forMusicians.net is an initiative created by two young men of Barcelona (Spain), David Albertos (ex Inquietudes Fanzine) and Félix Javier Arbelo (vocals and guitar - El Último Ingenuo), without any help or public or private support. This initiative borns on December 31, 2005 after a year of hard work.
Felix J. Arbelo was part of an old band, which always lacked a drummer or a bassist for a concert or, for example, record a demo. Result of this experience and using the Internet as a channel, he believed necessary to create an effective system on the Internet that allows any musician to find and connect with other musicians of similar interests and influences.
In 2005, David Albertos was responsible for carrying out the hardest part of this initiative: development of each and every one of the services that forMusicians has and is adding over time. Both are the forMusicians.net Team
On forMusicians.net has place any musician, whether professional or amateur, interested in contacting other musicians with which to complete a project or a musical training, in order to perform concerts, record albums,....
Also, any person not related with the world of music that, for example, requires to contact with some musician to schedule concerts at his restaurant in a certain style of music, weddings, parties, etc..
forMusicians.net aims to be a meeting point where to put in contact all kinds of musicians: drums, bass, guitar, singer, ... And therefore, enhance music creation and the emergence of employment opportunities for musicians in countries and regions worldwide.
To this end, we ask only a previous process of "Register" and "Activation" of your email account, which is also free and will take you less than 5 minutes. Once registered and activated properly, you can access with your email and password with which you are registered.
forMusicians.net has a short life in which initially focused on supporting musicians from Spain and Latin America. Our intention is to expand this great community to other countries and languages. Any proposal in this regard is welcome.
forMusicians.net aims to be a free and effective community for all those musicians and bands who are looking for other musicians. In this sense, only when there is a lot of registered users, forMusicians.net is an effective tool for everyone.
The registration on forMusicians.net is very simple and consists of three phases: "Register", "Activation" and creation of your "Musical Profile". Go to the country where you reside and complete the data of "Register", using the indications that appears along the process.
Once you´ve completed the process of registration, forMusicians.net will send to your email account an email to activate your account. To access the website you must activate your username and for this you only have to click on the link provided.
It is possible that your email provider has filtered the message in the Inbox of spam or unwanted mail, or even, he has been deleted it. To solve this problem, the first option is to return to forMusicians.net and search the menu option "Activation Email". Please, specify the email that you used to register and we´ll send a new activation email automatically.
If you still can not get no activation email, write to us from your email to forMusicians <> with the subject "manual activation" indicating your "Email", "User" and "Country" and we proceed to the activation of your user account manually.
Manual activation is aimed at all users who have failed to activate their account by theirselves. To do this, please send us an email with the subject "Manual Activation" indicating your email, username and country, and we proceed to your activation.
The activation of account has different objectives. First, it ensures that you are the true owner of the email. Secondly, it ensures you will receive all communications from forMusicians and the other users of the website.
To get information about the management of your personal information, go to Legal Notice. Remember that you can exercise your rights of access, rectification, cancellation and opposition of your personal information.
The musical profile is the way you present yourself to the other users of this community. The musical profile collects information about your level (professional or amateur), your skills with the instruments, music studies, experience, your preferred music style, your influences, your short-term availability to start new projects and any other comments you wish to add.
Yes, you can delete your profile at any time. Go to the section "Your Account" and click on the option "Delete Musical Profile". Before that, make sure you delete your "Multimedia Content" (audios and videos).
Right next to the section "Access", in the left menu, you will find the option "Did you forget your password?" Write your email and forMusicians.net will automatically create a new password, which will be sent to the email with which you registered.
No. Your password is stored in our Database through a system of 160-bit SHA1 Encryption. For this reason, we can´t remember you your current password. Fill out the information requested on the section "Did you forget your password?" and you will receive a new password in your email.
If you don´t wish to receive private messages from a particular user, you must click the icon "Block Author" that you´ll find by reading a private message. Always you can unlock the user in section "Not Allowed" of "Your Account".
Please, click the icon "Add to Favorites" that you´ll find by reading a private message or viewing a Musical Profile. You can always manage your favorites through the section "Favorite Users" of "Your Account".
Through the Search Musicians, whether you are professional, amateur or just an interested person to contact with musicians, you will find the musician that you´re looking for. To do this, you can consult the database of registered musicians and search by criteria such as instrument, style, profile (amateur or professional), among others.
No. forMusicians.net is a Musicians Community created to address some of the difficulties that appear when you start a musical project. We aren´t a management agency or representation. We encourage you to register for free and look for musicians by yourself.
The "Influences" service helps to look for and contact with other musicians who have similar influences. To do this, you must write the name of your favorite band or artist in the field created for this purpose. To obtain successful results, you must write the full name of the Band or Artist. Also, don´t forget to keep properly updated your influences in your Musical Profile, in order to be selected by other users.
It´s a "Tag Cloud" with the Artists/Bands most influential for musicians of forMusicians.net. This ranking is made from musical influences of the total raised by the musicians. Each country has a different tag cloud.
On forMusicians we care that the content of Classifieds is that users expect. To do this, any ad goes through a validation process. The validation process consists of a manual review of its content to verify that aspects such as category, description,..., fit with the theme of the website.
No, unless you decide to do it through the options available in "Your Account". On forMusicians we keep all the ads and let the users decide for themselves. Therefore, it´s advisable to consult from time to time "Your Ads" to not receive unsolicited messages from other users.
This is a report from data provided by the musicians of the website, analyzed jointly, from a given sample. This work aims to provide quantitative data about the aspects that characterize the musician.
The purpose of "Friendly Links" is to provide an exchange of links to users of forMusicians that, in turn, serve as a point of information and promotion for bands, musical websites and any other activity related to music on the Internet. Each section of "Friendly Links" is independent from one country to another, allowing to provide better listings of websites.
To submit a website on forMusicians, we only ask a reciprocal link in your website or, for example, add us through the Myspace of forMusicians. To do this, we provide you logos and banners in different sizes in our section "Collaborate", although a simple text link will be enough.
No. To modify a Friendly Link, you must delete the old link by accessing "Your Account", in section "Published Webs" and click on the icon "Delete Friendly Link". Once deleted, you can create a new application.
You can add to your music profile up to 5 audios and 5 videos, through "Your Account", in section "Multimedia Content". For example, videos of your live performances or of your own videoclips hosted on YouTube.com or other similar websites. Also, songs that you have hosted on an external server to forMusicians.net
The tags are keywords or labels that provide intelligent attributes of a particular digital document to classify it according to their description. It´s advisable to include many tags in your audios and videos. The important thing is to describe the content of Multimedia Content and allow other users to locate information without any kind of difficulty; for this reason, against more clear and descriptive can be the tag, the better.
forMusicians is a young and independent initiative. Any kind of cooperation that can contribute to the project will be very useful for us and the Musician Community that we are. Some of the ways in which you can collaborate are:
Supervisor of the "Classifieds". The validation of the ads that are published daily on forMusicians requires some dedication. Help us to validate ads. You only have to contact us and tell us why you´re interested.
Diffusion. Dissemination of this initiative requires your help. Exchange links with us, tell a friend about our project,.... Any dissemination, from a simple sticker or poster, will be more than enough. In our section "Collaborate" you will find lots of material (flyers, posters, banners, ...) with which you can make such dissemination.
Incident Alert. Any incident or problem that you detect in our website, please let us know how much earlier.
Makes a donation. A good way to help this independent project is through a small donation. In this sense, make payments through the system PayPal, is fast, secure and free. You can do this through our own website.
Translations. On forMusicians we would like to extend this project to musicians from other countries and languages. For this reason, we need people interested in helping us to translate the contents of this site and learn about the musical peculiarities of each country. If you are interested and want to collaborate, please contact us.
Suggestions. Let us know any suggestions or improvements that you think might be helpful for the whole community of musicians. We take in account all proposals. Some of the proposals received have been implemented.