From the Team / 18 September 2015

Forks – An exciting way to inspire and be inspired

Following on from our recent release of your Feed, we’re excited to tell you about the latest collaborative feature that has been added to BandLab: Forks.

BandLab provides musicians with amazing collaborative possibilities through the Band system but we have had requests from users looking for a way to take someone else’s track further without committing to join a band. Others have been inundated with requests to collaborate but would like to keep other songs in their band private.

With Forks, you’re able to do all of this.

Creating a “Fork” makes a personal copy of someone else’s song – allowing you to develop it further yourself or to move it to a band and work on it with your other regular collaborators.


So why Fork?

1. Work on other user’s songs whenever you like

You don’t need to ask for permission and wait for a few days for your request to be accepted – by then you would have lost your inspiration!

2. You want to be inspired

Sometimes it’s hard to come up with something creative. If you have writers’ block and need somewhere to start, Fork a song!

3. You just really love that song

This happens to all of us. We listen to something we love and would like to be able to add, modify, or just take a peek at how individual tracks were put together.


How do I fork a song?

Fork-button-bandlab

The Fork button indicates a song is Forkable.

Via your Browser:

web-Fork-Explore

On Explore. The number indicates how many times the song has been Forked

On a Song’s Page

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On your Feed

 

On your Mobile Device:

On your Feed

On Explore

 


How do I let others fork my songs?

Step 1: Update Song Profile

Update Profile Song - 1

On Your Profile Page

Update Profile Song - 2

On a Song’s Page

 

Step 2: Allow Forks

web-Allow-Forks

You’ll also be asked if you want to Allow Forks when creating a Song.


You’ll always be attributed when someone else forks one of your songs. Credit is always given when credit is due!

Start Forking on BandLab!

We’re excited to see the amazing songs you’ll all create with Forks!

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