Buzzsonic is a curated directory of music industry resources, growth hacks and tools aimed at DIY recording artists and bands, indie record labels, artist managers and music marketers.
The roots of the directory go way back to 2005 when the 99th Floor Elevators (AKA, me, this sites editor, Adrian Fusiarski) ran a dance music directory on a primitive PHP script. The ongoing dominance of Google search kind of did away for the need for a directory which needed to be updated and maintained manually.
That directory was superseded by the first Buzzsonic directory sitting on the Buzzsonic.dj domain which ran on another more aesthetically pleasing PHP script.
I found myself sharing a ton of music industry resources and links on Twitter and saving the more visual ones, infographics and the like on the Buzzsonic Pinterest music industry board, the ‘problem’ with this sharing method was that useful links and resources were quickly buried in the hyper-active social streams.
So, I decided to revive the curated music industry directory from way back when (directories themselves having their roots in the open source DMOZ) to better organise (and find) useful and essential links for the music industry and music tech.
The site now runs on WordPress using the directory theme, Chipmunk, the idea and design has been inspired by Bram Kanstein’s original Startup Stash the recently revived Music Marketing Stack via Product Hunt and Music Fibre.