Making a Scene Celebrates 6 Years of Publication!
It was May 1 2014 when I launched Making a Scene and since that day it has been one hell of a ride! We have been through 4 hosting services because of the growth of traffic which now averages over 8 million page reads a month! Our weekly Newsletter has a subscription base of over 24,000 subscribers (You can add your name below) and now all our content is now being delivered to the Google News Network! We would really appreciate it if you would Add us to your favorites in Google News
Our Independent Blues Awards have showcased the work of touring artists who are creating new original music rooted in the blues and this year we will be adding the Independent Americana/Country Awards to showcase the touring artists and songwriters who are created great original roots music! Voting on both the independent Blues Awards and the Independent Americana/Country Awards will begin on June 1!
Making a Scene Virtual Venue
This year, as a celebration of our 6 years of publication and recognizing the struggles the Indie Artist is having during the complete shutdown of the Gig Economy, we have opened our “Making a Scene” facebook page as a virtual venue.
If you are an indie artist and you would like to schedule a slot to perform send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org!
This weekend we will be hosting a Stellar lineup of artists who will perform Friday, Saturday and Sunday! We ask that you either donate to the artist to help them through this crisis, or make a donation to Musicares Covid Relief Fund. So, Like our Facebook page and stay informed of who is performing and when you can tune in!
The Lineup for this weekends show is:
Friday, May 1, 2020
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Saturday, May 2, 2020
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Sunday, May 3, 2020
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
We have published over 4,100 posts and we have prided ourselves on posting new content every single day for 6 years! Of those posts, over 1,000 of those were interviews with indie artists and industry professionals and over 1500 them were CD Reviews! We are read in over 60 countries and on all continents, (though we have yet to break into the Greenland Market). Not bad for a bunch of crazy musicians, producers, engineers and Music Fans!
Of course I could not do this alone. Our CD review staff works tirelessly to review the best in Roots, Americana, Jazz, Funk, Soul, Rock, Blues, and so much more! I would like to thank them all!
Richard Ludmerer, Jim Hynes, Viola Krose Rhetta Akamatsu Adam Signore and Gerry Casey
THANK YOU, without your efforts Making a Scene would not be what it is today!
As always every anniversary we take a look back at our top 10 posts of all time! I always find this interesting as it helps us understand what attracts our readers to Making a Scene over and over again. The most revealing statistic is the #1 page on our site year after year is our home page. This means our readers come the home page to see what is new!
Here is this years Top 10 Posts of all time
- Merchandising your Band
- Selling the Blues
- Build your own Speaker Stands
- Review of the Slate Everything Bundle
- Review of the Behringer Xair Mixers
- Review of the Indie Bible
- Writing a Business Plan for your Music
- Is ASCAP hurting Music Venues
- The Blues Dancing Movement
- Mixing Reference Tools Compared
By looking at the top 10 and reviewing our top posts overall it seems you all love to see gear reviews and music business articles. We will be making sure we bring you more in depth gear reviews and articles on Music Business a we move into year 7! We are dedicated to giving you the information you need to take your music business to the next level.
This is why Making a Scene is the #1 Resource for the Indie Artist and the Fans that Love them!