Friday, January 29, 2010

When You Dip Your Bucket Into The Stream Of Free

This is what it takes to find the good stuff (detailed on Idiotprogrammer). Two thousand two hundred albums on Jamendo listenend to in order to find the eleven best (via Catching the Wave).

11/2200 = 0.5%

That is incredible dedication to the task, but it reflects what anyone on the net suffers through in order to find great and appealing content.

It may be free as in free money but it certainly costs a lot of time to find.

Two things:
1. What is it worth to anyone to have these kingmakers out there finding the good stuff for the rest of us?
2. Flip it on its head. If you are a content creator, how are you getting noticed if you are just 1/2200?

The articles above have links to the albums but here is a best of 2010 Sampler.

3 comments:

Kate Fosk and Michael R. Joyce said...

I tend to sift through the atribution only content on Jamendo, much smaller bucket!

bllius said...

Great if you're looking for music to work with, but not so good if you're looking for music to listen to.

thebiz said...

"Great if you're looking for music to work with, but not so good if you're looking for music to listen to."

If I'm looking for something for a particular use (ie, to listen to vs something I can use in a flick) and the odds are that bad, I either switch ponds or change my m.o. (ie. switching from downloads to streams - jamendo or lastfm for instance).

But ya, I agree theres a whole lot of worth in having someone find the good stuff for me such as the critic pix and featured movies of sites like youtube/vimeo. It is interesting to wonder if sites like this employ someone to go searching for the gold nuggets or if they simply sift the numbers and let the views (and therefore the viewers) find the good stuff for them. I suppose its a mix of the two.