I have noticed that there are many different ways that people are tagging the same thing. This at best will mean folks have to search several times for something, and at worst could mean that some songs are missed completely from a search
Now I know that there is a Tag Cloud, but someone skill has to look in over 20 different searches !
The tags that have brought this to my attention are in the 'lyrics only 'collab needed' 'music needed' and 'vocals needed' area.
For those that have lyrics only songs, and are looking to have them put to music, I have seen 'music needed', 'needs music', 'music-needed', 'needsmusic', 'needs-music', '#needs-music', 'needs music and vocals', 'music-needed', 'needs-music-and-vocals', '#lyricsonly-#needsmusic-#collabrequired', '#needsmusic-#needscollab', 'collab-desired', 'collab-needed', 'collabs?', 'collaborations_welcome', 'collaboration-desired', 'collab-welcome', 'collab-wanted', 'Collab-required', 'need-collab', 'needs-collab', 'needs-collaboration', 'needs-collab', 'lyrics-only', 'lyrics', and there are probably more !
If you are a lyricist (especially noobs who other folks don't know well), and really want someone to put your words to music, how the hell can you be found easily amongst that lot !!!!
My idea is that we have a FAWM and 50/90 post every year. One that encourages folks to use the same tag when asking for music, lyrics, a collab or vocals. This would make their work much easier to be found, for instance by someone looking for lyrics to put to music.
Just a few examples:
If you are a lyricist and would like someone to collab with, to put your words to music and sing them, you tag it 'music needed' (I have not put something like 'lyrics only' here, as some lyricists may not be looking for collabs).
If you have an instrumental, and you would like someone to sing over it to a melody and lyrics you have already written, then you could tag it 'vocals needed'.
If you have an instrumental and would like someone to write lyrics for it, then you could tag it 'lyrics needed'.
If people in general think this is a good idea, I am more than happy to post that post a few weeks before every FAWM and 50/90 until I die