To our faithful listeners,
We've decided to formally shutdown thesixtyone.com -- our servers will go offline at midnight, May 1st 2017.
Artist tipping and music purchases will be functional until then, so please spend any remaining credits by month's end.
A final payment will be made to artists following the shutdown.
thesixtyone was our baby for most of our twenties. We're incredibly sorry we weren't able to keep things going in the
Thank you for being a part of it.
James Miao & Samuel Hsiung
A heart is equivalent to a vote of confidence. Listeners heart songs they like as a way to express their love for it.
Everyday, you're given an allowance of hearts for voting on songs. Each heart corresponds to a vote, and your daily heart allowance resets every 24 hours.
Just click on the heart shaped button on the right hand side of each song. If you see a triangle instead of the heart, you need to convert over to the beta. To do so, go to your settings->preferences and check the box labeled "use heart based reputation system (beta)".
The main way to earn reputation is by hearting good music. You'll gain reputation the more popular a song becomes after you heart it.
Besides hearting good music, you can also earn rep by inviting a friend equal to a few percentage of their reputation.
This depends on your level on thesixtyone. New users begin at Level 1
and are allowed to vote on a particular song only once until level 5. After reaching level 5, you can heart a song multiple times for each level you have.
Open the comments drawer for a song by clicking on the commented 'X
times' link, then click the 'Share' tab for the song you'd like to
share. From here, you can e-mail this song to your friends with an
optional message or post it to your Facebook profile. If you have a
blog, website, or MySpace, you can copy/paste the embeddable HTML code
to easily add songs to wherever you please, just like a YouTube video.
After a song has been posted on the homepage for more than 60 days, any listener can bid reputation points to re-post the song again by clicking on the "revive" link located in the song player. In every three hour period, the user who has the highest "revive bid" will have their song posted. You can see the list of bids for the current three hour period here.
Listeners buy credits (80 credits = $1) that can be spent on cool stuff at thesixtyone. Once their accounts are funded, they'll be able to instantly purchase songs, albums, and even be able to donate funds directly to their favorite artists on thesixtyone. It's just another way we enable people to have fun while helping artists earn their livings.
Tips allows you to give credits directly to your favorite artists. You can tip as little as 25 credits or as much as you want, and the most recent tipper of any artist will have their screen name highlighted on the artist's page as a token of our appreciation.
Yep, anyone who makes a contribution to an artist on thesixtyone automatically gets a special screen name color that lasts for 30 days. There are three colors, and they denote level of contribution activity.
If you have more hearts than your daily payout (your level + 9), you'll stop earning hearts on The Rack. You can however continue to earn reputation. But don't worry, once you spend more hearts, you'll be able to start earning hearts again.
The Rack is a radio category that features a random mix of under-the-radar music and automatically filters what you listen to based on the genre you've selected on the homepage. You can earn extra hearts and reputation for listening to songs on The Rack. It's a fun, fortuitous way to listen to new stuff. Plus, with The Rack, you're poised to be an early fan of some of the best emerging music on thesixtyone!
The quantity of songs you can upload is dependent on the milestone you have reached. New artists begin at milestone #1 and may upload up to three of their best songs. Two more songs can be submitted for each additional milestone obtained. Once an artist reaches the 7th milestone, the upload limit goes away.
thesixtyone doesn't host videos. However, you can upload a video to
YouTube and tag it with your song and artist name. Afterwards, the
video should be accessible under the 'watch video' tab located on each