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MusoMap: Google Maps Meets Twitter For Musicians

Screen Shot 2012-08-28 at 10.43.04 AMThe ways that musicians seek out and find their creative
collaborators have come a long way in the digital space. There now exist a
number of sites that go well beyond Craigslist and focus specifically on connecting
musicians
, and each has its own unique value offering. One such site that made
its way onto our radar is MusoMap, a cool and interactive Google Map that puts the focus on getting in
touch with musicians far and wide and starting a conversation.


MusoMap is straightforward and simple, which is also
what makes it unique. A user simply opens the Google Map to see a numeric
figure over a particular section of the globe, indicating the number of
musicians in a given area looking to connect with. In the top left corner is a
search bar where the user searches for musicians based on a particular keyword by instrument,
genre, city, name, etc. 

Once you've added
yourself to the map
, musicians
can start talking by sending private
messages received by email, posting on a musicians profile and having it hover
over the right side of the map (like a news feed), or chatting in a similar way
to privately chatting with a friend on Gmail and Facebook. Musicians can also
recommend each other to the “world”.

“Musomap
has already begun to create new opportunities – international exchange
programs, travel ideas, local ensembles & bands, instrument swap &
borrowing, gig sharing, finding teachers, and connecting friends,” said MusoMap
founder Kahne Raja. “The musicians on the map are more often than not talented
and capable, their presence naturally creates a wealth of opportunity.”

On a technical point, Raja sees Musomap as an interest
mashup between Twitter (for musicians), Maps, and Instant messaging / chat. It
took him about a year to build in his free time, and after being live for
four months, it has quickly become a passion of his after the site began to pick up over
800 musicians.

“My ambitious goal is to gather 10,000 live musicians and
launch World Musicians Day on April 6th 2013 in every suburb across the planet,”
Raja said. “My 50 year goal is to build a free online resource to help a
diverse group of musician's connect in a trusting online environment.”

See it for yourself @ MusoMap.com.

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Hisham Dahud is a Senior Analyst for Hypebot.com. Additionally, he is the head of Business Development for Fame House and an independent musician. Follow him on Twitter: @HishamDahud

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  1. I think Muso map is great I met the website owner over a coffee. We both want to create a network for musicians.
    I play guitar but my friend Junichi West (Samuraiguitar) is a great Jazz, latin, Rock, Funk, Fusion player http://www.samuraiguitar.com
    I started a blog called http://www.bubbachunks.com and what I am aiming to do is interview musicians from all over the globe. I am on the team helping Muso map spread the word.
    Cheers,
    Lars

  2. That is wonderful,Much success in helping the musicians around the globe, the musicians that can’t seem to get noticed will surely love that. God bless you in all you do.

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