SoulShare brings people together through their love of music
When musicians perform, they’re sharing something that has meaning to them, which they’ve spent countless hours trying to perfect through practice and experience. In essence, they are sharing a part of their heart and soul (and “HeartShare” didn’t sound as cool).
Why use SoulShare?
Because networking in this industry takes way too much time otherwise, and your time is valuable. Think about your alternatives:
- You could “ask around” — When you ask your friends, you’re taking a shot in the dark; you’re hoping they know the kind of person you’re looking to meet, and have no guarantee that they do. Any connections you make this way are also dependent on your friends’ schedule, not yours, and will require even more of your time to find out if the people they’re suggesting are actually a good fit.
- You could attend networking events — Not only can these events cost you time and money to attend, you can spend a lot of time talking to people that simply are unwilling or unable to help you with your specific task or goal.
- You could join a classifieds site — Frankly, musicians can exaggerate their abilities in writing, but with video that’s much more difficult to do. The thing is, most classifieds sites don’t even bother with videos, and those that do aren’t organizing them into a way that makes sense, so you’re left sorting through amateurs when you’re searching for a pro.
How it works
Music employers, students and collaborators can search for musicians based on what’s relevant to them, such as availability, location, and instruments played. Each search result includes at least one video showcasing a musician’s talent; this makes it easy to decide whether that musician has the chops you’re looking for. Once you’ve found the right musician(s), you can easily reach out to them directly.
All search results are ranked to show top-notch musicians first. "Talent" is defined and agreed upon by other musicians in the community. This focus on talent not only ensures that searches will be faster and more organized, but also offers musicians a more fair opportunity to get noticed, even if they’re new to SoulShare or their music isn’t considered mainstream.