Top 5 Reasons Why Musicians Classified Ads Suck
Musicians Classified Ads are the most popular method of connecting with musicians in todays high-tech world.
Why? Well to put it bluntly. .. its easy.
All you have to do is write a few lines describing which type of musician youre looking for and youre done. From there you just wait for responses.
However, along with everything else that is easy, just about anyone can do it and as expected, they do. And with that brings along a whole new set of challenges for serious musicians when attempting to find others for your band.
So today were going to talk about the Top 5 Reasons Why Musicians Classified Ads Suck!
5) Too Much Noise-
If you were to look at any Musicians Classified Ad section youll notice that there are just too many ads. It has become way too hard to compete with all of the other noise that screams for your potential band mates attention. At best youll only get a handful of responses and chances are that it will be too late when you realize youve wasted your time auditioning musicians who arent up to snuff.
4) Musicians Wanted Ads Are Needy-
Maybe youve never thought about it, or maybe its just never been brought to your attention, but the average Musicians Classified Ad is extremely needy sounding. Think about it most of them are titled Guitarist Wanted or Drummer Needed.
When musicians seek out others from a frame of need or want, they usually only connect with other needy musicians who desperately want to be in a band. Mot of the time the people you connect with would rather just try to sound cool and say Yeah, Im in a band, than actually be a contributing and valued member of a band.
3) There Is Nothing In It For The Musicians You Seek.
Most Musicians Classified Ads are written in a manner that basically says Me, me, me. Blah, blah, blah. Call for a demo, or something to that effect. 9 times out of 10 there are no reasons given why a musician should even respond in the first place. Most Musicians Classified Ads never offer anything that would make a talented player stop and think, Wow! That sounds like a great band for me to join!
2) There Are More People Posting Than There Are Responding.
Some Musicians Classified Ad Sections are split into 2 groups: The first being the Musicians Wanted group and the second is the Musicians Available group. Usually there are 20 times as many Wanted ads as there are Available Ads. This means that most band never connect with the right musicians and the top players have to sort through a million and one needy band ads to find a band worthy of their talent. It doesnt long for either party to get fed up and jaded to the whole process.
And The #1 Reason Why Musician Classified Ads Suck Is:
1) Musician Classified Ads Dont Require Any Talent, Skill, or Dedication To Post.
As mentioned in the opening of this article, posting Musicians Classifieds Ads is extremely easy. In fact any old chump can do it. The problem is that because of the ease of use associated with these ad sections, the field gets cluttered with so many unqualified players that its really hard for the truly dedicated, skilled and talented players to stand above all of the other noise and identify themselves as the true leaders of the music community.
The truth is that the internet had leveled the playing field for everyone. Regardless of talent or experience level, every musician has an equal chance of having an ad at the top of the list.
Not that this is a bad thing every musician has a right to start a band. However there needs to be a way for the truly dedicated musicians to make themselves known amidst all of the other noise. And luckily there is one.
As someone who has faced and overcome these challenges with my own band, Ive decided to share my secrets to dominating musicians classified ad sections with you.
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