It all started when I tried to submit a cover of Summertime by Duke Ellington. The Youtube video for the track was blocked because someone has used it before. sebcat solved the riddle. There had been a previous submission by Sportin Life.
This was what I found out.
Sportin Line submitted in 2021 webcovers (?) of 200 plus versions of Summertime. All were labeled as vocal (although the vast majority were instrumentals), no release names or dates were given.
As a consequence they ended piled up as a block at the bottom of the vocal section of Summertime.
A brief analysis of the first posts reveals:
Art Tatum, Kurt Maier and George Melachrino are not Summertime, but medleys where the song is included, but not beeing even the first song.
Ralph Marterie is not Summertime but It Ain't Necessarily So.
THIS MEANS THAT THESE POSTS ARE PREVENTING MEMBERS FROM USING VIDEOS AND MORE IMPORTANT FROM SUBMITTING COVERS FOR SUMMERTIME.
If actions like these are to made intentionally, SHS would meet some serious blocking risks.
Now what I suggest.
1. Release name and date to be mandatory boxes when filling in the cover submissions.
2. Unverified covers to be open to Correction Reports, as verified items already are. Corrections are dealt with much sooner than verifications
Last edit: 2022-09-09 14:14:01 UTC by Tunesmith