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ClassRecords says

Hello everyone, just wondering.. how does it work to become the featured author of the week? Is it difficult? Thank you!

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mediamuse says

I think it’s a matter of involvment. (my english might be wrong). Someones with a large and interesting portfolio, so yes you can call it difficult :)

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DamianN says

You have to upload a lot of high-quality music in a short interval of time, and wait for a miracle. Featured author of a week is chosen by staff only… And if you don’t upload new items for a long time, don’t count on it… You don’t need to have a large portfolio, but you should be interested in promoting yourself, your profile page etc.

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mediamuse says
DamianN said
You have to upload a lot of high-quality music in a short interval of time, and wait for a miracle. Featured author of a week is chosen by staff only… And if you don’t upload new items for a long time, don’t count on it… You don’t need to have a large portfolio, but you should be interested in promoting yourself, your profile page etc.

Uploading a lot of track in a short interval of time kinda lead you to a large portfolio IMO . :) I don’t really think that you have to upload fast, another member righteously said in another topic that it is no a sprint but a marathon. Just do what you love to do, when you want to do it. Here you’ve got no boss, expect yourself:)

Just another tought, it’s better for you to be featured when you have a large portfolio because you’ll certainly not gonna be featured again in the futur and.. well i think you got my thought ;)

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ZtarrZound says
DamianN said
You have to upload a lot of high-quality music in a short interval of time, and wait for a miracle. Featured author of a week is chosen by staff only… And if you don’t upload new items for a long time, don’t count on it… You don’t need to have a large portfolio, but you should be interested in promoting yourself, your profile page etc.
This isn’t true. There have been featured authors who haven’t uploaded for over a year.
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scottwills Staff says

Here’s what it takes to be a Featured Author. Note, it could be ANY of the following, not ALL of the following:

  • A high quality portfolio. A new author with just a handful of files is unlikely to be featured
  • Has shown incredible consistency in quality throughout their portfolio
  • Perhaps the author has had one or two recent “hits” – items that have sold well
  • Consistent sales
  • A growing portfolio of items
  • Good community member
  • Catches the eye (or ear!) of reviewers with something unique
  • Has numerous items suitable to the week being featured (Halloween week, Christmas week etc…)
  • We rarely feature authors twice but some of the very top authors have achieved this.
  • There is obviously a large amount of luck involved in the Featured Author process: With SO many authors and SO many incredible tracks but with only 52 spots per year (once per week) it’s unfortunately impossible to feature every single author. But hey, we try. :)

All in all, good music and good community members do not go unnoticed.

Hope this helps explain the process. :-)

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ClassRecords says

Thank you very much for the kind replies! We wil try to go for it :-)

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Ane_Novak says
scottwills said
Here’s what it takes to be a Featured Author. Note, it could be ANY of the following, not ALL of the following:
  • A high quality portfolio. A new author with just a handful of files is unlikely to be featured
  • Has shown incredible consistency in quality throughout their portfolio
  • Perhaps the author has had one or two recent “hits” – items that have sold well
  • Consistent sales
  • A growing portfolio of items
  • Good community member
  • Catches the eye (or ear!) of reviewers with something unique
  • Has numerous items suitable to the week being featured (Halloween week, Christmas week etc…)
  • We rarely feature authors twice but some of the very top authors have achieved this.
  • There is obviously a large amount of luck involved in the Featured Author process: With SO many authors and SO many incredible tracks but with only 52 spots per year (once per week) it’s unfortunately impossible to feature every single author. But hey, we try. :)

All in all, good music and good community members do not go unnoticed.

Hope this helps explain the process. :-)

Very useful information, Scott. I’ll try to get your attention :bigwink:

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coinmaster says

Thanks for the info – I’ve been here for over 3 years and not been featured once … but I’m not complaining :)

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ClassRecords says

Happy for having created an interesting thread :-) Let’s try to be the featured author!

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