Agreed. Some of my best work was done in the indaba session rooms. Bink, NOWONOSUS, Gangster Records are just a few of the extremely talented people I worked with and learned from. I was also heavily involved in a session with over 30 Indaba members all adding our little piece to an epic track in homage to Indaba Music called Indaba Rocks by Bianda. it was an awesome experience and I made a lot of life long friends. Bring em back I say they were brilliant. Peace MK 2
Wow this is still being questioned? The Judges (or sometimes in the remix comps a representative ) will listen to all of the tracks or mixes THAT QUALIFY for that competition as they are posted up not in a bulk session at the end. It would make sense to select certain tracks before the deadline date as long as they are selected up to the deadline. Dont post a Jazz fusion number in a Drum and Bass comp thats just wasting judges time and must pi$$ them off royally. If the brief says your track needs to be studio/radio ready make sure it is or once again your wasting the Judges time. If a competition has 1000 entries I would estimate 250 dont meet the criteria stated in that comps brief. So 25% of the judges time is wasted BEFORE thinking about finding a suitable winner from the remaining tracks. Out of those 750 maybe 350/400 are radio ready and only 100-200 are actually any good and stand a chance of winning or placing then pre selecting tracks makes sense doesnt it? Who does the pre selecting is another issue.
And yes most artists/labels have some remixers lined up before the comp starts but have you seen how many remixes of songs/tracks there are these days? Theres always room for one more, OK you may not get a full release or make $$££ but its all exposure, a chance to showcase your skills and who knows you could be one of the pre-lined up re-mixers on that labels future releases.
Agreed, you should be able to delete comments but be careful, I got into a situation on here years back were a back and forth on my time line was gathering a bit of unwanted attention, before I could delete the comments the other member deleted some of his making me look the bad guy.
BUT censorship shouldnt come into it. We have to be free to say what we want as long as its kept clean and fair. Trolling is for facebook not Indaba.