Local Music Vibe, the online service provider that will power a national network of local music communities, launches today in the San Francisco Bay Area. Each local site connects fans with live music in their community, while extending the reach of local bands and venues to a broader regional network. Iconic producer, and president of the San Francisco Chapter of The Recording Academy (Grammy.com), Stephen Hart, states, "Local Music Vibe's outreach to young bands and emerging artists, providing previously non-existent performance opportunities is too cool. They do more than merely report on the music scene, they become part of it."
Anyone who registers can instantly create free, custom pages for any aspect of the music industry they represent: band, musician, performer, venue or resource, such as studio, teacher, rentals, etc. Local merchants and corporations also benefit through targeted, interactive sponsorships, and advertising opportunities. User-generated content and a local focus enable complete coverage for ex-urban markets that are currently ignored.
Local Music Vibe is an extension of the wildly successful Marin Local Music founded by husband and wife entrepreneurs Dave and Shelley Champine. Since its launch less than a year ago, MarinLocalMusic.com has dramatically improved live entertainment business by increasing attendance, improving awareness, attracting new fans of all ages, and creating exciting new events. Musicians have benefitted from networking sessions, self-promotion opportunities, and showcases. The secondary benefits to local recording studios, music stores, restaurants and bars are immense.
Brian Zisk, co-founder of The Future of Music Coalition and Executive Producer of the SanFran MusicTech Summit states, "What Marin Local Music has done for Marin's music community is incredible, and it is great that Local Music Vibe will now expand this work around the Bay Area and beyond. The sort of grass roots network which Local Music Vibe has built is poised to have significant impact as it expands around the nation."
Local Music Vibe also offers opportunities for entrepreneurs. A "Community Manager" in each location ensures quality and consistency while providing the human connection crucial to organize and energize the local scene online and in-person. This personalized, hands-on approach is unique among social networking sites and generates revenue from local events, advertisements, and sponsorships while fueling the growth for regional and national opportunities. A simple, but powerful technology platform makes it possible for one motivated person to transform a community of hundreds of thousands of music fans.
For more info, please visit http://localmusicvibe.com