Wud Records: improved Musical Discoveries pages

We’re giving all of our Musical Discoveries pages a bit of a facelift. We’re adding the names of the featured artists and the names of the featured tracks. Each artist name will have a clickable link that will take you to a place where you can find out more about the artist. Where possible, we’ve used the artists’ own websites. This will help to raise the profile of these artists as our SEO works pretty good. It will also leave a permanent record of which artists and tracks we supported.

A lot of people seem to be leaving SoundCloud in favour of the blockchain-based music sites such as Musicoin and Steemit, which are at present offering creative artists a far better deal than any of the more established players such as Spotify and YouTube. SoundCloud have had a number of issues which have frustrated their users, including the disppearance of the Groups feature, the reduction in mp3 quality and the dramatic staffing cuts to save costs, including the entire customer support service. As such, a number of tracks have already vanished from our Musical Discoveries playlists and we expect more to disappear in the coming months.

Obviously this is a shame as we collectively liked all of the tracks we have included. We hope that this marginally increased internet visibilty for these wonderful artists will have some sort of positive effect with regard to growing their fanbases and enabling them to continue to do what they do so well – make great interesting original music.

It will take time to update all of the playlists, but at least we finally managed to begin. We publish a new playlist every month at SoundCloud and will continue to do so for as long as we have a professional interest there. We believe that it is likely that all of our material will be transferred to Musicoin and other sites on the blockchain eventually and in time that is where our Musical Discoveries playlists will come from.

If you would like to listen to some Wud Records approved fantastic independent unsigned music that is not connected to Wud Records in any way, please click here.