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Start Here: A Beginner's Guide to the Forum

In case you are new to emusers, we are a little group of music enthusiasts that like finding and sharing music across all genres (especially stuff that is less well known to the general public) and discussing it without shouting or insults. This board originally started as an outgrowth of discussions on the old discussion board at the digital music service emusic.com, but emusers has no connection to emusic.

Here's a brief primer (with credit to an earlier version by @thomnottom) on the main threads that weave their way through our little board and where we most frequently hang out:

It's All About Me

Hello – If you are new, introduce yourself here and be welcomed!

 Current Listening

The bulk of the daily traffic happens on our “What are you listening to right now?” threads. The current one is Number 17 (but if we moved on and forgot to update this, look for a more recent one with “What are you listening to right now” in the title. It will be somewhere near the top.) This is where we post our current listening but it’s also a good place to make passing comments that others are likely to see. I’ll include a list of past threads at the end. We like to retire these threads some time after they go over 1000 posts.

 New Releases and discoveries

Another frequent and valued activity is posting news about new releases and other discoveries. The following threads focus on that from various angles:

Soundcloud, Bandcamp - New / Upcoming Releases, Announcements etc. – What it says, new release announcements from those services, especially ones with streamable samples.

Emusers standard lecture on good free stuff – a list of good music that can be downloaded legally for free.

New & Notable Releases – it’s hit and miss, but new releases that matter to one or another of us get posted here.

New & Notable Classical Releases – new releases….but classical.

Listen before it's gone (NPR, Spin, etc) - Brand new albums streaming free for a limited time (usually until release date).

Bandcamp Goodies – This sometimes overlaps with the free stuff thread, but is for any great finds on Bandcamp.

Throwing Punches at the Hurricane: Jazz at Bandcamp – Another bandcamp thread, but just for jazz.

Ubuweb Goodies – good things found at ubuweb.

Sales

Flash Bandcamp Sale If you see an album offered at a special price or free for a limited time, do the right thing and tell the rest of us. (Even if it is not on bandcamp - the sale threads are a little disorderly and here is as good a place as any.)

News

RIP - To discuss the recently deceased.

The News Room – things happening related to music.

Nostalgia for emusic (a bunch of us originally came here from there)

Freshly Dropped/Discovered over at eMu – things people found at emusic.com.

Well that may be the end of eMu for me – 77 pages (and counting) of discussion of why we might finally be leaving emusic.

What I Bought from Emusic Last Month – The quest to find good music at emusic.

Emusic Beta – It’s closer to Omega than Beta now, but this is more emusic discussion.

There’s more. We also complain about iTunes, post cover versions, youtube clips, slices of nostalgia, and lyrics, and a lot more. Do join in.

Here are the past Now Listening threads:
What are you listening to right now? (Part 16) (August 2017-August 2018) (Closed)

What are you listening to right now? (Part 15) (July 2016-August 2017) (Closed)

What are you listening to right now? (Part 14) (March 2015-July 2016) (Closed)

What are you listening to right now? (Part 13) (May 2013-March 2015) (Closed)

What are you listening to right now? (part 12) (March 2013-May2013) (Closed)

What are you listening to right now? (part 11) (February 4 2013 - March 17 2013) (Closed)

What are you listening to right now? (part 10) (August 19, 2012 -  February 4 2013) (Closed)

What are you listening to right now? (part 9) (April 14 2012 - August 19, 2012) (Closed)

What are you listening to right now? (part 8) (November 5 2011 - April 14 2012) (Closed)

What are you listening to right now? (part 7) (August 14th 2011 - November 5th 2011) (Closed)

What are you listening to right now? (part 6) (May 29th 2011 - August 14th 2011) (Closed)

What are you listening to right now? (part 5) (Mar 29th 2011 - May 28th 2011) (Closed)

What are you listening to right now? (part 4) (Feb 12th 2011 - Mar 29th 2011) (Closed)

What are you listening to right now? (part 3) (Jan 10th 2011-Feb 12th 2011) (Closed)

What are you listening to now? (part 2) (Sep 23rd 2010-Jan 10th 2011) (Closed)

What are you listening to right now? (Jan 30th 2010-Sep 23rd 2010) (Closed)
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