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Profile Feature is Now Available!

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Mary Woodcock

14.5.2013

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Another quick update from the Music Gateway Team here

Whilst we’re gearing up for full launch, musicgateway.com now allows users to set up their profile. Here’s my quick guide to making the most of your profile

Skills

Defining your skills will determine the potential work opportunities & notifications you receive. Users will be informed about posted projects that are relevant to their skills. Posted projects are how users connect through Music Gateway.

It is important to include all your skills that you intend to use on Music Gateway projects, if you don’t you’ll be missing out on relevant notifications and, ultimately, amazing opportunities! Keep checking your notifications, some projects are on a very tight schedule and you don’t want to miss out on the perfect opportunity because of time.

Audio

Upload your audio which best reflects your talent & skills & services you offer. You can login via Facebook & Soundcloud whereby we will automatically transfer your music to your account.

Take the time to understand what material best reflects your talent. Remember, your profile acts as your portfolio, whenever someone is deciding to work with you they will be listening to the uploaded tracks on your profile… So make them relevant and make them shine!

Images

You can also upload images of yourself, your artists or a business you represent.

As before, you must remember that these will be the visual representation for your profile (and therefore, your portfolio) so make them fit your music & talent and try to keep everything looking as good as it can be! A messy, incoherent and unprofessional profile will reflect poorly on you.

Feedback

Completing projects generates feedback for both the project owner & the worker. Your feedback acts as a site ranking & increasing your site positioning when pitching for work. Your full profile displays feedback, recent activity, biog, music portfolio & quick links to other areas of the site.

Feedback will be another major decision maker for users looking to work with someone on a project… No-one will want to work with a user who has lots of negative feedback! Getting good feedback is easy though! Just make sure you carry out your collaborations, projects and work in a respectful & professional manner.

Having a great profile will raise your chances of work and collaborations. In turn, your career progression will be moving in leaps and bounds! Keep it coherent, keep it professional and make your profile work for you

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