Hoping to have a transparent measurement process of musical diversity I made this twitter bot with Zapier to poll the currently playing 3-4 times a day and generate tweets with a link to the track.
While we work through and discuss various topics / plans / issues with supporting diverse artists (and listeners) on the platform, hopefully this will be useful supporting material to help build intuitions on how to better support artists in general.
Just based on eyeballing the sampling, the biggest indicator of getting listens seems to be to be the releases being “recently added” (and therefore featured on the front page). The tracks on featured playlist also seem to be getting a boost. Another indicator seems to be engagement of the artists with Resonate - linking back to the platform from their websites / patreons / social media.
I’ve tried influencing the sampler by playing my collection (I’ve already paid for it) in a tab on mute but as an individual it’s not as easy as I thought it would be. To really influence it I’d probably need to have a list of tracks that is 24 hours long and have multiple collaborators playing the same list.
Encouraging members to share their releases and playlists on the forum and their websites would probably make an impact.