We thought it would be cool to try out this service called Sound Out. They pay random people fractions of a penny to listen and review a random song. Reviewers are required to use specific keywords and only are required to listen to the first 60 seconds of songs.
So we submitted all four of our EP tracks to this service. Our overall scores were pretty consistent from 6.2 to 6.8 out of 10, but we only had 20 people review each of our four tracks. We guess we think that is passing. But the real fun came with the reviews. There was a decent mix of spam and legitimate feedback. And without a doubt, English is not the first language for a few of these reviewers… Here are some of our favorites unedited for your reading enjoyment (you can’t make this stuff up):
“It is sung by male singers. The pace is somewhat quick.”
“Gutes if you like this type o accompaniment, might be a stage song for Miley Cylis, other than that not a hit.”
“I think I just watched a John Hughes movie where this was in the background?”
“It has a mest up drumline. Then when the singing voices come in, it doesn’t sound good when they are just saying what they keep saying. But the beat is quite catchier than i exspected”
“It really makes it the new version of a bobbing your head song. The vocalizing was bearable I’ll leave it at that.”
“I’m not much into dance music, but this makes me want to move. It’s kinda like a male Madonna with swag.”
“I can see this being a hit despite me not liking it.”
There was also a lot of legitimate positive and critical feedback. But we had some laughs reading the above and had a great time reading everything.
Speaking of reviews…if you have a second, please leave us a review in the iTunes store. It really helps our discoverability and you’d be doing us a huge favor!