If you are a musician or sound artist and you urgently need 'native' support for audio uploads on mastodon, you can (and please do!) vote (thumbs up) or ideally write a short comment on the issue on github: "Allow users to post audio files #4827"

It looks like support is almost there but still not really implemented. Votes for this can raise the priority of this much needed feature.

github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/

(please boost!)

@luka
what would you think about uploading music to @funkwhale and then link it to mastodon?

It's an plattform dedicated to musik and has #ActivityPub integrated.

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@paulfree14 @funkwhale

I find funkwhale awesome for collections of albums and singles, maybe podcasts, etc - so, essentially stuff that is released to the public in its final form.

Attaching audio to a microblog post feels like it offers space to publish drafts and sketches apart from more finished pieces. I find that "incompatible" with Funkwhale.

@luka @paulfree14 @funkwhale Please not that, when audio federation will come to Funkwhale, which is not the case, it probably won't be displayed in Mastodon at least audio support is added so…

@luka @paulfree14 I tend to agree with you, Mastodon or other micro-blogging tools are currently more adapted to the content you describe.

It will likely be easier to publish this kind of content on Funkwhale when we support a YouTube-like channels system, but it's still different and complementary to attaching audio on a microblogging post :)

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