Came across this site various times when I was searching the internet for things. It seemed like a nice community. I paid a little more attention to it when I found out about the web series TOME by Kirbopher. That showed me a little more about the creative possibilities of the site. I knew I had to keep it in mind for when I was going to do my web series. Which still isn't there btw, because animation takes me too long. It was only until VaeViktuz let me know on my youtube channel, that my video game music covers would do well on Newgrounds, that I signed up.
When I read the rules it said it was advised to submit work that was 100% your own, so that was what I did until I got scouted. After that I also submitted some of the aforementioned covers, but I'm glad original songs get as much if not more recognition here as covers. Unlike on youtube.
The reasons why I signed up and posted music was to share what I've made, so it has more reason to do it. A fan base sounds good. I sure wish a lot of people will get to hear and like what I do.
The thought of having other people use my work is quite appealing. I like to help out others by letting them use my music, or by making music specifically for them. Unfortunately 80% of the time I only find out later people used my songs. I wished they let me know more.
There were a couple of composers I knew (off) here before I signed up. FantomenK, NemesisTheory, Kubi, Satyre and the forementioned VaeViktuz, who has been idle for the last months probably to let his family come First.
After I signed up I got know a number of just as great musicians who were very nice to me: wandschrank, dem0lecule, Elitistinen, ET16, Lowbit, Sequenced, TheyCallMeCaudex, Mattashi, MetalRenard, Jernemies, Car77, Stupor and of course Bosa himself.
I've gotten to know the community quite a bit since I've signed up. It's much nicer than I expected. A lot of cool stuff going on here. I like the competitions and events. Makes you much more involved with the people on this site.
Cheers to everyone here!