I’m also thinking about these things for a few months now. Thinking how you can achieve an online place where you can answer to most (if not all) of these wishes. you could divide it up into 3 category’s. Forum/library/collaboration. I’ve been doing some research about how sites work, and what options you have. A friend of mine has his own company, and is quite the computer wizz. No really, he’s a freak. And after talking with him about an idea I had for this crazy site that incorporates it all, it turned out, that if you really want to make something like this work properly. It means you basically need a whole team, and investors. If you want an income from adds, you need 10’s of 1000’s of people visiting your site daily. If you want a site where you can have a forum, a library and a workplace, where every one can have there own profile and do actual business for money, you are easily paying 10 to 15k for the site alone. Then you need a control centre to manage the site which costs an additional few k. But a site like that also needs constant management.
BUT, I think IF you do it like that, and you create a good platform where people can sell there services, then at least you got something that motivates people to stay interactive. If by form of topics, you can advert your project. Like for instance, you are in need of a female vocal on your trance song, you can create a topic stating that, and maybe offer money to the one that eventually end’s up on that record.
If put all this stuff and more into a private message to a few of this site “senior” members, but there hasn’t been much enthusiasm I guess.
I’m willing to be an owner in this kind of a project, but like I said, you need a team. Cause to be fair, time is money, and every one needs an income. I’d love to have something like this combined with own music making and such to be my income, but then again, you need a team.
Badges and all is cool and fun, but we are not any more. Money sounds more interesting. To bad though, but it is what it is. I want to make music all day, but then I cant pay off my house. Create a platform where musicians can find each other, and with the right promo I think you got yourself a golden idea.
Would be sad if people created a site like this without me, but I guess I cant stop that But you wouldn’t know what you where missing out on
I want to create and I want to provide, I’m sick of talking about it.