First of all thanks for clicking the About Link! You have just taken your first step into the New Mixposure.
This site was originally called GuitaristWorks.com and was started September 03, 2004. It was started because I was kind of bored and was helping WildCherry build a fan web site for a band she liked.
GuitaristWorks was originally just a forum. In the early days there were a handful of us just kind of hanging out. When someone posted a message, we all jumped on it to see what was posted. If you had a question, the turnaround time was usually seconds! Slowly the site built up bit by bit and we got more members. A lot of that was due to the guys on the Carvin Boards where I hung out and word of mouth.
As the site grew, we kind of became known for songwriting plus mixing and mastering thanks to a few experts. With that we branched out and found some great software to create Artist Pages. This way everyone could have their own page instead of posting in a forum only. That software has been upgraded so many times I have lost count. It got better and better with each release.
We came to the conclusion that the name GuitaristWorks was kind of limiting. This site no longer had guitarists only on it. We had musicians of all types. We realized that we should change the name to something that would appeal to all musicians. Sadly all of the names we wanted were taken! We were able to find iMusicScene though ;). So we revamped the entire site in August of 2007.
While this site has been a labor of love for WildCherry and I, make no mistakes. Every webmaster thinks their site is the best on the internet. We are no exception. It is however the people on iMusicScene.com that bring us to this conclusion. It has nothing to do with the features of the site even though we try and keep it as up to date as possible. I personally have never been on a musician site where the members do not let their ego's get in the way and are always willing to help someone with their music. It does not matter if their skill set was beginner, intermediate or advanced. The members here have always been positive in their feedback and provided tips on how they could improve their mix, tone, drums or whatever was necessary to make the song sound pro. That says a lot about the people here. I think that is what separates us from the rest.
In April of 2008, the Mixposure.com domain was about to expire. It was backordered from a third party which is never a good sign. These companies buy expiring domains with the hope of selling it at huge profits back to the original owners. We then tried to buy it from the original owner but he did not return our voicemail. Once the domain expires, the owner still has 30 days to renew. It ended up going to the third party company. We ended up buying the domain from the third party. So we have no affiliation with the previous Mixposure.com suite.
That being said, are we the same as the Mixposure of old? Yes and No. Yes in that we provide a lot of the same features and No because we provide a lot of features that the old Mix did not offer.
I know some people had a great experience with the old Mixposure and it was a cool place for many musicians to hang their hat. Others did not have a great experience from some of the emails I have received! It was ashame that it went down the way it did. Like the Phoenix though, Mixposure has risen again from out of the ashes. This time under new management and a team of dedicated musicians/moderators to make your experience a positive one.
Oh additionally, if you have links on the internet to your old mix page, make sure you use the same band name so your links become active again. If you are an existing member here and need a name change, please let me know.
I wanted to thank everyone who has frequented this site through 3 name changes and helped not only me but all of the other members become better musicians, songwriters and producers. This is especially true of our moderators ReaperSG, WildHoneyPie, Mike K, Venuestudio, GeorgeShep, Artificial Earth, Rob Grant and our admins WildCherry.
Thanks for reading our history!
I remember the old mixposure it had A LOT of traffic so you might get that again it was setup much different back then everything was flash the biggest thing they had back then was battles on the site and voting on songs or talent. As simple as the site was it was very used i must admit back in the late 90's early 2000. So i am glad you brought it back up from the dead i know about the history as well of the site and how the old webmaster did some nasty things to the site to knock it offline and other things but i wont get into that past network mumbo jumbo.
I'll go on record and say that you actually have it right. Variety, diversity, and universal appeal. One wants to be a part of a community where its obvious everyone gets the same love as another. Radio shows that embrace the community and showcases ALL genres. I am happy I was introduced to Mixposure and for the love I have received since being here. Keep up the fine work. I am here for the long haul. Thank you for all you do.
I can only comment about the short time I have been active here. My comment is, I am a happy camper, Dazesd. You, WildHoneyPie and everyone involved do a great job of keeping the place clean, without making it sterile.
Thats an awesome story and im really honored to be a part of this mixposure family.