Someone once told me that to negatively critique a song is like telling a mother her newborn baby is ugly. Every mother thinks her baby is cute and every artist thinks his or her latest song has (massive) unrealized potential.
Over the last year, my favorite posts on Music Think Tank were my shortest. I learned a lot, and your answers helped shape the products I worked on. The comments on the following posts were great.
Do most fans really want anything from you other than your music?
Do great songs really ever go unheard?
Now, I’m going back to the well. Music Xray is about a launch a social-network-like music submission and review utility. The application does four things:
- It enables music industry professionals to earn a bit of revenue through the music submission and review process.
- It enables song owners to get legitimate feedback quickly and inexpensively via an environment where they can review the reviewers.
- It exposes songs (in some cases) to the people that can connect songs to exposure opportunities.
- It gives Music Xray the best way to get a ton of songs professionally tagged, which will help to make all the songs in our system easier to find.
Here’s the challenge: What’s the right way to review music?