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  • Are Reverbnation and Last.fm still alive?

    Dear ladies and gentelman!
    Do you still have your project reverbnation page or not? Network look like myspace (almost dead)
    Also interesting your opinion about last.fm. Idea based on counting how much your tracks were played but with streaming services (like bandcamp/soundcloud/official site embedded players) it has a big inaccuracy. Maybe last.fm is good for bands/singers/project which started from 0x.
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    I used to participate heavily in both sites but dropped them off once I stopped performing live especially reverbnation). I think overall we are in a bit of a pendulum swing back from all of these types of services and a lot of artists are just doing stuff on their own websites again.

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    • #3
      I've always wondered about Reverbnation but never jumped in. It seems built for the artist, which is nice. Nothing worse than a service that caters to the consumer yet expects the producer to get by on minimal content yet give their paying customers the content they are distributing. (SoundCloud *cough, cough*)

      Lastfm never took off for me either. I've got a page up there but found the submission process to be pretty broken. Maybe it's been fixed in the past year...as that's how long it's been that long. Has anyone checked out the submission portal lately? Does it still look like a weird 1990's webpage and you feel like you're putting your precious music onto a primitive server?
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      • #4
        Originally posted by S1gnsOfL1fe View Post
        ... Does it still look like a weird 1990's webpage and you feel like you're putting your precious music onto a primitive server?
        It's been many years since I was on last.fm but I do remember what you are talking about. The clunky 90's stuff makes me nostalgic...

        :daydream: uploading song files to places like IUMA and mp3.com on dial-up.

        Grab a smoke and a cup-o-coffee, we got a whole album to upload tonight....plus artwork.

        Yes dear, I am tying up the single internet connection we share for a bit...

        dang, forgot to disable call waiting, gotta start over.


        Ahh, the good ol days.

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        • #5
          Reverbnation musician site design is overfilled even more than facebook pages. But reverbnation every day spam ask you to join to the radio/magazine/festival (I've never filled the form full because it asks my credit card data). Maybe someone from Ambient online guys won reverbnation's contests? )

          Lastfm never took off for me either. I've got a page up there but found the submission process to be pretty broken. Maybe it's been fixed in the past year...as that's how long it's been that long. Has anyone checked out the submission portal lately? Does it still look like a weird 1990's webpage and you feel like you're putting your precious music onto a primitive server?
          I've just upload my album at last.fm. But it likes nostalgia when I searched similar artists to Mogwai. Upload service like old hosting upload service and you never know how your data will be showed.
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          • #6
            I tried it for a few years. If you aren't doing live shows it isn't worth the effort. That is where its strength lies.

            I used Last.FM while it was still a streaming service and competing with Pandora as it was the only one that let indie artists upload their own music. Since they stopped doing that, I sort of just let it go.

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            • #7
              Like above, I used to participate in those websites once, Last.fm especially. Never really helped me get any kind of attention - netlabels, Archive, Sonicsquirrel and Soundcloud were the crucial elements of gaining any recognition.

              Last.fm is more for "listening pleasure" and tracking your listening habits.

              Soundcloud is dying out, too, people say it's going to go down just like MySpace once, replaced by new sites like HearThis and the like. I think I can agree with them on this one as SCloud is nowhere near as friendly and relevant as it used to be.

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              • #8
                I really don't know ad profit of SC except opportunity to embed track/album to page/message. But there is a lot of fun to hearing something in in ambient/electronica
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by HypnoticImplant View Post
                  Like above, I used to participate in those websites once, Last.fm especially. Never really helped me get any kind of attention - netlabels, Archive, Sonicsquirrel and Soundcloud were the crucial elements of gaining any recognition.

                  Last.fm is more for "listening pleasure" and tracking your listening habits.

                  Soundcloud is dying out, too, people say it's going to go down just like MySpace once, replaced by new sites like HearThis and the like. I think I can agree with them on this one as SCloud is nowhere near as friendly and relevant as it used to be.

                  I actually haven't heard of any of those sites you listed. I'll have to check those out. Hearthis definitely looks a lot like Soundcloud, at least with their player.

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                  • #10
                    The Internet Archive is a well-known file repository, famously used by netlabels for years. Sonicsquirrel is a Swiss version of all that, but music-oriented. And that's really cool, but file-fetcher stopped working and it's been broken for weeks, nobody fixed it yet, it seems. :( I think this caused people to cease uploading music before they figured out that they oughta use FTP. But file-fetching from archive is way more convenient and that's a major blow to this site's functionality.

                    Still recommend it, though, perhaps it's just my profile that's broken.

                    HearThis seems cool, but it doesn't have an interesting artist/listener base, for now at least.

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                    • #11
                      Did the ReverbNation thing a while... had FAR less traffic than SoundCloud. Never tried Last.fm...
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                      • #12
                        I tried Last.fm for labels but I highly doubt it's worthwhile. I actually removed my last.fm account a couple of years ago because scrobbling became an annoying, addiction-like habit of mine.

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