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Announcements about the FediVision song contest, running in May 2024! Please follow for dates and news. See fedivision.party/ for rules and eligibility.

Posts by @TQ@weirder.earth, @zatnosk@mastodon.art, @futzle@old.mermaid.town.

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Here are the ten highest-voted entries to , from top spot to tenth, as announced by @vote earlier today!

1️⃣🥇 Misaligned Aardvarks by @keefmarshall of [NOTH] The Island of Nothing
2️⃣🥈 The New Rage by @negativeplayers of [NRCI] New Rage City
3️⃣🥉 All Zombies Go To Heaven by @dgar of [DIZZ] Dizzy Corp
4️⃣🤝 Site-23 by @fabi of [BLAH] Blahaj Cuddle Coalition
4️⃣🤝 Synthetic Synchronicity by @revengeday of [CYBE] Cyberpunks
6️⃣ Tap My Toes by @elsemusic of [CABA] The Cabaret Republic
7️⃣ Mare by @stephan with @MyLoFy of [RAIL] Lost Railroad Valley
8️⃣ Face the Fire by @simonvey of [TAUS] Die Tausend Lande
9️⃣Living The Dream by @sknob of [RUGG] Rugged scrublands
🔟 Versio by @cobalt of [COBA] Cobaltia

Congratulations to all!

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is wrapped and done! This instance and fedivision.party have been slipped into quiescent mode. We hope you’ve had fun participating this last month. Please continue to follow this account for further events.

is wrapped and done! This instance and fedivision.party have been slipped into quiescent mode. We hope you’ve had fun participating this last month. Please continue to follow this account for further events.

Here are the ten highest-voted entries to , from top spot to tenth, as announced by @vote earlier today!

1️⃣🥇 Misaligned Aardvarks by @keefmarshall of [NOTH] The Island of Nothing
2️⃣🥈 The New Rage by @negativeplayers of [NRCI] New Rage City
3️⃣🥉 All Zombies Go To Heaven by @dgar of [DIZZ] Dizzy Corp
4️⃣🤝 Site-23 by @fabi of [BLAH] Blahaj Cuddle Coalition
4️⃣🤝 Synthetic Synchronicity by @revengeday of [CYBE] Cyberpunks
6️⃣ Tap My Toes by @elsemusic of [CABA] The Cabaret Republic
7️⃣ Mare by @stephan with @MyLoFy of [RAIL] Lost Railroad Valley
8️⃣ Face the Fire by @simonvey of [TAUS] Die Tausend Lande
9️⃣Living The Dream by @sknob of [RUGG] Rugged scrublands
🔟 Versio by @cobalt of [COBA] Cobaltia

Congratulations to all!

Good morning everyone. We hope you’ve all been having a great . A few more things will happen as the contest winds down. Entrants outside the top ten who asked to be told how they did will receive a DM from this account or from @futzle in the next 24 hours.

The player on fedivision.party and the pop-up channel at @radiofreefedi will remain up until this weekend. If there’s music you like, you are encouraged to connect with the artist now and find where they sell or give away their music. is ephemeral and we think its value is as a showcase for artists and as a networking event.

To that end, we will stick up an expanded Hall of Fame page on fedivision.party, listing all entrants with contact details and links to their music. If you are on this list and you want your details changed or deleted, just ask us. This offer is perpetual. If we find the data files and the spoons, we will do the same for the 2023 and 2022 contests.

The winner of is @keefmarshall with the song “Misaligned Aardvarks”, representing The Island of Nothing. Congratulations! We will post a longer wrapup in the morning with additional placings, but it’s 11.30 pm here now and this server is bending under the load.

Here goes! Be following @vote for the results NOW.

voting is closed! We’re going to do some scrutineering of votes today, and then the top ten will be announced by @vote at 13.00 Monday 27 May 2024!

We’re into our last day of . A reminder to follow @vote to tune into the playback simulcast starting in 14½ hours. The vote account is run by our esteemed co-organizer @zatnosk, who has arcane knowledge of the Mastodon API. The announce account here will be unstaffed at the time because I (@futzle) will be fast asleep.

final weekend! Here’s the schedule (all times are UTC; use your favourite converter for your time zone):
• Playback party, 13.00 Sunday 26 May 2024. Our vote bot will walk through each song, listing the artist, voting code, and a little bit about the song. Follow @vote to listen in. This is your last chance to (change your) vote!
• Votes close 19.00 Sunday 26 May 2024. The vote bot will stop listening for votes sent to it. Counting and cross-checking will begin.
• Winning announcement, 13.00 Monday 27 May 2024. Top ten will be counted down by @vote; follow to be informed!
• Playback page and @radiofreefedi popup station will remain open over the following week, shutting down on the weekend of 1–2 June 2024.

Administrivia: a WHOLE TON of you are omitting the word VOTE at the front of your toot to the voting tally bot before your choice(s). If you didn’t get a reply from the bot, it’s very likely that’s what you’ve done. Send your vote again. See the example at fedivision.party/vote and _read the purple box_.

Edited 26d ago

It’s been brought to my attention that there’s a communication issue between fedi.vision (which runs Takahē) and some (but not all) servers running Pleroma and Akkoma. Messages (including votes) are being dropped. I’m trying to diagnose it but I doubt it’ll be fixed by the time voting closes. Sorry if this affects you, you’ll need to find another account to vote from. 😞

With three and a half days left of voting in , don’t forget to vote for your 1 to 3 favourite entries, using the four-letter codes displayed next to them. Visit fedivision.party/vote for instructions and an example! Voting closes UTC 19.00 on Sunday 26 May 2024.

listeners, if you’re not already following our vote-counting account at @vote, we recommend that you do before this Sunday. That account (not this announce account) will run the simulcast listening party on Sunday afternoon, and also will be first to announce the winners on Monday.

Our pop-up channel for the FediVision 2024 voting period is live.

It's an alternative way you can hear the entrants if a linear format. It's on our main site below our regular channels.

Keep an eye on @announce and for info, fun and light hearted lobbying.

To kickoff the voting period we'll have chat on for a bit as we are simulcasting our pop-up to the video/chat channel. The community will announce more hangouts fo the week.

party.radiofreefedi.net

fedivision.party/vote

Good morning all, thanks for the fedi user link bug reports. I will fix them today. Edit: now all links go somewhere; if there are still issues please check in.

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Musicians: If you want to promote your own entry, you're invited to link straight to your block in fedivision.party/; there's a #-anchor for each entry corresponding to your four-character code. Find the URL in the "Jump to" paragraph. The "Play" button there will jump the player at the top of the page to your track.

Happy Sunday! is open for listening two hours early, in deference to the bedtime of the Radio Free Fedi hamster, who lives in UTC+12.

Watch the poor Wordpress site struggle as hundreds of instances try to load a preview for fedivision.party/ or stream now at radiofreefedi.net/

Voting still commences at the scheduled time of 13.00 UTC today, but as there's four hours of music, if you try to vote early you're definitely getting some side-eye.

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Here are the four-letter codes of all entrants! (machine-readable in alt text)

These are your factions (fictional countries you represent), not your artist or user name. Ask me if you’ve forgotten your faction, lol.

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We hope you’re all as excited as we are about listening to the 72‼️ songs featured in this year. The playlist will be live at fedivision.party two days from now, this Sunday, and run for the following week. You can also listen on the @radiofreefedi popup channel. This is when listeners can vote for their favourite songs by messaging the vote bot at @vote! Stay tuned for details.

Submissions for are CLOSED! Thank you to the more than 70 musicians who have fielded an entry this year.

Take a breather! The Fedivision elves will spend the next week reviewing the entries for eligibility, building the streaming site, getting the voting bot cranked up. Then voting by you, the public, will start in one week, on Sunday 19 May!

Three hours to go! Submissions will be turned off at 13.00 UTC _sharp_ because that's 11 pm in my time zone and I'll be tired and grumpy from staying up hoping to see the Aurora Australis and seeing nothing. Get your entry in with plenty of time because you don't want the inevitable Wordpress crash to be your undoing!

Administrivia: Please keep your download links active until 19 May 2024; there are a lot of entries and it takes time to download them all!

Administrivia: We’ve started to download submissions from the links you gave. A few links are not working. We will message you if there is a problem. Please PLEASE make sure you can receive DMs from this account. It would be horrible if your submission couldn’t be included because we couldn’t download it.

Administrivia: People are asking where they can upload their entries. These are acceptable (list not exhaustive):
• Dropbox share link (trick: change the dl=0 to dl=1)
• Ditto OneDrive, iCloud, Google Drive
• Ditto etc etc your favourite sharing service
• Prerelease share link to private track on Bandcamp
• Ditto Soundcloud
• On your NAS if you know how to port forward

Some of these can, at best, pop up a web page with a Download button. That’s OK. We will cope! 😌

Administrivia: If you need to discuss anything with the organizers or add something that you couldn’t say on the form or you’ve got any questions at all, send us a DM here. If you block DMs from non-followers, best to follow this account so you don’t miss messages from us.