This proposal seeks the restoration of the Top Playlists page, which previously was removed.
This proposal seeks to restore the Top Playlists page that previously was removed to make space for Audius’ new rewards program.
An Example of how the Top Playlist page can be re-implemented seamlessly back into the Audius platform:
- This proposal does not seek to eliminate the trending playlists page or modify the rewards program in any way.
Playlists have long been a primary method of music consumption for listeners and a critical method for independent artists to have their music heard. As Audius themselves have stated:
“Curators move the culture but have long been left out of the equation.”
@AudiusProject - https://twitter.com/AudiusProject/status/1331303155015958532
With the new rewards program, the visibility of curators who have long supported and continue to support the platform has been hidden. With it, the voices of the diverse communities we’ve uplifted have been suppressed as well.
As it stands, actual curators are being buried under artists/verified users who share their songs/ep/contest as playlists. In addition, a lot of these playlists are also boosted by Audius through social media.
As a pioneer of playlisting on Audius and its Top Curator to this very day, I can honestly say that I don’t care for competitions, nor $AUDIO. The only thing I care about is uplifting the voices of the very talented but significantly underrepresented voices of this community.
I know a couple of other curators who feel the same as I do.
This proposal looks to assist small communities by restoring the Top Playlists page, which previously was inclusive of various communities on Audius.
Restore the original Top Playlists page on the Audius music streaming platform.
Add a new navigation column link titled ‘Top Playlists’ under the DISCOVER section of the user sidebar, which will link back to the original Top Playlists page.
- Increase in the visibility of smaller artists, especially non-EDM, on the platform who’d otherwise be buried.
- Music Discoverability on the platform increases by having well-known curators of various genres highlighted
- Empower smaller and underrepresented communities on Audius
- It would be an acknowledgment of the long-standing curators on the platform who’ve curated without the desire or expectation of receiving $AUDIO
*It showcases the diversity of artists on the platform showing that Audius is a home for all, not just a select few.
- Not a blockchain app developer, but it might cause extra load on the platform (I would love if an audius developer could chime in and let me know)
Please use this poll to soft signal your support of this proposal.
- Bring Back The Original Top Playlist Page
- Don’t Bring Back The Top Playlist Page