I’ve talked about the need for artists to get honest feedback on the quality of their material before – so that you can improve where necessary! Anything that helps you improve when writing songs has to be good.

I’ve also recommended SoundOut as a way to test your material with real live listeners – so it’s great to see this review of the service.

It seems to come out in favour of it with some caveats – for example I never really realised that, in truth, your material will most likely be reviewed exclusively by other musicians.

Read the whole piece and the lengthy comments – especially from SoundOut themselves.