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Are questions about seeking for music that is used for specific purpose on-topic?

If my question is "has there been any music that is used for the purpose of _______?", would it be on-topic? Reading What topics can I ask about here?, I'm not sure if it's on-topic or not. On one ...
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Are we allowed to ask people for advice on music clips with included links?

I am a bit of a newbie to making music, and I'm wondering if I'm allowed to ask questions about my tracks. I'm not advertising youtube channels or anything like that(it is a beepbox link), but I'm a ...
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Are questions about raga identifications on topic here?

I recently answered a question on the Music Practice and Theory SE that asked to identify the raga of a particular composition. I did not know that such questions are considered off topic there (and ...
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Shall We Provisionally Open Our Scope to Dancing-focused Question?

Following a suggestion that was a response to my prior meta question, I am proposing that we provisionally open our scope to dance questions as a kind of trial towards officially changing our name and ...
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Are hardware recommendation or technical issues on-topic?

I've seen questions like these, about technical issues, cables, electronics... What's the best way to connect two iPods to one set of amplified speakers? Score: 5, status: Open Dorset Crosley ...
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We need to define rigorous rules on what songs are allowed to be asked for identification

On this question, OP wanted us to help him identifying the genre of his own work. Dom answered that we don't identify personal compositions and put the question "on hold". I agree we can't identify ...
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What should I do to improve my identification question?

Guys unreasonably vote down and asked question to my question, why so? So why would someone ask here if already have an answer? Should I mention what I tried before? Or they do it because unable to ...
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Should we restrict hosting services we allow for ID questions?

Or sometimes we see ID questions where the track to be IDed is on a page where the legality is doubtful (like Song on the documentary G-Funk) or where we need to have an account and to be logged in, ...
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Why identify-this-* tag hasn't been banned?

Discussed here in 2015, universally panned by the community: "Identify this song / genre / artist" - on topic? [These questions] create a large amount of noise, with little value to ...
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Can I ask for the meaning of a whole song?

Is it allowed to ask for the meaning (author's intent) of a whole song? Or should I specify a time-frame/some lines?
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Update regarding the status of identification questions

You can find the relevant past discussions here and here. Please let me know if I'm missing something. Identification questions have been in a trial period for almost two months. The idea was to let ...
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Identification questions in general. What is allowed, and what is not?

I don't have a strong opinion on this one. I just noticed that the status of these questions is very unclear and confusing, and it's time to take a specific direction. We are starting to get more ...
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Should the site's scope be expanded to increase user engagement?

In A question posted today, there has been a small comment thread concerning whether or not the question is on topic. Although, I pointed out that recommendation questions are definitely off topic, ...
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Are questions about music videos on topic?

While music videos are not music, there are cases where: the video is tightly associated with the piece, fans need explanations about the video's meaning (with regards the meaning of the song) we ...
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Can we answer questions about why something is popular or isn't popular?

There have been questions over the past few day that deal with why categorizes of music are or are not as popular shown below: Why is rock music not on the charts anymore? Why are instrumental chart ...
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Are “Was this ever released?” questions on-topic?

Related to Are "Where can I find this?" questions on-topic?, but not a duplicate. It's been decided that questions asking where to buy a song or album are off-topic, but a related questions ...
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Should questions dealing with legality be allowed?

Thus far we have the following questions regarding the legality of music related situations: How can I easily find music recordings that are copyright-free (in the public domain)? If ticket scalping ...
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Are questions about specific songs allowed?

Are questions about individual songs, but not about identifying them, on topic? If so, what are the criteria for what makes a song-specific question on topic? For example, in Skrillex's song "First ...
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Are “Where can I find this?” questions on-topic?

This question is asking where they can buy a specific recording: Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells - John Peel version Is this on topic? I would think that this information can go out of date pretty ...
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Are identifying chords or notes in a song on topic?

The Music: Practice & Theory Stack Exchange site does not allow questions around identifying transcriptions (chords, progressions, or notes in a particular song). Is that in scope for this site?
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Music equipment used by artists question on-topic?

I (misguidely) answered a question about HiFi equipment used to listen to music with a reply about instruments used in songs. This question I think that equipment questions are on topic. For ...
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Are questions like “what is this sample”, “what is this instrument” allowed here?

Say I'm a fan of artist X who made a song Y. There is a sample used in song Y and I'm wondering where it is from. A similar but perhaps slightly different question would be asking about an instrument ...
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Are music reality show questions on-topic?

Are music reality show questions on-topic?
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Are questions about non-English lyric translations on topic?

I would like to ask how the lyrics to some songs written in languages other than English are translated. Would it be on-topic for me to ask for the translation for the lyrics of a specific song?
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“Identify this song / genre / artist” - on topic?

On one hand, these questions do often have a clear answer, and may be of some interest to people beyond the asker. On the other hand, by their nature, the questions are going to be hard to find in the ...
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Is the act of listening to music on-topic?

From the original proposal, all of the questions with a score above 10 were about music itself: genres, artists, analysis, and the like (with the exception of How can I determine the lowest quality ...
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Music equipment question on-topic?

I just wondered if questions about musical equipment (as HiFi systems) should be on-topic. E.g. Does the type of music you listen to factor into determining which speakers to buy? The tour says, ...
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Are questions related to a particular type of music on topic here?

Are questions related to a particular type of music on topic here? For Example, I am an Indian music fan. I mostly listen to soundtracks from movies of Bollywood and Tollywood. I might ask or answer ...
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Should we accept listening recommendation questions?

Following up from OK, so what IS allowed here?, what are our opinions on fielding listening recommendation questions? Here are some choices made by sister sites: Science Fiction & Fantasy: No ...
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inb4 The popular “guessing game”

It's not terribly distinct from us: We're in Private Beta, and Open Beta (assuming we make it there) is not very far. Sites like Anime & Manga / Gardening Stack Exchange are all falling into the ...
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OK, so what IS allowed here?

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 ...