The world of music, live music and promoting music is changing. As a musician you want to be getting yourself into venues, perhaps wanting to broaden your horizons by stepping out of your comfort zone of the local pub circuit, perhaps wanting somebody who could help promote and guide you. As a promoter you want to find the latest star. As a venue, you want to attract the musicians that will attract audiences and keep music live. Global Sound Group are a London based music and sound company specialising in music promotion. They’ve just launched the ground breaking virtual booking agent …. online musicians (and booking agents) can get in touch directly with over 20,000 venues & promoters worldwide, allowing them to submit their music directly for consideration. The virtual booking agent is just one highlight on their peer-to-peer website, Sound Finder. I caught up with MD James Dyble to find out more…. Hi James…
Hi! My name is James Dyble and I am the managing director at London based music company Global Sound Group.
What was the inspiration behind launching the peer-to-peer website, Sound Finder?
We have recently created our peer-to-peer website, Sound Finder with the intention of connecting musicians with professionals worldwide. It was inspired by many years of noticing that musicians struggle to find the best professionals to work with on their projects.
What benefits can the musician have by logging onto Sound Finder?
The musician will benefit from a FREE membership and also the ability to work with the best professionals worldwide from as little as $5 ranging from graphic designers to mixing engineers. Also the website is completely secure and we offer a 100% money back guarantee on all services.
One of the latest additions to the website is the ground breaking virtual booking agent. In a nutshell, what does the service provide?
The virtual Booking Agent enables musicians to submit their music to more than 20000 music venues and promoters worldwide for gig consideration. It is an extremely powerful tool for musicians to get more gigs and get paid more for their shows.
What were your musical influences growing up?
I have always been influenced by the major record labels, I have always been interested in how they work.
Have you always wanted to be in the music industry or did you have any other career in mind?
Since I can remember, I have always wanted to work in the music industry.
Are you a musician yourself?
I am indeed a musician and I can play various instruments although I do not play in a band and just play at home in my free time.
What genre of music do you personally listen to? What was the last concert you attended?
I listen to a broad range of genres, however the genre you would most likely catch me listening to is Indie/ Rock. The last concert I attended was The 1975, in Yorkshire.
Imagine you are driving – what song would be top of your list to croon to whilst playing car karaoke?
Most probably The Killers – Mr Brightside.
Personal now – what outfits and shoes would you normally be found wearing?
Formal clothing, suits and formal shoes.
Do you have any favourite websites? (Apart from your own!)
I am a big fan of YouTube and spend time listening to new music on there.
Boots or Shoes?
Links you would like to share e.g. website/facebook/twitter etc so that readers can learn more about Sound Finder.
Main website – www.theoutsourcer.cohttp://www.theoutsourcer.co
Virtual booking agent – www.virtualbookingagent.co
If any of my readers are musicians, then check out the Soundfinder website today! There may be a venue just waiting for you!
All photographs have been published with kind permission of the Global Sound Group