johnnya wrote:yea maybe seperate areas for beginners, for pictures, and so forth, the main area would be for those who have pic, mp3, video or like you said something to work with.
ITA! As a newbie to this site I have been flipping thru the topics and this one I find interesting
I am a 29 y/o singer with little professional training but been performing since I was young in various venues. There was another point raised by - claude
- in which I feel someone like myself would fit:
"In the end it depends on what you're looking for, if you're looking for a professional musician to tour with I agree that you can pobably ignore those without music samples. But that doesn't mean that those without clips are lesser musicians, they're just looking for something different. "
I don't want professional musicians looking to tour (for example)contacting me for a few reasons. First, I have a family that I am not willing to leave at this point to pursue a career in the music industry, and also I don't feel I would be material that they would need in order for them to pursue their
career in the music industry, kwim? So, I personally like to keep my profile basic so that it is not misleading in any way.
Now with that being said, I sure know what you're getting at with the posers n' flakes! I just had a jam with a guitar player/songwriter that was beyond disapointing (to be nice), and seems to have caused me the loss of a bass player *sigh* So, definately the seperate areas for differing levels of musicianship would be an efficient way to make searching easier & weed out the "big talkers"...and also will probably force some of us who want to take our music futher to get serious about making audio files
My two cents...