Tuesday, March 11, 2008
tagging your music on Last.fm
Are you tagging your music effectively? What are the coolest, weirdest, smartest, most unique things you can say about your sound, your aesthetics, your performance style, your genre, your type of music? Be creative, funny, and wild.
It's music, after all. You better take yourself only half-seriously. All music is stupid, but it's also revolutionary and fun. Keeps kids out of trouble. Keeps husbands home. Keeps the bills paid, if you let me help you "monetize it"...which begins with massive amounts of FREE content: mp3s, videos, photos, tee shirts, anything to generate buzz.
FREE = Go from Unknown and Unwanted...to Known and Craved.
Okay? Now: tagging your silly musical output you hope to inflict on innocent fans.
Here's what Last.fm tells users about tagging an artist's music.
Tag Your Artists, Albums and Tracks
A way of making sure your artists get streamed on the radio and discovered by users is by tagging them. There are buttons to do this on artist, track and album pages, as well as in the Last.fm players themselves. Tags can be genres, moods, personal notes, anything really! Get as many people, to tag as many things, as possible.
Here's what I have tagged my STR8 SOUNDS music with:
Loisaida NYC Art Scene 1988
Sludge Farm Records artist
complex sound confusions
assorted sound confusions
menacing but in a nice way with good intentions
romantic Pepto Bismal
healing crystal tone generators
cut and paste
troubled lad clang
exalted din throne tunes
virtual musical instruments
online beat box
music theory violations
cheesey mall organ
advanced music technology
millions of years ahead of its time
best taken in extremely small doses
a few seconds of okay music buried in there somewhere
not my cup of tea
this can't be music
this is not music
why does he call this music?
zzzzzz, huh? what was the question?
easy to dismiss and forget
an acquired taste
college radio fare
6 feet underground