It’s our proud boast at Fresh On The Net that any artist, anywhere, can send us a track and a dozen of our moderators – with a wide range of musical tastes – will listen to it. We don’t offer feedback on individual tunes, but we do guarantee to listen to every single one.
If one or more of us falls in love with your song, we’ll feature it on our Listening Post for our readers to hear and evaluate for themselves. And regardless of the Listening Post, if I personally fall in love with it, it’ll be featured on my BBC Introducing Mixtape. NB tracks need to be uploaded to BBC Introducing to qualify.
Our team of volunteers listen to 150-200 different artists a week. It’s a workload we can just about manage without our brains melting – which is why we ask people to only send ONE track a week.
Yet every week dozens of artists send two or more – and sometimes even five or six tracks at once. We have to block those accounts out of sheer selfdefence: 300-400 tracks a week would make the job impossible.
We do our best to make this clear – and even include the words “ONE track” in our Soundcloud group name. But still the multiple submissions come, week after week. So, dear Friends Of Freshnet, over to you: can anyone suggest how we could make the message a bit more obvious?