RMR’s Rating System Explained!

RockmusicRaider - Ranking

I sometimes receive those calls for better clarity on the RockmusicRaider rating system. You know, this thing that nobody likes but everybody looks for anyway on reviews and such. And usually, this pretty much boils down to the question of what an 8/10 rating actually means. Or a 1/10 for that matter.

Well, for those familiar with the beginnings of the RMR blog, we actually started out with these terrible stars. This oldish visual system that came with these godawful plugins that mostly were only good to attract hackers. Which looked like so:

Rating: 5
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6 Hints to get your Promo noticed for review!

RockmusicRaider - Rock Festival Picture

So, you have created your album, put it on your internet site and – nada. Next day? Still nada. And you start to quietly wonder how you could get help to let this ignorant world know that you just created this stellar material.

Well, review sites – like RockmusicRaider – are one of the venues you have to gain many more fans and supporters on this cold, cold internet thing. These sites usually offer free or paid, bona fide1) feedback on the stuff you produce. And this might – just might – incite these readers to buy your tune … [...] Click to raid more!

Ghost Spam – The Curse of yer Blog! Or is it?

RockmusicRaider - Spam Packages

If you run a website, blog, or any other operation on the web, you’ll encounter the spammers. You know, those crazies flooding your channels with weird messaging, ranging from conspiracies, to romance for dummies and other sexual atrocities, over get-rich-quick schemes, to outright fraud and extortion attempts of all sorts. And that’s just scratching the surface.

Spam or scams are – in theory – perfectly illegal in most a few countries of the world. Yet, the spam part of all this criminal activity is a bit more elusive than the already very elusive rest of them.

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Opinion: A Dirge for Metal Music. Or is it still alive?

A felt every two days or so I hear that Rock and – surely – Metal met their demise. Finally pronounced clinically dead, gone and ashes thrown into the ocean. All of that jazz sacrificed on the altar of those modern pseudo Latino pop and rap sounds that people seem to be so fond of these days.

Those records made for the faceless consumer, comprised of notes devoid of personality, depth or bite. Those that tender to the addicts of notes who do not really care what or who made the tune. Only that the music should suit the listener’s … [...] Click to raid more!