Posts Tagged ‘music’
There is so much focus about the online community and the different ways people can connect to each other. I had previously written about online tools for Entrepreneurs. There are so many ways to evaluate the usefulness of new website and the tool set they create.
This week, I thought I would take a look at art-focused websites and the ways they can help that community collaborate online.
- Reel Clever – an online shape where filmmakers can create, managed and collaborate with other on their reel or other projects
- Book Oven – the online space allows writers to make their work available for comment, collaborate with other writers or share it with their closest confidants. It also allows you to review snippets of other works so you don’t have to review an entire work.
- Society6 – probably the best know platform for visual artist that has a system of small grants that can be in the form of money or opportunity.
- Build A Jam – this platform for musicians helps users build a fan base or help musicians living in more remote areas with less musical talent to connect to other to help create music
I am sure there are a ton more arts focused online tools and communities. Any good ones that you belong to or have seen lately?
- Usability disaster story – via Simon Willison
- Sleeveface – meme that makes use of those old LP covers
- Another doomed music start-up? – via Mashable
- A not so-doomed music start-up? – via Julie
- It’s Hot or Not, but for websites
- Launch your own LIVE 24/7 television station thanks to Mogulus
Blogged with Flock
Flock 0.9 launched this week, coming out of testing, and the Flock website has got an overhaul (to mixed reviews) as well. Even after testing ended, Flock is still my default browser at work. A couple of things were still missing from this release for me as I’ve upped my blogging, but I found an add-on that seems to be filling the gap.
Blog+ is an add-on from mctones and has a plethora of goodies for the blogger, including:
- XFN on links
- a microformats hCalendar
- tagging alternatives including Technorati
- ability to have the Flock blogging window in a lower pane
Something else I came across, thanks to Warren Ellis, was TUN3R.com. This online worldwide radio organizer lets you skim through stations, much like finding those crazy Euro stations at the end of the dial when I was younger, or search for artists or genres. The stations sound better in iTunes than streaming through the browser and TUN3R lets you open one you’ve found in a lot of different players with one click.