Community Call for Composers and Music-Makers
We\'re putting together a community/collective website for composers and music-makers. It isn\'t a forum, bbs or public blog. It\'s a community collective project that hopes to network composers together with themes of mutual education, shared experience and a collective knowledge base on composing/music.
It\'s an educational as well as networkable site that will collect information (howto, faqs, tutorials, etc) and well as composer demos, samples and other music. People interested in writing articles, reviews, or publishing papers are welcome to do so. It\'s not a pay site and you don\'t have to register at all to use it. It\'s really just a community effort. The goal is to help all of us learn from each other. Additionally, we\'re working out agreements with various media websites (games and microcinema mostly) to be a resources for each other. So game and film producers looking for music/composers can use our community as a resource, and we can do the reverse as well, letting others in the community know about opportunities and potential work as well as chances to learn more about making music for media (or in general.)
Besides education and information, the site allows people to keep pages with their info and samples on it, though this is not required. We will open our beta program at the end of this month, and would like to invite people to join the beta and check us out and see if you\'d be interested in contributing to the community.
We\'re not an mp3 host, so we aren\'t offering services like those of soundclick.com and mp3.com (if it ever returns), though we are going to host any music composers donate to the public domain. Everything else will links to music, so you should keep any webhosting you currently have...we aren\'t looking for your money or patronage.
On the education front, we\'re also looking for mentors...people willing to help younger and less experienced music-makers once the community is live. If you\'d be interested in that, please let us know. It involves emails back and forth, maybe suggestions and constructive criticism, no serious commitments other than a desire to nurture new talent.
Hope to see you there.