It's been a while... We hope that you have managed to keep safe and well during what has been a crazy time for all.
We wanted to check in and give you a bit of an update as to where we are at, and also to let you know about how you can start to get moving again and grow your Jambassador network as we begin to look towards coming out of lockdown.
We have taken time during the lockdown period to research and connect with artists to establish what it is they need to survive in a post-COVID-19 industry and are building various new features into JammaMusic.com which focus on digital requirements as well as physical gigs and are currently in the process of implementing:
- A new 'Livestream' function allowing artists to list, promote and advertise
Livestreaming events through Jamma
- A 'Pricelist' feature for artists to set fees for different gig types
(e.g. livestreaming, corporate, local, national, charity)
- Additional digital skill tags for artist job specs
(e.g. production, engineering, remixing & virtual jams)
- Blog 'quick links' are being added to Jamma's home page for quicker access
to digital content
Partner Venue Network
We continue to grow our network of partner venues and have recently put together a 'Venue Survival Kit' which we are introducing to existing and new venue partners as a roadmap of sorts as to how we might work together as we come out of lockdown
You may have noticed that we have been releasing weekly interviews and podcasts since lockdown began as part of our 'Jamma Out Loud!' podcast series, and more recently have been focussing on bite-size website demonstrations to show viewers (in simple terms) how the Jamma website works and how to get the most out of it.
The #KeepLiveAlive petition
We know that the live music scene is going to struggle and that's why we have recently launched our #KeepLiveAlive petition to rally the Government to provide funding for the UK creative/live industry to ensure that venues, music-related businesses and artists have the support they need to keep the industry alive both during, and following lockdown. In keeping with other European countries, it is imperative that financial support is provided to those affected and that a plan is put in place to protect the sector.
Jambassadors, it's time to get Jammin'!
While it may be a little while yet before we are all getting close and personal at a live gig, It's time to start thinking about growing your regional Jambassador network as we look towards coming out of lockdown.
Here's how you can get going again right now and start to kick some serious ass in your area:
- Connect with artists in your region through socials or those that you already know in person
- Let them know about Jamma and get them over to the website to create a free account, build their artist page and upload content
- Get online and check out some venues local to you. Make the initial connection and send them the 'Venue Survival kit'
- Be part of upcoming podcasts and Zoom panels (if you would like to be a part of these, please let us know)
- Sign and share our #KeepLiveAlive campaign, check it out over at Change.org/KeepLiveAlive
- Help promote Jamma through socials by liking, sharing and reposting our weekly podcasts
- Rock your merch wherever you go!
We can't wait to all be Jammin' out together again, but in the meantime, we hope that you will join us as we continue to grow our network of artists, venues, fans & brands! We'd love to chat so if you would like to set up a call with the team, that's all good - just let us know at [email protected]
Thank you for choosing to be a Jambassador!
The Jamma Team.
If you are interested in becoming a regional Jambassador, please contact the team at [email protected]