The Band DatabaseLevel one in our mega databasing project starts with bands. This section represents the core off of which everything else will be based so we had to get it right! We tried to include input for any and all basic information user's may be seeking about their favorite bands or things that might be of interest when discovering new bands. We're hoping this will be a great introduction to the extensiveness and quality we're looking to achieve in our profiles and across the entire site. All information is entered and written by a team of staff members, however users are welcome to contribute information to any section of the site.
User FeaturesWe eventually wish for the site to be highly interactive so we have implemented the ability to create user profiles on DS. As of right now User features are fairly basic with simple public profiles, customizable profile styling, personalized avatars, shout box and the ability to comment on items. In future updats user abilities will grow greatly to help build a more interactive community and allow further customization, even the ability to keep track of your music library!
What's next?As we said before, updates will be rolled out gradually over the next few months, each one offering something new to the site and for users. The second level for our database is expected to be ready in early 2014 and will include specific member/artist information for each band. Each member will have their own mini-profile as well as a timeline of band activities. After that we may move on to the ever anticipated discography database upgrade!
For now we still cannot say exactly which new user feature we'll roll out first. At this time we would like the community to develop a little to see what it is you guys find most important or convenient to have. Please don't hesistate to leave us feedback on this subject!