[uf-discuss] How to Announce the Availability of New Media Content
jeff at parnasse.com
Tue Dec 13 05:52:37 PST 2005
Ryan King wrote:
> On Dec 12, 2005, at 5:59 AM, Jeff Harrington wrote:
>> I've been thinking and researching for a solution to a problem
>> independent artists have on the web. Because of the loss of the
>> MP3.COM community, and the diaspora of OMD's online musicians have
>> been dispersed and now find themselve unable to easily 'announce'
>> their new works to other music creators and consumers.
>> I've proposed at my blog, htttp://beepsnort.org a use of
>> del.iciou.us tags to help in this process - (A Proposal for
>> Announcing New Music Recordings on the Nethttp://beepsnort.org/
>> archives/000402.html) but now I'm beginning to think that
>> microformats might be needed in order to additionally create a
>> discovery phase of this announcement process. Also, my use of the
>> example, mp3_classical_contemporary tag, would probably eventually
>> lead to an over-abundance of announcements and pseudo-announcements
>> as the community began using it. (Admittedly its a hack approach
>> but does auto-generate podcasts hehe).
>> Is there an implicit announcement mechanism built in already that
>> I'm missing?
> Weblog.com style ping servers would be an example of technology that
> does notification. But I have a feeling you are concerned with
> technical notification, but with a more human type of notification.
> As is, I don't think there's a web-wide way to do this, you still
> gotta pound the pavement.
Yeah, I'm learning about them now... should have one up shortly. Great
> Also, as I'm sure you know, µf's are modeled after existing user
> behavior. So it might be worthwhile to see what artists are already
> doing to promote themselves and start there.
Well, since I invented this whole 'internet musician thing' ;) I'll ask
myself what I would do. Heheh...
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