well, this is the hard part. it seems to me that netlabels quit when the work burden is overwhelming, so community-curation is away of overcoming this.
by members self-selecting others to work with and artists, they effectively play the same role as a standard solo netlabel leader. so subjecting the pairings to a second layer of evaluation seems very complex to navigate.
also any additional barriers would possibly slow the flow of releases down enough to miss a one per month release, which then pushes the label into lesser relevance.
i know the releases will be of varying aesthetic inclinations as a result, but i'm confident that the quality will remain high, as the committed members of this community all want to see the community represented positively.
we can of course refine the process as we go, if needed.
to get started, i'm figuring i should start a new forum category, and a couple threads as a foundation. there are clearly some issues still to work out (payment systems, exclusivity period, etc). and then of course the technical web site stuff @jasonw22 how's it going?