How would YOU share ListenBrainz?

As part of the MusicBrainz summit we decided a 2023 focus for ListenBrainz developments is features or improvements that bring in new users. A large part of this is helping you share the good word of LB among your friends, family and congregations.

So, we would like to ask: What would help you to share LB, snippets of your LB listening/profile, and so on, with others?

Think about:

  • What would you share
  • How and where would you share it (social media as well as other services/things/dreams)
  • What other things do you share, and how do they make it easy/harder
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it took me a bit to think of something, but sharing playlists and albums over Discord is the main way I share music stuff these days. I quite like how Spotify embeds a player into chats and channels (it only plays 30-second track previews here):

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if we can do something similar, that would be excellent~ if not, nice looking embeds would be a great substitute. for example, Bandcamp, ListenBrainz, and YouTube Music in three seperate messages:

I don’t know how Discord does it in particular, but I’d imagine it works kinda similarly for other platforms like Snapchat, Twitter, and most text messaging apps.

edit: another way to share ListenBrainz more passively could be to share what you’re currently listening to, like Spotify already does with a widget on your Discord profile:

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another edit: I think another welcome addition would be to add pages for artists, releases, and recordings, kinda like we’ve already got on CritiqueBrainz

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Is it possible to put a header on the LB website advertising this thread? Like the database update alerts you get on MB. I don’t think a lot of LB users are going to be aware of this thread otherwise.

Some things I can think of

  • Topsters equivalent where you generate a grid of the albums you’ve been listening to that week/month/year/all time
  • Discord bot
  • FOSS widget for your personal website
  • “Now playing” bot for Twitter and other social media, might be useful for some independent radio stations?
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I second this, if it’s possible.

are you talking like, a Discord music bot, or what?

Well, I have never used Discord, but I remember hearing you could use a bot to share what you were listening to on last.fm automatically.

Spotify does this by connecting your Spotify account to Discord. I don’t know how last.fm does it, as I don’t really use it that much.