2018 was quite the year (the latter half particularly). It was full of ups and downs, success and failure, but if you don’t experience both, how would you know that you’re growing. Despite all of this, here at AnimexMusic, we believe that 2019 will blow it away! Here’s why:
Expanding the Team
It’s been very small show here at AnimexMusic. We’re a tight-knit group of hardworking enthusiasts. It has its upsides: we get to know each other well, and better understand the nature of each individuals contributions to the overall team; also, a team that’s small is lightweight and agile. We can listen to our friends of the community and react very quickly without much delegation or deliberation, however as the community and overall site grow larger and larger throughout 2019 and beyond, we know that we’ll need to grow with them.
To that end, we’ve already begun listing internships and volunteer positions on the careers section of the site. In the long term, these should cover forum and overall site moderation, article writing, building out our music encyclopedia, conceptualizing and developing site features, art and design, marketing, and more. Many of these internships have the opportunity to convert into long term positions as well. As the year continues and our need for staff grows, we might be look at having you fill that void. We hope you’ll be ready for us, because we can’t wait!
Secondly, thus far while we are indeed still a community, we consider our community features (and the site as a whole) woefully underdeveloped. However, we can fix that. Within the coming month, we intend to create the foundations for social features including: user accounts and profiles, forums, private messaging, community generated articles on AnimexMusicxYou, as well as goals and achievements.
It’s our hope that this will stir up more communication and immersion into this wonderful world of anime music we have here, and we hope that creating goals and achievements that reward exemplary behavior and site activity will help foster growth and positive behavior throughout the community.
This allows not only us to better serve you, but it allows your fellow community members to do their part as well.
Speaking of community members doing their part, let’s dive a bit further into our community run platform, AnimexMusicxYou. You might be wondering, “What is it exactly?” Well, it’s where you – that’s right. You, the wonderful anime music lover who’s reading this right now, can write your own articles, posts, and blogs right here on the site. You don’t have to be an expert – everyone starts somewhere. You just have to give it your all and put your best foot forward in being a part of this great community.
Our moderation team will filter and curate all of the best content and feature it right here on the main site, if it’s really good, you might have a job offering in your near future *wink*. Also, before you ask, yes. There will be achievements.
We’ll announce more information when we’re ready to kickstart this initiative, but for now, stay hyped, and stay ready. We know that there are some writing talents out there who will just blow us away with their creativity and skills, and honestly, we can’t wait to see what you all make of the platform!
Content, Content, and More Content!
I also mentioned earlier that we would be creating an anime music encyclopedia. Think Wikipedia, but full of all things anime music. If you’re ever interested in learning more about a particular song or where you can find more like it, this will be the place you can go to find out the who, what, when, where, and why of any anime song you desire. We’re still deciding on the exact direction we’ll go with this, but stay tuned.
In addition to this, we’ll be building out our catalog of anime music soundtracks. Sad to say, while this is an anime music site, we don’t have much anime music to listen to right now, and you’d better believe it – this is something we absolutely will work on. We plan on filling this site with all of the OSTs, OPs, EDs, and EPs you can handle. That and more!
Also, our Daily Deals will get a little more “daily”. This is a part of the staff increase.
Also, have you noticed the Shop section of the site. We assure, it’s not just there for show. We’re very excited about what we’ll have to offer on there going forward. You want soundtracks? We’ll have soundtracks. You want albums? We’ll have albums. You want anime cat ear headphones? Well, we’ll have those too! We’ll have not only the anime songs that you crave, but the tools you use to listen to them, and that you’re favorite musicians and composers use to make them.
We’re talking anime inspired headphones, microphones, instruments, and all sorts of goodies that we can’t wait to announce! We may even sneak some of our own original stuff on there *hint*! Yeah, these are exciting times. In the long term, we’d even like to offer services to you all. Things that will really help you indulge in the music you love in the long term, but let’s not dive to deep into that topic. Coming back down to Earth now, baby steps first.
We’re not only looking at working on the shop, but we’re also looking into developing an app platform as well. We won’t make any promises, but we can tell you that this is very long term. This may come to fruition about a year from now, but we’re letting you in on this little secret a bit early as a little new year bonus and a thank you for reading and spending your time on our humble little site.
Our Power Is Rising, Overflowing!
As you can see, our future together is so full of hope, potential, and a ton of good old-fashioned hard work from the AnimexMusic team, but when we come out on the other side, it is our intention that we be that much closer to our final form. I for one, am very happy to have you along for the ride. Thank you, and have a Happy New Year!