See Things Differently
Fancy yourself in Simon Cowell’s trousers? Our Stage gives you the chance to play the role of judge and jury.
Our Stage is an interesting idea to emerge for new musicians, animators, photographers and film makers. Once you have uploaded your creation, the site pitches your work against budding artiste and then throws it open to the judging panel, i.e. everyone who visits the site. It then produces a league table of the ‘Best, as voted by you’.
Each month the best in each category is awarded a cash prize, with the winner across all categories awarded $5000. There is an e-commerce platform too, so in addition to being pitched in to the competition an artiste may sell copies of their music too.
It’s a nice idea and the site is well designed, easy to use and everything works smoothly. Our only question is whether the judges, i.e. the public, are going to be motivated enough to sit and listen to enough tracks by unfamiliar artistes to provide enough feedback to make the winners worthwhile? Still, it’s fun and for the winners it provides a great bit of PR.