So I am just starting this thread early for next year's Black and White Ball. I know it is only summer time and FanimeCon 2011 was only 3 months, but why not get an early start for next year. I have received some feedback that not all the songs this year fit everyone's thoughts on what should be played at a Black and White Ball. So here is your chance to provide input on what songs you would like to see in the playlist. If you have not seen it yet, you can view the playlist from 2011 and 2010 here http://forums.fanime.com/index.php/topic,16384.0.html
Here are some things you should know about the playlist. The playlist is usually compiled from suggestions we receive through the forums, social media outlets, and word of mouth. The Black and White Ball staff then take the suggestions and see if it has a steady beat to dance to and if it fits with the type of dances for the evening. We understand that not all songs will be liked by everyone, but we do try to get a mix in there to make sure that there is a variety of music. The staff then has to make sure that the sound is at the right levels, we have to make sure the tempo is right, and we have to cut some of the songs for length. Due to all of this, we have to have the playlist done early (before the month of May usually) and this prevents us from taking requests at The Black and White Ball. Also, judging from last year, there was a big push of requests in the couple of weeks leading up to the BWBall, but we could not accommodate some of those songs because it was so close to the event. So get your requests in early.
So with that said, this is your chance to give your input on what you would like to hear at the Black and White Ball. Please remember that even though you make a request, the Black and White Ball staff will have the final say of what goes on the playlist. If you really feel strongly about a song, say so and provide support for it. We are looking for all types of music from pop, jpop, anime, video game, etc... So don't be afraid to offer up suggestions. It also helps if you can link a video or audio clip of the song with your requests but it is not required. You can also email us with your requests at firstname.lastname@example.org
. We look forward to hearing your requests. Thanks!
*UPDATE* With FanimeCon only a couple of months away, BWBall is getting our playlist together. Please keep in mind that we are not able to take requests directly at Black and White Ball so all requests need to be done before hand through this forum. There was some concern over music choices last year so if you have any suggestions or requests, do them here! We are open to all suggestions. Due to our editing process we will be closing the request list for 2012 at the end of the first week in April. Anything submitted after that will be taken into consideration for 2013! So get those requests in as soon as you can! Hope to see you all at the 2012 Black and White Ball!
*Reminder* Just a friendly reminder, this week will be the last week to get your requests in for BWBall. Any songs submitted after April 7th will be considered for the 2013 Black and White Ball. Again, thank you everyone for your suggestions thus far! Hope to see everyone at the Black and White Ball on MAy 27th, 2012!!!