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There's already some discussion being generated regarding Curators and what and who they feature. Now, the current discussion seems to be going against my personal experience of curators, insofar as it feels to me like there is a fairly level playing field when it comes to getting featured (not completely of course, but I feel it's more down to how difficult it is to see everything, rather than anything underhand going on.)  The arugment that it's the same people getting featured, and friends featuring friends etc.... although not possible to completely eliminate, feels to me that it may be slightly misguided.


So if we're gonna have an open an honest discussion about this, it might be usefull if someone analysyed what's been featured so we can see some stats and get some hard facts to look at right? Well, wouldn't you know it I spent the last 2 hours at work doing just that. I made a note of every record featured in the last month (not counting request/official vids from the hitrecord account) and who featured it, and what type of record it was. Here are some illuminating stats that should help with the discussion at hand:


 


DISCLAIMER: this is just raw data, no opinions here on if any of these are good or bad. I am not judging anything, especially how the Resident Curators do their job. I'm just providing some data to aid the discussion for now. Also, this is just a sample of the last month, so may not be a true reflection on how things go, but it took me 2 hours to do this manually, and going back any further would have driven me insane. I have bolded stats I feel are relevant though.


 


There have been 96 records featured since 1st July, split as follows: 


Video - 44   (46%)


Image - 31  (32%)


Audio - 12   (13%)


text - 9       (9%)


*video and image combined account for a whopping 3/4 of all records featured!!!*


 


Out of 35 Resident Curators, 21 have featured something since July 1st. (60%)


3 members of staff have featured something since 1st July (MattConley, GMChrisJacobs and Marke)


MattConley has featured 35 records, accounting for 36% of all records featured.


12 Resident Curators have featured more than 1 record since July 1st


Full list of the Resident Curators who have featured something since July 1st plus amount of records featured:


missamerica 8
wirrow 6
CaptClare 6
JasonAngelone 6
spaceship 5
Metaphorest 4
babylove 3
theboxsets 3
ponytailsandcapris 3
AlmostSound 2
Wunderboy 2
KevinMaistros 2
12:42 1
thatwasnotveryravenofyou 1
Dr. Gory 1
Marie Bee 1
Malicore 1
Pamagotchi 1
xanlee 1
Kubi 1
Ryan Patrick 1


 


A total of 72 different artists have been featured since July 1st.


The 3 most featured artists since July 1st are grinline, Kirren and mrfelixding, each with 4 records featured.


16 of the 72 artists have been featured more than once since July 1st.


12 of the 72 featured artists are Resident Curators. (16%)


 


The full list of those artists featured for reference


A Touch of Wanderlust
Addam47
Alarina
andyramone
babylove
BordeauxBlossom
CambriaEdwards
CaptClare
chapanoland
cloudycloud
debit72
DN0619
Dotunfolded
eaneikciv
Elise_Cretel
ellieyah
Grant Forbes
grinline
gyllenmaya
hbbos
humberfloob
hundlestitskin
hyvoky
IsaacLastname
JasonAngelone
jdelgado81
Johnnyboy M
JohnnyisGoode
Jordan Kendall
Karla L
kayVsworld
KevinMaistros
kirinmccroy
kirren
Kubi
LeaZ
LexiScherr
littlething
Madrond101
MaggieMudd
mariel_S
Mcgettigan
megancarnes
Metaphorest
mrfelixding
Nick De Augustine
nickmastrini
NOTaband
Omar Khaled
Pamagotchi
Pamzette
ponytailsandcapris
princessxsofia
RedHandTim
rejjie
ruso m
SergioMexia
sinnamin
spaceship
spectaclephoto
Tanya Mar
tesslucia
theboxsets
TheSerpentTheCharmer
Tillycat
tinderlocks
Traeidein
trehouston
twotwofourswaure
wirrow
ya yun
12:42:00


 


if anyone wants the spreadsheet, just holla and I'll upload it.


 

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