Here’s how it works 🙂
First you’ll need to drop us an application using the form below. Take your time, we’re not looking for essays, we don’t mind if English is not your first language (in fact we’re kind of in awe that you can do this in a different language!) – we’re looking for authenticity – we can’t really explain what that is but we hope you know what we’re talking about.
Making collaborative playlists together is the core behavior that drives our community. Not only is it an amazing way to discover new music, it’s a great way to get to know someone. The application form is set up to help us connect with people who are not only interested in music, but who are interested in getting to know other people too. If your application resonates with a member of the community we’ll reach out and ask you to make a collaborative playlist.
What’s a Collaborative Playlist?
We’re glad you asked :-).
There’s many ways to make collaborative playlists, but for this first one we’ll ask you to make a “Trade Tracks” list. We’ll pair you with a member of the community and you’ll make a playlist together.
The community member that resonates with your application will create a collaborative playlist that starts with the track you submitted. They will listen and then – through whatever bizarre connection it makes in their head – they will add the second track. They will then send you the link to the playlist, you will then listen to their track – make whatever bizarre connection it makes in your head – and then add the third track 🙂
You’ll go back and forth “trading tracks” until you have created a 22 track playlist. At that point we’ll introduce you to the nurture node and they will on-board you into the Circle community.
Making a collaborative playlist is a unique exercise – there’s no right or wrong way to do it – it can take three weeks or even three months to complete and you may find that the process isn’t for you – which is fine – but if you do enjoy the process we think you’ll love our community.
What’s the musicto Circle Community?
Circle is a community app that we’ve been using for the last year – think Discord but much nicer looking and easier for information distribution and connection. It’s where we have our member directory, it’s where we share tracks, playlists, music stuff, life stuff, it’s where every week hundreds of independent artist submissions are received, and where we create things together – it’s a music lovers dream and is where you’ll be asked to create another 9 collaborative playlists with other musicto community members from all over the world.
We’ve opened the Connect and Collaborate channels to the public so you can get an idea of what is going on. Track submissions and other community stuff are hidden but you’ll get an idea. Check us out here. musicto Circle Community
If you’re reading this and nodding your head – we’d love to hear from you 🙂
Please know that we get a lot of applications and typically respond to about 20% of them – this isn’t a metric we shoot for – it’s just how it works out – we’re hoping that percentage increases.