Punk is not a genre here

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J.Sin

15 Dec, 2012 05:32 AM

My band has recently joined StoryAmp, the problem is that we had to choose"unclassifiable" as a genre because PUNK isn't inmcluded as a genre. Seriously?! No Punk? No Rockabilly? Some of the biggest genres NOT included? I believe this needs to be addressed.

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  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by dmitri on 18 Jan, 2013 06:38 PM

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    Hi J.Sin,

    We definitely know that our genre list is not comprehensive. We struggled to find a lexicon that is. We also struggled with whether to make it a flat list or an expandable one with sub-genres. We will definitely be adding other genres in the future. Is there a genre in our list that encompasses punk in your eyes like rock or indie rock? (I realize that punk is way more specific than rock and precedes the idea of indie rock by a couple of decades.) But also note that we only have album/release press lists for seven genres anyway. The primary use for a punk artist in our system at the moment would be to hit tour press, which is sliced by city, not genre. Thanks for the input. Keep it coming so you can help us shape our future evolutions. I truly do appreciate it!

    We are a small team and are trying to keep as many balls in the air at a time as we can to make StoryAmp add true value for the overall music scene. But we can't do everything for everybody... yet!

    Dmitri Vietze
    founder
    StoryAmp

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