13. "i like the idea of a beat *making* edition" In response to Reply # 2
I think they originally were supposed to be more battle-ish but maybe changed course because it's the internet and folks don't always know how to behave? Feel like I read something about an early edition getting a bit wild but don't know who was on or what happened.
26. "Good points. Yeah the benefit of having the artists there " In response to Reply # 25
is it’s interesting to see what they would pick themselves as their best songs (especially those last 5) but yeah I feel like with Erykah and Jill it really brought home how it can be kinda boring just to listen to them talk for long periods of time in between.
Babyface I dug because he had little funny or snarky stories in between that would into the next song and I don’t think Teddy took a whole lot of time in between songs either but like yeah...
I don’t think I would have much interest in random DJs spinning songs but I don’t think I want to just see artists play songs off of iTunes either...
I was extra hype I admit because I thought both Jill and Erykah would perform (or maybe at least E since she has quarantine concerts) so when they didn’t I was let down but of course there shouldn’t be an expectation of performing since ya know they are doing this for free...
Final point: this all made more sense when it was songwriters or producers battling because they can’t sing the songs and also you and the element of surprise by finding one they were the ones who did this or that song but when the actual artists themselves are battling it’s less interesting.
33. "I agree that the events could be branded better" In response to Reply # 25
Like maybe reaching out to two DJ's who could be permanent or have a crew of six rotating DJ's who can add a level of polish would be good. Having the musicans in the event is great because even though they have access to more exposure than ever before with social media, it's rare to have them giving stories simply about their music. Maybe the DJ's could send a file of the set to the musicians. That way the event's audio will be high-quality but still allow the musicians to speak while on IG.