Become a Critic or Submit a Song
Register Now
It only takes 60 seconds!

Already have an account?
Login Now
2/8/2015 CliveAnders 5813 CliveAnders
4 stars [3 Votes, 4.17 Stars]
Latest Chat2/16/2020 12:07:14 PM EST
DaveOD: The ghost ship still sails.
Chat Now!
Latest Comment 3/30/2020 7:27:51 AM EST
IrREGULAR ELEPHAnT: Damn, this is some creative #@&%!. I'm sending my 12 year belated love.
Latest Backstage 2/2/2015 1:44:36 AM EST
Sold a Fool
ghengus23: great down dirty country rock feelin' from the start. Reminds me of social distortion. Not sure if...
About RedFizz—Frequently Asked Questions

What is Redfizz?

What kind of feedback will my songs get?

How does it work?

What are the criteria for getting Featured?

Why was I Second Staged/Rejected?

Why have a Rejects area at all, man?

Can a Reject song get promoted?

Can I vote and comment on a song after its day of publication?

Can I remove a song after it’s been published?

How do I upload a song?

How many songs can I upload?

Can I register more than one band?

How do I turn off the Redfizz swear censor?

How do I make suggestions for improvements to the site?

What is Redfizz?
Redfizz is a place for unsigned bands to get honest feedback from anyone who cares to give it. We feature one song per day on our homepage, and a varying number of songs per day in our Second Stage and Rejects areas.

What kind of feedback will my songs get?
Registered users can vote on a song one time on a scale of ½ to 5 stars. They can comment on a song as often as they like.

How does it work?
As follows:
  1. If you are a band, you upload a song to Redfizz.

  2. Each song is admitted to our Backstage area. There, RedFizz users (including you) can listen to newly submitted songs and vote on which section each one should go in: Featured (the homepage), Second Stage, or Rejects.

  3. RedFizz's site moderator (username: qualcomm) will make a decision on where to put each song, taking user votes (see point 2, above) into consideration.

  4. The song will be placed at the back of the Queue for whichever stage it is placed on. (Note that each of the three stages has its own Queue.) Depending on how many songs are coming in every day, the queue can be as short as one day, and as long as one month. We will publish multiple Second Stage and Rejects songs each day when the queues are long.
What are the criteria for getting Featured?
Oh boy. That's a tough one. Good songwriting is the most important element. We have lots of poorly-recorded features, even poorly-played ones (you know who you are), but whose songwriting is solid. That said, it can work the other way, too: a song may just be so well-played and recorded, it's enough to overshadow mediocre songwriting.

Generally, Second Stage contains well-played/recorded songs with less than stellar songwriting, and decent songs that just aren't quite ivy league. The Rejects area is for songs that offend us on any number of different levels.

Hey! My song is way better than the featured song, and I got rejected/second staged! What gives?
There are a few possible explanations:
  1. The crappy featured song happened to have little or no competition in Backstage. A song's placement depends on what it's up against in the Backstage area. So, if the Backstage only has four songs in it—or even fifty bad ones—chances are, a not-so-good song could get featured.

  2. You have a disagreement in taste with the site admin/RedFizz community.

  3. Or,

  4. You have an inflated sense of your song's merit. Have you ever considered that? Why don't you take a long, hard look in the mirror?
Long story short: the criteria for getting on any of the three stages changes day by day. Just do the best you can, you know? And if you object to where you were placed, raise hell in the comments section of your song. Talking and arguing about music is what this website is all about.

Why have a Rejects area at all, man? Why not just give every song you get a day on the homepage?
What are you, some kind of pinko? Seriously, though, if we only received a few songs a week, we’d be happy to publish everything sent to us. But we get way more songs per week than there are days. Publishing only one or two songs a day with that kind of influx would force bands to wait years before their songs were published. Screw that!

Can a rejected song be reconsidered for publication on the homepage?
Our editors are fallible. If we notice that a rejected song is getting high votes and comment praise, we are willing to re-evaluate it. However, we won’t be bullied by the mob. If we still think it sucks, we won’t publish it on the homepage. Someone’s got to lead, damn it!

Can I vote and comment on a song after its day of publication?
Why not just try doing it before asking these stupid questions? Yes, you can vote and comment on songs for as long as we have them on the site.

Speaking of which, can I remove a song after it’s been published?
As outlined in Redfizz’s Terms of Use, you may you may remove any song 24 hours or more after its publication.

How do I upload a song?
First, you have to add a band. If you didn't do that during registration, you can do so now on the MY REDFIZZ page. To get there, you click the MY REDFIZZ link (under the alka-seltzer in the banner). Then click the Band/Song Info tab. There'll be an Add Banf button there. Click it and follow the prompts.

Once you've added a band, go back to the Band/Song Info tab in the MY REDFIZZ area. Below your band image, there'll be a Submit a Song to the Queue button. Click that and you're on your way.

How many songs can I upload?
As many as you want.

Can I register more than one band?
Yes, but you’ll have to do it under another user name. You can register as many usernames as you’d like under one email address.

How do I turn off the Redfizz swear censor?
You can do this in the Personal Info tab of the MY REDFIZZ area.

How do I make suggestions for improvements to the site?
We are very interested in our users’ site suggestions. If you have any, start a thread on the Messages page. We’ll be sure to consider any ideas, within reason. Remember this is your website! Okay, actually, it’s ours, but still, we’re like, all ears.