New Music Connection Website and 1 Year Anniversary Approaches!

Posted: February 21, 2014 by Kimberly Weiss in History, Music Connection News
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Music Connection is approaching it’s 1 year anniversary on March 1st, 2014!  It’s been an amazing first year, and I want to say thank you to everyone who has stopped by and/or supported this page in any way!

If you have a moment and you haven’t already stopped over and Liked the Music Connection Facebook page, please jump over there now and give us a click!   Our goal is to reach 1500 Likes by March 1st, so we still need all the help we can get! Click HERE! 

I’ve been working hard towards making the anniversary special and have been preparing a brand new website for you!  It’s almost ready for the big reveal, but I thought I’d go ahead and share with you some of the upcoming changes!

As of February 21, 2014:

  • The resource listings that have been maintained here on this WordPress blog will be temporarily unavailable. We will only host our postings and basic About and Contact information here on our page.
  • Many of our available widgets and links will become unavailable temporarily as we begin the transfer over to our new site.

After March 1st, 2014

  • This WordPress site will only be used to maintain our blog postings, news, and promotions.
  • There will no longer be a single band or artist of the month.  Instead, each month will feature a specific genre and several local area artists of that genre that deserve your support.
  • The new site will be available and will have a members-only Local Music Resource Center where all of the bands, venues, open mics, and many other services that were previously listed on this blog will be located on one easy-access tab.  It will be free to register and access the Resource Center but will require registration to access.
  • From the new Local Music Resource Center, you’ll be able to easily filter our database listings by category to search for exactly what you want.  All listings will be updated and will include the last update date. Many listings will have new, additional categories of information included that were not previously available.
  • The new site will be directly linked to Dayton, Oh on ReverbNation, allowing readers to easily listen to Dayton’s top ReverbNation music directly from the new site.  Additionally, readers will have an easy reference to local area shows posted on ReverbNation.
  • The new site will have an easy-to-use online form to submit information about adding your band, venue, or service to the listings.
  • There will be a new live chat and file sharing platform.

I also would like to share with you just a few of the achievements Music Connection has had over the last year thanks to the support of this local community:

  • Located and categorized information on over 400 area bands and artist, 100+ local venues and services and provided one of the region’s best easy-access listings for local music
  • Reached over 100,000 people, 23,000 engaged users, and 1350 Likes via Facebook
  • Expanded the reach of our local bands and artists by creating a Facebook interest feed with 140+ followers
  • Expanded the reach of our local venues by creating a Facebook interest feed with 45+ followers
  • Reached more than 37,800 hits, 700+ shares, and 50+ followers on this WordPress blog
  • Had over 10,000 votes in our Band/Artist of the Year contest
  • Raised funds through music promotions, flier designs, and sponsorships sufficient to attend 10 local shows, purchase 5 local CD’s, provide $100 worth of Facebook ads for Featured Bands/Artists, and save additional funds toward future promotions.

More details and screenshot previews will be coming soon as March 1st approaches!   Thank you everyone for your support so far!  Please send any feedback you have about this site and/or the upcoming changes to DaytonMC@live.com!

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Comments
  1. John Craig says:

    Congratulations on your 1year anniversary

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