Being listed on Sydney
Music Web is free.
There is, however, an initial setup fee for all new applications.
This is a 'one off' fee with no further cost to members. Your listing stays put as long as long as the site is up and
There is no extra charge for updating your details eg, phone,
Sydney Music Web was designed as a
community resource for musicians, bands and music associated businesses. It is
also provides opportunity to build a stronger network for musicians and to
help promote live music in Sydney.
The website has been running for over 5 years. It has grown from 10
pages to a 50 page resource which now averages over 20,000 page views per
month. Nearly 50% of search engine referrals come from Google (world wide),
around 25% from Yahoo and the remainder from Search MSN, Alta Vista, Dogpile,
AOL, Exite and various others.
The directory includes listings for Musicians, Bands, Orchestras, Jazz
Musicians, Artists, Music Shops, Music Teachers, Sound Hire, Record Companies,
Technicians, Publishers, Agents, Recording Studios, Rehearsal Studios, Lighting,
Agents, Producers, Engineers, Music Organisations, Links and more. part from the home page, the 'Musical Instruments' page is consistently the
most popular. The 'Bands' page is around the forth most popular.
*Webmasters Note. A set-up
fee has now become necessary due to the running costs of the website and the
time involved in it's on going maintenance.
Although we were hoping for more support through inquiries for 'enhanced' (paid
for) listings and the possibility of sponsorship through advertising, there is
currently only a handful of such listings on the site and so far no offers from
potential sponsors. An enormous amount of time and effort has willingly been
given in creating and maintaining Sydney Music Web since it's inception five
years ago, but the on going costs of hosting and the number of new applications
we receive plus the numerous requests for changes to listings and other general
inquiries have forced us to review the application process.
As a community music website it is, and has been, well
patronised by musicians and non musicians alike, in fact anyone wishing to book
a band, record their music, learn to play, buy an instrument or use any other
service listed on any one of the 50 pages available on the site. To this end the
website is doing exactly what it was created to do. It is helping people work in
a time when the livelihood of musicians has been heavily effected by many
factors, not the least of which is noise restrictions on venues. We shall
continue to maintain the site and listings are still free. There is just a fee
for setting up new listings*