Ok. This is apparently the week of huge announcements for MidwestLove. I’ve been working on this particular project in various forms for over 2 years and today is the culmination of way too many hours to count. I couldn’t be prouder of the results.
Here’s the quick explanation – Band Beast is a system built specifically for bands and musicians to be able to have a fully customized website that they can edit, modify and add content to from any online computer on their own, without needing any HTML knowledge. So, instead of relying on clunky myspace accounts laden with ads and spam messages, artists can have their own unique website with the familiar ability to add and update their own content keeping fans informed in real time. It’s nothing ground breaking, but the way we’ve structured it allows us to offer it at incredibly low prices for this sort of website development so working bands can afford it.
The “sales pitch” website probably does a better job of explaining it. Check that out here.
The branding on this was super fun to do and it actually went through a few iterations before landing where we did. Brad and I initially wanted something with a rounded, bubbly, illustrated web 2.0 feel, but when implemented it didn’t seem to fit. It seemed a little too “cutesy” for bands and serious musical artists. We’re probably still pushing it as it is for those bands that take themselves too seriously. Ha… oh well.
This little Beast guy did come out of it though, and he’ll probably be making random appearances as I’d hate to see him go unused and unloved.
I’m super excited to finally see this get off the ground and I really hope that this will allow us the opportunity to help out bands who wouldn’t usually be able to afford this type of service. Check out the website and let me know what you think.