planet cb

hey music makers - I need some advice.. I have a large variety of music stretching back to the early 2000's on my bandcamp... a lot of it does not represent my current style / production skills or even my worldview. should I

- just remove the old music, or
- create a new bandcamp each style I make (idm/glitch, techno, ambient, more acoustic/jazz/etc), or
- don't worry about having both silly holiday pastiche albums next to avant garde electronic experiments
- something else?
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I'm really leaning toward a separate artist name/Bandcamp account for each style...

@cb find a "family name" and then for every style, there is another sister/brother/family-alien and their respective first-name :D

@cb Not a maker myself, but as consumer, all on the same bandcamp account would be my preference. There are multiple styles I like, so if an artist makes good music in one, I am quite interested in what else they make. Regardless of style.

@algernon that's a good point! Some artists link to their other personas/accounts from each account so conceivably listeners could discover their other styles. I also think about the situation if somebody wants to play a mix of "Chris Beckstrom" music and there is a goofy pastiche of "Jingle Bells" followed by an ultra-serious experimental electronic piece. For me as a listener that would be pretty jarring!

@cb @algernon
> the situation if somebody wants to play a mix of "Chris Beckstrom" music and there is a goofy pastiche of "Jingle Bells" followed by an ultra-serious experimental electronic piece.

How people find what they look for with search queries will ultimately come down to the metadata and the accompanying content. Regardless of platform.

@cb

I'm FAIRLY sure this way gives you the greatest creative potential...

@setto @algernon yeah! right on, thanks for the input!

@Truck yeah I think so too!

@cb
anecdotally, it's quite rare that someone looks for me with search queries. Instead it tends to be some sort of recommendation. So it's still worth curating a path on your personal Internets. Hinting about the divergences and keeping a thread going is no easy task. But it can be fun. Especially for people who have internet domain estate, such as us: Owning a domain name allows for a lot of expression :)

@setto really cool website btw 😎

@cb Definitely not "remove" - and personally, I like strange avant-garde combinations and discoveries. My released music only goes back to 2015, but does show some progression (I didn't really know anything about mixing/mastering when I started) and explicitly spans styles.

But I recognize that "regular" music consumption depends on consistency, so if you're aiming at that, separate artist/account per style makes sense.