DSound Community Update: Happy New Year, Resolutions for 2019 and Festival of Ideas

in dsound •  8 months ago  (edited)

Hi DSound tribe! :)

Welcome to the first weekly update of 2019 - so lets crack on with it!

Happy New Year

First of all we would like to extend our best wishes to all the Dsound (and Steemian) community for this new year.
Last year was great and we were very humbled by the results we found during our review last week.
It was great to find out we have reached almost the whole world - and this was only possible due to all of you. Thank you so much for being part of this community.

If you've missed our 2018 review, go take a look:
https://steemit.com/dsound/@dsound/dsound-community-update-end-of-the-year-review

During the Holiday break, we've partied a little and worked a lot (it should have been the other way around, but old habits die hard).
We hope you've also had the chance to take a break, rest and to get re-energized and inspired.

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We are sure this new year is packed full with opportunities - and this might be your time to shine.

It was impressive to realize the scale of what we have done last year - and we can't stop thinking about improving our platform to meet the community's expectations and needs. And this brings us to...

DSound's 2019 Resolution and how to get there

One of the things we are very keen to improve is the community's engagement with DSound.

We want you to come here and post your songs, podcasts, sound effects, ASMR - well anything that floats your boat.

But we also want you to come and listen to other fellow artists, to engage with one another and to keep the community's interactions growing - both quantitatively and qualitatively.

Some of you already do this - and we are so happy and thankful.
Our Discord server is the living proof of this, having served in the past as an incubator for several collaborations, discussions, contests, among many other things. But we are eager to do more.

During late 2018 we've focused on solving the instant playback issue to make DSound use more streamlined as a playback / streaming tool - all within the decentralized Steem environment.

Now it is (mostly) working as intended, and we really believe we are starting to reach the sweet-spot to start focusing on community development.

We have a few ideas about how to make this happen - and on how to encourage this engagement- and we are currently crossing the T's and dotting the I's on a few of these initiatives.
Maybe even a way to give to the community some degree of control over the DSound curation?

Aaaahh - I've said too much! Stay tuned for the next few updates!

Regardless - although we are putting into practice a few of our ideas - we would like to hear from you. After all you are always on our minds...

And that brings us to...

Announcing DSound's first Festival of Ideas!

With all the inspiration you might have acquired during the holiday break - you can help us to help you! :)

If you have any ideas on how to improve either the community or the user engagement - start writing them down!
Even if it's something farfetched - we want to know!

On our next update we'll outline how this will work - and there might even be some prizes to be won!

Stay tuned and get those ideas poping, guys... ;)

But, still don't know what DSound is?

It's ok... You are at the right place!

Let's share what it is with you right now...

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What is DSound?

DSound is a decentralized web application that allows anyone to upload, listen and discover music and other sounds stored on top of the IPFS Network.

It uses STEEM blockchain as a persistent database, so by posting their sounds the authors can earn rewards in cryptocurrency, when other users like their content, which can be exchanged easily to US Dollars, Euros or any other currency, with a look and feel very similar to Soundcloud.

Check DSound Intro post for more details

DSound Discord Server (the tribe is connected)

If you're learning about DSound now or you didn't connect yet, please join our Discord server at:

https://discord.gg/hSsBw3b

There you'll find a few channels to have everybody from our community getting together and making DSound even better.

If you need any help, please chat with our moderators who have done a great job in making this server a great place to hang out! Also check their work on DSound since they are content creators as well:

@maelstrohmblack
@juliakponsford
@jamesub
@archaimusic
@jamesub
@jeffandhisguitar
@darrenclaxton
@nickyhavey

DSound is this! <3

"Music is what feelings sound like"
DSound <3 Music


And If you trust us and approve what we do in the Steem ecosystem, please give us your Witness vote to help us continue this journey...

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You can vote for @dsound as a Steem Witness here: Vote with SteemConnect

... but if you prefer the oldfashion way, please go to:
https://steemit.com/~witnesses

and vote for @dsound :)

You might not find us on the list yet, so please use this field to vote:

Alternatively you can set @dsound as your proxy, so that you follow the witnesses we vote as well. This might be interesting for all of you that don't know that well for which witnesses to vote... To do so use this field:

Note: You will need your active private key or your master password for these operations.

Thank you guys! :)

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Great!

@dsound seems to be really positive at the moment despite the not so great atmosphere surrounding steemit at the moment!

Thanks so much as well, really enjoyed using this dapp!

Happy new year to you all! I just started a podcast on @dsound works well hope to do a lot more and work with you in 2019. Keep up the great work 💯🐒

Thanks again dsound 👍

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Ooo a weekly update? Damn, that's going to be awesome!

Thanks for having me in as the friendly sheriff in the discord too haha! I guess playlist ability might be interesting.

Perhaps embed links for WordPress would be good as I have a website which would be cool too.

Maybe "related artists" or "similar sounds" on the auto play too?

Just somethings I thought of 😀

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Does dsound have a feed like soundcloud? I want to start a podcast but couldn't find information about the dsound feed, the feed is useful for putting the content on Spotify and other podcast apps

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Looking forward to hearing more on the Festival of Ideas...



It's cool that you provide regular updates to users... helps keep people confident that something is "happening!"

This post has been included in today's SOS Daily News - a digest of all you need to know about the State of Steem.



Cheers for another insightful post @prc

LOOOOL !!! So much suspense!!! I need to know!!!
COngratz on this amazing year brother

Special thanks to your support for artists❤️

Hi @prc. I am a new DSound user. I would like to know more about DSound. I also wanted to join your community at Discord, but the invitation is not valid. How can I join you? Thank you. _SadHeaven

I voted! Much love and respect to the @dsound community!