The Bay Buzz was a music news website that reported on the local Tampa Bay music scene. The website was initially launched on January 12th, 2010 by the websites publisher, Constance Hilton, who is also an area singer/songwriter.
"I was working on a newsletter for an artist community here in St. Petersburg when the thought crossed my mind that this area could use a publication that focused on the local musicians here in Tampa Bay. My plan for this was that it would be a "one-stop-shop" for musicians in this area to find out everything they needed to know about what was going on... who was playing where, who just put out a new CD, what events/festivals were happening, etc. Then I started interviewing musicians and with help of friends began reviewing CDs. After a few months of doing this, I started receiving emails from musicians and fans that this area "needed" this! The response from the community and how they embraced it was just amazing."
"I received the support from Music Tampa Bay and Mellow Melodies, which helped The Bay Buzz grow in readers. I created a Facebook page and everyday there are new people befriending the Bay Buzz. It has grown tremendously. Not only has the community been wonderful, but also helpful."
"Being a musician myself, I know the challenges that artists face in regards to self-promotion, fair gigs, the hard work of recording and the time and effort it takes to make something of your music. The Bay Buzz is a voice for all musicians and their fans in this community."
"After six months of The Bay Buzz, and it's success, we celebrated by holding The First Annual Buzz Fest which featured 8 local bands. It was a hot hot day, but a very successful one. This year The Second Annual Buzz Fest will be held in August." - Constance Hilton, The Bay Buzz Publisher.
- Constance Hilton - Publisher
- Bob Feckner - Editor
- Katie Limberis - Editor
- Dan Allison - Media Coordinator
- Keith Wilkins - Music Scene News
- Damond Jiniya - CD Reviews
- Phil Traynor - CD Reviews
- Dave Summersill - Tech. Talk
2010 Buzz Fest
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