Frequently Asked Questions

Please look for answers to common questions below. If you can not find what you are looking for, please contact us at support@detroitmusicians.net.

Registration

 

I was registered on the old site. Will my log in credentials work on the new site?

No. The new site was redesigned from the ground up and you will need to register again. Please visit www.detroitmusicians.net/how-to-register for more information and a step by step guide to registration.

 Where do I go to register?

Go to www.detroitmusicians.net/profile-login/ and click on the Register Now button.

 Do I have to create a profile during registration?

Not necessarily. While this is an option, you can skip the profile creation process if desired and complete your profile at a later time. To do this, log in with your new credentials and click on the “Skip This Step” button. When you are ready to create your profile, log in and visit the Members page. Click on “My Dashboard”. Then choose “Manage Your Profile Information” or click on the “My Profile” tab at the top of the page.

I used to log in using my email address. Now I am being asked for a user name AND an email address. Why?

You will only need to enter this information once during registration. Beyond that, you will log in with just your chosen user name and password. This is the result of switching to the Word Press platform and integrating a special plug in for managing Detroit Musicians Entertainment profiles.

 

Log In and Lost Passwords

 

How do I log in?

If you have already registered (see Registration FAQs), you can click on the Log In link located on the far right side of the navigation bar, or you can go to www.detroitmusicians.net/profile-login

 I have lost my password. What do I do?

Click on Log In or go to www.detroitmusicians.net/profile-login/ and click on “forgot password” (Located beneath the password field).

 

 Detroit Musician Entertainment (DME) Profiles

 

I had a profile on the old site. What happened to it?

 

The Local 5 staff transferred all of your information to the new site. Your profile has a new layout. However this profile is not linked to your user name and cannot be edited by you. Only members who register for the new site and create profiles with their new credentials will have the ability to edit their profiles. You are certainly welcome to create a new profile for yourself. If you do, please let us know when you are finished with your old profile and we will delete it for you. For a complete guide to creating a profile, please visit www.detroitmusicians.net/how-to-register

Do I need to fill out an application before I create a profile?

Yes. The new application is quick, easy, and can be completed online here: https://adobeformscentral.com/?f=Cwd8TamBkDJZAvCE7ZP-gQ

 Do I have to create my profile during registration?

Not necessarily. While this is an option, you can skip the profile creation process if desired and complete your profile at a later time. To do this, log in with your new credentials and click on the “Skip This Step” button. When you are ready to create your profile, log in and visit the Members page. Click on “My Dashboard”. Then choose “Manage Your Profile Information” or click on the “My Profile” tab at the top of the page.

I need to create more than one profile. How do I do this?

You can have as many profiles as you like. However, each profile must be created through the registration process. This means that a new user name and password is created for each profile. Please note that this will require supplying a unique email address for each profile you create. To assist our members with this process we are now offering personalized DetroitMusician.net email addresses for each profile you create. You can request a personalized email address when you fill out your DME application online (the old paper application will not have this option). We suggest that you create a user name and email address for your profile that are similar to your band’s name.

I heard something about a photo requirement for my profile. What is this?

The redesigned Detroit Musicians Entertainment referral site uses multimedia to a greater extent than the old site in order to better promote our members. When potential clients search the site they will see a thumbnail of each member’s profile photo. Those profiles that have attractive, professional profile photos will get attention. Those that do not will receive less attention. Those profiles that have no photos… well, they will look like missing teeth in a smile. Poor quality photos and missing photos will greatly detract from the overall appearance of the site. Therefor the officers and executive board have decided to implement some standards in order to maintain the quality of the referral service website. These standards can be found in the Terms of Service which every member is obliged to accept during registration. These Terms of Service can be found here: www.detroitmusicians.net/terms-of-service

Regarding the photo requirement, each profile must have a MINIMUM of one professional quality profile photo. Our members have three months to meet this requirement. After October 15, 2014 any profile that does not comply will be deactivated until it meets the requirement. Our staff has a list of photographers who will provide Local 5 members with special offers and discounts on photo services.

I never read the Terms of Service on websites. Can’t you just break down the rules for me?

Fair enough. Here are some of the main points:

  • All of you materials need to look and sound professional (no snap shots, no “selfies”etc). We want all of our members to look and sound their best
  • Have at least one professional profile picture
  • Do not put any email addresses, phone numbers, web addresses, or other links in your profile or photos. No links of any kind are allowed.
  • Post only photos, audio tracks, and videos of YOU or YOUR BAND performing. Presenting other peoples work as your own is strictly forbidden.
  • We will not tolerate disparaging or negative remarks about other musicians in any profile. Likewise, we reserve the right to remove material that is deemed offensive or reflects poorly on Local 5.
  • We are asking all members to limit the total size of all uploaded media (photos, mp3s, and PDFs) to 25 MB.

Please take time to read the complete Terms of Service some time. It is really not that bad.

 

Multimedia for Profiles

Sound Cloud

 

What is Sound Cloud?

Sound Cloud is a service for sharing audio tracks – sort of like social networking for music and sounds. There are different levels of service starting with a free account that allows you to upload up to 120 minutes of audio. There is also a paid Pro plan that allows 4 hours of audio as well as an unlimited plan. You can share your music on just about any webpage or social media site by copying a link from your Sound Cloud page and pasting it into your post, webpage, or profile page. An embedded Sound Cloud player will appear on your post or page and allow viewers to hear your music. You can share individual tracks or entire sets (play lists).

How do I sign up?

Go to https://soundcloud.com/ and click on sign up.

Where can I learn more about Sound Cloud?

To learn about the basics of Sound Cloud go to http://help.soundcloud.com/customer/portal/topics/109406-the-basics/articles

To view all help topics go to http://help.soundcloud.com/

How do I upload my music?

To learn all about uploading files, go to: http://help.soundcloud.com/customer/portal/topics/109407-uploading-transcoding/articles

How do I create playlists?

Go to http://help.soundcloud.com/customer/portal/topics/110294-tracks-playlists/articles

How do I share my music?

Go to http://help.soundcloud.com/customer/portal/topics/110293-sharing/articles

Where can I learn more about the Sound Cloud music player?

Go to http://help.soundcloud.com/customer/portal/topics/109408-embedded-players-widgets/articles

 

YouTube

 

Where can I learn more about YouTube?

Go to https://support.google.com/youtube/?page=start.cs#

How do I include a YouTube video in my profile?

Click the Share link under the video you’d like to share. This gives you a link that you can copy and paste into the appropriate box in your profile. Note: This will NOT embed a video player in your profile. Instead, a link to the video will be included. We hope to support an embedded player in the near future.

To link to a specific part of the video, before copying the link, select the “Start At” checkbox and type the location (in minutes and seconds) for the selected starting point. For example, if you want the video to start at 2 minutes and 30 seconds, select the checkbox, then type “2:30” into the box.

How do I create a playlist?

Got to https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/4489417?hl=en&ref_topic=4489102

 How do I include a playlist in my profile?

Visit your Playlists page and click on the playlist you want to share. Click the Share button, located below the name of your playlist. This creates a playlist link that you can paste into the appropriate box of your profile.

 

Vimeo

 

What is Vimeo?

It is another video sharing service similar to You Tube. Got to https://vimeo.com/ for an overview of the service.

What do I get with a Basic Vimeo membership?

Go to http://vimeo.com/help/faq/vimeo-membership/basic-accounts#what-do-i-get-with-a-basic-membership

How do I upload videos to Vimeo?

Go to: http://vimeo.com/help/faq/uploading-to-vimeo/uploading-basics

How do I share my Vimeo videos?

Click the Share button (which looks like a paper airplane) on the video player. From there, copy the direct video link.  Paste the link in the appropriate box in your profile.

 

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