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Need advice about a new website idea

 2:04 pm on Mar 31, 2006 (gmt 0)

Sorry my subject of this post is a bit vague, but off course I can't go into details too much.
So I have an idea for a website that I know will be relatively popular, and I don't think it has been done before. I have the technical knowledge to develop it, and I have enough experience with graphics to make it look nice. I've been employed as a web developer for a couple of years, so I'm confident I've got the technical side under control.
But I have a problem. I can only pull it off if I have the support of some reasonably well-known artists (actors, musicians, ...). I can't go into the specifics of this because I don't want anyone to steal my idea, but basically they wouldn't need to do much, they wouldn't lose anything, and they would probably benefit from this.
But I do not have any budget, or contacts. Any ideas of what I can do? I don't want to spend a few weeks/months developing this website, and then find out I won't find any artists willing to help me out. But convincing artists might be hard to do without being able to show it to them.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.



 3:25 pm on Mar 31, 2006 (gmt 0)

It's agents you need to talk to. They'll be able to tell you if its a good idea or not.



 4:16 pm on Mar 31, 2006 (gmt 0)

It's agents you need to talk to. They'll be able to tell you if its a good idea or not.

True, and even if it's a good idea, it can be difficult to get close to the entertainment industry.

I run an online magazine and 'entertainment' is one of my categories. It is absolutely one of the most difficult for me to maintain since I know no one in the entertainment business, and I have to be extra careful about the origin of my content. (i.e. photos, news stories, etc.)

But if you're that dependent on the involvement of actors, artists, musicians, etc., you will definitely have to talk to agents or other contact personnel to get your foot in the door.


 1:57 pm on Apr 1, 2006 (gmt 0)

Just a thought - will your idea work on a local basis? Every area has well known local musicians who are reasonably approachable after shows. If your idea proved successful with them - who knows how your idea may spread?

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