One of my motivations for conducting research on the transmission of music knowledge online was a desire to create and build something that will bridge the divide I perceived between those who know music, and those who wants to know about music. I was dumbfounded by all the ways people could be connected with the technology that exists today, but did not. I don’t blame it on the people, I attribute it to the fact that there are no tools designed specifically with these two groups in mind. This thought has percolated in my mind for some time, and unbeknown to me, it would be with the 100th post on this blog that I feel ready to share with you what has come of the long gestation.
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As I jumped back into the performing arts community in various capacities since last fall, coming up with a way of applying my theoretical knowledge to solve real life problems was always on my mind. I have been sharing my writing, design and communication skills to help local and independent groups gain a little more exposure and execute the marketing vision they had but for lack of resources and know-how. The more I became involved, the more I learned about the every-day challenges they were facing. My own independent research gave me further insight into the common issues that music professionals encountered. The more I listened, the clearer I heard and understood the everyday struggles of performing artists.