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The new design works great and solved a lot of issues. The site could be better known in my country (Norway). More activity directed at social web?
Musician Profiles-A very important feature to add would be an option for a secondary instrument. These days I consider myself to be a vocalist as much as a drummer. This is actually quite common. Diana Krall, Nat King Cole, George Benson, Harry Connick Jr., etc. When people that know nothing about The Brad Allen Trio see my upcoming performance, they will assume it's an insttumental only group. This hurts my promotional efforts because jazz audiences really respond well to jazz vocalists. It's one of my unique selling points.
Embed an audio player into the profile so we can have an exclusive jazz community that is a little more focused than myspace. :)
I would love to upload photos. But, the guidelines make it difficult seeing that most artists have their pictures taken by professionals and therefore I can't take credit for them. There has to be a way that we can change that aspect of the picture upload section. That would be wonderful.
Digital download (music and charts) software that can be placed in everybody's site, preferably integrable with the google cart. For example. -google check out on site, person orders download. -payment through google with percentage to AAJ -google sends url/key to customer directed to AAJ This could be big, and nobody has offered it as a fully integrable function with the google cart system. Contact me if you would like to work on this, I will lend a helping hand. Best, Marc
More explanations about the template for discographies would be great.
For the "Buy" section in my discography could the link for "Impossible Things" lead to this link: https://corriedick.bandcamp.com/album/impossible-things ?
It would be helpful to have a monthly tally of visitors to profiles and recording labels which is consistent. I have noticed that this information is not always available in the case now of my profile, and previously one or both recording labels.
Hi. When the profile s viewed, there is a TAB for News. I cannot locate a button to update the press review link that shows when News is selected. Where do we update the press link?
As a traveling vocalist, I often wonder why no one talks about what's going on with Jazz from a traveling Jazz musician's point of view. Only the highest level, labeled artist seem to be covered here. Ever thought of an AAJ Jr? Or a video entertainment show with someone on the ground who can report what's actually happening in the Jazz clubs around the world? Consider me!
. . . a listing of venues, global, owners are marketed to register as being pro- jazz-gig event spaces - musos can comment on how it is to perform there . . .
There are 2 Carl Maguire and there is already discography of another Carl Maguire. We need two separate Carl Maguire account. Thank you.
Make the editing pages where when you have to go and gather information or simply upload a photo, you do not have to reenter all the info you've already entered before that point. I had to upload pictures came back and all of my info was gone and I had to start all over a few times. At least have a "save" button where your info is stored without having to "Submit" leave the page and comeback to enter the next section. Thank you.
Enable calendar subscribing so that musicians can enter all of their calendar info on a calendar client that can be subscribed to, such as Google Calendar, Apple iCal or a WebDAV service.
I suggest a blog where musicians can directly chat with each other in every state and suggest moderates to cover that task for you so it doesn't task your webmaster. Just a thought! I am also preparing to hold a Musicians Open Forum for which I have a face book page in the Houston, TX area. This forum will meet at the Up Town Galleria Center at the Tasting Room. I've not set the time or the place yet, but I plan on securing one of the private areas for a Sunday afternoon, and once we get organized. My plans are to assemble teams to rotate and play music there at the wine bar. For the intermission, we will allow other musicians to audition for future slots. We will get paid for those gigs. Our core meeting monthly will be during the week to relax and channel and support each other and form trios and help each other with gigs. It is difficult for ensembles to create the balance they seek. This is one way to work it out. I'll be in touch!
Perhaps some phone interviews, then post them for all to hear.
When I try to manage the musician page, it doesn't have an option for managing their photos. The Photo Admin only lets me manage my photos. How do I manage the photos on the page for which I am an editor/admin?
Make it possible to update a profile photo. My photo is of someone I don't know. I upload my desired photo but it doesn't change. The stranger is still there. I've tried it a number of times today and gave up.
On reviews, it would be helpful to have individual links to the musicians profiles in addition to the band. Also, incorporating soundcloud widgets / etc would be amazing!!
The "willing to teach" designation is misleading ... when I make my selection when editing my profile, it says "Willing to teach the following levels up" which makes sense. But the result visible to the public on my profile simply says "Willing to teach ... beginners" which implies that I'm only willing to teach beginners. Should clearly state: "will teach beginners through advanced," or something like that.
a troubleshooting page for photo/profile problems would be great, thanks!
I recommend making it more straight-forward to download images in one's profile for AAJ (ie. not ask for a URL).
How about a category for photographers? I'm a music photographer as well and I'd love to be able to network here amongst musicians.
If AAJ has Japanese language site,Japanese jazz fans will be so happy, because many tourists from Japan to come to New York to listen to Jazz.
Not sure yet how to upload a song im sure when i get a great one ready i will figure it out--Thanks
It would be great for the calendar widget to have the option to import/sync to a served ical-calendar.
maybe have a link to emails I get here to be linked to my email address so I can respond to them in a timely manner? Thanks for all of your improvements to the site!
Please add more genres to your list of 'Primary Genres', eg. New Jazz, M-Base, Avant-Jazz, Bebop, Hard Bop, Freebop, Post Bop, World-Jazz, Third-Stream.
Add an option to provide a link that joins the Facebook like button on my AAJ profile to my Facebook Band page. This way, likes I get for my music on AAJ are displayed across my Social Media presence. The tool is available to all Facebook users. Just click 'Resources' from your edit Band page page, click "Use Social plug-ins" under 'Connect with People', click the 'like' button resource, and enter your band url. You can then copy out the src in the iframe to post to AAJ and the likes you get here are reflected on Facebook. Only difficult step is registering the AAJ Website as a Developer's App so Facebook accepts the incoming data, if not already done. One more step, but really not that hard. Some people will have to learn how to add this resource or ask for help from a friend, but to the people who are savvy it makes all the difference. It's another step in the right direction for AAJ.
A portal whereby festival organisers could scout musicians and bands through the AAJ website for potential concert performances.
Improved aesthetics and usability are never a bad thing. Invest in a redesign that will stand the test of time... not that it looks awful. I've definitely seen worse. But it needs to feel like a place you want to hang your hat in, and right now it doesn't to me. Money is always an issue, but if you can find the right designer for the right price it will pay off in the long run.
Cover alternative jazz forms,...artists like William Orbit for instance. Some may argue that my material isn't jazz but let's not forget John Scofield's argument for Jimi Hendrix! FYI: Sources have claimed that Miles Davis and Hendrix were discussing a possible collaboration before Jimi's death.
Make a musician space to make contact each other. To record, play or simply travel to their different countries. And exchange ideas, styles, songs...
Create a CD review/submission staff. People that can give reviews of CD's... a place for us independent up and coming jazz artists to get their CD reviewed...
Finding it difficult to upload photos between 2-3mb, and the data base for the band members is faulty. I keep getting the wrong personnel on gigs.
Make it so you can post multiple events in one day on the calendar!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It would be great that there are more easier ways to interact each other within Jazz communities and associates around the world for business affairs. Jazz Social Networking model that is more sophisticated like other genres of music have been already very successful with. We would like to see more the Key for Classical Jazz to preserve and Modern Jazz to thrive in US music world. We would like to see more corporations and collaborations happening in Jazz communities!
I'm a young musician just heading off to college and haven't gotten a chance to look at much on this website, but I'm always having trouble finding good chord changes. If its not here already, that might be something to incorporate.
The Field 'Latest album cover art URL' is disables (contains text 'Figuur'. If click, a message apear: internal error (to go to http:/// ) > with 3 slashes. Regards,
Consider a 'Letters to the Editor' listing. You may edit the information I have given above. I thank you for your consideration. Incidentally, Harry is a little reclusive which is why so little is known about him. I feel it's time to say something nice about him after all these years. You have my letter 'Hats Off To Harry!' So take it from there. Thanks again for your consideration. Herb Stark
An AAJ sponsored physical (or more than one) locale for meeting, hanging, latte-ing, maybe jamming....ie, an actual social contact place for musicians and public. I did the booking and advertising for a local lounge (no longer open) doing one night (only) per week. That one evening was quite successful (though one evening wasn't enough to keep the place afloat. A cafe-style would, I think, work better (wider age access, if nothing else).