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trmckenz 6th November 2019 03:48 AM

New Feedback Tool for Songwriters
Hello! I am both a songwriter and law student at UT-Austin. In one of my classes, I am working on a software project called Preferenda ( that collects real-time feedback on songs. This feedback reveals what collaborators like and dislike about the song. It can also be used to quickly "test" songs with general listeners. The goal is to give songwriters a feel for what works and what doesn't, ideally before large investment is made in recording and promoting the song.

My team is currently in the process of understanding what users really want in terms of data and user experience. It would be a huge help if you please take the quick survey linked below. Information about your songwriting process in particular would be greatly appreciated, as we all have different workflows and problems.

Here is a link to the survey:

Thank you in advance, and please feel free to ask questions or just reply with your thoughts here. My team has a booth at SXSW next March, so please swing by if you're in Austin!

thehightenor 13th November 2019 08:30 AM

Nobody gets to hear a single note of my creative output until the song is finished and copyrighted!!!

I suggest any serious songwriter is very cautious about allowing quality ideas to be exposed unprotected to a third party!!!

Of course discussing workflow and general songwriting methods is to be welcomed.