jason on 12/02/2009 at 08:43AM
We're testing out some new features and slight changes to the FMA this week, please try them out and let us know what you think!
+ The big #1 is Tagging. Any registered user can tag a track, artist, or album. This will help create community-generated tag pages like this one for Banjo and this one for Baltimore
+ you might notice your tags popping up in the Recent Activity Feed on the homepage, along with recent user-generated blog posts, mixes, and comments. Soon, these feeds will also be available on your own profile, as well as on Artist, Curator, and Label pages to track discussion and help users collaborate
+ We've tweaked the FMA's Mix Creation and Blog Management -- try it out!
+ Smoother uploading, more intuitive Edit pages, more dynamic label pages w/ Fans & Comments (here are some examples)
+ more Stats: Starting this week, we're keeping a download count for each track, and we're working on more comprehensive statistics and charts.
+ You may have already noticed our embeddable player, and .zip downloads for Albums and Mixes. Huge thanks to our friends at Cuban Council and tireless developer Mark for helping make these site improvements this far.
We all share high expectations and big goals for this project, and your feedback is our guide. Please let us know what you think of these changes by leaving a comment or by emailing idea_at_freemusicarchive.org. One of our next steps is a message board, where we'll be able to discuss site improvements, share free legal music resources, and bring our broad userbase together to discuss a range of topics. Read more about what's in store on our new donate page, where you can help the Free Music Archive reach its full potential.