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Post by joshbrody18 » Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:33 am

Would anyone find it useful if Taxi provided the total # of submissions for each listing when publishing the forwards results on blog.taxi.com/forwards/ ?

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Post by Ted » Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:05 pm

I'd love it if Taxi would list the total number of submissions for listings on the Forwards blog.

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Re: This might be a dumb question, but...

Post by CTWF » Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:11 pm

# submissions
# forwards

would be interesting to know! Tom

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Post by cassmcentee » Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:27 pm

Seeing as how the blog is Public for all to see, I think it would be a bad business model to make that information available.
From time to time on Taxi TV Michael will let us know how many tunes were submitted for a specific Listing that's being discussed...
Generally quite a lot!
The more specific the Listing(ie. Old Recordings/Tuba Solos/Middle Eastern Cowboy Rap) the less will be submitted due to limited supply :P
If you would like the information so to estimate what you are up against as far as possible talented competition, well...
Assume that there is a lot of talent out there!
Just listening to what has been forwarded will give you a good idea of what you are up against
How I see it...
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Post by ResonantTone » Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:46 pm

I'm with Cass on this one... it also opens the door to people getting up in arms about forward to submission ratios, making it easier to jump on the mental bandwagon of "it's the screener's fault" vs "how can I improve my music". The former is harmful on multiple levels imo.

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Post by VanderBoegh » Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:24 pm

The number of submissions per each listing is fairly irrelevant.... what matters most is if you got a forward, or if you didn't (and knowing why).

Publishing the number of submissions would just open the floodgates for complaints. "What? There were 357 submissions and only 2 got forwarded?!?! What a scam!!"

Either the music works, or it doesn't. How many unsuitable tracks were submitted is pretty meaningless.

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Re: This might be a dumb question, but...

Post by CTWF » Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:54 pm

VanderBoegh wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:24 pm
The number of submissions per each listing is fairly irrelevant.... what matters most is if you got a forward, or if you didn't (and knowing why).
But if a library needs one track, is it not better to know that I am one of 5 forwards instead of 1 in 50?

Tom

P.S.: There was that guy with the 400 forwards and 0 contracts in drones. Had he had such stats, maybe he would have moved on towards other genres if he had seen that he regularly was 1 of 200 forwards? Just a hypothesis... :)

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Post by VanderBoegh » Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:04 pm

Hey Tom, you can always see the number of forwards for each listing here: http://blog.taxi.com/forward/

It's the actual amount of submissions overall that isn't published. And, I think, for good reason.

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Re: This might be a dumb question, but...

Post by CTWF » Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:18 pm

VanderBoegh wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:04 pm
Hey Tom, you can always see the number of forwards for each listing here: http://blog.taxi.com/forward/

It's the actual amount of submissions overall that isn't published. And, I think, for good reason.

~~Matt
Hi Matt - yeah, I noticed my mistake earlier. :) But I do think that the number of submissions would be interesting to know. It would possibly help to steer the supply a little towards genres with less submissions, and it would indicate what level I have reached with a forward. E.g. is this a forward where 50 of 100 submissions went through, or 5 out of 100. I would possibly be a little prouder of the latter one. :)

Watched the two shed episodes today. Good stories! I hope the fans will not bug you too much at this year's Road Rally. :mrgreen: Pity I can't go.

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Post by DesireInspires » Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:13 am

CTWF wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:54 pm
P.S.: There was that guy with the 400 forwards and 0 contracts in drones. Had he had such stats, maybe he would have moved on towards other genres if he had seen that he regularly was 1 of 200 forwards? Just a hypothesis... :)
Did he really need stats to move on to other genres? He should have been doing other things as well as drone cues.

Tell him to shoot me a PM. I may be able to help him out.

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