My name is Tan­genT D. Noir Project Man­ag­er, Web Devel­op­er, and Owner/Founder at TheXFactory.com :: Cre­ative Net­work since 2000-06-18; and, although not so much now-a-days, I also just hap­pen to be an inde­pen­dent musician/conceptual artist since 1984-02-28 at TangenTNoir.com. Truth­ful­ly, none of my music can be found any­where on the Inter­net. This includes down­load & stream­ing media web­sites. Despite this fact, I con­sid­er myself an SM-DJ at TheXFactory.com/stream as Tan­genT D. Noir — Tidal-SM-DJ.007 “ALL DAY EVERYDAY” since August of 2018. HOWEVER, I AM NOT AN ACTUAL DJ.

This shiz gets deep. So please let me explain…

I’m a seri­ous sup­port­er of all things that peo­ple make and small inde­pen­dent busi­ness types with cre­ative col­lab­o­ra­tive spir­its. This does not only apply to the cre­ative arts etc. It also extends in to help­ing peo­ple tru­ly see the ben­e­fit of local sup­port via learn­ing a craft in order to slow the wide spread cor­po­rate take over of our lives and pro­vid­ing choic­es for local com­mu­nites. You may want to check out more about what I’ve writ­ten about this in my Mis­sion State­ment at TheXFactory.com page so as to not have this intro­duc­tion over-take this already long wind­ed expla­na­tion about help­ing to solve the stream­ing media dele­ma for inde­pen­dent bands and musicians.

2. WHY DO THIS AT ALL

This lit­tle sto­ry began some time ear­ly in the of year 2018, when I start­ed to think about what I could do to help derail the prob­lem with­in the music com­mu­ni­ty regard­ing the pseu­do-fame mak­ing musi­cian resource bleed­ing stream­ing media indus­try. You know — the prob­lem where when you write music and you feel forced to have it list­ed with­in the cat­a­logs of stream­ing media sites only to find that you’ll only receive frac­tions of a pen­ny when peo­ple play your songs for more than 30 sec­onds and real­ize that because of this ease of acces­si­bly — no one will ever real­ly pur­chase your actu­al music on CDs or oth­er forms of media, which help you earn mon­ey direct­ly from the sale of the actu­al music you’ve cre­at­ed, because they can stream it when­ev­er they’d like online. Also in order to make a rea­son­able liv­ing, thou­sands of peo­ple would have to play your music every sin­gle day — non stop(THIS WILL PROVE THE VALUE OF THE SM-DJ AS A PART OF THE MUSIC COMMUNITY). Addi­tion­al­ly, stream­ing media sites charge mil­lions of peo­ple month­ly fees which equal mil­lions if not bil­lions of dol­lars every year — all prof­it­ing from music which you(the musi­cian) con­tributed to their cat­a­logs. Most of which is NOT shared with you, the musi­cian. And I don’t even want to get in to the fact that record labels are prob­a­bly dis­cour­aged from telling you that they get paid a statu­to­ry mechan­i­cal roy­al­ty rate for phys­i­cal record­ings (such as CDs) and per­ma­nent dig­i­tal down­loads of 9.1¢ for record­ings of songs 5 min­utes or less, and 1.75¢ per minute or frac­tion there­of for those over 5 min­utes(SOURCE). If not for you(the musi­cian), stream­ing media sites would be out of busi­ness. Yeah, that prob­lem… So.. okay.. “F” that noise. This is the rea­son my music can not be found on-line or on any stream­ing media or down­load­able cat­a­log. I sim­ply refuse to play this game. If you find my music any­where on-line oth­er than direct­ly from my lit­tle world, please let me know. Nev­er­the­less, my objec­tive is to help those who’s music is on these sites already with a heavy dose of com­mit­ment, focus, and ded­i­ca­tion to repeat stream­ing every day along with main­tain­ing a playlist and a lit­tle social net­work men­tion­ing and pro­mo­tion. With that being said…

3. THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS THE FOLLOWING;

  1. THE ABOVE — INTRODUCTION
  2. Hope it was­n’t too long.
  3. THE ABOVE — WHY DO THIS AT ALL
    My strong­ly word­ed option about why I’ve both­ered to make this a thing.
  4. TABLE OF CONTENTS
    You are here… It’s the table of contents.
  5. MORE EXPLANATION:
    How and why I came to this conclusion.
  6. SM-DJ TITLE EXAMPLES:
    Exam­ples of how you might want to cre­ate your own SM-DJ title for non DJs, actu­al DJs, along with my work­ing exam­ple at TheXFactory.com/stream page.
  7. SUGGESTIONS ON HOW TO WORK YOUR PLAYLIST:
    A strong­ly sug­gest­ed exam­ple based off of how I work the Tidal Dai­ly Stream­ing Repeat­ing Playlist page at TheXFactory.com.
  8. EXAMPLES OF WHAT THE ABOVE CRAZINESS MEANS:
    An expla­na­tion of what the SM-DJ acronym means, who should use it, how it should be used, and why you should seri­ous­ly con­sid­er using it.
  9. MAYBE TRY TO SHOOT ME A LITTLE HUMBLE MENTION:
    You know — just a lit­tle tip of the cap. All I want is a lit­tle love for my hard­work and madness.
  10. FINAL NOTES:
    About what this might mean down the road.

4. MORE EXPLANATION

So I start­ed a per­son­al playlist con­tain­ing some of the more inde­pen­dent bands and musi­cians who I thought might like some addi­tion­al sup­port via a per­son­al Tidal account. I quick­ly real­ized that if I sim­ply kept the playlist going all the time that the artists who I chose would start to see a lit­tle extra mon­ey. So I thought it would be a great idea to pro­mote and make what I was doing vis­i­ble to the pub­lic by adding what I call a Tidal Dai­ly Stream­ing Repeat­ing Playlist page to TheXFactory.com’s web site to keep the artists and passers-bye informed. Also I thought it would help to spread the word to oth­ers who would want to do the same. You can find that page along with addi­tion­al infor­ma­tion by vis­it­ing the main stream­ing page at TheXFactory.com here. Basi­cal­ly my rev­e­la­tion was that the SM-DJ is the solu­tion to the stream­ing media issue. We are will­ing to rep­re­sent the nec­es­sary mil­lions of peo­ple required to play the music of INDEPENDENT artists over and over again via a dai­ly repeat­ing playlist of the same artists every sin­gle day, day after day, until we help each artist make at lease 4 times the amount of what their albums are worth.

There­after, I start­ed work­ing on the SM-DJ con­cept as an idea to pop­u­lar­ize as not only an occu­pa­tion but also as some­thing in which every day peo­ple actu­al­ly might do on a dai­ly and/or reg­u­lar basis, and even as a way to dri­ve dona­tions to their Inter­net projects or what-have-you. There are some impor­tant eth­i­cal things which include keep­ing a log of how many times your playlist repeats, keep­ing track of how many songs each artist has with­in your playlist, and post­ing the results on a rel­a­tive­ly reg­u­lar basis some­where vis­i­ble to the pub­lic — some­thing like once a month will do for most I think. Oth­er than that it’s impor­tant that you do NOT let peo­ple lis­ten to full songs online as it defeats the pur­pose of pro­mot­ing the idea that you’re want­i­ng oth­er peo­ple to gen­er­ate addi­tion­al song lis­ten­ing or streams, thus earn mon­ey for inde­pen­dent artists. A sim­ple link to the stream­ing media web­site which you are using will do. In all of this, the arti­cle which are read­ing right now was created.

My goal is to start a kind of name and/or sys­tem for peo­ple who stream the media of bands and musi­cians via dai­ly repeat­ing playlists in an effort to sup­port musi­cians with actu­al mon­ey com­ing from the stream­ing media web­sites. The idea is for “nor­mal peo­ple” to be like DJs of stream­ing media but with­out hav­ing to be an actu­al DJ, buy gear, etc. Sim­ply use the com­put­ers or devices you already have to stream the music at home all the time. Although if you were a DJ you might still do this. Just find a device that you can leave stream­ing all the time and go about your busi­ness. Lol. How­ev­er, the require­ment for being a DJ is sim­ply not nec­es­sary. You’ll just have to make sure that peo­ple under­stand that you are NOT an actu­al DJ so as to not con­fuse your occu­pa­tion with these professionals.

I brain­stormed ideas for quite a while; and, had a hard time set­tling on a sol­id sim­ple acronym and a pre­fix place­ment that did­n’t look like I was attempt­ing to be a actu­al DJ. Hon­est­ly, at first I thought of not using the let­ters “D” and “J”. How­ev­er, I found it much more dif­fi­cult to have peo­ple under­stand with­out the let­ters “D” and “J”. So, I includ­ed them any­way. This is all most­ly because I’d real­ly like any­one to be able to say that they do the SM-DJ thing if they are will­ing to make it a rou­tine. By using the SM-DJ acronym after their name, weath­er she or he is an actu­al DJ or not, peo­ple might have a sense of belong­ing to a group of peo­ple who are try­ing to cor­rect an injus­tice done to musi­cians. So peo­ple know that a per­son is seri­ous­ly ded­i­cat­ed to sup­port­ing musi­cian’s in this way and that they are will­ing to pro­vide a lit­tle proof via a sim­ply play­count of each band etc. So below is a kind of out-line and expla­na­tion of how to rep­re­sent SM-DJ titles:

5. SM-DJ TITLE EXAMPLES:

    NON DJ TITLE
  • EXAMPLE #1: Tan­genT D. Noir “TIDAL-SM-DJ.007 — ALL DAY EVERYDAY” 
  • EXAMPLE #2: TIDAL-SM-DJ.007 Tan­genT Noir “ALL DAY EVERYDAY”
    ACTUAL DJ TITLE
  • EXAMPLE #1: DJ Whomev­er “TIDAL-SM-DJ.007 — ALL DAY EVERYDAY”
    (this should only be used by an actu­al DJs)
  • EXAMPLE #2: TIDAL-SM-DJ.007 DJ Whomev­er “ALL DAY EVERYDAY”
    (this should only be used by an actu­al DJs)
  • EXAMPLE #3: TIDAL-SM-DJ Whomev­er .007 “ALL DAY EVERYDAY”
    (this should only be used by an actu­al DJs)

6. WHAT THE ABOVE CRAZINESS MEANS:

  • Tan­genT D. Noir or DJ Whomev­er = Is obvi­ous­ly the name or alias of the per­son main­tain­ing the playlist. In this case it’s me. Replace it with your own name. Only use “DJ” in front of your actu­al name if you are actu­al­ly a DJ 
  • TIDAL = This can also be the first let­ter of the stream­ing media site which you use to stream the music to help bands prof­it from repeat­ing streams. In this case it would be “T” instead of “Tidal” if you wish. 
  • S = Stands for the word “STREAMING”. Replace it with a $ if you’re feel­in’ sassy. 
  • M = Stands for the word “MEDIA”.
  • D = Disc. Although there are no actu­al discs. Just streams. 
  • J = Stands for the word “JOCKEY”. Yup. You would be the jockey. 
  • .007 = Although is option­al, it is prob­a­bly the most impor­tant part of your title. It’s the amount which the stream­ing media site pays each artist per play when the SM-DJ fin­ish­es play­ing each song. Most sites require at lease 30 sec­onds of actu­al song play before they count it as an actu­al play. In this case, Tidal pays $0.007 per play. So I kin­da sound like a James bond spy or some­thing. I don’t know of any stream­ing sites which pay over a dol­lar per play so all of the names should look cool like this. And you can say some­thing like dou­ble or tip­ple “0” sev­en to add a lit­tle bad-asso­ry to it. HA! You could even say the word “point” as in “.007”.
  • ALL DAY EVERY DAY = This is sim­ply the amount of time in which you have ded­i­cat­ed to stream­ing the music of oth­ers. Oth­er alter­na­tives may be used (ex: “6 HOURS EVERY DAY” etc).

7. SUGGESTIONS ON HOW TO WORK YOUR PLAYLIST:

First of all, I strong­ly rec­om­mend adding INDEPENDENT bands or musi­cians to your playlist as they won’t have to share as much with their record label. Many record labels split it 50/50 with the artists. Although you don’t have to do this my way, I also sug­gest try­ing to keep a playlist near 11 or 12 hours in length. This makes it much eas­i­er to know when your playlist has been paused or stopped by the stream­ing media site for “unknown rea­sons”, “updates”, or oth­er excus­es. HA! It also helps to keep you from loos­ing track of how many times your playlist has repeat­ed, which is impor­tant when show­ing peo­ple how many plays you have gen­er­at­ed for the bands. Basi­cal­ly, the idea is to have the playlist repeat a least 2 times per day so that you can be accu­rate about how many plays you’ve com­plet­ed. Repeat­ing your playlist 2 times per day will give an 8 track album 448 plays in one month, 1344 plays in tree months(one quar­ter of a year), 2688 in six months(half of one year), and 5376 in one year. This should make the artist about $37.632 on Tidal assum­ing that the pay­out is still $0.007 play per song. If you can keep track of a short­er playlist, then go for it. It just means more mon­ey for few­er artist, who I’m sure will great­ly appre­ci­ate the extra cash.

8. MAYBE TRY TO SHOOT ME A LITTLE HUMBLE MENTION:

If you use this idea I would love for you to give me a lit­tle shout out(web links or oth­er wise) and/or sim­ply cred­it to me “Tan­genT D. Noir Owner/Founder of TheXFactory.com :: Cre­ative Net­work” for work­ing out this lit­tle cul­ture jam­ming idea as I’d like to offi­cial­ly be known as the first per­son to seri­ous­ly start and con­tin­ue to do this for real.

9. FINAL NOTES:

If every­one took the time to do what I am doing by mak­ing them­selves an SM-DJ. Musi­cians may actu­al­ly earn a decent liv­ing hav­ing writ­ten the music they’ve already writ­ten and be encour­age to con­tin­ue to write more, per­form if they’d like, and do all of the awe­some cre­ative things that musi­cians do.

If the stream­ing media sites decide to make it more expen­sive to have an account. It may be eas­i­er for musi­cians to actu­al­ly make mon­ey from sell­ing their actu­al music with­out hav­ing to be depen­dent on doing live shows and sell­ing mer­chan­dise instead, because not every­one can or wants to per­form live or wants to mar­ket merchandise(not that there’s any­thing wrong with that). Because, some of us sim­ply may not be healthy enough to per­form and/or actu­al­ly want to get peo­ple to con­nect with the music with­out con­nect­ing it to pop-cul­ture ideas of “The Rock­star”. Mak­ing sell­ing your actu­al music very very important.

Okay, that’s all. Some­times I have weird quirky ideas which I must express and bring to light or I’ll sim­ply go nuts think­ing about them. Let’s hope this finds you well. 🙂

Peace.

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