Simply put, a professional is a user who creates music or music related products and offers their products or services for other members for a price. Whereas a consumer is a member who does not offer any music, product or services for a price, but can avail the same that has been offered by other professionals.
Choosing your profile while signing up as ‘Explore’ if you are a consumer or any of the other profile types that suit your work-type in the industry. This decides whether you want to be a consumer member or a professional member on the portal.
No, you cannot. You can choose your profile type only once while signing-up. There is no way you can change your primary role (profile type) after the completion of the signup process. We suggest you decide about choosing your profile type well before signing-up.
You may choose to have a secondary role after signing up, but your entire Raagamorph experience depends on what profile type you choose (according to the role you play in the industry) when you sign-up.
There are two simple ways of signing up with Raagamorph. Regardless of which way you choose, you’ll be done in about 30 seconds.
In each case, only the email id, name and profile picture are collected from the external account providers. No other details are collected and the user has to fill up all the other details in their profile manually. While the email is mandatory, you can choose to not let the other details like the profile pic or the name be collected automatically by the account provider.
Your email id is essential for the account creation, communication and will be your basic Identity.
Your date of birth is required to ascertain the you are above 14 years of age and also to ascertain your industry experience.
Your name is purely for general addressing and not displayed publicly. What will be displayed will be your display name that you can choose to use your given names.
Your country and city are used for associating you with the location that you are primarily established in, and helps deliver better results in searches.
Although some are deemed to be not mandatory, providing as much accurate information as possible will make your experience on Raagamorph so much better.
Apart from the location information from your profile, no other personal information will be made accessible publicly on the platform.
Having said that, you can set your privacy settings from the console where you can choose what details from your profile can others see.
Time required: about 1 minute.
Head over to the 'Console' section.
Person details: Section 1
The first part of the first section, ‘Person details’ consists of the basic details like the name, location and birth date.
All fields, except the middle name in this part are essential*
Date of birth is essential to ascertain that the user is above the age of 14 and for certain other statistics
The location data is essential for search functions and location based content delivery. Start entering your location in the first field and select the correct location from the dropdown list.
Click or tap the ‘Update details’ button below to update the details.
*Please note that none of the details provided in this section will be publicly accessible anywhere across the platform.
Person details: Section 2:
Ensure that you have completed the first section before entering the second section.
Click or tap the button ‘Edit Profile’ at the bottom of the second section of the Person details. This opens up the profile editor screen where you can edit the rest of the details. These include:
Click 'Browse' under the profile image section to browse for a profile picture and then click 'Upload' to upload the picture. Make sure you upload jpeg format. No other formats will be supported.
You're done setting up the personal details section of the profile.
For professional profiles:
Clicking the 'Pro details' button will open up the pro section of the profile.
Once inside the Pro-section, you can upload a banner, give a title to your profile, a tagline and a short description. This is an exclusive section for the professional users.
Voila..! You're done setting up the basic profile.
Secondary role is associated with the professional profile users and more often than not, everyone ends up playing more than one roles at work and eventually build a good deal of skills in different roles as well.
It is only logical to put oneself in more than one role so that the opportunities and profile visibility becomes a little broader.
So choose the most appropriate role as the secondary role so that you get seen by the right people looking for you. You can always keep it empty, or use explorer or change it at a later point if you think what you have chosen is not working out or you deal with more than two roles or any other reason.
However, we strongly recommend sticking to two roles and not changing them frequently for better consistency in search results where you might show up as well as the content delivered to you.
Pinboard is a feature that does exactly what it says. Whatever you type in there stays there until you edit or delete it. It acts as a Pinboard for all your thoughts, lyrics, chores, reminders, etc
You can start composing a post and leave it as it is and use it in a post as the post content when you want to post it. It automatically appears in the post content area. Deleting it from the post content area doesn't erase it from the Pinboard and you can still access it from the Pinboard. Nice isn't it?
Currently, you can post either music with text under 'music' or text with/without image under 'shout'. Click the appropriate button on top of the homepage and add the content and click 'Post'.
All music content comes under 'Music' and 'Stream' whereas text and image content can be found only under 'Stream'.
Any text in the 'Pinboard' will appear as a message. It can either be posted as it is or you can choose to write something else. The data on the 'Pinboard' will not be modified by any action on the 'Post' popup.
This is not a video centric platform, so we do not have video at the moment.
The music player button is on top of the right panel on the home page.
Clicking on the button opens up the player. The player is empty initially. However, you can click the dropdown menu of any track on the homepage and create a new playlist with the selected track or add it to an existint playlist (If you have already created one).
If you do not have a playlist, create a new one and give it a name.
Alternatively, if you already have a playlist loaded, you can add the track directly to the currently loaded playlist.
Clicking on the 'Playlists' shows all your playlists and you can load any of them using the '⇪' button.
The player starts playing the first song in the playlist as soon as you load any of the playlists.
Also, the playlist changes to 'Tracks', displaying a list of the tracks in the currently loaded playlist.
Click on the name of a playlist to change its name, and click on the 'x' button delete the playlist.
Music: Brings you content that matches the style of the track as mentioned by the creators, and the styles of the creators matched with the styles and associations from your profile.
Any track can be added to a playlist or multiple playlists using the dropdown on the top right of the post. Once added to a playlist, it can be played whenever you want.
The tracks can also be rated using the slider on the bottom part of the post.
Collaborations: Filters the content by collaborations whose styles are matched as mentioned above.
Collaborations can be saved, revisited later until the project is active.
Events: Filters the content by events based on the user's style preferences and their current location determined by the browser.
It is recommended that the users allow the browser to determine the location so that the user can access information about events based on their location instead of events at random.
Additionally, the event window has three tabs that filters events by local, national and global events, all based on the user's style preferences.
Tech: Filters content by tech products that have been poated recently. The amount of information about the product depends on the data given by the creator of the post. Tech posts do not get filtered based on the style preferences of the user unless specified by the creator of the post.
Watchout: This tab filters content by artists and bands that are traveling around the user's location, along with any events related to the traveling artists or bands. Allowing the browser to determine the location of the user is recommended for this tab as well.
Stream: Stream is a mix of audio and general posts determined by the user's choice of styles and style associations.
The collaboration tab on the right is used to quickly browse through and retrieve saved collaborations. Clicking on the label opens a dropdown that contains all the user's saved collaboration projects.
Any collaborations can be saved and retrieved at a later time by clicking on the saved collaborations. Once a user submits a track for collaboration, it can also be accessed from the wall in the user profile.
The profile is the user's 'page' that other people see when they visit another user's profile. It has all the elements that the user decides to display to other visitors as part of their profile. The top part consists of a Profile description and tagline followed by a Banner that the user can use to advertise their current project, event, album, or anything that they want others to notice as soon as they visit their profile. This can be changed anytime from the Console to suit the user's needs.
Below the banner is a small Profile fullness indiactor that shows how updated is the user's profile. It takes various data into account like the basic personal information, projects, basic activities according to the user's primary role. Fuller profiles tend to gain better visibility due to their fullness.
The following strip contains the profile picture, followed by the display name and primary - secondary roles of the user, followed by the profile view selectors.
The following space is for a Quick player that plays the tracks from the profile content like albums, etc. Any available information about the track being played is displayed adjacent to the Quick player.
The wall is the primary utility section to access, edit and modify all the user posts and activity content. Each post that the user has posted can be accessed in this section.
Tracks, videos, shouts can be edited, reposted or deleted. Also, the user can add fresh comments to the posts, or reply to comments.
Favourite albums can be viewed, sampled, or entiire albums can be played if the album creator has made it available. It is like having a virtual library of all the users' favourite albums.
Collaborations: The entire process of previewing, responding to the submissions recieved for all the user's collaboration happen here.
Submissions: All the collaboration projects that the user has contributed to can be accessed under this section.
Questions: All questions asked by the user in the forum, along with all the respective answers can be accessed here. The answers can be upvoted or downvoted or shared with the users contacts.
Answers: All questions that have been answered by the user in the forum, along with all the other answers can be accessed here.
The search field: can be used to search for posts by the title.
The blog section allows users to compose and manage their microblogs on Raagamorph. This feature is still in a preliminary phase, however, it is still available for users to create and publish their microblogs.
Console is where the users setup their profiles, add elements and manage all their activities from. It is the central part of most of the users' activities. It is called console because the entire control of the user activities lie in this section.
There are a few user details that are essential for proper functioning of the portal, like the name, bithdate, location, username, display name, secondary role, instruments or musical styles, etc. in the personal section. This applies to all users irrespective of their profiles/primary roles.
The location serves as the base for the user location for other users to search and connect with the user. Start typing a city name and select location from the dropdown that appears. It also serves as a default user location for content delivery. Birthdate is essential to determine that the user is over 14 years of age and to ascertain certain other user specific data like industry experience.
Clicking on the Edit this section button brings up the edit popup where the user can fill in the rest of details in one go. These details do not need to be filled again unless absolutely required.
The Pro details button is for the pro section of the profile where the user adds their professional details, banner, professional description, and their main professional elements like albums, videos, events, projects, etc.
The ADD / CREATE section is where users add their professional elements to their profile that makes their profile unique. The elements that can be added varies according to the user's industry role that they have chosen in their profile. The basic element types are:
All details in the first section are mandatory for the creation of a profile element. Once created, the user can furnish all the details of the element in the next section.
The profile description given by the user is applied to the user profiles when they appear in public searches. Short descriptions that clearly convey the message would be the most appropriate.
Head over to Console > Person details and look for the labels Change email and Change password next to each other.
The community page is designed to give the user the best possible experience of using a networking and promotional website and to make the best use of time spent, making every moment extremely productive. The different sections in the Community page greatly enhances this factor enabling the user to get more in less time. The main sections of the community page are:
The Explore section is purely meant for exploring the music community in general and and the main tool for that is the search bar. Users can search for any entity in any combination of parameters to exactly find what they are looking for.
The 'Explore' section is meant to do exactly what it says. The main tool is the search bar that can be used to search for entities using any combination of parameters in the dynamic search bar. Select the desired combination of parameters and hit Go 🔎.
If the search function finds results, they will be displayed along with a few parameters associated with the type of the result entity, based on which, the user can further perform actions on a chosen result.
The Collaborate section is designed to enable artists and other professionals to find other professionals to join them in their project as collaborators, exchange ideas, work samples, discuss, rate each others' contributions and make the whole process of collaboration as much fun as possible.
However, projecs open for collaboration need to be discovered first, before any activities associated with collaborations can happen. Select the desired parameters for collaboration in the search bar and hit Go 🔎. If you find results, an exciting journey can begin right there.
Each collaboration result is displayed with a set of parameters associated with the project. The following actions can be performed on each result.
Coming across technical questions and problems is just as common as chord changes in a song and they need to be answered. Whether the question is to solve a problem or about enhancing skills, or just a general know-how, the Forum is designed to share and exchange information and knowledge. Anyone can ask any kind of questions directly related to any topic in the music industry, and anybody that knows the answer can answer the question.
Users can search for questions or topics for general reading. Use the search bar to select desired parameters and hit Go 🔎