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|Posted: Sat Jan 17, 2009 5:09 pm Post subject: Updated and Clarified Mission of the SLMC
|Mission of the Second Life« Music Community forums
The mission of this forum is to provide a central place where people can find, share and exchange information and ideas for running venues, streaming music, finding events to attend and, most importantly, communicating the very existence of the music scene in Second Life« to those who don't know attending a music event is a fun option to experience in Second Life«.
This Forum is a virtual building where people can meet to discuss the issues surrounding the creation, presentation and marketing of music in Second Life« and to find information about these activities. áNo actions or rules are made or enforced upon the Community as a result of anything that is discussed in this Forum and anyone choosing to participate or merely listen in is free to do so.
Who is the Second Life« Music Community?
The "Community" referred to in the forum name is ALL of the people in Second Life who enjoy and participate in its music scene. áThese may be fans, promoters, venue owners, content creators, DJs, VJs or musicians and they may or may not ever hear of or visit this forum. áParticipation in this forum is NOT a requirement to be a part of this Community. áThere is no implication of any other entity or grouping of people intended by the name of this Forum.
Think of the SLMC Forum this way, most neighborhoods in real life have a Community Center where people can go to participate in sports and various classes and where meetings on topics of general interest to those living in the neighborhood are held. áThe purpose of these Community Centers is to create a place for people living in the neighborhood to gather, participate in the things the Center offers, learn stuff and meet their neighbors. áThat's all it is; a building in which these things can be done. You can go there and participate or not, but chances are, there are many ways you benefit from the existence of that Community Center whether you actively use and support it or not. á
Founding of the Second Life« Music Community?
This forum grew out of the the MusicDev thread founded by Linden Labs following conversations at the SLCC 2007 where it came to be understood that 80% (yes, we all know about stats) of the residents in SL had never even heard of Live Music and thought that music in SL was all about streaming MP3s or radio stations to a parcel, perhaps with a DJ. áThe point to the MusicDev thread was to get some Linden recognition for the issues facing the music community in Second Life and to help get word out to that other 80% of SL residents that there is music being performed and streamed live into Second Life.
As of this writing, on an average evening there are approximately 70,000 people logged into Second Life. áDuring any given hour in the SL evening (using SLT), there are 25-50 shows going on. áAcross all those shows áthere are fewer than 500 total people attending live music events (see note below). áThis means that 99.29% of the people logged into Second Life on an average evening don't know they can attend a live music event, don't understand what a live music event is or they aren't interested.
Although the SLMC has made a great deal of progress in the 16 months since it's founding, apparently, there is still a great deal of work to do.
Note: Total people attending live music events is based upon mapping all shows listed in the Live Music Events search and counting the numbers on the sponsoring sims on many evenings over a period of approximately 6 months. áThis figure is an approximation and an educated guess and is not intended to be absolute or scientifically generated. This count has been limited to events featuring a live musician, figures for music events featuring a DJ or VJ may differ significantly.
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