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MELBAND FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)|
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|· What is Melband?|
[MEL] = Melbourne [BAND] = Band
Melband is a comprehensive listing of all things Music in Melbourne, Australia (and surrounds). A gathering place for Melbourne
musicians to find out information, ask questions, network and promote their music. A directory listing of music based businesses
including Studios, Record Companies, Venues, Management and Booking Agencies etc. Basically all the information you need from forming a band to finding a record deal. [ Back to Top ]
|· Why is this site here?|
To promote Melbourne Music and give Melbourne musicians a place to network and find information. Melband was first introduced in early 1998 basically as a Directory listing of music businesses and Melbourne bands. The site grew as more information and ideas were added including the ever popular Musos Wanted and Message Forums turning the site more into a great networking tool. The idea was first developed after we found it was hard to find that sort of information easily in any form and was not easily accessible to the average musician. [ Back to Top ]
|· Who operates the site?|
Melband is a registered business and is run by Geoff Mison at Pony Music.[ Back to Top ]
|· What does Pony Music get out of operating Melband?|
Along with the exposure Pony Music receives from the site we take great pleasure and satisfaction in supplying this type of service to the local
music community. The small advertising fees we charge cover some of the costs including hosting and domain fees, administration and
advertising the site elsewhere. [ Back to Top ]
|· Do I have to be a member to view or post information?|
To browse the site you do not have to sign in as a member but to add any information you need to sign up for membership. If you are unsure how to register, please see the section blelow on signing up.[ Back to Top ]
|· When will my information be added?|
If you have added a news topic, story, band or business listing the information will not appear until an administrator approves the details. This is to ensure
that only appropriate listings and information are added to the site. Forum additions are updated immediately by the user. [ Back to Top ]
|· I am trying to find a band called "XYZ" but they are not on your site..|
If it is not on the site we most likely don't have contact details for them. The listings on the site are added by the bands or users themselves and we don't
actively add information or contact details for them ourselves. If you can't find them here try a www.google.com search.[ Back to Top ]
|· Why the new website design?|
The new site design enables a much more flexible and up to date resource. Users can add and update information immediately with more space for
listings and news. The old site wasn't very user friendly and the listings had to be updated manually which made it impossible to do regularly. [ Back to Top ]
|· How do i sign up to become a member of MELBAND?|
The signup process is quite quick and easy if you follow these simple steps.
- In the Menu at the top select 'Your Account' and then 'New User Registration'.
- Please fill in your details including Nickname (this will be your Melband username), email address and password. If all goes well a password will be sent to your nominated email address.
- When you receive the email click on the provided link to Melband. You will be directed to the site and your account will be valid from that point.
- Please log into the site with your username and password via the 'Your Account section'.
- At this point you may want to browse the site and get a feel for how things work. You may also want to update your profile, which is located in the forums section.
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|· How do I post in the Forums?
To post in the Forums - This includes Musos Wanted, Musos Available & For Sale ads you need to be a registered member. Please Register, Log In and then proceed to the Forums. New Topics are created by clicking on 'New Topic'. Replying to an existing Topic can be done by clicking on ‘Reply’ at the bottom of the last post. For more information please click on the link below witch covers all Frequently Asked Questions relating to the Forums.
http://www.melband.com.au/modules.php?name=Forums&file=faq[ Back to Top ]
|· How do I submit my Band/Artist/Business/News Listing on Melband?|
To submit a Band, Artist or Business Listing simply click on 'Listings' on the menu at the top. Then click on 'Submit a Listing'. In this section enter all the relevant information paying attention to the Note at the top.
To submit News to Melband, simply click 'News' on the menu at the top. Then click on 'Submit News'. In this section enter all the relevant information paying attention to the Note at the top. [ Back to Top ]