DigiMusicBids.com Ushers in the Music Industry's First Online Marketplace

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DigiMusicBids.com, a new online platform and auction site, gives independent musicians and music industry professionals greater access to affordably-priced studio time, beats, talent, instruments and more.

Since the debut of online sales powerhouses such as eBay.com and Amazon.com, consumers have benefited from greater access to more choices and more control over the pricing structure. DigiMusicBids.com, the music industry's first online marketplace and auction site, now gives independent musicians and music industry professionals these same benefits and opportunities to purchase high-quality goods, plus professional services, such as music lessons and studio time. Additionally, DigiMusicBids.com's robust platform helps musicians and industry professionals connect, network and collaborate to advance the careers of independent musicians, producers and labels, and help them effectively compete with major corporations.

Digimusicbids.com was launched in 2009 by Marlo Frierson, a former independent label owner and IT consultant, to help independent musicians and small businesses within the music industry expand their network and make better use of the Internet to accomplish their creative and business goals. The site offers a comprehensive menu of goods and services, including administrative assistance, graphic design services, computer equipment, instruments, vocal coaching and disc manufacturing. Ultimately, the site will give users new insights into how they can leverage online connections and relationships to expand their reach and build more profitable enterprises.

"There are so many different avenues and revenue channels that artists can take advantage of online now," said Marlo Frierson, chief executive officer of DigiMusicBids.com. "We specialize in artists services for the digital age and aim to help artists and businesses connect, grow their brands, and become successful by bringing multiple resources into one online marketplace. Our online auction model gives artists and companies access to more competitively priced goods and services so they have more money to invest in their goals."

In recent years, many musicians and music industry professionals have utilized sites such as eBay.com, Craigslist.org and Elance.com to find affordable equipment, services and other resources. However, designed for mainstream consumer use, these sites can be cumbersome for music industry professionals seeking resources specific to their craft. To mitigate this problem, DigiMusicBids.com provides streamlined access to the resources musicians and music industry professionals most commonly search for on the web.

Once registered on the site, users can search for professionals or products, create projects to solicit bids for services, find or post music industry jobs, post items for sale or launch their own PPI or PPC advertising campaign. Unique to DigiMusicBids.com is a dedicated channel for the sale of beats, which can be searched and sorted by genre and licensing terms. This feature allows producers to shop their tracks to more artists, and artists to purchase tracks for their next demo, mixtape or album without breaking the bank.

To ensure that all sellers and service providers deliver high-quality goods and services, DigiMusicBids.com features a provider portfolio so that potential buyers can review work samples prior to selecting a provider. The site also features a rating and feedback tool, which generates a visible feedback score on all service providers' and sellers' profiles.

Networking has always been a key strategy for musicians and music industry professionals who want to be on the cutting edge of the industry, and is a key benefit of participating in the DigiMusicBids.com community. Members can connect via private messaging, as well as the site's forum. The forum provides a venue for music industry players and rising stars from across the globe to discuss recent trends, seek advice and feedback, connect for projects, get additional exposure and promote new music, opportunities and events. The forum's categories are: News & Announcements; New Member Introductions; Promotions and Marketing; Producers' Exchange; Touring 101; A&R Meeting Room; and Managers' Mix. Also included is the Feedback and Suggestions category which will be used to help drive the evolution of the website.

"We want to empower musicians, smaller labels and businesses, and help level the playing field by providing them with the resources they need to accomplish their goals and compete in the global marketplace," said Frierson. "One way to ensure that we're meeting this goal is to listen closely to the members of our community and use their feedback to determine how our site can better serve them. We're committed to helping independent musicians, labels and small businesses thrive, and look forward to helping advance the way musicians and music industry professionals do business online."

For more information or to register for DigiMusicBids.com, visit http://www.digimusicbids.com. Free Basic membership plans for service providers are available. Individual, Gold and Platinum plans vary in price.

About DigiMusicBids.com
Based in Charlotte, N.C., DigiMusicBids.com is the first online marketplace and network for music industry professionals and businesses. The site facilitates online bidding on services and goods, and delivers cost-effective solutions to help companies build brand recognition and reputations, and give musicians greater access to critical resources and business opportunities. For more information, visit http://www.digimusicbids.com.

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