Band Asks Fans To 'Donate Sounds' For Next Album

from the connect-with-fans... dept

We’ve written about the band Uniform Motion a few times. It’s an excellent band that has done some very interesting things to connect with fans, including being incredibly transparent and focusing on the importance of the relationship over the value of the MP3 file. And like all smart content creators, they’re continuing to innovate and try new things. For example, they recently announced a plan to have fans “donate a sound”. Fans can go to the band’s Soundcloud page, where they can upload sounds which Uniform Motion will incorporate into their next album. This is cool on a variety of levels.

First, it’s just a neat way to connect with fans in general, and actually make them feel truly engaged with the upcoming album. Second, it’s a neat way of showing how some new technologies are making things that used to be difficult quite easy today. Soundcloud is a relatively new service, but the simple ability for an artist to quickly and easily get sounds from their fans, used creatively, allows Uniform Motion to offer something really cool. I’m excited to see what they end up coming out with in the end.

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Anonymous Coward of Esteemed Trolling [OUT/About] says:

Re: Re: it's a question of what to send.

What kinda music do you make drew ?
I make electro/house.
Always up for remixing and playing around….hint…hint

I will post a track for you to remix too, if you fancy messing about with it.
I do understand btw…. sometimes you can’t see anything to remix from, or your hours spent creating end up with shit that no one cares about(especially yourself), even when it’s a great original track, so there is no pressure to finish the remix or even to start it. Expect that as my attitude, it’s how I make my own stuff too. #ScrapTheCrap #WhyDidIWasteMyTimeMakingThatShit #NotGoodEnough #IAmFail

drew (profile) says:

Re: Re: Re: it's a question of what to send.

Singer-songwriter stuff myself, probably the opposite end of the pop music spectrum really but feel free to click on my profile and take it from there.
All the stuff on my bandcamp site is CC-BA so go wild if you fancy anything.
I’m in the process of getting hold of all the multi-tracks and making them available as well – prompted by the open source music article a while back. I’ll be sticking something up on Step 2 when I’ve got that sorted.

indieThing says:

Re: Re: Re:4 it's a question of what to send.

I’m also getting a similar error on both of the links in your comment:

Not Found

The requested URL /drewmusic/index_white.html was not found on this server.

Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.

Prashanth (profile) says:


I remember when Team Four Star (the group behind an amazingly popular parody of the anime Dragonball Z) did a similar, though less extensive, thing with one of their parody episodes; that episode was supposed to be like an arena with spectators, so they asked fans to donate sounds of cheers and boos. I didn’t personally donate (because I wasn’t actually sure what they meant at the time), but I still think it’s amazingly cool.

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