Originally launched way back in 2002, the www.ManitobaMusic.com website has been an invaluable resource for both the Manitoba Music organization and for musicians throughout the province. We were happy to help establish their site online way back when, we were overjoyed to work with them again in 2006, and now we are proud to revamp and relaunch the site for 2011!
Working closely with Manitoba Music and Guppy Design, the new site takes many of the popular elements of the previous iteration and makes them easier to get at, easier to navigate, and easier to enjoy. A light-weight design and a robust-but-simple layout allows the site to not only look great in modern-day browsers, but on your mobile device as well. Go ahead, try it on your iPhone!
With the rise of social media, it only made sense for ManitobaMusic.com to take advantage of many of the great tools and functionality being made available today. From updating Twitter feeds in their sidebar and Facebook-powered commenting, to freely available RSS and ICAL feeds, ManitobaMusic.com is a site that connects with you and helps you stay connected with all your favourite local talent!
Manitoba Music site admins not only have access to a great deal of data, but thanks to a carefully constructed administrative system, they can access and share that data however and wherever they like all over the site. An audio track can appear on a band's profile, as a downloadable track, and on the streaming radio in a matter of moments!
The best part is how the site encourages both its visitors and its members to engage online. Many of the same tools available to site admins are now at the fingertips of the organization's members, allowing them to add images, audio tracks, online video, news stories, and social media to their profiles.
Visual Lizard and Guppy Design continues to work closely with Manitoba Music, refining an already great site. Thanks to a responsive layout, a clean modern design, and a powerful admin system powered by our Catalyst CMS, both ManitobaMusic.com and her sister site AboriginalMusic.ca are on the road to another great couple of years on the web!