curation is integral as it shapes the standard and vision of the project.
given this is a community endeavor, this will require some different thinking. so i have a different idea:
each release is sponsored/shepherded/guided by a team of two lines members-- but the artist doesn’t need to be a lines member.
the “team” members i’m proposing be level 3 (about 40 people) or level 2 (roughly 300 people).
so, shift the conversation towards curation. of course the artists can (and likely will) be lines members. but i like the idea of having a team of outside advocates who can offer a prior listen, ensure guidelines, and have a dialog-- rather than just the solo effort of sending in a PR. i feel it reinforces community. and also divides up project ambitions-- for example, i might make extra efforts to promote a release i helped foster. but everything lives under the lines umbrella.
biweekly or monthly seems to be a good pace. can re-evaluate once it gets moving.
i agree with the definition of “release” as cohesive package. more than a single. but difficult to define. this is where having a couple people involved helps.