Empowering creatives in the Fediverse


Convener: Sean Tilley

Participants who chose to record their names here:

Discussion notes, key understandings, outstanding questions, observations, and, if appropriate to this discussion: action items, next steps:

On the social end:

  • Artists want to have reliable reach, and be discovered, and have a good way to network
  • They don’t want to have to fiddle with confusing, fragmented networks
  • Professional artists have a particularly fraught relationship – their audience is their lifeline
  • On the other hand, the biggest support of specific artists in a scene is from other artists and their social groups and the people who go to their shows.
  • It often feels like we’re all just broke and panhandling from each other, and it really sucks.

On the technical end:

  • We don’t really have good platforms for social music yet
  • Or even really just selling music on Fedi
  • Federated Events really are a second-class citizen, when it comes to features. While some people rely on Gancio or Mobilizon, and have had considerable success, the fact that it’s not supported directly in big platforms like Mastodon or Pleroma feels like a missed opportunity.
  • I also think we’re all just pining for the MySpace Music days. If we could just build a simple MySpace Music Fediverse Platform, I would be happy
  • BTW, here’s an HTML5 MySpace audio player that’s unfinished: https://codeberg.org/deadsuperhero/myspace-music-player-extended