Where else do you share/collab/etc.?

October 28, 2020 11:46 AM

Hi folks: I realize the irony of my asking this as my first-ever post to MeFiMuTa, but I'm wondering where else folks are congregating online to share their work. For feedback, community, the sheer joy or process of making ... open to any reasons. How large or small of a community is it? Is it constrained by your genre? Do you feel like there are good spaces out there for the work you do? And even so, what are you missing in those communities (aside from the glaringly obvious dearth of playing and sharing in-person)? (Yes, I'm way behind in posting music here, but I'm trying to put in the work now to do better here and elsewhere, hence the question.)
posted by mykescipark (2 comments total)

I have a soundcloud that I never really use, and finished stuff gets posted to my Bandcamp, but for sharing and feedback MeFi Music is it for me.
posted by TheCoug at 6:30 PM on November 7, 2020 [1 favorite]

I belong to a number of groups on facebook and subscribe to a bunch of channels on youtube that help with more craft/technical aspects of some of the tools I'm using or e.g. 'x quick tips to improve your xyz' stuff that inspires me to take another look at xyz. I don't really post my own stuff for review a lot, tbh. I haven't felt that most of the areas I've lurked in are bang on target for how I'd want to be 'reviewed' - e.g. I'm not really that interested in technical perfection in the recordings or mixing etc (even though I gain a lot from groups that take this more seriously), and don't want to be judged by that group for my technical failings. Nor do I feel that I take any of it seriously enough to want to constrain myself to a particular genre (I like to make whatever the tool I'm using at the time seems to want to do, it seems.)

There are certainly two sides to this - I'm probably overthinking how exacting a given group would be in the light of their own 'standards' or aims, and should probably expose more work to those groups and have a chance to learn from criticism rather than retreating from the possibility; but its really just a hobby. Any growth would really just be for the joy of it.

MeFi Music does seem a little different in that it does feel like a hobby space to me. There's a real range of different stuff and different levels of finesse, and no one is bashing each other for not making the correct music etc. I do release my stuff via distrokid more widely, but since noone ever sees it (sob sob) it's very much moot about any feedback or community resulting from that. (I do get the odd thumbs up from my immediate friends group on the social media, but not a lot more.)
posted by aesop at 7:29 AM on December 23, 2020

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