welcome to the new 5090 challenge! 🎉

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hi all! you may notice that a few things are different around here this year! here's a quick tour of some of the key changes (hehe) from years past...

1. the FAWM and 5090 challenges will now be a more cohesive experience, since they will use the same software and database.. THIS MEANS YOU WILL NEED TO LOG IN USING YOUR FAWM ACCOUNT.

2. for various (security) reasons, you will need to use the RESET PASSWORD feature before logging in for the first time, even if you're a longtime FAWM/5090 vet. sorry for this one-time inconvenience: https://fiftyninety.fawm.org/reset_password_request

3. everything is taggable! songs/forums/fawmers/comments, etc. this comes with vastly improved tag exploration and search... #rock!

4. recommendations! if you're fawming on a larger screen (not a phone), you'll see various suggestions for things you may want to check out in the right sidebar, based on your activity. we will be changing/improving these over time!

6. you can FINALLY add more than 1 collaborator (up to 14) to a song!

7. for now, you're still stuck with random instrument avatars. 🎹 🎸

8. for now, donations and file hosting (for $25+) will be handled the way they have in the past. that is, manually. 😄

there are also some old features missing from the new site, namely forum categories and certain ways of sorting/filtering songs/profiles/etc. we'll be figuring out how we want to handle these things moving forward, so please be patient. there will also be bugs. and new features we'll roll out over time.

the website was completely rewritten from scratch in about 3 weeks. a huge thanks to @elesimo and @ericdistad who helped a TON with the rewrite and setting up the new servers (based on a whole new infrastructure)!

5090 this year will be a bit like riding a train while we're also laying the tracks, so please bear with us...

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woo! excited to have multiple-person collabs when next year's FAWM rolls around. thanks for the updates, looking forward to writing some songs!

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Hooray and congratulations for going live! I know it was a tremendous effort to get this far.

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For something that has only just been committed to code, this looks mighty slick. Great job, folks!

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This is great. So glad you were able to do this!

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@kyrla

site looks great so far, congrats everyone!

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Congratulations on what I know was a HUGE undertaking in getting this site ready before Day 1. I'm looking forward to trying out the new site!

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Thanks for your efforts!

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It's LIVE! Yippee! Thanks for all you do Burr! I'm excited to figure out this new playground and create some music...and of course listen to lots of other folk doing the same.

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@gm7

WELL DONE!..Thx for your work on the site

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Looking great Burr and team!

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@cblack

Yay!!!

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@cts

As always - thank you FAWM Team for creating and maintaining such an awesome community. Hello everybody!

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Site looks good. Excited to get started

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@kiffa

YEEEEEESSSSSS. Thanks Burr and the team for your work. Good to get back into this headspace (even though I don't remotely feel like I'm in songwriter mode yet).

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Big thank you @burrsettles @elesimo & @ericdistad for the hard work on this site! 🙏 I look forward to 50/90 every summer!

Edit: so ready to roll with the updates and changes, bugs be darned. I'm just happy to be here.

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@yam655

Yay!! This is great!

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SO great to be here and see the new site! Thanks for all the behind the scenes work! I’m looking forward to reconnecting with the great folks I met last year, and making new connections, too. Such a great resource! Thanks for making it possible.

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Looks great!

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thanks, to the 3 of you; site looks great to me. hope everyone has a great 50/90.

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@cola

Happy to see the site up and running, it looks great! I'm looking forward to making some music with everyone again this year!

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Yay. Let the games begin.

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Thank you guys! Site looks great! and I love my AV picture - very appropriate for me! Let's do this!

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yay thank you Burr, Eric and Beto! Looking great - so glad to be here, hello EVERYONE!

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thx guys in and ready - so saying i couldn't get in on phone or ipad - but first go on desktop

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@ben

Wait, I'm not the only SM-7 avatar?!?

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I see I'm a keyboard now. This is fitting, as the entirety of my 5090 output is produced on a keyboard.

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@cblack

I'm a filthy Rat!

Gain pedal?! Yesssss!!!

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Thanks for setting all this up.

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Thank you @burrsettles @ericdistad @elesimo for all the hard work. :-)

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@donna

Great job getting all of this done, you three. A 'holy trinity' indeed. 😉

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Huge plaudits to @burrsettles @elesimo & @ericdistad for attempting the near-impossible and succeeding!

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Just got into the site - so excited to be here for another year!

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YAY!! Hi everyone. Let's have fun!

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@atam94

After 3 years of FAWM, I am so ready to join 50/90 for the first time. I can't wait to have fun making music alongside everyone here for a few months

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This past year was my first year as a fawmer, so I'm beyond excited to try out the 50/90 challenge! Great to see some familiar usernames!

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this is such a fun place to hang out even if I don't get all songs written. FAWM2022 was my first experience with song writing. I learned a lot and am excited to see what is next. Thanks for providing such a supportive and welcoming space for newbies like me. Thank you to the organizers for all the hard work! you all rock!!!

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@brisk

Woo - I am so excited. Thanks so much for taking the time to do all this stuff! I'm just counting down the minutes...

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hey hey everybody! love the new site!

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Thanks for the hard work! It looks great 😃

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Thank you all for working so hard on this! :) Exciting times!

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@crisp1

Thanks for all you guys do! Looking forward to the train ride, even if the tracks are still being laid!

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I am so grateful for the hard work you all have done to get us to this point, and for paving the road ahead!

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Looks amazing round here 🤩 - well done all involved! Can’t wait to get writing…

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Hello everyone, had to make a new profile since I couldn't get into my other (temp emails have their problems).

Let's do it again!

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Well, this does look rather lovely.
Thanks so much @burrsettles @ericdistad and @elesimo - you all ROCK 😀

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Loving the new format. Fonts are so easy to read. Thank you @burrsettles @ericdistad and @elesimo for organizing.

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Hi all. Multiple people on collab is a great addition!

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I love that it looks just like FAWM in February and all these updates. The multiple collab especially is cool. Thanks for all the hard work! Let's gooo. Hi @splittybooms @stephenwordsmith @coolparadiso 😀

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Hi there! Thanks all for the work setting this up!!! Checking in, I need to get at least one song done over the summer :)

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Hi there! Thanks all for the work setting this up!!! Checking in, I need to get at least one song done over the summer :)

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Why twice… sorry

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@toms

LOVE IT

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@phylo

It makes so much sense! Thanks @burrsettles @ericdistad and @elesimo for you hard work. I'm so impressed!

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@roddy

Looks very good - thanks for all the work in getting this ready.

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@nadine

I'm happy that the site is back and running. Like the clean design - Good work!

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Looks awesome! Thank you, @burrsettles @elesimo and @ericdistad !

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@esc4p3

Looking good, thanks for all the hard work :-)

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Congrats on the site! I was a first-time FAWMer this year and February left me hungry for more 🤘

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@lvgd09

The new website looks great! Thank you guys

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Hello! Thanks for all the time and effort making the site!

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Back for another Summer Songhunting Season with all my friends. Good times!

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Woop woop! I‘m stretching my fingers and vocal chords already. The website looks fantastic!

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Was wondering if this was happening… looks awesome!

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thanks to @burrsettles @elesimo @ericdistad for this huge and amazing work for the next era of our beloved FAWMily home. looking forward to a musical summer!

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I'm back, and also delighted with the way it looks!
Good to see everyone - let's rock!

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Thank you @burrsettles @elesimo and @ericdistad 🙌🤘🎶

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and.. I'm finally here! There were some hiccups in getting on, thanks to @elesimo and to @burrsettles (and to @ericdistad ) for working their digital magic! Wait.. now I have to write some songs? I guess they don't digitally with AI write themselves yet? anyway, hello, all!

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Happy to be here again! Beautiful work on the site, y'all.

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Brand New Here - Cannot Wait!!! Friends in songwriting workshops & songshare circles have recommended FAWM over the past several months, & I am way excited to be here! Learning as I go...

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Thank you guys for all your hard work <3. Appreciate you and am excited about this cohesiveness among challenges.

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Stoked! Looks great.

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Wow, it looks fantastic. Congrats to all on this new launch.

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@rorowe

Amazing work, and so excited to hear that it has been a collaborative effort to get it launched again! Congrats, and looks great.

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Thanks, Team! I know this was a huge undertaking and we'll all be learning as we go. Grateful to still have this community!

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the new website looks great. Pretty keen to try the new features. Well done to the BHS and frontside teams

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Right on! Congrats on making the leap - I'm sure it was a ton of work! Here's to a (mostly) headache free future :)

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@andrea

Thanks for a great site! I appreciate all the hard work and continued support. Time to have some fun 😀

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Hey everyone! Liking the fresh new look. Have a creative summer everyone 😄

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@majormajormajormajor Pretty sure they're still putting "all the things on all the tracks" for us even now!

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@kcc

Suh-weeeet!

Hello everyone! Looking forward to another 5090… It’s certainly going to be a challenge… work has really ramped up this spring but looking forward to creativity and community!

KC

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@seppo

Ok, first time here. Let's see what will happen :)

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Hey @burrsettles where do we go to donate this year? I tried the file upload site and poked around 50/90. I see it needs to be done manually, but what is the URL? Thank you much! \m/

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Oh my gosh, I *love* that you can now make your songs restricted to logged in FAWMers during 50/90. I think it used to be available only for FAWM. Thank you!

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First timer - What do I do to get started on 50/90, please? Is there a separate site/set-up I need to do? Wanting to "get there from here"! Any assistance greatly appreciated!!

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@sammiall all you need to get started is here:

1. post new songs using the "Add New Song" button.
2. follow people, listen to their songs, and leave a comment.
3. engage in the forums.
4. repeat 😄

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Muchas gracias a @burrsettles @ericdistad @elesimo para todo su trabajos duras!

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@burrsettles, @elesimo and @ericdistad - THANK YOU!! Awesome work.

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Hi all!

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Joining in on 50/90 this year! Really excited to see what everyone comes up with. :) also love the new layout/collab expansions!

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Congratulations! Stoked to continue to be part of this family!

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@wobbiewobbit this is where you got the inspo for your song? <3 you genius, you

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@kendrakinsey Yep! :) and aw shucks, had to get in there before someone snapped it up ;)

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Can't believe I forgot this challenge launched on 4th July! Much excite!

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@jamkar

What a wonderful accomplishment by “Team FAWM”. !!!

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@metalfoot More than ever before! I've got some experience with these things and all I can do is express gratitude. You never know the headaches combining two projects together will cause until you start. Ps great to see you here!

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@sph

"5090 this year will be a bit like riding a train while we're also laying the tracks, so please bear with us..."
Makes me think of my favorite "Wallace and Gromit" film! Enjoying the ride! Thank you all

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New site looks great! If you need some extra hands for dev tasks (or testing or GASP documenting) lemme know!

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Awesome!

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Aaah, I missed the start - I'm already 2 songs behind! This new site looks great, though. I'm so happy we can add multiple collaborators now.

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Hello all I’m bully hendrix I’m from Michigan I’m a rapper with all genre aspirations so let’s link up and make greatness‼️

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I swore a solemn oath to the gods many years ago that I would NEVER darken the door of 50/90 EVER AGAIN.

But here I am.
I am a filthy oath-breaker.

I'm gonna go for a solid 1/50 and see what happens.

Baby stepping.

Hi everybody! *wave emoji*

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Welcome back, @stevenwesleyguiles! 😀

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With so many comments already on this thread I can't be the only one to mention this, but I'd like to express appreciation for ordering the songs on our profiles in reverse chronological order - it's something I always thought would be good for 50/90 given the number of tracks people produce.

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Hi, Thank you for doing this amazing idea, challenge. I just discovered this songwriting challenge. (Hardly ever go on FB, but noticed a short reference that didn't say much except asking a songwriter if they did the 5090...that was enough for me to find out what that might mean!) Thank you for the goal...goals help!

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The new site looks awesome! I wasn't planning on 50/90ing this year because I can never seem to summon the prolificity of FAWM, but I logged in to see what was up and now my inspiration is piqued. Maybe I'll just do five 10x10s and call it good 😀

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Hello I'm African! Am i the only Member from africa? Hope i get My Afro Rap/ wordplay accepted and celebrated! Happy to get to know about FAWM

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Today I had a new song melody pop into my head. Somehow I wandered over to FAWM and lo and behold, it's 50/90 and it's got a fancy new outfit! How cool! I guess I'm a little late to the party but think I'm gonna have to bust out the music gear and jump in. I haven't done a 50/90 in a hot minute, if ever, now that I think about it...