Music Think Tank

How Artists Can Get Feedback On Their Music

Music-think-tank-guest-post Want feedback on your music? Brian Hazard tests out Soundout, a music service that compares your song to 50,000 others from major and indie labels to tell you how good your track is. The service has a guaranteed 95% accuracy, but Brian Hazard reveals that there may be some flaws in the service since it only analyzes the first 60 seconds of a song. In addition, SoundOut may not be a good fit for artists in niche genres. For other genres, artists may find the detailed feedback helpful.

“While I have some reservations about their methodology, SoundOut is the fastest way I know of to get an unbiased opinion from a large sample of listeners. Use it wisely!(Read On)

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  1. On the downside, statistical analysis is always good for creating average music best liked by average listeners because that’s what comes out when the Gaussian bell curve tolls. If I were a musician I’d rather take feedback directly from listeners who post it to me on social networking sites, then use my artistical instincts and go from there than to invest real money into some statistical research the result of which might only be discouraging instead of a good business move. Statistical analyses such as this one are tools for people selling music that do not have any enthusiasm for music in the 1st place, like major label CEOs. They can enjoy the figures without any psychological drawbacks. And if they believe them, maybe, only maybe they can create another boring little hit song from them.
    I guess the old peer rated music chart system must have produced better music than the statistical approach that’s the current trend because back then, the guesses that were taken into account at least were educated guesses.

  2. This is exactly what we had in mind when we started designing an online platform where you can upload content and get free feedback/critique from vetted professionals (singers/musicians/producers) and other users.
    Do you think that would be something that you’d actually use to get feedback? I’d really appreciate your thoughts, as we’re still in the start-up phase!
    Kelly 🙂

  3. Oh, and as a pre-launch promo, we’re giving away premium access for life to the first 500 people to register on
    Love it? Hate it? I’d love to hear your thoughts and feedback.
    Thanks again,

  4. I would love an unbiased opinion about my new work, but without comments and seeing a breakdown of each, it’s a waste of money in my opinion. I need to know what WOULD make it a great song in their eyes, not that they don’t “like it” because they listen to primarily Hip hop or Country….
    Andre From Idlewood

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