David Codr, Founder of Musicpage.com, announced that the invite requirement for creating new profiles has been lifted. Artists and bands looking for music industry promotion are encouraged to create a free profile to gain access to the thousands of music industry profiles using the community.
With thousands of hard to find music industry profiles that include unpublished phone numbers and other sensitive contact information, access to the community is restricted to users with their own personal Musicpage.
A personal Musicpage allows users to save content, browse thousands of contacts by location or category (i.e. venues in California, Record Labels in New York, Booking agents in Texas, etc.), and create their own group profile so they are easy to find by any of the thousands of music industry pros that use the community.
Powered by the contents of the Music Phone Book, Musicpage.com features music industry profiles for over 40 categories, including: Artists, Bands, Booking agencies, CD Duplicators, Distributors, Engineers, Entertainment Law Firms, Graphic Art & Design, Instrument Rentals, Instrument Repairs, Instrument Stores, Management Companies, Manufacturers, Mastering, Mobile Recording, Music Conferences, Music Lessons, Music Publishers, Music Stores, Music Video Production, Photographers, Practice Space, Pro Audio Gear, Producers, Production Companies, Promoters, Promotional Merchandise, Publications, Publicity / PR Firms, Radio Stations, Record Labels, Recording Studios, Security, Sound Reinforcement, Tour Managers, Venues, and Web Resources.
Other Musicpage benefits and features include:
* Gig Swap Posts: Allows musicians with a band profile to trade shows with other similar sounding bands. They simply post the style of music their band plays, the number of fans they attract, and where they are playing. When a band is found whose information is similar to theirs, an offer can be made to that band to swap gigs, perhaps opening for one another in different cities. Gig Swap enables a search by tour dates and/or other criteria to find the just the right band.
* Announcements: Any appropriate announcement pertinent to the music industry can be posted in this area of the site.
* SID (Stolen Instrument Database): If a musician’s gear is stolen, SID allows the uploading of pictures, a description and serial number – even a copy of the police report. SID is a national registry, which is important because when an instrument is stolen and the police are contacted, they only notify local pawn shops. Thieves know this, so they overcome that problem by selling the instruments in the next closest city or town. Many instrument stores and other places that purchase and sell used gear now require their employees to check SID before making an offer to the seller.
One of the more popular features on Musicpage.com is the ability to type and save Online Notes (visible only to the user who added the notes) directly to any profile being viewed. A field pops up to allow the entry of important information. Musicians often write things on sticky notes or pieces of scratch paper, but with Online Notes, the information is saved immediately and is always available.
Codr commented, “It was important to me was that the Musicpage community was not just useful, but accessible. There are lots of websites and resources that prey upon musicians, enticing them to spend lots of money to become successful. But success is something that can’t be bought, no matter what those sites promise. What we do is provide access to hard to find industry contacts that are looking for quality up and coming artists. What the artists do with that information is up to them.”
To discourage fans from signing up, the community has a more thorough signup process than typical websites. “Musicpage was built exclusively for the people who work in the music business,” Codr said. Musicpage maintains the consistency and integrity of the community by requiring new users to list at least one music industry related skill and relevant work experience, such as working at a studio, label, or performing in a band.
“Having a Musicpage makes it easy for artists to get music industry promotion simply by having a profile. We like to say that having a Musicpage puts them in the right place at the right time, all the time.”
One of Musicpage’s initial goals was to make it 90% easier for the person handling the booking or business for a band to conduct their business. A profile gives users access to thousands of music industry contacts that can’t be found elsewhere, eliminating countless hours of online research. Members can search for venues by location or any of their production specs, types of music they book, days they have live music, sound specs, how many bands are on the typical bill – even the average age of people who come to the shows.
Musicpage makes it easy for music professionals to find you, and for you to find the music pros you need.
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