(PRWEB) May 28, 2004
A grass roots movement of hundreds of local bands and artists have started posting pictures, music, bios and videos of their work on a web site called sdmusicmatters.com. The site provides totally free services for musicians and artists and promotes the local music and cultural scene.
The result is a massive database and millions of hits a month from all over the world. Furthering it's goal to promote local musicians, the group has released it's first compilation CD, produces charity concerts and is now releasing a 4-color magazine showcasing local music and culture.
For bands needing help, sdmusicmatters provides free access to staff writers, photographers and videographers to help them develop their media kits. Staff from sdmusicmatters attend band events for live photo shoots, perform in studio interviews and press photography, and write background bios for the bands. The site then posts, also at no charge, band bios, mp3s, live photos, live video, video interviews, and studio shoots. These free services are offered to local bands and musicians of all genres.
ÂSDMusicMatters.com has been extremely helpful to our band in many ways. They have taken very professional photos and live video of us and have contributed a wonderful page to us on their website using those materials. Their staff is very professional and super fun to work with. SDMusicMatters.com is an excellent portal for up and coming bands, and I think they are the most creative and innovative music site in existence.Â -Aaron Goulding (Singer/Writer)-PRIDEBOWL (SD)
"Finally a website that truly supports San Diego music. Not since MP3.com has a website made so much buzz in our town. SDMusicMatters.com has been a great web partner with us and we look forward to doing great things as they continue to grow. SDMusicMatters deserves to be commended for its un-selfish support of the ever growing San Diego Music scene." -Mark Rasmussen -President/No Cover Magazine
As a liaison to local culture in San Diego, SDMusicMatters also explores the cultural caveats that contribute to the character of San Diego through featured articles, event reviews, news stories, and video documetaries. SDMusicMatters seeks to bring awareness of and involvement in these areas of interest by conducting insightful and in-depth coverage of local artists, events, designers, vendors, trends, and locales that are representative of the city's local flavor.
SDMusicMatters has a full time staff of writers, photographers and videographers and is currently funded from contributions by people who love the local music scene.
"Nothing would make me happier than to help propel the San Diego music scene into national attention. Our sucess is measured in how well we can help bands reach their dreams." -Jennifer Hilbert -Editor of SDMusicMatters