Wednesday, May 06, 2009

San Francisco Symphony Launches Social Network

The San Francisco Symphony has just taken a big step in growing their online community by launching their own social network. From the press release I received a few minutes ago:
The new San Francisco Symphony social network is a place where musicians and music fans can meet each other, post profile information, add and view video, links, and photos, hear music and audio, start groups and discussion topics and add their own comments, post and share events, and organize their own events and music around a passion for classical music and the San Francisco Symphony. The site also offers backstage blog posts from musicians, staff and conductors, exclusive video and audio content, interviews, and live chats with musicians and guest artists. The social network is built on the Ning platform.

“The launch of the new San Francisco Symphony social network is key in our efforts to be a nexus for classical music and music-making, not just locally in the Bay Area but also globally in the online space,” said San Francisco Symphony Executive Director Brent Assink. “Media, and the way people use it, is changing at an accelerated rate, and we’re responding to the needs and interests of a very passionate and opinionated musical community. The San Francisco Symphony social network offers music lovers a way of communicating with each other, and with us, using a tool that’s fun and natural for the way people meet and share information now.”
San Francisco Symphony Social Network

The social network joins the already large family of SFS websites, including @SanFranSymphony on Twitter, a YouTube channel, Facebook page, SFS Kids, and Keeping Score: revolutions in music.

(I've already joined--see you there)

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