MusicIDB Release Notes

by Brian B.

This relaunch of our site included the changing of the name from MusicIDB.com, to MusicIDB.com // The Music Industry Database.

MusicIDB.com is now built as a calendar, messaging and contracting platform at its core.

Features for Bookers, Artists and Everyone Else

  • User Location Filtering so if you are not logged in, you will be served items within 100 miles of your IP’s known location on Artist List, Gig List, Event List and Venue List, if you are logged in you can set an account preference for distance on these pages.  This means if you are a booker in a part of the country who has not yet adopted MusicIDB.com, you can use the database without seeing loads of New England events, you’ll only see things in the database that are within 100 miles of your area unless you adjust the radius on one of those pages.  MusicIDB.com will work for you, where-ever you are in the United States.
  • Radius Search so you can pull up Artists within 30 miles of Boston for example, available on Artist List, Gig List, Event List and Venue List
  • Major Update to Aesthetic of Site, focusing on subtle improvements without drastic changes in the basic site functionality existing users are familiar with
  • Adding Shows, browsing the Artist List, Event List, Venue List and Opportunity list all set up properly for use on a mobile device
  • Cleaned up List Screens to show more on the screen at once
  • New Account Navigation Panel allows instant access to each of your pages, calendars, and mailboxes
  • Infinite Scrolling on all list screens instead of “next page” (so just scroll down to see more)
  • Site has been moved to a scale-able server stack to allow for unrestricted growth

Features for Bookers (Promoters and Venue Managers)

  • Dashboard Calendar to manage your events!  Expect functionality similar to Google Calendar, add new shows, turn booking on and off as needed on any date, and tag/un-tag artists from the same screen.  Previously you could not modify artists of any event without loading the event page itself.
  • Dashboard Mailbox to view all messages, which is sortable, searchable and provides a great work-flow experience. Messaging that was built for live music.
  • Quick-Add Artists – Adding Events allows tagging new or exists artists without separately “adding artists to the database.
  • Events and Gig Opportunities now created with the same form, so you never have to think of clicking a separate button based on your needs, events are events, and each can be “announced” to appear throughout the database on tagged artists, venues companies and integrated widgets, or booking can be switched on to allow artist inquiries.
  • Genie Draw Calculator on  manage gig screen will automatically populate based on distance of artist from venue and fan metrics
  • Tagging artists and venues appear in dropdown instead of slide-out on right side, which resolves issues for some users with narrow screens and older browsers
  • Premium-Feature – Sort Artists by Facebook Like Count, temporarily exposed for user-testing.   (Show “Rock artists near Boston in order by Facebook like count” for example)

 Features for Artists

  • Dashboard Calendar to manage your events!  Expect functionality similar to Google Calendar except you can tag any venue to make your show appear on the venues page if they haven’t added it already
  • Dashboard Mailbox to view all messages, which is sortable, searchable and provides a great work-flow experience. Messaging that was built for live music.
  • Interested Checkbox to Submit to Gigs  – this means you can apply to gig opportunities without writing a message, just to share with a booker that you have interest in their event, so they can start the conversation.  Artists are still able to submit a message the same way as before if they prefer.  Since you may represent multiple artists, you will have to choose a default artist account first time you note that you are interested, and there is a 2-click process to confirm the artist selection on each gig when you represent multiple artists.
  • Not Interested Close Button for gigs that are not of interest on Gig List to prevent seeing events you are not interested in when returning to the Gig Opportunities list page.
  • Tag Notifications – if your claimed artist listing is tagged on an event, you will receive an email notifying you that your event is being promoted on  MusicIDB.com

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