I recently checked in with some old CD Baby clients and customers.
Many emailed back saying things like:
- “I’m running a venue here in Boston that’s always looking for good folk artists.”
- “We have good-paying gigs 4 nights a week, but our singer is moving. Know someone good?”
- “I have a radio show in Sydney, so if you want to send me some music...”
Unfortunately, all of this is just chaotically in my email inbox. I have no way to organize these opportunities. I can’t keep it all in my head.
I’ve been planning on making KarmaList an open database of music industry contacts.
But now I’m thinking I should also make it an organized list of who’s looking for what.
I’d hire someone to go back through my email archive, and update the database with who’s looking and who’s offering. Visit URLs and validate everything, then post it on KarmaList, if they say OK.
(Maybe I’ll make it invitation-only, so the website will just be verified high-quality listings?)
I do all this for fun, not money, so it will always be completely free. (No ads, either.)
But because I’m making this more for you than me, I might as well ask first:
Any wish-list for this kind of service?