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Independent Artists Website Initiative

At gighive our purpose has always been to build a network to showcase Independent artists of all types. We first went online December 7, 2007 and during that time we have altered our course somewhat, as we strived to fine tune our vision. But our goals has always remained the same.

Our website initiative will be our number one priority as we go forward to 2012 and beyond.

A little background

Over the past 5 years, we have witnessed explosive growth to sites such as twitter, facebook and the once formidable myspace communities. But the growth of these social community's have come at a huge price as more and more artists have abandoned their own artists websites or decided to forgo the expense of owning a website entirely, opting to sign up for a free alternative instead.

At gighive, we understand the important roles these sites play in creating a launching platform for new, emerging and established independent artists, but at the same realize they should have never been used as a substitute. Every time we as individuals follow the leader, the consequence of these actions will be a narrowing of our choices. When we do decide to narrow the field to one, then we will have no choice.

We can't ignore the past(Corporate Music Industry) and allow the gateway to entry to being seen and heard on the web to be controlled by one source.

Our initiative

As we embark on our fifth year of existence online, we have decided to take a more important role in the independent artist community. Instead of preaching about the importance of website ownership, we decided to take the initiative and launch a pilot program to get more artists online owning their domain names, websites and to build a network of artists who have 100% control of their traffic, brand and identity .

Starting today, we will be offering independent artists a chance to own their own dot com. We a currently looking for artists who are promoting their brands online. Artists that do not own an official website, but do have an established presesnce on other networks.

Each package will include hosting, a domain name chosen by the artist and purchased by gighive, a one page websit site designed to the artists specifications, web-mastering and much more artists website package

It is our hope we can open the doors to what is possible on the web when there is not one but many communities to express what the independent artists community can accomplish on the Internet.

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