What's the scope of this SE site?
Is this for questions about bands? Music genres? Can people ask for lists (on most SE sites, these kinds of questions are discouraged)?
In short; what are we doing here?
A beta Q&A site for music historians, critics, and fans.
As for now the scope includes anything a music critic, music historian or music fan would ask. The proposed questions give an idea about what questions would work on this site, but the scope is still shaping up and not completely defined yet.
That's one of our jobs during the private beta to further define the scope before letting it out to in the "wild". As questions come in we'll see what works for our site and what doesn't. At this stage anyone can vote to close or vote to reopen a question. By the end of the week there should be a much more defined scope for the site.
If you see a problem, make a question on the meta and we can talk about it more in depth.
A few off the cuff thoughts...
One thing that's almost universally disallowed in other stacks is recommendation questions - "I like early Bowie, what other artists might I like?" type stuff, or "can you recommend good music for the gym", which are hard to keep focused away from vague opinions.
How do we feel, however, about focused recommendation questions? "I like the beat of Iggy Pop's The Passenger. What other songs have a similar to that structure?". Is that something that can be sustainable, or will that degenerate into opinion-matches as well?
Other SE sites that I'm a member of have a criteria that there should be some sign of effort being made and of research before the question is asked. (I mainly use techy/nerdy computing based SE sites).
Does that same criteria apply on here?
The reason I ask is that I've noticed quite a few questions that could be answered by simply using Google (other search engines are available).
There are also answers being posted that are largely just cut and paste from other websites, mainly Wikipedia.
It looks like a simple question is asked, someone reads it, Googles it, and pastes the answer. I don't think this contributes to the high quality Q&A site described in Unihedro's answer above.