Band space: Promoting local musicians on the web

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Title: Band space: Promoting local musicians on the web
Author: Messmer, Alisha
Abstract: Local Rochester Musicians start off with limited resources to promote their music. One option would be to upload their music for free onto a website. A good example of a free website that introduces new and already familiar bands is MySpace. But sites like MySpace are not only focusing on music. MySpace has a primary focus on people interacting with other MySpace users, sharing their biography, photos, likes, dislikes etc. Amongst the users there are countless distractions that can almost drive a user away from the site. Is there another solution to promote local talent? What if a website can place the main focus onto just local artists? Band Space is a website that promotes local bands and their music on a more personal level. The website is devoted to music and to those who are devoted to loving and playing music. Band Space advertises the music that these bands love to play. Instead of cluttering the page with pointless friend requests and ads for a weight loss program, Band Space will update users on upcoming shows and new talent. Users are able to learn about a band on a more personal level through interviewing and footage from practices and shows. It's a story of how a band came to be and what their dreams are for the future. Endyga, Endever, Ruby Shooz, Pia Mater, and Phoenix are just the start of Band Space. The user can follow along with the interview and learn more about the bands. MySpace only provides a slot for the bands biography. To show the user is much different than telling them what you saw (or what you read). The user can take a walk into a practice space or onto a stage with the band. This is something that MySpace doesn't provide. Band Space is a new way of promoting local musicians on the web. It's something more special than what other free websites have to offer.
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Date: 2011-01-03

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