Tucson, AZ, July 18, 2005 --(PR.com
)-- HitClick.Net officially opened its doors to the general listening public today, signaling the beginning of what its owners believe will be a brand new way to find new independent music on the Internet. The HitClick Independent Music Network is one of the first of its kind, not only offering independent MP3 reviews, featured unknown artist coverage, an independent music community and news, but also unveiling its new "band finder"; a special tool designed to help everyday lovers of independent music quickly find new and unknown bands and artists worldwide.
"The difference is you can actually search from scratch, from nothing," says HitClick owner and content editor Avallon Julian DeBrill. "There are tons of places to search for all kinds of stuff, but the difference is they all assume you know what you're looking for to begin with. When you're looking for a new band, or a new artist, you're thinking in abstract terms -- you're looking for something that feels like this, sounds like that, sung by a him or her, mixed with that, and so on. What we created is something that works just like that. You can actually get as specific as you want not even knowing what you want in the first place. And that's what I think it is we all want."
According to DeBrill, the finder works a lot differently than what people are probably used to. "Bands sign up, add their information and a list of keywords that describe their sound, their location, their 'vibe', influences, or anything else they can think up. We try to make it easy for them. When a fan uses the Finder to search for a new band, the tool matches each of the keywords in their search to all of the bands in the Finder and gives them the top bands and artist for their search. You click on the link and go to the artist's website. A lot of bands have been using this to increase plays at their artist pages, too.
"The idea is that a fan can sort of string together all sorts of terms with virtually no limit to how specific they can get," says Courtney O., one of HitClick's staff music reviewers, "you can find yourself in a mood for a 'Romantic moody tribal electronic female driven post rock solo artist from queens new york that sounds like Fru Fru and nine inch nails' and use the tool to pin it down. The funny thing is, with all the new bands we've been getting in the Finder, you'll probably find it."
A simple search at HitClick using the finder confirms Courtney's theory -- nearly 213 bands match these terms, including New York's Ailanthus, described as "Dark industrial infused rock with femme fetale vocals." "Bands and artists with more matches come up first. Less specific 'single term' matches show up near the end of the list, just in case you feel like paging through them all."
In addition to the new band finder, HitClick also offers daily MP3 singles reviews in every genre, a weekly featured independent band or artist, an active community forum, categorized music links, and other regularly updated content.
Visit HitClick at http://www.hitclick.net