The Infamous Musician Community Rules

This FREE Facebook community is a place for home musicians (and mixing engineers) to come together to share tips, experience, discuss gear, ask questions, and overall just build each other up while we learn and perfect our craft.

Whether you’re a guitarist, vocalist, bassist, pianist, mixing engineer, whatever. I want this community to be a place for all of us to share our experiences, troubles, and triumphs so we can all learn and grow from one another.

This group IS NOT a place to spam your material, put others down, be a dick, solicit, etc.

It is a closed group, meaning you have to ask to join the group (not just anyone can join). This is to keep this group somewhat exclusive and free of spammers.

So with that said, below are a few rules for the group and how to get the most out of this group. If you don’t agree with them, don’t join. I want to make this the best group possible, and by including these rules, I can filter out spammers and hopefully provide members with a positive experience.

Here they are:

Repeatley not following or breaking these rules will cause you to be kicked from the group.

1. No Self-Promotion

No self-promotion is allowed, except for in the Thursday Shoutout, or where otherwise explicitly stated (Click here or scroll down further to see more about the group’s theme days).

Any content that violates this rule will be removed.

Self-promoting content includes:

  • Selling anything – that means products, services, courses, events and programs
  • Promoting your event
  • Posting a link to your OWN website
  • Posting full blog post content, or a post that is a length of a blog post, even without a link. Come on, now. If we have to scroll, scroll, scroll to read your post- please put that on your blog, not in the group.
  • Posting SoundCloud clips, music videos, lyric videos, etc.

You get the idea.

You can, however, post your link to your website, group, FB page, video and social profiles in the Thursday Shoutout thread.

But that’s the only time 🙂

I may break my own rule and promote something if I feel as though it is of service to the group. I reserve that right as the group moderator and creator.

2. No Solicitation

Do not post in the group and ask people to PM you to find out more about what you offer, how you can help, or to work with you.

Your post will be removed and if it continues to happen, you will be removed from the group.

3. No Posting of Videos

No creating videos, posting videos of yourself or streaming LIVE into the Group.

I feel this can too quickly become a problem of people posting their music videos, lyrics videos, product reviews, videos of themselves playing guitar or singing in order to promote themselves, etc.

Again, this group is not about self-promotion. It’s about growing and learning from each other.

So for now, no posting of videos.

4. Don’t Be a Jerk or Argue for the Sake of Arguing

We all know how nasty people can be online. We’ve seen YouTube comments.

Plus, for any of those who have used forums, you’ve come across people who argue just for the sake of arguing and provide no value to the original post or question.

Don’t be the person.

We’re all here to learn and benefit from each other. If you can’t be polite and helpful, you’re better off not posting or joining the group.

I’m okay with swearing. I swear. Just refrain from name calling, putting each other down, etc.

5. Don’t PM Admins

If you need to get ahold of me, you can use this contact form or email me at cody [at] infamousmusician [dot] com.

6. Be Helpful

Provide genuine and helpful feedback and suggestions to others.  Ask questions. Give answers.

Be the kind of supportive friend that you want and need. We are all here to help each other and build each other up. So give more than you take.

How to Get the Most From this Group:

1. Don’t come in with a motive. 

Instead, show up with the intention to connect, serve and help, not to promote yourself and your own material.

2. Participate

Actively participate in this group. Don’t just show up to post your own material or when you need something.

Be there to help each other out, answers others questions, share your personal experience on that topic, etc.

You’ll get more from this group if you do. You’ll create real connections with other musicians, build your network, learn more, and overall perfect your craft and further your music career.

Theme Days

Each day has a different theme. This is to give the group some purpose and keep everyone engaged. Rather than just a free for all. Not that every post needs to stick to this (for instance, if you have a question and need some help, you can, of course, post this any day of the week).

But these themes will help us stay connected and grow from each other.

The topics for each of these themes will be presented by me on that day. You can then share your feedback within that thread.

Here are the following themes (subject to change in the future):

  • Mixing Tips Monday – Ideally, I want to focus on mixing tips for musicians (from beginner to intermediate).
  • Production Tuesday – Do you have some tips to share on production? Maybe like how you achieved a certain synth sound or edited a certain drum track. Today is the day to share it.
  • Share Your Wins Wednesday – Did you recently receive a bunch of new views on your new music video, sell your new single, land a new session client, etc.? Let us know. This day will be used to feature wins in your music career.
  • Thursday Shoutout – Thursdays will be the one day where you can talk about and promote your projects (within the started thread only).
  • Shootout Saturdays – Have you compared some gear and done a sound test of the two? Let us know. Or, do you want to get some feedback on a few different options of gear? Let’s hear it.
  • Share Your Studio Sundays – This day I want you to share your home studios (big or small, new or old). I and the rest of the group want to see them.

I’ll give more info each day but that should give you a bit of an introduction.

3. Don’t share the same content across 10 different Facebook groups.

Many people belong to those same groups and see your same posts repeated and that says more about you than you realize.

It’s desperate and devalues each of those group’s value. Plus, no one one wants to see the same posts over and over again.

This group deserves better than that.

If you’re going to post something to this group to get feedback and insight from the members inside this group, keep it to this group only.

Join the Group

That was a bit long, I know, but I want to make sure this group has quality information and it’s not taken advantage by spammers.

Now, it’s time to connect. If you haven’t joined already, head over to the Facebook group and request to join.

Hope to see you there!

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