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    Welcome to one of the internet's longest-running (20 years!) sites for electronic music - those who enjoy it, and those who make it!

    Our community of music fans and makers welcomes you to join us in varied discussions about electronic music, the making of electronic music, tips, and techniques as well as other discussions about popular media and news today. We're a varied bunch from all over the globe, from many different age groups and backgrounds.

    Whether a search for a particular artist brought you here or you stumbled upon us by accident, you'll find a community of like-minded individuals to share your thoughts and passions about electronic music with here.

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  1. General Discussion

    1. Music Discussion

      For discussing music (not the creation of; that's for the EKT forums), artists, and tracks, for artists OTHER than the ones in our Featured Artists forum. Off-topic threads/posts will be moved and/or deleted.

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    2. WATMM Featured Artists

      The best place to keep up on news and information about your favourite WATMM featured artists, or to discuss their music with fellow fans.

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    3. General Banter

      Discuss anything and everything here, but please keep discussions about any of the featured WATMM artists to their appropriate subforums, or new music releases or live shows and dates to theirs.

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  2. Expert Knob Twiddlers

    1. EKT General Discussion

      Like to twiddle knobs (virtual or otherwise)? Talk about the music making experience here and share some tips and tricks you've picked up along the way.

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    2. Your Latest Creations

      Got a new track you'd like to share with everyone? A work in progress you're quite not sure which way to take? Here's the place for 'em.

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    3. EKT New Releases

      Just finished a new EP or LP you'd like to share or announce to your fellow EKTers? This is the place for it! Please only post about "finished" works, no one-off tracks or WIPs - that's better suited for YLC or EKT General Discussion. Also, if your works appear on a compilation, be sure to get the permission of the compilation owner before posting any links to download tracks - yours or the compilation in general.

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  • Our picks

    • MIDI SANS FRONTIÈRES
      THE REFERENDUM ON THE UK'S MEMBERSHIP OF THE EU HAS HAD APPALLING CONSEQUENCES. IT HAS AMPLIFIED MANY DIVISIONS IN SOCIETY AND IN PARTICULAR HAS HELPED TO RE-ESTABLISH XENOPHOBIA AS LEGITIMATE AND ACCEPTABLE. WITNESSING THIS AGAINST THE GLOBAL BACKDROP OF A RESURGENCE OF THE FAR-RIGHT, IT'S ESSENTIAL THAT THOSE WHO FIND THESE DEVELOPMENTS UNACCEPTABLE MAKE THEIR THOUGHTS KNOWN AND TAKE ACTION.
      THIS PIECE OF MUSIC WAS WRITTEN IN THE AFTERMATH OF THE REFERENDUM AND I PRESENT IT AS THE BASIS OF AN INTERNATIONALIST COLLABORATION WITH SOUND MAKERS IRRESPECTIVE OF WHAT KIND OF MUSIC THEY MAKE, WHERE THEY LIVE, THEIR BACKGROUND, THEIR AGE - ALL ARE INVITED TO PARTICIPATE. IT IS NOT OFFERED AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR PROGRESSIVE POLITICAL ACTION BUT AS A COMPLEMENT TO IT. I PUT IT FORWARD IN DEFIANCE OF THE BIGOTRY THREATENING THE FRAGILE CONNECTIONS THAT EXIST BETWEEN US ALL. I HOPE IT WILL BE AN OPPORTUNITY TO REAFFIRM SOME OF THOSE CONNECTIONS AMIDST A VERY DISTURBING SITUATION.
      I HAVE PROVIDED A FINISHED MIXDOWN OF THE PIECE AND AUDIO STEMS OF THE CONSTITUENT INSTRUMENTAL PARTS. ALSO AVAILABLE ARE SCORES AND A MIDI FILE REPRESENTING THE NOTE TO NOTE INFORMATION. TAKE THE PARTS AND USE THEM HOWEVER YOU LIKE. IT COULD BE SUBTLY REMIXED OR REWORKED BEYOND RECOGNITION. CHANGE THE INSTRUMENTATION, THE KEY, THE ORDER OF NOTES, THE NOTES THEMSELVES - IT IS ABSOLUTELY OPEN. THE ONLY STIPULATION IS THIS: IF YOU WANT YOUR PIECE TO BE LISTED ON THIS SITE THEN IT MUST HAVE THE TITLE "MIDI SANS FRONTIÈRES". YOU ARE WELCOME NOT TO USE THAT TITLE FOR WHATEVER YOU DO BUT THAT MEANS WE CAN'T HOST YOUR PIECE.
       
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    • Musicians Algorithmically Generate Every Possible Melody, Release Them to Public Domain
      https://www.vice.com/en_uk/article/wxepzw/musicians-algorithmically-generate-every-possible-melody-release-them-to-public-domain
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    • Bjork and Microsoft Use AI to Make Music That Changes With the Weather
      This is really amazing stuff... I think some sort of ambient art installation where the music changes based on the weather (say in some sort of outdoor amphitheatre) would be amazing.
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    • DistroKid - Make Sure Your Music Reaches Your Fans and You Get Paid for It
      I ran across an artist who uses this service to ensure that their music gets heard by as many people as possible by making sure it's available on all the streaming services, etc. It's affordable (20USD per year for unlimited albums) and also ensures you get paid for when your music is used/licensed: https://distrokid.com/

      We'll get your music into Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, Pandora, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal, iHeartRadio, YouTube, Deezer and 150+ other stores & streaming services.

      Keep 100% of your royalties, get paid monthly.


      In stores 10-20x faster than any other distributor, at a fraction of the price.


      Pay only $19.99 to upload unlimited albums & songs for a year (our competitors charge at least 2x that just to upload one album).


      Keep all your earnings—or set up "splits" to automatically route any percentage of earnings, from any track, to anyone.


      Bonus features! Distribute cover songs legally · Get paid when other people use your music in YouTube · Unlimited backups · Instant Spotify verified checkmark · Manage your Apple Music page · Get your credits & lyrics into stores · Get a YouTube Official Artist Channel · Spotify pre-save · So much more...



      Thought this might be of interest/useful for budding musicians here or established ones who don't want the headache of doing all this yourself.

       
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    • Beck asked RDJ to produce an album for him in 1998
      Knew of the "Richard's Haircut" remix and all, but this tidbit was news to me:

      https://www.stereogum.com/2065648/beck-discusses-failing-to-get-aphex-twin-to-produce-him-in-the-90s-and-denying-dumb-and-dumber-loser-for-its-theme-song/news/

       

      RDJ certainly was hit up often for remixes and collaborations, can't help but wonder if that's partly why he ramped up his eccentric reputation in interviews.
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