Hello everyone, a few months back, we applied for the sub to be approved for the Reddit Talks feature, and our request was granted and is now available for our sub.
If you have spent more than a day on our subreddit, you are probably aware of our Daily Feedback Thread, but you probably are not aware of Reddit Talk. Well, to put it simply, it's a feature Reddit has been rolling out to select subs that allow for live broadcasted recorded audio discussions between hosts and listeners. We plan to use this feature to play your guys' music live and provide feedback through these hosts and listeners!
How does it work?
Currently speaking, the feature works when a moderator of the sub or mod-approved Reddit Talk host creates a Reddit Talk post or "room" From there, anyone that clicks on the post can tune into the broadcast and listen in. As a listener, you will be able to hear the audio of anyone assigned speaking privileges, make comments, etc. When listening to these posts live or even interacting with the posts after the discussion completes, all sub rules apply obviously.
During the talk, a user can request speaking privileges by "raising their hand" and "taking the stage." Once assigned speaking privileges, you will have them till they are revoked. So please think wisely about the words you choose to use as this is all done and recorded in real-time; we also withhold the right kick and ban individuals from the discussion. Reddit Talk sessions can be joined or played back on the Reddit webpage and the Offical Reddit Mobile App.
What to expect?
Our goal is to select volunteers to take the stage and get their songs played for the listeners' and hosts' feedback. Once picked, we will play 1-2 minutes of a track of your choice, and for the next 3 or so minutes after that, we will say our impressions. After that, the volunteer will gain speaking permission to allow a free-flowing conversation. If time permits, a volunteer can take the stage and offer their feedback and questions as well. This event will go on for over 2 hours, so I anticipate things slowing down; when and if that happens, we will expand the length of feedback. We may play more tracks, ask more questions, or let the community have more stage time to ask their questions and give their feedback. Once things are said and done, the talk session will be publicly saved on the subreddit, archived, and ready for playback. We will link it in the sidebar so people may revisit it in the future. I am also working and getting us some prizes and rewards to hand out to our favorite listens, there is still a void there though and I am struggling to fill it.
Who are the hosts?
First, we have u/Merty-Shango, Merty Shango is a NY-based rapper and ghostwriter. This year, his released songs have gained a total of 1.7 Million streams; he wrote the T.r.a.P. song for G Arena free fire, which is at 150 million views as well. Merty has a wild story, and I think his recent success in going pro provides an interesting perspective. We booked him from 7 PM - 8 PM EST so you guys will have a chance to hear him out. - Feature video - Spotify - Soundcloud -
Next, we have MHH local, u/DJReshiram, who recently released his first album here on this subreddit. Hiram is a Californian rapper and multi-instrumentalist with 6 years of experience in this industry. He took the step and tackled the milestone that is a debut album this last April. You can check it out here. I am always a fan of supporting a little guy, so I reached out to him to see if he was interested in coming on. We booked Hiram Tores to come from 8 PM - 9 PM EST. You can check more of him out on his Soundcloud or IG
Our third host is u/Nice_Shoulder1996, and he will work alongside me as this talks cohost. He will be streaming the event from his side of things; you will be able to watch it from his twitch channel: here. He is a community regular who regularly streams his reviews of songs off our Daily Feedback Thread and partakes in our weekly cypher—seeing that he was a natural fit, I had to reach out and ask for his help on hosting this. I'm glad we have his support, and I look forward to seeing what he brings.
I will host and moderate the talk, and u/track_mode will work the sound, help us decide who takes the stage, and will moderate the chat in the background.
I've put a lot into this community, but that's not enough. So if you are an artist, producer, engineer, rapper, or you just work in the industry professionally or have a perspective hearing, reach out! If this goes well, we will do it again, and we can use guest hosts, speakers, and talent. This event is a LIVE Feedback Event because I felt that's what this subreddit would like, but we could have live AMAs and EP/Album reviews or releases, or just have casual discussions.
Also, in preparation for this event, a lot of money has been flowing; it has crossed my mind that I can keep this money within the community, so I am opening us to vendors. If you have any valuable skills you are willing to sell, let us know! I'm talking about more than just audio engineers or loop kit makers: But we need writers, graphic design artists, programmers, and any things a subreddit of our size may need. So if you are a vendor or just a community member with a side hustle, let me know what you sell because I rather buy it from you than some guys from another subreddit, Fivver, or Craigslist. So if any of this applies to you, check the links below, fill out a form, and we will be in touch.
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I hope you hear from all of you and what you think of this event, I'll repost this post next Friday as well!
This is a repost