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Musicians We Got Your Back

Whos got your back? We got your back. I would love to find a place where that statement was true. An online resource where artists could receive advice, help and mentoring for their future success. I have been a musician for quite a long time. Over the years I played at numerous venues, recorded original material and sang back-up vocals for several bands. I tried numerous ways to get my music out to the world. Some of my techniques worked and others did not. It used to be more costly and harder to get attention than it is today. Times have changed and we currently have the benefit of instant and worldwide recognition. We can now connect to billions of people although it seems we have yet to capitalize on this as musicians.

We have an untapped wealth of opportunity here giving us access to a global audience. Recently I began to see a huge need for developing a forum where musicians could go to support each other. I realized the necessity for starting a community where fellow music lovers could actually get some help. I have several websites and belong to a number of social media groups enabling me direct contact to my followers as well as fans. This is great however I found when it came time to get real support I was sorely disappointed. Some helped right away, others had to be asked two or three times and some simply ignored or refused my invitations. I felt confident in enlisting people to help but did not want to bother or coerce anyone who was not interested.

When it came time to rally my fans there were not enough of them and they seemed to lack motivation or interest. I needed to start a campaign for an upcoming contest. I put a shout out to all of my family, friends and fans. I sent emails and posted blogs on Face Book. For the most part they responded immediately or within 48 hours. I was surprised I never did get any response from my so called followers on Twitter or Google. I have a website with over 350 fans on ReverbNation but received no support there either. This got me thinking about how difficult it is to actually get people to help you. Other musicians may be frustrated by this as well. Maybe there are times you need to get X amount of votes or LIKES for your act. You may only get your close friends or family members to do it. Sometimes you might be lucky if you can even get them to respond. It would be great to have an online support team 24/7.

I would like to start a forum where we can all collectively help and assist each other. It could take a lot of stress out of marketing ourselves if there was a place where musicians could go to ask for support. Maybe you need 100 or 500 people to help in an endeavor, contest or project. This would eliminate relying solely on the kindness of friends. We could develop a site where many of these types of needs are met. It could be constantly updated to address topical issues. I would like to see a whole network of musicians helping each other with getting votes, LIKEs, and fans to venues or aid in promoting new releases.

I appreciate and encourage any feedback, comments or suggestions. If anyone has similar ideas or knows of an existing site where these types of services already exist, please contact me. Whos got your back? We got your back. Maybe one day soon we can all help each other by starting a music resource where we share our collective energy for mutual success.

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