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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.

@ScottHuehnerkrisp Will update in my morning! Edit: done.

Edited 48d ago

complete song directory is up at fedivision.party/fedivision-20

Edit: also at fedivision.party/fedivision-20 and at fedivision.party/fedivision-20 these can all be reached from the Hall of Fame page.

This page will remain in perpetuity so that even those outside the top ten aren’t forgotten after the listening streamer is taken down. As we said before, the music and lyrics are licensed only for the duration of the contest and thereafter belong solely to the artists.

Artists, update me any time if you need to make changes to your links or other info.

2021 data is nowhere to be found; all we have is the top five.

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@silmathoron We have some info for 2021 and 2021 but there is already a fair bit of link rot. Will do our best.

@mysturji @announce DM sent.

The hall of fame has been updated with the top ten from . There is now a detail page with all 72 entries. fedivision.party/hall-of-fame/

Edited 49d ago

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.

@announce @cobalt @thegiddystitcher … and issue fixed in a PR by someone much better at Python than me. Will manually apply to fedi.vision tomorrow.

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.

While you wait for the votes to be tallied, here are some fun things you can do:

• Follow the accounts of the musicians you’ve newly discovered, find their stash of previously-released works, and if they’re for sale and you have the means, send a few ¤.

• Keep listening to @radiofreefedi, discover even more great Fedi artists, repeat as above.

• Help keep @radiofreefedi afloat with some ¤ for the infrastructure; see radiofreefedi.net/#donate

• Start writing, or keep writing, your own music for the next instalment, whenever that may be!

@thegiddystitcher @cobalt Ah, yes, looks like a Takahē web bug. Will investigate. Cheers.

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!

@thegiddystitcher @cobalt My guess is they’re posted Unlisted, so they don’t appear in the timeline. Still need to investigate and reproduce Cobalt’s issue.

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.

@Nodami @dgar Indeed, the bot doesn’t scan for edits. Delete-and-redraft is the right thing to do. Thanks for voting!

@voxpopsicle It’d be noisy because any time anyone mentions the vote bot, including when describing how to vote to a follower, they’ve just cast a malformed vote. So the bot ignores nothing that doesn’t look like a vote.

Administrivia: relatedly, I’m seeing some of you voting for each your choices in sequential toots. Each toot _replaces your entire earlier vote(s)_, so make sure _all your votes are in one toot_. See the example at fedivision.party/vote

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 55d ago

The vote bot replies to your vote to confirm that it’s been counted. If you received that reply you’re all good.

If you didn’t then it could be that your message didn’t reach the bot, or the bot’s reply didn’t reach you, or you have DMs muted so you didn’t see the reply.

I can see in the logs that about 130 replies have been sent out by the vote bot, so there have been at most that many (×3) votes cast so far.