Audio Portal Needs To Shine Again! Let's Brainstorm! 2021-05-19 08:15:55 (edited 2021-05-19 08:19:38)
You might remember me as RealFaction. Well, I used to be. Over the 14 years I've had my musician account when I started my music career on newgrounds, I've been passionate about seeing the Audio Portal musicians shine with views/listens, which is why I created contests like the Art-Inspired Music Contest (as well as giving the people something fun and a workshop to help them improve their craft), and a remix contest in the soon future. I constantly try to think of ideas to pitch to Newgrounds that might improve it, especially with the Audio community.
Unfortunately, the Audio Portal hasn't been hitting major traffic like it used to, for many, many years, and I feel it could be featured more. Newgrounds is starting to ramp up more in traffic, but the Audio Portal isn't standing out like it used to, but fading in the distance. So, let's brainstorm ideas to bring the Audio Portal back to it's former glory, when the weekly top 5 audio (old format) had 50,000 listens and more.
Frontpaging the audio has definitely helped during these darker times in the past decade, as does the integrated music player on the webpage when you click the discs, but I feel one improvement would be is if at half volume, or 70%, we have the frontpaged music autoplay at random pick per page load, so people will hear what's playing when they visit the site, and maybe be more compelled to scroll down to the frontpaged audio section.
So, what do you guys think? What do you think could improve highlight the importance and recognition of the Audio Portal, to make visitors more compelled to hear your awesome music like the old days?