On the player I can only actually share links to tracks, not an album page.
Firstly, what I actually want is a link to the album/ep/single, rather than an artist page.
A link to a release is far more useful (to me anyway) for sharing on social media/email lists etc. I also link to resonate from my own website, per album, and so album links would be preferred here too.
Secondly, the artist page itself says my latest release is ‘Live at Hatch…’ rather than the newly uploaded and more recent ‘Always on the Move…’ Is this an error? Or a behind the scenes process that updates independently, on a different timescale?
Finally, even if the latest release was working for me as expected, artist rather than album link isn’t very user friendly if, e.g., I want to share an old release I might have to say ‘the third release on page 2’ which of course isn’t static as my releases grow, let alone user friendly.
Also, I’m having a rubbish day. This started as, ‘this, to my mind, could be better’ and now is ‘the tools are all already there and pointed to’ so sorry for the noise. The latest release seems like the more compelling issue now.
Thanks for sharing this, @thehouseorgan. You uploading music and making observations over the past two weeks has been an incredible help.
That email that went out announcing that your new release was on the player may have looked automated, but it was really a manual email from me . I send those out every Friday to artists who have new music published; an example of clunky manual processes that eventually we’ll replace with automated notifications.
In that email, I’ve been including the link to the artist page on the old player simply because we haven’t officially moved to the new player yet. I grimace a bit when I send it because the new player is so much better; been conflicted about it. Once we officially switch, I agree with you, we should definitely link to the release page rather than the artist page.
The old player at beta.resonate.is will be shut down when we officially switch to the new player, so we’re not doing any more work on the old one. Any feedback you have on the new player’s format is super helpful!