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Il workshop
In occasione del Digital Food targato Streamfest, frestyl propone due giornate di laboratorio per imparare, utilizzando il software Max/MSP, a creare musica dal cibo.

Durante il workshop si terranno dimostrazioni ed esercizi pratici, seguiti da istruzioni dettagliate su come eseguire un progetto originale in grado di combinare l’uso di alimenti con la produzione musicale.

Il workshop, modulato sul profilo degli iscritti, è diretto sia a chi già conosce Max/MSP, sia a chi è un semplice appassionato di tecnologie e musica.

I premi
1° classificato. Il progetto migliore realizzato durante il workshop verrà presentato dal team o dalla persona che lo ha creato durante lo Streamfest (http://www.streamfest.org/)

2° classificato. Il team o persona che avrà realizzato il secondo progetto giudicato più valido otterrà un pass per lo Streamfest.

La tecnologia
Max è un ambiente di sviluppo grafico per la musica e la multimedialità. È utilizzato da oltre quindici anni da compositori, esecutori, progettisti software, ricercatori e artisti. Grazie al suo progetto estensibile e alla sua interfaccia grafica, Max è comunemente considerato una sorta di lingua franca per lo sviluppo di software per la musica interattiva. MSP rappresenta l’estensione audio di Max.

Il team
frestyl è il nuovo social network per promuovere e scoprire musica dal vivo, disponibile su web e iPhone. Creato e portato avanti da un team di geek, designer e musicisti, frestyl si è quest’anno unito a Streamfest non solo per la promozione del festival ma anche per offire le sue competenze tecniche e musicali.

Il workshop verrà condotto da PJ Brindisi, programmatore e musicista che ha lasciato la società musicale Indaba e New York per trasferirsi a Roma e lavorare su frestyl e Johanna Brewer, programmatrice e designer, che dopo il dottorato ha deciso di lanciarsi nel mondo delle start-up e iniziare, con Arianna Bassoli, l’avventura di frestyl.

Il programma
Giovedì 21 luglio:
10-11: Intro
11-11.30: Dimostrazione con Max/MSP e cibo
12-19: Ricreazione step-by-step della dimostrazione

Venerdì 22 luglio:
10-10.30: Into
10.30-12: Dimostrazione di ulteriori funzionalità di Max/MSP
12-19: I partecipanti lavorano sui loro progetti
19-20: Presentazione dei progetti
20-20.30: Annuncio del vincitore che presenterà il suo progetto allo Streamfest
21.00: Party!

Dopo il workshop
> Verranno pubblicati i tutorial, le dimostrazioni e le presentazioni fatte durante il workshop.
> Verrà pubblicata la documentazione relativa ai progetti creati dai partecipanti

Dove e quando
Il workshop si terrà presso la mediateca delle Officine Cantelmo di Lecce il 21 e il 22 luglio.

Come partecipare
Per partecipare basta compilare QUESTO MODULO

Costo
Il costo del workshop è di 70€ per le due giornate.

Info
per iscrizione: Giuliana Scarciglia
giuliana.scarciglia@streamfest.org
per la didattica: Arianna Bassoli
karmanet@frestyl.com

L’evento è anche su Facebook


Grafica di Streamfest 2011

:: il team di frestyl

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You might have noticed that on the main People, Artists, and Venues pages there are three lucky users who get to be featured as “hot today”, “hot this week” and “hot this month”. And you might have wondered what you can do as a frestyl user to get noticed and become hot. We listened to your feedback and recently improved the way hotness works, so we’d like to give you some pointers on becoming hot!

As our user base grows we wanted to make it easier to discover the most interesting upcoming events and the users who are behind them. So we upgraded the hotness pane to showcase the users that create, participate in (as artists), or host (as venues) the most popular events. The more activity (e.g., the more attendees and recommendations) an event has, the hotter the users involved become.

If you want to become hot then you should:
1. Actively create and update events.
2. Encourage people to recommend and attend events you created, are participating in or are hosting.
3. Promote your frestyl event pages using the Facebook and Twitter social tools.

Hotness is continuously updated, so being an active user really counts. You have the opportunity to be showcased for your daily, weekly or monthly hotness. That means even if you aren’t involved in an event that is happening today, but you have a big gig coming up at the end of the month and you are already generating buzz on frestyl, you’ll have the chance to be “hot this month”. So the lesson is, make sure your events are on frestyl as early as possible and promote them as much as you can!

Don’t forget to add a badge to your website, letting your fans know that you are on frestyl. And if you have any feedback on the improved hotness system, send us an email or let us know on Get Satisfaction.


Screenshot of people’s page showing the users that are “hot today”, “hot this week” and “hot this month”.

ITALIAN VERSION

Come avrete già notato nelle pagine principali di People, Artists, and Venues i profili di alcuni utenti hanno la fortuna di essere più visibili perché sono “hot today”, “hot this week” o “hot this month”. Questi sono cioè gli utenti più gettonati del giorno, della settimana o del mese.

Ma io, come faccio a diventare “hot”?
1. Crea eventi su frestyl.
2. Incoraggia il maggior numero di gente possibile a fare l’attend e il recommend degli eventi che crei.
3. Promuovi i tuoi eventi frestyl anche attraverso le social connection con Facebook e Twitter.

Per diventare “hot today” bisogna avere un evento che avviene il giorno stesso, mentre per diventare “hot this week” e “hot this month” è necessario avere un evento all’interno di questa settimana o questo mese che riscuote l’indice più alto di partecipazione.

Per diventare “hot” dunque la cosa migliore è inserire gli eventi con largo anticipo, se possibile, e incoraggiare attività da parte degli utenti rispetto agli eventi stessi (cioè, prima ti muovi, meglio è!).

Per migliorare la visibilità dei tuoi eventi su frestyl, ricordati di mettere il logo di frestyl con il link al tuo profilo sul tuo sito personale.

Se hai feedback da darci, scrivici un’email o inizia un thread su Get Satisfaction.

Mi raccomando, allenati a diventare hot, anche perché presto potrai vincere dei premi!


Screenshot of a “hot” event on frestyl

:: the frestyl team

frestyl has been open for registration since last October. In these past months, not only we’ve been growing a lot, especially here in Rome, but we’ve also started several fruitful partnerships with local and national key players within the Italian emerging music scene. Some of them we’ve looked for, others have reached out to us, and in both cases it’s been a great experience so far and we’ve grateful to all of them. To us creating a web platform for promoting and discovering music is not only a technological challenge, but also a social one. frestyl is (and wants to become a more prominent) part of the music scene and all of the changes its undergoing, it wants to be on the streets, in the clubs, where the music plays and where many people work hard to make the magic happen.

In past blogposts we’ve already talked about two partnerships we’ve established, the first with the guys of Polimorfo and La Tua Fottuta Musica Alternativa and our second partnership with Rockit, the main opinion leader when it comes to Italian emerging music. We want to also mention a few others that are currently in progress, which we’ll cover more in depth in later posts.

A few months ago I met Stefano, who not so long ago decided to quit being in the organization of big music events and to start a PR firm for artists called Mypresslab, which helps support the promotion of emerging musicians. Through Mypresslab he also still organizes events, but now he focuses on increasing the awareness emerging music. Stefano asked us if we were interested in doing a partnership for the music contest Jammin’Felt, and we were more than happy to do so. Jammin’Felt takes place in a club here in San Lorenzo, Rome, called Felt, and selects emerging bands from March to November. Entering the contest is free, and Mypresslab provides the winner with an award package that includes a music video, a photo booklet, the recording of 3 songs and 6 months of free promotion with Mypresslab. frestyl will help out with promoting the festival, and eventually help out Mypresslab in promoting the winner of the contest. Jammin’Felt is only at its second edition, but it growing fast and we’re happy to be part of this effort to support local bands to overcome some barriers to breaking out and going national.


Detail from the Jammin’Felt flyer

Another Rome-based association, Martelive, has shown that this is, in fact, doable. Working on promoting art at 360°, Martelive has been holding, for more than 6 years running, a music contest that has launched some of the most promising Italian music talents such as This Harmony and Nobraino. We’ve reached out to them as they’re widely established in Rome and increasingly in the rest of Italy (we’ve already covered some of their packed music events in previous posts), but they still keep that drive and motivation that we love and want to support. So we’ve managed to partner with Martelive for their music contest which will run from May until September and culminate in a 3-day SXSW-style music fest here in Rome. That is indeed pretty exciting.


Martelive’s logo

We’ve also established a partnership with the local promoters 2manynights, a group of creative guys whose work spans from the organisation of music events to social media consulting. Indeed, I first met one of the guys, Enrico at the Ignite event during the Rome Social Media Week back in February, where I presented frestyl. I have yet to go to one of their events, but they promise to be a fun mix of artistic expressions in addition to some great music. Their next event (15th of April), for instance, will have a photographic exhibition accompanied by a band playing and a VJ installation.


Flyer from one of the events organized by 2ManyNights: U.F.O.

Finally, we’re really excited by a couple of partnerships-in-progress with summer festivals. They’re both awesome electronic music festivals set up in the picturesque locations of Foliglio, Umbria and Salento, Puglia: Dancity and Streamfest. We’ll help out not only with the promotion of these festivals but we will soon launch contests for all frestylers to get involved. So stay tuned!


Streamfest festival’s logo


Dancity festival’s logo

:: karmanet

When you enter Mads, a club here in Rome, during one of the nights called La Tua Fottuta Musica Alternativa, you realize straight away that it’s not just another live music event. It’s more like a well-curated party, a themed party, a visual and sonic experience. For the specific event I went to, on the 17th of December 2010, Mads was decorated in pin-up style, with old videos of pin-up girls and pictures that could easily fall in the soft-porn category. It was supposed to create a strong effect, and to catch the audience’s attention, clearly. And it did catch mine.

We missed the first band playing, The Sadside Project, but managed to see The Leggins, an Italian band of very young but confident rockers who were able to entertain the audience and make the crowd dance during the whole show. And the atmosphere of the event was completely cheerful, it seemed that many people knew each other already, and again there was this feeling of it being at a big party, or better yet a gathering, a must-attend monthly meeting. Two live bands and dancing with the resident DJs all night long, that’s basically the format of the night.

La Tua Fottuta Musica Alternativa is one of a few series of events in Rome that are focused on emerging Italian music, trying to raise the awareness of the good music that is produced in my home country but that rarely gets played on the main broadcasting media or becomes known at an international level. The guys behind this particular project are very young and motivated, active especially within the network of La Sapienza, the main university here in Rome. These guys have also been very enthusiastic toward frestyl since the beginning, supporting our project and believing in us. That is flattering, really.

Logo of La Tua Fottuta Musica Alternativa

So I wanted to know more about La Tua Fottuta Musica Alternativa and interviewed one of the event organizers, Davide Caucci, who’s been brave enough to reply both in English and in Italian.

La Tua Fottuta Musica Alternativa (LTFMA) means “Your F***ing Aternative Music” – interesting name for an event. Why did you decide to call it that?

Interesting isn’t it? The story is rather long and absurd, but basically we were doing an advertising for a recording studio that produces low-cost demos for emerging bands, and our target were high-school students, so we thought of designing a flyer as big as 12x12cm [editor’s note: thats 4.7 inches squared for our American friends] which resembled a CD cover and which had on it “LA TUA FOTTUTA MUSICA” (“YOUR F***ING MUSIC”). The flyer was rejected by the studio’s responsible who didn’t want to have a bad word on their advertising. It was like a flash for us. The more they disliked it the more we liked it. We then added “ALTERNATIVA” (“ALTERNATIVE”) to the title because that was the kind of music we had in mind, and at that stage it was about exaggerating, about pushing it further, going against everyone and against the machine. We were sick and tired of events that had strange acronyms or buzz English words to sound international. We wanted to value our slang, our everyday language, the same way we wanted to value our music.

When did you start organizing these events and what made you and your friends decide to start a series of events like these in the first place?

I already had some experience in organizing events for RadioSapienza, the university web radio of La Sapienza, for which we were doing an event called INDIeFFERENT with live radio speaking, live painting, dj-sets and live music. When we created the collective Polimorfo, it seemed right and natural for me to bring my skills and my know-how as event organizer to this overall creative experience. At the beginning we were doing the events on Sunday nights with donations from the audience and local bands who were performing for free because the liked the event and the idea behind it. I’m happy to say that many of those bands became more known thanks to the events and the videos we did during them.

I noticed that you have different themes for the night, how do you choose the theme each time?

You got the point. We like to have a different theme for each event. This year we started with Porno Vintage, linked to a 70’s rock imaginary, but then we get bored of it because we felt like being one of those advertisements with Belen Rodriguez [editor’s note: I didn’t know who she was either, Wikipedia to the rescue], which are emptied from any meaning and filled with t*ts only. So our flyers now are quite minimalist, made only with colors and symbols. It’s about creating suggestions that we can then communicate to our audience. We don’t care about standard and commercially-driven advertisement, but prefer to fill the city and our clubs with peculiar visual stimuli, which are food for thought. Personally I think that the world could be a better place if people spent a bit more time at home thinking and producing good ideas.

How do you choose the bands to invite?

We simply choose them by listening to them. If it’s impossible for us to see them live, we check them out on MySpace or other social networks. The overall idea is to bring the best independent Italian music to Rome for the first time. We did it for bands like Plastic Made Sofa, Criminal Jokers or Dance For Burgess, which are now known at a European level. Right now that things are going well for the project, we’re attracting bigger names, but never really famous bands. Famous bands don’t need us and we don’t need them.

What do you think of the current state of emerging music in Italy? Has something changed? Is the situation evolving?

We mourn the death of MtvBrandNew, the TV program on MTV Italy which died exactly a month after launching a new format called “La Nuova Musica Italiana” (“The New Italian Music”). If you try typing “Indie Rock” on Google.it, you’ll get on top of the search results the Italian website www.indie-rock.it, which decided a year ago to stop reviewing Italian bands. The Traffic club, one of the top venues in Rome for independent local music, was forced to close down because of night noises. I just learned today that Rocketta, a booking agency from South Italy, doesn’t exist anymore because it was impossible for them to find live clubs willing to have bands playing during weekdays. Generally speaking, however, the situation is better in North Italy for emerging Italian music. I personally think that an Italian emerging music scene exists in quantity and quality, but it also seems clear to me that it has no economic relevance, if we compare it to the established music scene.

Why do you think that we, as Italians, are not very good at exporting the good music we have?

I don’t know and actually I’d like to know. People around the world like and import our food, they love our pasta. But maybe they think we’re not the best at making music?

Do you think events like LTFMA increase the awareness of good emerging bands?

Of course, I think that our activities and events help to shake something, to make some noise. I’m glad when I see people the next day linking and posting on Facebook the songs of the bands that played the night before, at our event. When I brought Criminal Jokers to Rome, we had three mutual friends on Facebook, the next day our mutual friends were 40. It’s all right, then.

Your events are organized through a collective called Polimorfo, can you tell us a bit about it?

Guido Chiefalo, Lorenzo Muto and myself are Polimorfo’s founders. It’s an abstract concept which takes shape every day, and every day is being re-defined again. Apart from the LTFMA event, we produce low cost videos for emerging bands and we involve our circle of friends and professionals (I have to thank Alessandro, Ele and Fabrizio) to help us make the collective progressively evolve. Now we have the website www.ilpolimorfo.com with some cool things on it, but it’s still a work in progress.

Logo of Il Polimorfo

I have to say that overall I’m a bit more optimistic than Davide about the growth of independent music in Italy, if for no other reason than the enthusiasm of the organizers of LTFMA, people like them, and the crowd that gathers at their events. I think it’s promising, although I definitely can agree on the current state of mass media. It is still not giving enough voice to these trends in Italy. Let’s see what happens next. We surely hope to contribute to make a difference too, here at frestyl.

But for now, I’m rather curious to check out the new minimalist style of the events of LTFMA. And I’m also looking forward to see again the band, Thank You For The Drum Machine, that will play at their next event (together with Dr Panico). I’ve seen them playing at MEI (the main gathering for independent music in Italy) and among the hundreds (they have concerts of emerging bands for 3 full days on 4 stages) they were one of the few that made an impact on my memory (I’m also a big fan of electro-rock/electro-pop). Indeed, Thank You For The Drum Machine have also been recently selected to play at an MTV show in NYC and Los Angeles (called Hitweek) with other more famous Italian musicians (such as Elisa).

So if you’re in Rome on the 11th of Feb then you can’t miss the next party of La Tua Fottuta Musica Alternativa, nor you can miss the opportunity to see Thank You For The Drum Machine playing live (OMG these long titles are killing me though!!).

Thank You For The Drum Machine – Back To Rock

For all of our Italian-speaking readers we’ve also included a transcript of the interview in Italian below. If you don’t know the language feel free to check out this tutorial before trying to read the interview:

Ok, questo sarà il nostro primo (mezzo) post in italiano, dato che abbiamo intervistato Davide Caucci di La Tua Fottuta Musica Alternativa, evento mensile che si tiene a Roma, al Mads di San Lorenzo, con band italiane emergenti, e lui (Davide) ci ha risposto sia in inglese che in italiano (wow!).

“La Tua Fottuta Musica Alternativa” (LTFMA)…nome interessante per un evento. Da dove è saltato fuori?

Interessante vero? La storia è lunga quanto assurda. Stavamo facendo una pubblicità per uno studio di registrazione che faceva demo low cost per gruppi emergentissimi, il nostro target di riferimento erano i liceali e così venne fuori un volantino 12×12 come fosse la copertina di un cd con su scritto “LA TUA FOTTUTA MUSICA”.

Poi il volantino venne bocciato dai responsabili dello studio che non gradivano ci fosse una parolaccia sulle loro pubblicità. Fu come un lampo. Meno piaceva a loro e più piaceva a noi. Ci abbiamo messo sopra “ALTERNATIVA” perchè di quello si trattava, di esagerare, di andare ancora di più contro tutti, contro gli schemi. Eravamo saturi di serate con strani acronimi o facili inglesismi. Volevamo valorizzare il nostro gergo come vogliamo valorizzare la nostra musica.

Quando avete cominciato ad organizzare questi eventi e cosa vi ha portato a farlo?

Io avevo avuto una minima esperienza di eventi già con Radiosapienza, la radio dell’Università, facevamo una serata chiamata INDIeFFERENT con radio dal vivo, estemporanee, dj set e musica dal vivo.

Quando è nato Polimorfo mi è sembrato giusto e naturale portare le mie competenze e il mio know how all’interno di questa realtà creativa superiore.

Facevamo serate la Domenica a ingresso a sottoscrizione volontaria con soli gruppi di Roma che si esibivano gratis perchè sposavano la causa. Sono contento di poter dire che molti di loro sono cresciuti insieme alla serata o ai nostri video.

Ho notato che avete un tema diverso per ogni serata. Come scegliete il tema ogni volta?

Esatto. ci piace legare un tema ad ogni serata. Quest’anno abbiamo iniziato con il porno vintage legato ad un immaginario rockeroll anni 70 ma poi ci siamo stufati e ci siamo sentiti come una di quelle pubblicità dove mettono Belen Rodriguez con le tette di fuori ma non dicono nulla. Ora le nostre locandine sono colori e segni. Sono suggestioni che ricreiamo al nostro interno. Non ci piace fare delle pubblicità così legate al commercio e preferiamo riempire la città e allestire i nostri locali con “stimoli visivi” che possano generare pensiero. Personalmente credo che il mondo sarebbe un posto migliore se la gente se ne stesse a casa a pensare e farsi venire buone idee.

Come scegliete le band italiane che invitate ai vostri eventi?

Sentendole. Se non è possibile dal vivo almeno su myspace e i suoi derivati. L’idea generale è portare a Roma il meglio della musica indipendente italiana per la prima volta. Come è accaduto con Plastic Made Sofa, Criminal Jokers o Dance For Burgess che ora sono band di livello Europeo. Adesso che la cosa cresce e abbiamo qualche soldino in più stiamo prendendo nomi più grandi ma mai troppo famosi. I gruppi famosi non hanno bisogno di noi e noi non abbiamo bisogno di loro.

Cosa ne pensi della situazione attuale della musica italiana indipendente? E’ cambiato qualcosa? Sta cambiando?

Piangiamo la morte di MtvBrandNew. Canale finito da circa un mese dopo aver sperimentato il format “La Nuova Musica Italiana”. Se scrivi indie rock su google ti esce il portale http://www.indie-rock.it che da circa un anno ha deciso di non recensire più gruppi italiani. A Roma hanno fatto chiudere il Traffic a via vacuna, storico club, per motivi di romuri notturni. Proprio oggi mi dicono che “Rocketta” che organizzava tour al sud Italia non esiste più perchè non riusciva a trovare locali aperti anche in mezzo alla settimana per sistemare i day off delle band, non ne sono sicuro e spero che non sia vero francamente. In generale dalla Toscana in su stanno messi meglio.
Detto questo la scena italiana esiste come quantità e qualità di musica prodotta, ma mi sembra evidente che non abbia una rilevanza economica.

Criminal Jokers – This Was Supposed to Be the Future

Come mai noi italiani non siamo molto bravi ad esportare la musica buona che produciamo?

Non lo so e vorrei saperlo. Tutti comprano e mangiano la nostra pasta. Siamo i migliori a fare la pasta da sempre. Evidentemente non siamo i migliori a fare la musica.

Pensi che serate come quelle di LTFMA aumentino la consapevolezza del pubblico nei confronti della musica indipendente?

Certamente, noi nel nostro piccolo ci sbattiamo, muoviamo le acque. Sono contento quando vedo il giorno dopo l’evento gente che si passa su facebook i link delle band della sera prima. Quando ho portato i Criminal Jokers avevamo 3 amici in comune il giorno dopo 40 circa. Va bene così.

Gli eventi di LTFMA sono organizzati dal collettivo Polimorfo di cui fai parte. Ci racconti qualcosa a riguardo?

Io, Guido Chiefalo e Lorenzo Muto siamo i fondatori del Polimorfo. Concetto astratto che per definizione può assumere più forme e ridiscutersi tutti i giorni. Oltre alle sera ora produciamo videoclip low cost per gruppi emergenti e raccogliamo intorno a noi professionisti e amici (devo ringraziare alessandro ele e fabrizio) che ci danno una mano a portare avanti la cosa. Da oggi abbiamo un sito con un po di belle storie su www.ilpolimorfo.com

Da non perdere dunque il prossimo evento di La Tua Fottuta Musica Alternativa, al Mads di Roma l’11 Febbraio con i Thank You For The Drum Machine, una band di cui posso confermare il potenziale dato che li ho visti al MEI dell’anno scorso e mi hanno davvero colpito (beh questo per chi si fida dei miei gusti naturalmente!)

Minimalist style poster for the next event of LTFMA (check out the frestyl logo in there!)

::karmanet

Hello Frestylers

2010 has reached its end. Things we’ve done include:
launching frestyl at SXSW, organising gigs in NYC with Italian bands, going to loads of concerts, establishing a user-base in Rome, eating a lot of pizza.

And of course, we couldn’t have done this without your support – thanks for believing in us, and in frestyl!

We wish you all a GREAT 2011 with lots of exciting adventures, love and music of course.

If you haven’t signed up to frestyl yet, well you can wait till next year (i.e. tomorrow) but don’t forget to do it!

Last but not least, if you’re in Rome, check out frestyl for great gigs to go to and if you’re elsewhere, add you events and share them on Facebook as well.

Stay tuned for more developments…

:: the frestyl crew

Ouch, looks like music Collection Societies are under attack once again. They used to have a monopoly over royalties management, then came Creative Commons to undermine their kingdom, and services like Beatpick that supported alternative ways to licence music for cinema and advertisement.

Now the creators of Beatpick are bringing on a new challenge for the European Collection Societies: they’ve created Soundreef, a new service that provides background music for store chains, sport facilities and the catering industry Right now, these kind of businesses pay a ridiculous amount of money in royalties, and this money is not distributed to musicians in a righteous and transparent way, says Soundreef CEO Davide d’Atri.

To recap , this is what Soundreef does:
> provide background music, taken from its own catalogue of artists, to businesses like supermarkets and restaurants
> target the music selection to each business’ specificity and need
> make the businesses pay way less than they currently do (a 50% price cut)
> distribute the revenues transparently to musicians

And this is not just a dream or an idea, as Davide and his team have already managed to convince big supermarket chains all around Europe and have a few thousand stores in their portfolio, and a few years deal with each of them. No wonder Lventure believed in the project and funded it. I would have done it too, as I firmly support the fight against the monopoly of the Collection Societies, and I’m a big fan of Davide, one of the most brilliant and capable people I’ve met here in Rome.

:: karmanet

Yes, you heard right, we’ve officially opened the frēstyl signup. Now everyone, even you in that remote part of the world, can make a profile and add live music events to frēstyl.

So the question is: WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?
www.frestyl.com/signup

You should sign up if you like music, if you’re a musician, if you organize gigs, if you manage a venue, if you’re a geek and need to try a new web service every day, if you like pretty design, if you’re bored, if you’re happy and 1000 other different things.

The more you’re active, the more live music events you add, recommend and attend, the more you’ll be hot, and the more you’ll be noticed (and the more we’ll love you)

So, are you ready to live līve, stranger?

:: the frēstyl team