We’re Music Gateway, and we’re here to change some things.
You’re a musician, you may be thinking about pursuing a career in music, you may have already started your journey in the industry, you may even be a professional by now. Either way, there are some bridges you’re going to have to cross.
These bridges are something so common in the music industry, yet no-one’s bothered to address them. Networking can be a problem for many, you may find your pool of contacts is so local and you can’t seem to break out of it. You may find this is a reason why the work opportunities available to you are too few and far between to progress your career in music at the rate you want it to. Obviously, if you’re the passionate type, your pool of contacts will grow in time, but it’s this slow progression that ensures you have a tough journey ahead.
Slow progression is the norm. Lack of work opportunities is the norm. Lack of contacts is the norm. Well it will be for most until they discover Music Gateway, that much is for certain.
Music Gateway is a new business platform - a free to register service that connects the people to the projects. Work opportunities and collaboration opportunities are delivered on a world-wide scale to all those involved in the process of making music. We’re not about followers, we’re not about social media, we’re about making music with others.
Feeling like you need to branch out? Do it.
Don’t start thinking you’re not in the position to travel or work anywhere but your local scene, this is a mindset that will crush your progression in the music industry. With Music Gateway you don’t need to be in the position to travel outside your local area, or even another country. We’ve got all you need to connect, work and collaborate right here at Musicgateway.net, it doesn’t matter if you’re the other side of the world.
This isn’t some far-fetched promise... we’re not politicians, we’re musicians. We’re here to change the way musicians connect and work together, we’re here to open the doors that were previously locked, we’re giving you the key that money used to buy.
Here’s how we do it
Users post a Project detailing for what they’re looking for, be it a guitarist, bassist, drummer, percussionist, singer, woodwind, string section, sound engineer, producer, songwriter, composer, anything they need to complete their project. It could simply be someone looking for a collaborative partner, or someone looking to have their tracks mastered. There will be a wealth of paid work and collaborations available to users. Users will then apply for that position, you’ll know if they’re the right person for your project because you’ll get to hear their previous work. You choose to either hire someone one a fixed fee basis or collaborate, either way you select the skills you need, your budget, timescale and tag your audio and detail the description to your Project posting. You choose your applicant(s), but what if they’re not local? We’ve got that sorted...
We’ve got our own unique workspace right here on musicgateway.net, each project has its own private space. In this workspace you can work and collaborate with others involved in the project. In Music Gateway’s unique work space you can:
• Share & manage audio files
• Upload the work-in-progress for the other workers to listen to and make time specific notes/comments and feedback
• Upload MIDI files and anything else you need to provide to your project workers.
So, let's say you are in need of a lyricist. No-one in your local area was as perfect for your project as the one you chose, the fact that there was an ocean between you was simply not a problem.
• You communicated your ideas
• you worked out what you wanted to do with the project together
• you laid down all your ideas via our unique work-space
• you worked on the track together via the internet
• made a few tweaks exactly where you needed them because time specific comments were visual and easy to understand
Dealing with the wealth of paid opportunities
For this particular project you were offering paid work... We’ve got this process covered too. We keep both parties safe, because we know how easy it is to be taken advantage of by, let's say people who don't have the music business at their heart. When the project is finished, we handle both the money and the audio to make sure that both parties get what was originally agreed using our secure E-Wallet system.