Suggestions for new categories and genres

Hey, everybody!

One thing we’ve been talking about lately around Myxer is how hopelessly inadequate our existing “category” set is. The current set of 8 or so categories (mainly musical genres) was taken from Billboard’s ranking system back when we only had a couple hundred artists on the site. Now that we’ve got over 10,000, it’s become pretty apparent that it’s time to add more categories, and probably some sub-genres.

Our most popular category by far is “Hip-Hop / R&B”, so we were thinking we ought to create several categories under that genre to help people find what they’re looking for. But the fact that the “Other” category has more artists in it than “Pop / Rock” (the next most popular category) is another indicator that we’re missing out on some popular genres.

So what do you think? What new or different genres or sub-genres do you think we should add to the system? (You can see the existing list on the explore page). Please leave your suggests in the comments of this post, or just send them in to artist@myxertones.com if you’re really shy.

Peace,

Myk

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71 Responses to “Suggestions for new categories and genres”

  1. Rachelle August 16, 2007 at 1:16 am #

    Reggae!

  2. jessie August 16, 2007 at 3:08 am #

    satire // parody

  3. A Lil Something August 16, 2007 at 10:31 am #

    screw

  4. watch_yourxface August 16, 2007 at 1:26 pm #

    hardcore
    and
    deathmetal

  5. mykwillis August 16, 2007 at 3:01 pm #

    Thanks for all the suggestions so far – keep ‘em coming. We’ve actually gotten literally hundreds of emails to artist@myxertones.com with suggestions, which is awesome.

    Here are some random candidates I plucked from the inbox:
    - Gangsta
    - Alternative
    - Americana (and various flavors of Folk)
    - Generic Ringers
    - Latin Rap, Latin Hip Hop
    - Musical Theater (really!)
    - and tons more…

    This is fun!

  6. Sarah August 16, 2007 at 6:48 pm #

    you should add mp3 songs! =)

  7. Steve August 16, 2007 at 7:11 pm #

    -Hardcore/Metal
    -Death Metal
    -Screamo

    Also a section to let you browse people who are not Myxer Indies, with sections like “Popular”, “Newest”, and “Activity”.

  8. Reesha August 17, 2007 at 2:29 am #

    Reggae
    DUB
    Hawaiian
    Surf
    Acoustic

  9. Reesha August 17, 2007 at 2:30 am #

    ringback tones!!

  10. Tovar August 17, 2007 at 3:44 am #

    You should add hardcore, metal, stuff like that to your list.

  11. Josh August 17, 2007 at 5:30 pm #

    Acoustic
    Alternative
    Christian
    Emo
    Punk
    Powerpop

  12. I_love_techno August 17, 2007 at 8:02 pm #

    techno
    house
    stuff like that just while im on here i think it would be so cool if you guys could get games on here as well so that it wont eat away my minutes like when i purchase them from verizon wireless ;) thnx

  13. ashley August 18, 2007 at 1:00 am #

    themes for cell phones

  14. kyle August 18, 2007 at 4:33 am #

    u shuld but reggae dancehall

  15. Beverly August 19, 2007 at 3:21 am #

    Looking for ringtone Biker Chick by: Jodee Medissa

  16. Beverly August 19, 2007 at 3:22 am #

    Looking for wall paper with Beverly on it.

  17. Jason August 19, 2007 at 6:18 am #

    Soundtracks (TV, movies, video games)
    Sound Effects (Doorbell, car horn, animals, etc)

  18. Paige August 19, 2007 at 5:42 pm #

    i def think u should have metal and alternative..
    and you should have a most popular catogory (like a top 100) filled with all of the music that is out right now.

  19. jules August 19, 2007 at 5:57 pm #

    does anybody know how to share songs that you made on your own, because when i made one and searched it , it didnt come up

  20. dianescho August 19, 2007 at 9:46 pm #

    How about Holiday, to cover Christmas and Halloween songs?

  21. diana August 20, 2007 at 2:01 pm #

    why wont myxertones work on my virgin mobile phone????

  22. mykwillis August 20, 2007 at 3:05 pm #

    Diana – MyxerTones does actually work with several Virgin Mobile phones. If you know which phone you have, and you can explain the problem you’re having, please send the info via http://www.myxertones.com/feedback/ . Someone will let you know what’s what!

    Myk

  23. kevin August 21, 2007 at 1:16 am #

    indie acoustic pop folk two-step

  24. mollyissogyo August 21, 2007 at 7:25 am #

    electronica, indie, experimental, powerpop, hardcore

  25. kutless1023 August 21, 2007 at 3:12 pm #

    Broadway

  26. coley August 21, 2007 at 3:37 pm #

    Music from the 80′s

  27. nagger August 22, 2007 at 4:17 am #

    chicken little

  28. Christina August 22, 2007 at 4:00 pm #

    mike,
    i really want u to put up techno music because tats like the only thing im missing from my music n im dying to have it so can u please put some techno music up. and i heard there were videos on this website but i cant find it.

    <3 Christina

  29. xplizit August 22, 2007 at 11:24 pm #

    reggaeton
    oh and y’all should figure out how to make call back tones =]

  30. Katie August 23, 2007 at 3:15 am #

    Sperate the POP/ROCK categories……They DON’T belong together!! i mean pop and rock like seriously have no similarities so why would you put them together ….
    and get more
    grunge
    death metal
    and oldies
    and classic rock!!!!!!!

    and make music for VCAST AND RINGBACK TONES!!!
    Mkay thanks♥

  31. Katie August 23, 2007 at 3:16 am #

    Broad way also…Like Wicked and Hairspray and Rent!!!

  32. mykwillis August 23, 2007 at 12:07 pm #

    Katie -

    MMMMMkkkaaayyyy?

    Yeah, Pop and Rock really don’t belong together at all, do they? We originally got this list from Billboard which, in retrospect, is a really silly way to get anything at all.

    My biggest surprise: that there is so much interest in metal and related categories. I’ve also learned about the existence of various subgenres of Hip Hop that I didn’t even know existed! I think that tells a lot about how exciting the new music scene is these days.

    We’re still listening and taking notes everyone, so expect to see some nice changes soon!

  33. Eaglegirl August 23, 2007 at 6:13 pm #

    Reggae and NeoSoul

  34. jake August 23, 2007 at 11:29 pm #

    umm i wanted to request a song not a genre but the song is summer salvo by another day late

    some one please put it up id really like to have it
    thanks !!!!

  35. jake August 23, 2007 at 11:30 pm #

    umm i wanted to request a song not a genre but the song is summer salvo by another day late

    some one please put it up id really like to have it
    thanks !!!!
    !

  36. BABYD0LL August 24, 2007 at 12:46 am #

    Okay i think you should put chicano rap not one of these people mentioned it…..and most definetly oldies….=] i mean like Art Laboe oldies…
    and to finish up I REALLLY LIKE YOUR SITE =]
    *besos*
    Mucho amor,Alex

  37. richard August 24, 2007 at 10:31 am #

    classical
    oldies
    thats all i can think of for right now!

  38. mykwillis August 24, 2007 at 11:19 am #

    Alex,

    You probably knew this, but I just found out that Art Laboe is still doing a nightly radio show out of California. I knew that he was one of the pioneering DJs playing Rock on the radio back in the ’50s (holy CRAP that’s a log time ago…), but I didn’t know he was still active.

    And, no, before you start any rumors, I wasn’t around in the ’50s to hear any of it… ;)

    Myk

  39. VR 4 Fathers August 24, 2007 at 6:00 pm #

    a capella

  40. Kaylee August 25, 2007 at 11:21 pm #

    -Hardcore
    -Metal (grindcore, black, death, etc.)
    -Ska

    And a section for those that are heavier than ‘rock’ but not exactly hardcore and/or metal (that is: screamo/emo/etc.)

    I really wouldn’t look to “sub-genre” anything down to the line, though taking hardcore/metal out of ‘rock’ and giving them their own name is good. Same for the other genres. But to slice the ‘metal’ category into black metal, nu metal, death metal, grindcore, and so on, would be superfluous.

    I personally would be very excited to see a Hardcore and Ska section made, though there would be relatively little entries in the latter.

    Also, is there a way to search for, say, “Black My Heart” as an artist rather than as a whole which brings up artists and song names? Perhaps I overlooked this.

  41. katie August 26, 2007 at 9:44 pm #

    add more mp3….and all so can someone make ringtones but the full song…pls thank u

  42. Lex August 27, 2007 at 2:57 pm #

    chopped & screwed!

  43. rachel August 27, 2007 at 10:50 pm #

    alternative… 90′s stuff
    think third eye blind. blind melon. ect ect.

    and hair metal
    the darkness. motley crue. quiet riot. slaughter. ect ect.

    thanks

  44. ashley August 28, 2007 at 6:09 pm #

    Showtunes

  45. Davida aka Da 1 n 0nLy ViDa August 29, 2007 at 3:36 am #

    um i would have to say .. Reggae, Reggae and more Reggae .. im not from the caribbean but i love reggae and my daughter is jamaican by her father and i am getting really annoyed b/c i been listening to reggae since i was like 11 or 12 and every site i visit is very limited in reggae if they have that even! now reggae is divided into 2 parts, dancehall and roots and culture… Also .. another caribbean music genre u should add is soca .. just a thought b/c r&b n hiphop is too broad to put reggae under and like u said .. there are too many diff types of music on the other catagory … also … i got one of ur email newletters saying about getting ringtones directly from ur cell on the mxr.cc site .. um i am putting my cell# and password in and its sayin that it doesnt match records .. yet i can get on ur site thru the computer just fine … wat is going on?

  46. mykwillis August 29, 2007 at 12:33 pm #

    Davida – Thanks for the comments about Reggae. We’ve been hearing that a lot, so I think it’s sure to have ‘made the cut’ for the new category lists.

    With regard to accessing the website from your mobile phone: make sure you are entering your cell # and your PIN (which is NOT your password) when logging in to the mobile website. Your PIN is a 4 digit code, which is initially set to your Myxer activation code, but you can change it on the website by visiting this page:

    http://www.myxertones.com/account/changepin/

    If you still have problems logging in from your phone, by all means let the support team know by filling in this form: http://www.myxertones.com/feedback/ . Someone will get your note and look into the problem.

    Myk

  47. Katie August 29, 2007 at 10:32 pm #

    I think a “movie quotes” or a “soundtrack” category would be fun. I also think an “oldies” category would be neat. These categories are eclectic and will appeal to a variety of Myxer users.

  48. Mike August 30, 2007 at 7:06 am #

    jazz… alternative… uhhh kids(for younger users)…catagorize wallpaper too… like comdy, cute, cartoons, anime, XXX, brands (im just browsing through wallpapers and classifying what i see)

  49. Mike August 30, 2007 at 7:07 am #

    electric

  50. J.D. August 30, 2007 at 7:08 pm #

    I completely agree that Pop and Rock should be separated. Can we also have categories for Punk, Heavy Metal, and Classic Rock as well?

    Thanks!

  51. louie September 2, 2007 at 7:29 pm #

    Ringback tones

  52. Christina September 2, 2007 at 7:40 pm #

    if i have a question about myxertones who do i ask. like its about the site im having troubles

    <3 christina

  53. LyricalGenius September 4, 2007 at 9:14 pm #

    Christian Rock

  54. bryan September 5, 2007 at 4:20 am #

    gansta-example-tupac
    ringback tones
    hardcore

  55. Atticus September 6, 2007 at 2:21 am #

    Trance, House, Techno, Electronica, Breakbeat..

  56. Matt September 6, 2007 at 2:42 am #

    um i am getting a helio ocean i want you to add the service so i can get ringtones from here k thank you

  57. Keith September 6, 2007 at 2:47 am #

    Three words, Black Label Society

  58. Patriotic September 7, 2007 at 9:21 pm #

    Sound effects…or like blah, blah, blah or dog barking or TV theme music…

  59. sharon September 8, 2007 at 10:47 pm #

    reggae,calltones,neosoul, more female r&b artist,calboa,remixes

  60. tommy September 15, 2007 at 4:48 am #

    Anime/Video games

  61. Linx September 19, 2007 at 11:09 pm #

    Reggae please

  62. Robin September 22, 2007 at 5:59 am #

    I’d like to be able to get the song title and not the “artist” who put the songs in. Makes it hard to find something if you do not the “artist’. Maybe I am too old to search this way. But if I type in Bad Company I don’t want to get everything with the word Bad in it.

  63. goreslutt September 23, 2007 at 10:28 am #

    Grindcore
    Goregrind
    Death Metal
    Thrash Metal
    Punk
    Black Metal
    Classical Rock

  64. talex September 25, 2007 at 4:53 pm #

    I think a movie soundtrack category would be cool! Probably cuz I really want to get Berlin-Take my breath away from Top Gun. I know, I’m such a dork but I really want to hear that when my hubby calls me. Someone PLEASE make that one so I can use it without buying the cd! Also, ringback tones would be cool! Thank you!

  65. Matthew September 25, 2007 at 9:25 pm #

    RingBack Tones!

  66. Ms. Nalgona September 26, 2007 at 9:45 pm #

    reggae

  67. Dj New Era September 26, 2007 at 11:32 pm #

    i think that you you should add rap, reggae, reggaethon.. that’s that real stuff right there…lol..

  68. Dj New Era September 26, 2007 at 11:32 pm #

    i think that you you should add rap, reggae, reggaethon.. that’s that real stuff right there…lol..

  69. chunk September 28, 2007 at 2:43 am #

    RINGBACK tones and CELL PHONE THEMES

  70. squrriel88 September 28, 2007 at 7:32 am #

    go go and ringback tones

  71. Devan September 28, 2007 at 7:55 pm #

    Showtunes, broadway, soundtracks.
    = ]

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