AUSTIN, TEXAS — March 14, 2005 — Buzznet Inc., developers of the leading photoblog community Buzznet.com, today announced the availability of Buzznet Music, a new area of the site developed exclusively for artists, bands and concert promoters to communicate with fans and the Buzznet community. Attendees of the 12th annual South By Southwest (SXSW) Interactive Festival and Conference are also invited to post photos from the conference to the SXSW section of the Buzznet Music site.
With Buzznet Music (buzznet.com/music), artists and fans can interact with each other to share their experiences on tour, in the studio and any other setting. Artists are set up with a custom photo gallery where they can post digital and mobile phone pictures from the road, also enjoying photos and comments added by fans.
“One of the most amazing aspects of music isn’t aural at all. It’s the sense
of community fans feel and share when they meet or see a fellow fan of the same artist,” said Marc Brown, Buzznet President. “Chats, message boards, band sites and music downloads have been around for some time. Adding Buzznet will take the artist to a whole new level.”
Marketing features of Buzznet Music include promotional space, a list of tour dates, direct links to a music/video player and the artist’s website, and tools to track statistics on fan visits, sign-ups and usage. Artists can also easily and instantly add up-to-the-minute content to their page from the road, keeping communication with fans fresh.
Marc Brown will moderate the “Taking Your Act on The Road With Mobile Technology” panel at the SXSW Conference Tuesday, March 15. He will lead a discussion about new mobile technology applications that are enabling artists, labels, agencies and other like-minded groups to go beyond the simple message boards and static band sites of the past. SMS messaging, photoblogging and social networks are creating new ways for today's artists to provide a virtual backstage pass to the online audience.
About Buzznet Inc.
Los Angeles-based Buzznet Inc. creates and maintains Buzznet.com, a vibrant web and mobile photoblogging community. Buzznet also develops the Buzznet Photocommunication platform -- the first software of its kind. Closely held Buzznet Inc. was founded in 2003 by Marc Brown and Anthony Batt, who are experts in software development, design and management of major content distribution networks. For more information, visit Buzznet, Inc. online at buzznet-inc.com.
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