How does voting for Fedivision work?

Musicians have created music. You have listened to that music. You have favourites you’d like to support. Now what?

From Sunday 19 May 2024 13:00 UTC until Sunday 26 May 2024, 19:00 UTC you can vote for your favorite song, right in the Fediverse. It works like this:

Voting is handled by our new Fedivision bot (at, not the one from previous years). Cast your vote for ONE to THREE songs by sending a message to the bot, containing


where XXXX represents the 4 letter code you find under the song in the playlist. You can optionally name up to three songs (YYYY and ZZZZ), and they will each receive one vote.

For example, to vote for song ABCD and song EFGH and song IJKL: VOTE ABCD EFGH IJKL

And that’s it! You voted. Congratulations!

Note that your message BOTH mentions AND contains the word “VOTE”. Don’t forget one of them!

The vote bot will accept posts at any privacy level. To avoid cluttering others’ feeds, we recommend using a direct message (“mentioned accounts only”).

If your vote is valid, the bot will reply to you with a direct message, confirming your choices. Didn’t get a reply? Make sure that your account is configured to receive direct messages from accounts you don’t follow.

Should you want to change your vote, send a new toot. The bot will change your vote to the latest one.

Technical stuff

  • Start your toot with VOTE or it will be ignored.
  • Don’t let your phone autocorrect the code!
  • Text is case-insensitive.
  • Repeating the same song in your vote still only counts as one vote.
  • The order of your votes has no effect.
  • Punctuation will be ignored.
  • Please don’t ballot-stuff with astroturf accounts.