We tested 45Sound for the first time at the Hard Working Class Heroes music festival here in Dublin at the beginning of October 2011. Our technology worked perfectly for all the fan-uploads from a memorable festival, but a tight deadline and the usual last-minute issues meant our site looked VERY basic!
Having listened to great reaction and feedback we received at #HWCH11, we sat down together as a team and planned out a decent-looking website for the service. After a lot of hard work and scratching of heads, we are delighted to be rolling out the first proper version of 45Sound.com in time for what promises to be a very memorable show from Kíla in Temple Bar, Dublin tonight.
As you can see from the photo above (taken just now), in true Team 45Sound style we are making changes and fixing bugs here in 45Sound HQ in Dogpatch Labs Europe up until the very last minute. Today’s website roll-out and tonight’s Kíla show are big steps forward for us on the cusp of what we hope will be a very big 2012 for 45Sound. Our site is still very much a work-in-progess and we haven’t tested everything fully, so please bear with us and be patient.
If you do encounter any problems with 45Sound in this roll-out stage of the new site, we would really appreciate it if you could get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us what the problem is so we can get the fixed. We know the Show pages are loading quite slowly for example, that’s because we are generating them on-the-fly from our YouTube channel and we’ll have that fixed after Christmas.
The same goes for any other suggestions or feedback you have, we want to hear what you have to say so please give us a shout.
We think we can build 45Sound into an amazing service over the course of 2012, but we need the help of fans and artists to make sure we build the most useful service we can for you. Bear with us while we fix up any teething problems and continue to develop the site, we promise you’re going to enjoy the features we’ll be rolling out soon…
Have a good Christmas and check back with us regularly during 2012!
Cathal, John, Mikel and Dan