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cov  ·  2337 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski Digital Music Swap #1 (Registration Closed)

A few friends and I have been doing something similar to this for awhile.

Each week, a different person shares a playlist, that they find interesting. It might be a genre sampler, a theme, or just stuff that they've been listening to lately. The only guideline we really had was that songs shouldn't be stuff that pretty much everyone already knows; our focus was on discovering new things, things that the playlist creator liked that we'd not have found otherwise.

It's great because you feel obligated to listen to the playlist that they made, even if it's not exactly your thing, and it opens you up to a lot of new music.

I'd certainly be up for this, either as a swap, or as a album-club-style one playlist a week that we all listen to sort of thing.





user-inactivated  ·  2337 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I think you should check out #weeklyDJ. It's a new community that discussed an album/artist/playlist week by week, with every new week led by a new DJ. It's a really cool concept. Sounds like something you'd be interested in.

cov  ·  2337 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Sounds great, I'll check that out, thanks.

As a quick question re: the rules though. Am I supposed to stick to one genre? This seems to indicate so, but one genre only feels really restrictive, assuming that most people listen to music in more than one genre.

    4. List the genre while sending it to me.
user-inactivated  ·  2337 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yes, you are supposed to stick to one genre. I feel as if it would be awkward to transition from one genre to another in the span of just 8-12 songs.

    one genre only feels really restrictive, assuming that most people listen to music in more than one genre.
That's why we'll hold these swaps every other week. You can post your favorite genres over time, which will help keep this little community alive. I have no plans for #musicswap to be a one time type of deal.