As you may know, it is currently possible to tag your projects with multiple genres. This really does not make sense, and we're dropping support for that in the new system. The impetus for the change is:
It has become standard practice to tag projects with as many genres as possible, so that projects appear in more search results. Thus, the genre designations have become almost meaningless.
Distributions services such as TuneCore and others can only handle one genre per song. As we plan and build for the future, we need to standardize on best-practices.
When we cut over to the new platform, only one genre will be supported. Please review your current projects on Kompoz and select one best-match genre. if there is more than one genre at cutover time, the system will be forced to pick one randomly.
To fix your projects, click the Info & Settings Tab, then select the Set Genre option.
Wow, December already? What? The team has been heads-down working on the new platform, preparing for the recently announced re-launch. We did take a short break to snap the team photo below.
My original estimate of a late December launch may have been a bit optimistic. It's probably going to slip into January. Trust me, it will be worth the short wait. We have a ton of great new features and a totally new user experience. I think you're going to like what we've done with the place.
Man, we're really excited. As we get closer, I'll share sneak previews and announce key enhancements. Stay tuned for a soon-to-be-released legendary Kompoz 2.0 KTV special. So keep kompozing – everything you do will transfer over to the new platform. We are working hard to make sure Kompoz is the best original music collaboration site on the planet.
Left to right: Frank, Alex, Gerry, Ray, Steve, Raf, Juan
So I downloaded the track and the artwork for Cool Changes, by E.G. Holmes, and created a video to add to our Youtube channel. I will probably do a lot more of this so we have a ton of YOUR songs on all of our social media outlets!
Winter is coming (bonus points for those who get the reference), and with it I thought it would be a good idea to bring it down a notch. I tried to pick something a little more relaxed for these staff picks, something you can kind of hear outside while watching the leaves fall from their trees. Grab a beer/wine/cigar/soft drink of choice and chill while you listen to these amazing songs.
"Most of the credit must go to MarkAlanDooley who really added to the song. The lyrics from Joel were nice too. From me, "A song played late one evening on my piano turned into this with the help from some amazing musicians" Cheers, and all the best." -Tim
"A million thanks to Mike (PlaceholderID) for always creating such beautiful music, which in turn, inspires me to get creative and write. And super thanks to all the amazing artists who took the time to create their own fabulous renditions & mixes. That makes me very happy! :)" -Dani
"This song is a classic kollaboration between myself and Lee Sharp. I throw him 16 bars of half-arsed guitar ideas, he catches a bit of energy from somewhere with synths and programmed drums, and then between us we build it up into a full song.... What made it special was when Ryan dropped in a brilliant lyric and vocal - I love that about kompoz - no invites or pre-planned collaboration and then BOOM! This place is so cool. We are not worthy. To round things off, two Kompoz artists I have never worked with before added the icing to the cake - a great bass part from Scott and fantastic lead guitar from Lino. So...man hugs all round and a beer on the virtual tab for Lee, Ryan, Scot and Lino!" -Ecpnk
"What a thrill to be selected as a Staff Pick! With the level of talent here at Kompoz, and the amount of great material that's published here, it's a great feeling of accomplishment. This song exemplifies the adage, less is more! As much as it's short and simple, it also has a nice hook and gives the listener just enough to want more. New Kompoz member, AccessAllAreas (Dale Green) added the lyrics and lead vocals. As this was coming together, GELECTRIC, (Don Tony), added the essential drum and bass guitar parts. GELECTRIC (Don) also added harmony BUVs, and special extras, that gave the song a trippy psychedelic feel. I was surprised at how fast we were able to publish this song. This was truly a great collaboration in every sense of the word! This song was so much fun!"-Larry
"This song is truly the result of Anns vocal magic! She is amazing and such a pleasure to collaborate with. I'm so thankful that I get to work with such amazing people and Kompoz makes it all possible." -Itsuro
"...I want to say something??? What I'm really very happy for this, of course!! and thank you very much, especially for the great passion that you put, so that this community of great artists can continue to meet up about Kompoz. Thank you so much again :))"-Franco
It's with great pleasure that I'm bringing you today our latest podcast. Written, hosted and produced by moi, this is a first glance of what you should expect from my podcasts. I'd like to thank everyone who gave me ideas in regard to what you wanted to hear in this episode, I hope you like what I did here!
PLEASE, if you have any suggestions/comments/constructivecriticism feel free to comment on this blog or in the commment section for the podcast. Or if you're shy, send me a PM!
As you know, we are preparing for a big re-launch, with many new features and a totally new Kompoz experience. We still have a bunch of work to do, and we need your help. Please take 5 minutes to answer this quick 10-question survey. I promise -- 10 questions only. Totally painless.