really liked the groups and used groups to share tracks all the time years ago.


#20

FWIW I read that totally differently Nos, it was 3 hrs, but a minimum of 15 tracks, even if that goes over 3 hrs. I didn’t pay it a lot of mind either way at the time but if you are right that indeed sucks.


#21

I guess they backpedaled?


#22

Still gonna start doing youtube because I have 3 subs from when I did my IDMf 050 retrospective. Can’t keep them waiting forever.


#23

I think this is because of the copyrights issue. Previously, we were able to find all the new tracks that were launched in the market, but now only their covers are available on soundcloud.


#24

:wink:


#25

I have an account there, but haven’t been active. Started it up to share works to release,on a old forum I was on. So I just went back to it. don’t know how busy the site is though.


#26

I’m kind of surprised we haven’t all jumped on the YT bandwagon since SC 2.0, myself included.

I go on YT to listen to all of the hidden gems that spotify doesn’t have, and not once does it ever cross my mind to go to SC. Probably because listening on it is a fucking nightmare.


#27

You need to render a video for your track, to put it out on YouTube. It’s just more effort, i guess. I just put live practice sessions out on it. They are already streamed and recorded, i just need to upload them. There are some reddit areas that i use as sc group replacements.

I’m currently just too inactive to upload stuff, as I’m working on a record


#28

Not as hard as you think…I just use windows movie maker I just put a stupid picture and the audio (the wav file) and render to mp4…however watch out for aliasing and a decrease in sound quality when doing a video format…it happened to me a few times so I guess do a bandcamp mix and yt mix…

and trying to get a following on yt is just a waste of time…imo…being that there are bots that jack up the numbers on certain vids to pop up on the trending vid thingy on yt home page…and the comments are just whatever…

Also the audience is more discerning which is good thing being that on yt not everyone is a music producer so you dont have artists playing the good ol fashioned merry go round game like they would do on soundcloud in the past…

So that’s my short pros and cons of yt…


#29

Oh… is that what’s wrong? I just thought I was terrible at mixing… hmmm… I suppose it could be both :thinking:

Oh well… Onward! :sunglasses:


#30

I’m thinking with the new year, A new approach altogether. I wen’t to hearthis.at back in 2015 after browncloud did away with the groups and sought to monetize with their radio fiasco. Hearthis is cool in the sense that you can upload music without capping and having to purchase a pro account. So I can’t really bitch about only being able to upload mp3 format with a free account…It’s not the best platform (Free account) to upload private .wav files for submissions. In addition to Youtube, I think I’m gonna give Bandcamp a go because I feel it is a great platform to turn new people on to your music, And connect with said fanbase on a personal level outside of "sic wubs peeski, check out my tack and give it a <3. At the end of the day, I’d rather subscribe to a bigger google drive than pay a streaming service to be able to upload a fucking .WAV file.


#31

^ Actually I’m surprised that bandcamp hasn’t fucked up their shit yet. I was waiting for a 2.0 to drop that completely alienates everybody, but it’s been the same guy since 2009. Time flies.

Some asshole corporation might buy them out (hey, remember last.fm 2.0? me neither) but for now it’s still pretty valid and relevant. A lot of indies have moved to spotify, but I don’t really know if it’s paying off for anybody. Bandcamp is the last thing that is holy and good at this point.