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Ning: Create Your Own Music Community

November 16, 2008

 

We all know there’s a new social networking site popping up every 5 minutes. Some last a couple minutes, some become Facebook.

 What if you could create your own social networking site, revolving around your music??

That’s exactly what NING.com is all about. They actually let you build your own online community with them. K’naan, a hip hop artist, is using his ning site as his official site and linking out to his other online sites (YouTube, MySpcace, Bebo, etc…).

The site’s a little busy in my opinion, but what I like about it is that if you want more access, you gotta sign up to be part of his tribe.  There’s work involved if you want to find out more. At first I thought that was foolish, but the more I think about it, I realize it’s a great way to build a list of REAL fans. It weeds out the rest.

Signing up for sites is a pain in the ass and a lot of people abandon the process because it seems so tedious. If someone signs up, that means they have a solid interest in what you or the site has to offer.

Take Control of Your Music,

Hoover

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. November 17, 2008 9:17 pm

    My personal opinion is this doesn’t reflect the need for people to network without barriers imposed from the outside. Especially in these times of social aggregation, I’m not sure what the return would be on the time investment you’d have to make for a ning.com site.

    I do agree with your point though about the people who DO make it into the community. They have shown a certain level of commitment…or bullheadedness. 🙂

  2. November 18, 2008 4:32 am

    Yeah,

    I don’t think you should JUST do the whole exclusive tribe thing, but I like the idea of real fans having more access than casual fans.

    Cheers!

    Hoover

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