When I started SL  in March 2007I  remember that my first great experience has been to attend to a live music gig...Mankind Tracer was playing live somewhere and as a newbee as I was I felt really amazed both of listening to those songs and to share the same feelings with all the audience...I suddenly felt the magic in SL music:better and stronger than in RL gigs everyone can share his sensations with all the people who are in the same place at the same time even if they are in RL thousands of miles apart and of course with the artists on stage.

I'd like to know what do you think about this, now that hundreds of musicians perform daily inworld:do you feel the same sensations?

Second Life is the place where almost everything can happen even to an absolute beginner  as I always have been feeling to be...

After a couple of months during which I’ve been spending my time just hanging around with some friends, camping and exploring I guess I would have quit the game since it was quite boring after all!

.What kept me inworld has been the chance to start running a live music venue. when  I met Swina Allen, the owner of a virtual club  named :::Italian Mood::: something changed in my way to look at Second Life.

We kept together the decision to make there a sort of showcase and a workshop where it was possible to host any type of live music event.It was just a dream but we decided to dream it together...and of course anyone of us had any experience in this field in our RL...

Who are the men (or women) behind their avatars?Actually I never asked anyone anything about their RL.But I suddenly realized that the essence of a person can be discovered even in a total lack of information.

I met more than 200 live musicians, many of them are really special persons for me, not just because they are in my friend list:I won't talk about the ones who are not so close to me.

What can I say to you it's what makes an SL artist very special for me:kindness,creativity,humility and good temper are definitely the best qualities in a person who is a live musician on the very special inworld stages... In SL things are of course so don't need any truck to carry instruments and other stuff or to reserve an hotel for your band takes only to be safe and quiet at home in the right moment, hopefully with a good broadband connection and with your pc still alive and kicking...Definitely artists have to be serious but they don't have to take themselves too seriously...

In the last 4 years I've been just sharing infos about the musicians I loved, trying to help them to perform in the coolest venues inworld.
Everything started without any kind of planning:it's been a sort of unexpected word-mouth.

In Second Life it's easy to find all sort of folks who consider  themselves C.E.O.  or managers  whose aim is to promote  in a super-pro way all kinds of events:you know... that kind of people ready to drop you contracts that strictly list what you can or you cannot do if you do a deal with them.
If you check out  my Second Life profile you will find out that I just quote the Boss (Bruce Springsteen) but so far I planned about 5,000 gigs whose value amount is almost 19.000.000 linden dollars.

Well, definitely I think that we don't need any special tag and that the best contract is the one we call...gentlemen's agreement.
I call it sometimes "human touch".

Who is a venue owner in Second Life? Basically he's a dreamer, even if he pretends to run a business.

Don't trust them when they say that they need "traffic" to rent homes or to please their sponsors.
Running a live music venue does not represent at all a source of revenue first of all because so far in SL all the gigs are totally available for free.

It looks so unfair to me that for the avatars it's worth to spend their linden dollars to buy hair,dresses or weapons but not to buy a ticket for a live music gig!

By the way this is a matter of fact and we all have to be grateful to them:they are the ones who allow the magic daily live show in Second Life.

Any by-end beside, just the wish to share good vibrations and the fun to see people enjoying the show, behind their pixels.