Buzzing locally

The latest issue of BusinessWeek focuses on the "MySpace Generation," a group we’re learning a lot about as we work on the TexasGigs site. Local promoters BuzzOven are the lead exemplar in the piece.

I’ve been struck that the MySpace phenomenon is a good example of where a "distributed" information marketplace is terribly inefficient. As we’re profiling bands, we’re finding that most maintain and update their own websites (usually with excessive Flash programming); a MySpace site; and often a PureVolume site as well.

When do they have time to make music?

Mike Orren is the Chief Product Officer of The Dallas Morning News; President of Belo Business Intelligence; husband to Crystal Orren; and a Mungarian at Munger Place Church in Dallas, TX. All opinions herein are mine alone.