Wherefore art thou metafilter music? September 22, 2005 9:14 PM   Subscribe

Is anything ever going to happen again with metafilter music? There are a lot of musicians on this site, and I'm pretty sure that a lot of people are unaware of it.

Also, when is the metafilter projects site going to launch?
posted by interrobang to Feature Requests at 9:14 PM (5 comments total)

You gazzumped me. I've been wanted to post some ideas about metafilter music for a while. There are so many musicians around here, and it should be made better use of.

Why not make it a weblog-style format like Metafilter, Ask and Meta? Users who have new songs can post links to them and receive comments. It would be a great resource.

Another idea I've been playing with - doing it that way might discourage some people from posting their music because of bandwidth considerations - post an MP3 and immediately have a few thousand Metafilter users download it. How about an option for users who want to post music to pay a bit of money for bandwidth, and have the MP3s hosted here instead?
posted by Jimbob at 9:42 PM on September 22, 2005

Wow, I didn't know about this. Very neat.
posted by Tuwa at 9:46 PM on September 22, 2005

I'm actually scrapping the server that the music stuff is on, so I'm not sure what will happen with it. As it is/was, it is using an entirely different system to stream music and lacked any sort of membership functionality. I'll have to rethink and retool it into something else. I know of one cool music community system I could try incorporating into mefi's user system, which would allow song uploads, remixes (and tracking remix history) along with comments and ratings for uploads.

The projects site needs just a few hours of work and I haven't had the time for it in the past few weeks as I've bought and sold a house and tomorrow I move. Next week should look better.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 9:53 PM on September 22, 2005

So much for this: "I wanted to help kick this section off by letting everyone post their best project during the first month, and giving a small award to the project I think most deserves it. I'll give a 1Gb iPod Shuffle to my favorite project mentioned between launch and August 31, 2005, with the winner announced shortly after September 1st."
posted by punishinglemur at 10:58 PM on September 22, 2005

punishinglemur: the man is a Rove-class genius.
posted by cortex at 8:32 AM on September 23, 2005

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