What the hell happened to this website?? Ffs....
Every time a thread like this is made, a certain group of people (multiple who have made an appearance in this thread) charge in standing on their freaking pedestal and bash the OP.
This portal entire existence rests on the idea of providing free music to flash artists, game designers and whomever else wants it. As long as no one makes any money, no problemo. But if someone asks someone to make free music for their non commercial flash/game/novel/whatever, it's like the worst question anyone could ever ask.
If you are not interested, then is it really that hard to just ignore the thread? Why bother even posting anything? If music is a business to you, that's fine. Congrats. Seriously, congrats. But a majority of people on this site do not do this professionally. I certainly don't. I'm a med student ffs. But if I had the time to score an interesting sounding (non commercial) project, I would. Not for reputation, nor money, but just because I've never done it before and it would hopefully be a fun experience. All your replies end up doing is burying those who are legitimately interested and discouraging outside users from ever looking at the portal for future needs.
Also, am I the only person who can't seem to follow the rationale of musicians getting payed for non commercial projects? Assuming the flash artist/game designer doesn't get payed, or the VA, or anyone else, then why should the musician? Are we somehow more valuable than the rest of the people equally devoting their time and effort? Seriously, can someone explain this to me?
Most of these free projects are passion projects. People simply wanting to share their passion. If you are not as passionate about the particular project to freely do it, then again, why bother posting? I can understand posting questions or requesting more info, but simply posting to flame the OP seems like wasted space.
P.S I'm not defending some of the things this particular OP has said, some of which has been poorly worded to say the least. I love this portal. It was my first exposure to the idea of amateurs making music and is a big reason why I make music today. I am simply stating what I believe is a disturbing and toxic trend on this forum and I really want it to end.