Collaboration Do's and Don'ts

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OsterMeister2 / Oster Meister 4mo+10dy ago
more don't than do

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NUDigitalMusicResearch / Northwestern University Digital Creativity Research 8mo+25dy ago
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Tonybluestone / Tony Pappas 11mo+12dy ago
So much to learn here.

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Octorez / Kelly Miller 1yr+4mo ago
Before we completely lose the freedom to offend others. Here Ya Go !

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JimG / Jim Gilkeson 1yr+8mo ago
Hi to all, Is this the right forum for getting into best practices for doing split sheets and otherwise cutting collaborators in on the proceeds (if any) from a collaboration? I have a collaboration going with a number of people at various levels of participation. I'd like to hear what has worked for you. Thanks, Jim

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MarsFortune / A D 2yr+1mo ago
MT Fever I too have has issues with never being contacted when using the CONTACT US feature. Maybe they just sit back and laugh whenever someone sends them a query? As for getting people to work with you here has been quite a big disappointment for me. I helped a couple of folks with no reciprocation, my friend has had the good fortune to for a group of musicians that work well together. Me not so much, I am very leary posting anything here as I feel I lose concept control and I have no real idea who is tweeking or reproducing my material. Once bitten 10x shy Mars Fortune

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EddieBlower / Eddie Blower 2yr+1mo ago
Is it me or is it a general fault? Have attempted countless times to create a new collaboration. Just end up getting this message. Oh Bummer Could not create the collaboration. No explanation as to why. I am then directed to customer support & as yet have had no response. Help!! Please anyone! Thanks

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EddieBlower / Eddie Blower 2yr+1mo ago
Just a few queries. Any help much appreciated. 1. Once an idea is archived, can it simply be brought back into a collaboration ? 2. If for example two drummers submit ideas to the same collaboration can you have 2 separate versions within one collaboration or does one have to be a spin off ? 3. If someone up and leaves your collaboration, can you still use their files ? 4. Once you accept someone into a collaboration what happens if you change your mind ? Thanks Eddie

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MTFever / Embers Flurry 2yr+6mo ago
I just submitted this idea to the Kompoz "Contact Us" form. Im sure it will never be read, so dont get too mad if you think the idea is terrible. Le Note: I know you all never read or respond to things, but I have a business/pricing suggestion. It seems to me that the single biggest deterrent to people paying to use Kompoz is that it is just too hard to get people to collaborate. I don't have data to back this up, but I bet the % of projects with active collaboration is relatively low--and especially for specialized skills like engineering. This is certainly true for me. So, I suggest adding a financial incentive for people to collaborate. You can do this by setting a base price to use the service--call it $200 per year. Each subscriber can get $10 off for each track that is accepted in someone else's project. They can get $5 for every track they accept on their own project. For specialized skills (e.g., engineering), the discounts could be steeper (Maybe $20 per song engineered). Your user data can tell you what the highest unfulfilled skill needs are. On top of the basic model, you can then add/keep all the premium membership features you want to jack up the price for power users. I would gladly pay $200 per year (maybe more) if I had confidence that I would get more collaborative contributions. Based on experience, I don't have that confidence, so I stick with the free plan. I also don't feel incentivized to contribute to other people's work. Once you have addressed the incentive problem and collaboration goes up, you will get more word-of-mouth growth, and your advertising will be more effective. And then you can maybe address the sub-par customer support that is a real barrier to adoption. Hope this message gets read and is helpful. Regards, Matt

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MTFever / Embers Flurry 2yr+6mo ago
I am having a kind of serious (I think) issue related to collaboration with a user. I posted a song for collaboration, and a user asked how to do it. I told him to upload the files to Kompoz and I would get back to him. He then, to my surprise, posted my draft song with his edits on SoundCloud (publicly). Unfortunately, I did not like the track he submitted, so I declined it and asked him to take the revised song off SoundCloud. He refused. He later took it down but reposted on SoundCloud with a new name as if it were his own work. SoundCloud helped me with it, but Kompoz won't answer my notes. This user also left a pretty hostile note on the track discussion. I am pretty frustrated and concerned that this guy is going to steal my other songs and post them as his own. (of course I kept all transcripts to back this up). Any ideas on how to get Kompoz to take action (or take interest)? I dont even know how to just block this guy.

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