There is a lot of great content on music.SE, and I'd love to help grow this site to a self-sustaining level (and help it graduate and get a cool site design!). Several of my previous efforts at reaching out to classical/traditional music communities - including bloggers (there are few of them who are active on a regular basis) and university students - have not generated much interest from current or potential users.
Therefore, I'd like to start reaching out to electronic music communities and DJs; they will have questions that are within the scope of this site (though the mods will likely have to keep an eye on these questions at first to make sure they don't fit better with, say, avp.SE). My job is to attract new users, and right now, it seems like electronic musicians and DJs are a community that has not been fully tapped. Here's my logic in wanting to reach out to them:
- There aren't many questions about computer/electronic music and DJing here, which means we have an opportunity to fill in some holes on our quest to provide a comprehensive collection of canonical answers to questions about musical practice and performance.
- These are users who are already spending a lot of time on the Internet, which is the type of user who helps us generate the best and most content we can.
- I'm not sure that there's any other single source for electronic musicians and DJs to turn to when they have questions. It would be great if music.SE could establish ourselves as that source, which would keep these new users coming back and make them likely to tell their friends.
Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns about this outreach effort; I'm always looking for feedback and will happily reevaluate my plans if the current community thinks this isn't the right direction. After all, you are the ones who built this site.
In addition, know that I will not be ceasing my effort at engaging traditional and classical musicians. For every activity geared toward the electronic community, I will do something targeted towards traditional/classical musicians, too.