Country music has among the most loyal fans of any music genre. More than that, for many, country music is a lifestyle. So a music social network brings together people who share more than just musical taste; they share a way of life.
Digital Rodeo (www.digitalradio.com) bills itself as having been the first social network dedicated to the music scene. It offers videos, music and exclusive interviews with artists as well as a “neighbors” – fellow country fans.
The DH Network (www.thedhnetwork.com) began as a hobby site then expanded to encompass four country related web sites. CMNB – Music News Blog; Country Concert information including tour dates, setlists, and opening acts; DH Country Music which features independent and small-label artists; and DH Family, a music social network.
Country fans Rick Burgess and Greg Roth, created My Country Space, (mycountryspace.com) a gathering spot for country music enthusiasts. The site was also designed for the music lifestyle. The founders spent three years researching what fans wanted in a social networking site dedicated to music. The site was designed to enhance the experience for all users. My Country Space is similar to sites like MySpace and Facebook in that its features include e-mailing, blogging, messages and photos. The site also breaks down membership into titles such as artist, management, promoter and songwriter so members can identify other members and see what they do.
Members can create special-interest groups on the site and new recording artists will have access for promotion of their music to site members.