Many thanks to our new bloggers who are contributing posts to populate our new blogging community. I wanted to give people an outlet to express their thoughts about film music in a medium where print costs are not an issue. The more diverse the bloggers and the background, the better.
And... we now have COMMENTS enabled so that these posts can, if warranted, take on a life of their own on the message board. The new mechanism, built by our programmer, Matthew Gelis of Veraprise, joins the blog posts to the board. You'll see how it works, and can be accessed both via the posts and the board.
In addition, want to know how big and brassy my you-know-whats are? We will be enabling comments to our CD pages. People told me not to do this: that we'd be giving any wacko with a beef a license to trash our products. But I disagree. (I grew up on an island; we never locked our cars, although partly because people who stole them had nowhere to go.) I trust our users to post fairly and honestly on our CDs and I believe in our albums that the posts will be constructive and helpful and only improve business. Sure, someone might say "this CD stinks" from time to time, warranted or not, but I think just as quickly others would rush to provide a countering view. I also think the consumer can weigh the different comments and make a more informed choice about purchases.
My hope also is that bloggers will be encouraged to see their posts create discussion and be encouraged to keep going with their writing. In time we'll be adding to the literature and thought about film scores and that's a good thing. Really, it's the whole reason we're here.
Let's kick off the comments here and iron out any kinks in the programming. And again, my thanks to our bloggers who are making this all happen.