Music sites have also helped unknown bands get their music heard.
“We posted our music on MySpace,” said Paden Treadway, a senior at Edmond North High School and guitar player for The Intellectronics. “It was funny because we would record onto this old broken video camera and just use the sound off it. Then we would change the file type as an MP3 and put it on. It was like a 20 minute process.”
They have also been a big help when booking music venues.
“I remember when my desk used to be six feet high with CDs to preview of potential bands to book,” said John Estus, talent buyer for a music club in Denton, Texas, and Cut The Chord, an artist management company. “Now I either go to their MySpace, Web site or they send me their music through e-mail.”
Edmond North High School