At 11/15/12 08:15 AM, eppskevin wrote:
Tbh, I think that this has more to do with the type of music you make, and the age difference. I'm 33, and as it is in a lot of places, the average age for most of the people on a site is like 20.
Have to agree with it right here. I think age does affect greatly to music production. In fact it's more about age vs time you have. When we grow older, like many other adults, we all have career, family and own life to take care of. The time I spend on music production is now really a tiny portion in my life. Also I only have a little time more than a month to spare with anything else, musical or non musical activities.
However I don't think the genre difference is the problem. I know many young people like classical as many like punk, metal or dubstep. It's just matter on what kind demographic of audience you might get, in some amount of time. Also it affects on what kind of purpose your music might serve. If current NG AP is dominating by wub-heads then you are a cheap shot for doing classical. However classical can serve flash and/or game projects better than anything else! Just focus on the area your music works out the most, then you'll be fine.
My experience as that people who were on electric scene had a bais towards what I spoke through., whereas I didn't mind meeting them where they were. Yeah, but, my main issue was people not even reviewing and 0 bombing.
Jeez, so after we did merry-go-round, the returning destination is 0-BOMBING? I know it's sux balls to get bonus for 0-carpet-bombing every Tuesday night, but that's how the system works and you have to cope with it.
I think people are drawn to the contests because it finally gives them an opportunity for people to place their attention on them. They're, in a sense, guaranteed some listens and critiques.
Welp, contests are the best promotion paths for everyone. Competition gives improvement. You get to interact with other people directly. They are just excellent.
But yeah, I'm thinking of a way that we can open up a "group" on NG somehow.
Everyone already did and is doing it. In fact some other friends of mine and I rounded up a bunch of people to either combat 0-bomb by doing 5-bomb squad , voluntary do promotion works for other (I spend it all on my frontpage post), or spread their music on Youtube/Myspace projects.
What would be nice if we could have our own "blog" area, where people could post their music into separate posts, and people review from there. The problem with threads is that they get so long, and people will ALWAYS get skipped over, due to the nature and behavior of a the thread.
You can always make a separate one. I don't have time but I do have friends who thought about making separate promotion website or group.
Long or short threads don't matter. What matters, is the contents.
Try to involving with the community more often. Do pro-bono works (best way to promote your own music is to give them for free). Review other music with positive, but honest matters (some people care about your critique than your rate for them).