Steemians Support Open Mic - Musicians Coming Together For New Live Music Curation Project
Music is a universal language that unites us all and Steemians have another way to come together musically.
Steemians Open Mic is a great, new project designed to unite musicians on the Steemit platform.
Since its inception 8 weeks ago, many musicians and singers have donated their talent and time to the project and it looks like it's here to stay for a while.
Here's a few of the many comments and words of encouragement from people who have taken part in Open Mic.
Giving musicians the incentive to post a song on their blog has earned them rewards even if they don't win the Open Mic contest. I have seen them earn some good payouts, but more importantly it's fun.
Some musicians have earned rewards that would make a busker (street musician) very happy.
We're currently on our 9th week of running the project and the list of performers keeps growing, vote counts are up, entries are up and some of the posts have been picked up by the @curie project.
As of today the "openmic" tag is placed at number 31 of the top 100 tags
In addition to the $1544 SBD in payouts this tag has earned for Steemians so far there's also 2500 in Steem Prizes that have been rewarded thanks to @pfunk and myself sponsoring the program, plus additional rewards just for posting an original song.
I'm getting a number of people telling me that they have used the Open Mic contest as an easy way of introducing their musician friends to Steemit and some have joined just to enter Open Mic.
For a musician to make a few bucks playing a song is the coolest feeling in the world and to be able to do that without ever leaving your living room is awesome.
Hearing people sing and play from all over the world is a special bonus.
One way you could help promote Open Mic and possibly attract new users to Steemit in the process is to add a link to your blog entry to the description of your Youtube video when you enter the contest so people not on Steemit can find out about Steemit. Also, adding a link to the contest in your Steemit blog will help people discover about the contest too.
So many people have entered so far and it's just getting started. My plans for the future are:
- Make some promotional videos that could be used to introduce people who are not currently on Steemit to the platform that we can use to recruit musicians to join us
- Best Of Steemians music CD
- More collaboration between musicians across the platform.
Below are all the winning entries over the last 8 weeks. Many more have entered then the ones listed below. These are just the ones who placed 1st, 2nd or 3rd.
I want to thank everyone who entered, upvoted, commented, resteemed and helped spread the word about this fun, inspiring Open Mic contest and encourage you to give it a try, even if you just sing with the radio you can still enter. Here's the link to Open Mic Week 9