If you wish to
download and listen to the proof of concept mp3 simply
click here. (The file is
around 25MB and depending on your connection may take
quite a few minutes to download.) All works are
copyright of the artists. You may share these
promotional pieces but do not edit, sell or use for
other marketing purposes without the written permission
of pin.ca and the artists.
The idea is simple...
Any local artist or musician with decent quality wave recordings willing
to allow us to use their music or other performances will be included in
the weekly promotional mp3, The PIN.CA Open Mike Collective, at all the
participating venues around the City.
The goal is to create an informal local network and information sharing
stream for promoting local talent and the venues that support them and
to jump-start a local grass-roots economy that values and helps sustain
local people who provide real value to others living in or visiting the
The only requirements are that you...
- are from Victoria or currently performing in
- would like to perform more.
- are looking for ways to be paid for your
music or performances.
There are no other restrictions other than to
keep it clean! We will let the listeners and venues decide what
music and performers they enjoy listening to the most, and what
information they value most.
Once we have 7-10 participating venues up and
running we can expand the program in new and exciting directions such as
running a Victoria-wide Best of Open Mike Challenge.
Artists, Hosts, and Venue Owner and Managers:
We will provide all the technological support
required to help you upload your performances, and download and play the
weekly mp3. The promotional mp3 can be provided as a CD to be played in
a CD-player or as an mp3 file to be played on a computer or mp3 player
plugged into the Open Mike amplification system. We can provide cables
and mp3 players as required if your commitment is long term.
We can also provide you with a sample mp3 to evaluate the program, or if
you would like to try a live demonstration we would be happy to assist