Monday

Sorry, but wrong answer...


Recently, I received this email.

Dear fellow musician,

A new website was build for any musical artists at “wrong answer music dot com”. We (being musicans ourselfs) want to give you a platform to sell your music online.

We would be honored to place your music and we ask you to join us in building up a great music community.

The concept is simple.

- A visitor has the oppurtunity to listen to broadcasts for free.
- The visitors can also browse the artists on the site, browse your music samples and ultimately decide to buy your tunes.
- There are no costs for musicians to use Music Musketeers.

Take a look at “wrong answer music dot com”... Place your music!!!

We started this site in the first place because we as musicians ourselfs know how good it feels to have listeners being interested in our music. Music Musketeers aims to create a platform for original music artists.

Offcourse we want to be exorbitant rich and famous…but that will not be achieved with this site. It is because we love to make music and we love our music to be listened to. After all we all love the audience!

You won’t becom a miljonair using our site to sell your music but this exposure wouldn’t harm you either. What we would like to happen is to let this concept proove itself and generate a good stage for artists to show their stuff where the industry doesn’t even notice them.

This site is new, we need visitors and musicians because it needs to grow. This site can only grow with your participation. It will take some time to create traffic on this site. We need you in this, so please upload your music and stick with us for a while. Like we told you before there are no costs for you and it is possible for you to earn some fee for your work.

We hope to see you at “wrong answer music dot com”.

Regards,

mm-team@ “wrong answer music dot com”.

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Now isn’t that just wonderful. Honestly, I didn’t read the full email until after I decided to write about this site. I just clicked on their link to check out it immediately. I wanted to see how well organized the site was. Sometimes, sheer aesthetics can make a site worth the gander even if it’s not the most organized set up and the letter of invite is littered with grammatical errors, there may still possibly be potential there. After taking a look, I decided to humour myself and send a simple reply asking a few questions about what they were doing with the site in terms of promotion. Hey, if you want someone to sign up and use the service you should have things pretty mapped out. It shouldn’t be hard at all for you to tackle any issue an artist may have about the site. At least, that’s what I assumed.

Re: We need your music!

So how are you guys marketing this site so it will be a viable outlet for artists. What's your plan, and how do you intend to garner the credibility that your site would need in order for people to be willing to make purchases from the site?

Conscious


Here’s their response.

Hi Conscious,

We plan to advertise for listeners.
This can be done on many other sites, one of them we think about is Googly but we will try several things.
We are not going to push it into the market with lots of power (read money) we are just a bunch of amateur musicians that would like to see this concept work. We absolutely do not promise artists or ourselfs to get rich out of this. We just believe that there's an exposure benefit for all of us, but even then we don;t know how or how much.

Just join us if you like the idea.
thanks for the attention.

Cheers,


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Okay okay, reading the first email as well as the response to my reply I realized that these guys probably aren’t based in the US. Not that that matters terribly, but it’s something I say only because it kind of explains the spelling issues I’m sure that you noticed (never mind, the response concludes with ‘cheers’. I could be wrong though). But whatever, the main issue is this, ‘Professionalism’. There’s nothing more important in my eyes then the level of professionalism you approach potential clients with when launching any kind of site that ultimately ends in someone spending their money. Furthermore, if you want to have something be successful you may want to become acclimated with a tiny bit of business, business marketing and general etiquette to boot. Even for the most amateur individuals getting their feet wet in the world of you buy what I sell one must realize that your initial approach is the most important part of your pursuit. Communication with those folks that you’d like to get involved to help your idea grow is no less important. Honesty, when explaining your purpose is great, but honestly, can be a shot directly in the foot if not worded properly. All in all, I think it’s cool that these guys want to get their music heard as well as others, but I can’t spend any time signing up. I’ll definitely offer a few suggestions, hoping that they get their package in order, and make a productive stride forward with this venture.

2 comments:

cenzi said...

hahahaha.... GOOGLY.... ROFL....

Bryan said...

wooooooow