Creating a music history site using Genosis

Intro2Music
Intro2Music
@intro2music
11 months ago
120 posts
Hi Guys,

I'm planning to create a music history site that can tie musician to the various bands they play with during their lifetime, and how musicians in all cities around the world work with, and in association with each other, making up a city-wide musical family of sorts, with ever-changing band members and influences.

I've been curious about the Genosis project for a while now, but never got around to installing it. Now I'm wondering if I can use or tweak the genosis modules and skin to work for my music history project. If anyone has a Genosis installed would you please send me a link so that I can have a look at how it works. Ta.

Mick.
updated by @intro2music: 08/07/23 10:27:59PM
paul
@paul
11 months ago
4,324 posts
Hi Mick - This sounds very similar to an idea I had a few years back, again inspired by our Genosis project, I wanted to be able to create 'band family trees' similar to what Pete Frame did in the 60s and 70s with his Rock Family Trees.
I did some work on this at the time, and all that is left of it is this old development website here - https://bandjuice.com/ - The only tree on it is mine with all the bands and musicians I was involved with at the time.
Because it's Jamroom based there's lots of scope for further development, but it fizzled out due to lack of time and direction etc. I did have a grand plan for an 'organic' site with users building their own trees that would then automatically link to other trees via common musicians. It was one of those good ideas at the time lol
Is that the sort of thing you had in mind?


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Paul Asher - JR Developer and System Import Specialist
Intro2Music
Intro2Music
@intro2music
11 months ago
120 posts
Yeah, I think you have me sussed, Paul. It seems like we have the same idea for this kind of site, thanks to Pete Frame's project. I like your plan for an 'organic' site, this is just what I had imagined for my project too. We can't be the only ones with this idea, I'm sure. Did you figure out how to link (common musician's) trees? This would be an important aspect, I think. I also thought of incorporating Venues too, as they are associated with multiple bands and solo artists. Some venues may no longer exist but it would be a good thing from a historical point of view.
mountaintop
@mountaintop
11 months ago
76 posts
Hi Mick and Paul,

great Idea, we had tried something similar, with the "old" bands in Perth (West Australia) like AC/DC, however it fizzled also out due to a lack of the right environment.

there is lots of history which will get lost if it is not recorded somehow

cheers

Helmut


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jesan
FRC All Music
Intro2Music
Intro2Music
@intro2music
10 months ago
120 posts
Hey Helmut,

thanks for your input on this subject. Did you get round to installing a test site for your project?

I'm looking into how I can tie various JR sites data for different Cities bands into a single site. I don't know if this can be achieved yet, but maybe some API setups and modules need done for it to work as I envision it. Pulling some data from other JR sites would add an extra layer of complexity but it also would expand JR into another realm of 'Community' site(s) for those interested in this sort of thing.

Mick.
Intro2Music
Intro2Music
@intro2music
10 months ago
120 posts
Paul, after looking at your test site on Bandjuice I have a ton of questions for you. I think I must've lost your phone number or I would've called you before now. What's the best way to have a private discussion with you nowadays? I know I can open a ticket here on Jamroom, but I don't want to clutter up the ticket system.

Mick.
paul
@paul
10 months ago
4,324 posts
Have texted you


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Paul Asher - JR Developer and System Import Specialist