Ten songs is a weekly playlist from Jason Tate featuring songs enjoyed over the previous week. It is included in every edition of the Liner Notes newsletter and is free to sign up for via email.Read More “9/23/23 (Ten Songs)”
This week’s newsletter has thoughts on new music I enjoyed this week and other musings. This week’s supporter Q&A post can be found here.
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If there’s one thing we like to do around here, it’s rank things.
The other night, I was lying in bed thinking about the “bias sorter” going around Tumblr in 2018. It originated, I believe, as a way for people to rank their favorite K-pop bands. I’d been using it for the past few years to start my end of the year album rankings. It’s an excellent way to review a list and decide what you like more: A or B. But the problem is that it’s a pain to use. You need to enter each item individually, click enter after each one, and then go through the ranking process. And after you’re done, there’s no good way to do it again without manually re-entering all those items. I started wondering if I could put something together that would let me input any size list of things I wanted, and then it could present them to me one at a time to pick from and give me a final ranking.Read More “Rank It All! Or Did I Just Create a Monster?”
This week’s newsletter catches up on the last few weeks in music releases. There’s also a playlist of ten songs worth your time and this week’s supporter Q&A post can be found here.
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This week’s newsletter breaks down some thoughts on music, entertainment, apps, and other stuff I checked out over the past week. As always, there’s a playlist of ten songs worth your time, and this week’s supporter Q&A post can be found here.
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I have a reoccurring reminder to reflect on the state of Chorus at least once a year. The idea is to pull all the numbers together, get an idea of how things are going, and make plans for the future of the website. I realized today that I hadn’t done this since 2021.
So, it was a morning of looking at spreadsheets. And I see a few obvious trends. The first is that the cost of running the website has increased. The most significant cost increase comes from our hosting provider unilaterally hiking prices 20% in April after being bought by another company. Cool. Second, the online advertising industry (already tenuous at best) has yet to recover to pre-pandemic levels. I charted the last two years, and we’re continuing to trend downward.Read More “The (Not So) Annual State of Chorus.fm”