Summary - The ability to make a playlist that other users can repost their songs to. Control over how often each user can repost songs, and the ability to make the latest posted song the top of the playlist. Making a search function to find public playlists.
Abstract - Essentially recreating public playlists on the old soundcloud. It’s what made soundcloud good back in the day. A playlist is made with a genre title, the ability to search for playlists by title allows users to find these public playlists in a certain genre. The playlist owner would be able to limit how often each user can post a song to reduce spamming (spamming a song was the gameplan with the soundcloud playlists, it made sure you were at the top and got more listens) As an artist you repost your track to a playlist and people can discover your music.
3 Motivation - As an artist you can post a song to a genre playlist, without any middlemen between you and potential listeners. As a listener, it allows organic discovery of artists without someone getting in the way and curating your tastes. As a playlist curator it creates a space for you to find new music. There’s not much on audius to find say… ambient drone music. There’s moods, there’s playlists made by curators, but the old soundcloud “organicness” of being able to find a new artist that you like from these public areas is missing. Basically, every artist has an audience, no matter what they are doing. Sites like soundcloud are clogged with middlemen trying to put themselves between an artist and their potential audience and charging money to connect the two.
4- Specification - I make music, I don’t code. But basically, add buttons when making a playlist to say who can post to the playlist and how often they can post. Add a search function and a new box in the explore section labeled “Public Playlists”
5 - Benefits - The old soundcloud. Everyone went to soundcloud to find that underground music. It’d make audius the new place for artists to put their music out to get heard, the new place to organically find those new artists doing things that some “tastemaker” doesnt approve of.
- Drawbacks - Load. Lots of people reposting songs to playlists could increase load on servers. Having to sort through a heap of trash songs to find the good music. (But that’s how the old playlists were and it was great finding the gem in the dumpsterfire.)
7 - Vote Thumbs up means implement these features, thumbs down means don’t.