Who the crap is Song Fight Radio

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Who the crap is Song Fight Radio

Postby fluffy » Sun Dec 07, 2014 1:44 pm

http://songfightradio.com

I have a bad feeling about this.

It appears to be registered by one Jonathan Lu, but that's all I can find out about him from Whois.
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Re: Who the crap is Song Fight Radio

Postby jb » Sun Dec 07, 2014 7:06 pm

Never heard of him.
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Re: Who the crap is Song Fight Radio

Postby Spud » Tue Dec 09, 2014 12:32 pm

I have reached out to him to alert him as to our existence and inquire what he is up to.
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Re: Who the crap is Song Fight Radio

Postby Tyler Zahnke » Tue Dec 09, 2014 1:00 pm

I did some extra research, including finding a subdomain of the site via Google; it is not a songwriting contest at all (whew, thought we were getting a ripoff version of our contest made!). Songfightradio.com is a contest that these fans of popular music are having; there is a site for listening to popular music called Rdio, and the SongFightRadio people submit songs they heard on Rdio. The users then have a vote. So basically, it's a small community of music listeners who have a contest as to what their favorite popular song as a group is.
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Re: Who the crap is Song Fight Radio

Postby jb » Tue Dec 09, 2014 1:15 pm

Tyler Zahnke wrote:(whew, thought we were getting a ripoff version of our contest made!)


HAHAHAHA
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Re: Who the crap is Song Fight Radio

Postby Niveous » Tue Dec 09, 2014 1:24 pm

Tyler Zahnke wrote:(whew, thought we were getting a ripoff version of our contest made!).


BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
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Re: Who the crap is Song Fight Radio

Postby fluffy » Tue Dec 09, 2014 4:23 pm

Even if it's not a ripoff of Song Fight, for them to coopt the name is problematic. I know all too well what happens when you have an established name on the Internet that then gets overtaken by someone bigger than you without even any acknowledgement or apology, and if there's enough of a rabid fanbase they might even try to disrupt the pre-existing thing because they see their thing as having more of a "right" to the name.

I'm totally fine with other songwriting contests based on the same premise; what I have a problem with is subverting a name and identity.
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Re: Who the crap is Song Fight Radio

Postby Tyler Zahnke » Tue Dec 09, 2014 4:41 pm

I know, I was just pointing out that at least it's not another contest of the same kind with that name. The thing with this so-called Song Fight Radio is, they haven't tweeted since September, so I wonder if they're gone now, and won't try to spoil the sacred Song Fight name. But in case they strike again, us contacting SFR was a good idea. I even got on their mailing list to look into their activity; I'm a spy.
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Re: Who the crap is Song Fight Radio

Postby Lunkhead » Tue Dec 09, 2014 5:17 pm

Here's an example of the results of one of their "fights":

http://beta.songfightradio.com/fights/summertime-movies

Also FAQ:

http://beta.songfightradio.com/faq/
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Re: Who the crap is Song Fight Radio

Postby fluffy » Tue Dec 09, 2014 5:30 pm

I understand it even less than I did before.
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Re: Who the crap is Song Fight Radio

Postby Spud » Tue Dec 09, 2014 8:53 pm

Is that even possible?
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