20-06-2012 05:06 PM - edited 21-06-2012 08:22 AM
As of 18.00 CEST today the submissions round of our first playlist competition has ended. We had a great response (70+ posts) and we've enjoyed reading/ listening to your entries.
Thanks to everyone that submitted a playlist--now we're off to compile the shortlist for the final vote. We'll post an update here for you tomorrow.
21-06-2012 01:00 PM
After much deliberation and playlist sorting, we've chosen the top 5 for the shortlist.
Head to the main Community page and find the 'Polls' section on the righthand side--see the picture below. Cast your vote for your favourite before tomorrow at 16.00 CEST. Thanks!
22-06-2012 02:23 PM
22-06-2012 03:08 PM
And voting is over!
We're pleased to announce that the winner, with 56% of the vote, is DannyBoy1129 with his highly original Better Man playlist.
If you haven't checked it out yet... then do! (Make sure to turn of shuffle, then follow the lyrics in the song titles).
Thanks to everyone for taking part. And we'll be in touch with the winner shortly.
Let us know what you thought of the competition - we'd love to run more in the future!
22-06-2012 03:24 PM
With all due respect, the final playlists -- while quirky and fun -- really have nothing to do with musical curation. There's a reason none of those playlists have any subscribers. They don't really show a musical point of view. The only thing that it shows is that the playlist creators were good at putting together interesting song title names.
How about a playlist competition that is music based. Sure you can create a poem based out of the songs names, but the playliist song name order shouldn't tell the story -- the order of the actual MUSIC should tell the story. Kinda like the idea of a DJ when he prepares a set. It should have a flow -- a musical style and a beginning, middle, and end.
Not trying to sound like a sore loser (which I am). And I like the idea of the competition, because I actually discovered some good playlists as I read through other contest submissions. But maybe next time you can do something that is based on musical taste + poetry. Not just poetry alone.
25-06-2012 01:25 PM
I hear you. Thanks for the feedback DMDM. Nothing wrong with that ;)
We're looking into better ways to select the theme of these competitions in the future. Keep your eyes open for more competitions in the future.