Not a big fan of the redesigned "New Releases" newsletter

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The old version felt fairly comprehensive; this one feels like stuff is missing. The list of new releases on the site is too detailed, including random reissues and singles, and not intuitive to filter or even scan long album titles. I hope this can be addressed soon, because the old new releases newsletter was an essential resource I looked forward to every week.
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iskandiar

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Posted 7 years ago

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Zac Johnson, Official Rep

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HI Iskandiar,
This was our initial launch of the newsletter and we noticed that a few of the new releases we intended to feature did not make it through the system.

Next week's will be more complete.
Thanks,
Zac
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Sam Handelman

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Zac, it wasn't the lack of new releases that made the new Newsletter worse. The layout and missing commentary is what made the new version a poor substitute.
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I don't like the new mailing list format. It's harder to concentrate on the new albums in a two column format with tiny images. Listing them one by one like before was much easier on the eye. Plus, where did the genres go? They were really useful for me.

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Sam Handelman

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New AMG New Release Newsletter is a FAIL. It is missing the insights that made the old newsletter so good, and the format is at best difficult to read. This newsletter has gone from "can't miss" to "unsubscribe".
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Sam Handelman

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Go Back to the old New Release Newsletter

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New Newsletter is not informative and difficult to read.
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Chrysta Cherrie

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Hi all,
Continuing off what Zac said above, we are making further refinements to the new version of the new releases newsletter, so hang tight on that.

Thank you for the feedback, and for using AllMusic!
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Sam Handelman

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Wow, your new Newsletter is so inferior. It appears that AMG's music review staff was fired and replaced with a mediocre web designer. I hope the new owner's - Rovi - aren't trying to save money by depreciating the AMG newsletter.
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The new newsletter's lack of sub-genres makes it now useless to me. I'm not speaking in hyperbole either. When everything from Kesha to Cannibal Corpse is labeled as "Pop/Rock", I can't tell what to expect from an artist/album, without listening to samples from each and every one, which I'm not going to do. This used to be my main source of discovering new artists. I don't mind if sub-genres are added as an option in each user's account, that is off by default, but please, at least give it back as an option.
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Jamie Stephenson

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I assume the new newsletter format is designed for mobile devices. It's virtually unreadable on my monitor 1920x1080. Not that it matters as there is virtually no content other than a list of titles. I have unsubscribed.

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Sam Handelman

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Textbook case of destroying a brand. Screw up something that works and then don't apologize our tell your constituents that you plan on fixing it shortly. Way to go Rovi.
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Matthew Ramos

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The new format of the NewRelease Newsletter is too small. The font and graphics need to be larger like in the old format.

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Chrysta Cherrie

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Hi Matt,
Thanks for the feedback. That was a preliminary rollout of the newsletter, so further refinements will be made.
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Weeji

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Sub-genres are still missing. Pop/Rock is used to describe everything from indie rock to death metal. Why was this ever removed? Nobody listens to everything in the "pop/rock" category.
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I would like to say thank you for changing the genres in the email to something more precise. Now I at least know what albums to click on to get further genre breakdowns, samples, and a possible review.