Hive Open Mic ( #openmic ) is a virtual music stage, giving musicians a chance to freely share their music with an appreciative audience.
Hive Open Mic Week 2: April 19-24, 2020
Hive Open Mic is a haven for creative expression and community connection. Here, we enjoy the gifts that come through sharing the musical vibration. Being in harmony is our Work, with a capital "W", and this is what Hive is all about.
Beyond the sheer enjoyment of expressing and connecting, there are ample incentives to participate here. Upvotes and replies are given as a "Tip Jar." Standout songs are celebrated. And a selection of these songs are showcased in a curated list, honoring the music magic that happens here.
Looking back on the previous week, Hive Open Mic Week 1, was truly an international event, with musicians from four continents. Our theme was "Sweeter Than Honey," and the first Hive Open Mic was exactly that.
Week 2 Theme: "Golden Sun"
The classic open mic event is a dedicated stage, presenting live music. Our virtual open mic carries a similar energy, as a platform and a spotlight for musicians. Here, we focus our energy and enjoy the harmony as our songs ripple out and resonate. The theme for Hive Open Mic Week 2 is this: "Golden Sun."
Each week is a central theme, designed to unify the community through a singular harmonious flow. To enter this event, you'll express yourself creatively with a song that helps us to explore the current theme. Original songs and cover songs are welcomed equally, as long as the song suits the theme. All musical forms and genres are OK.
- Produce - Begin your video with the words: “This is Hive Open Mic Week  and I am [@username],” substituting the current week and your own username, and then you'll sing your song.
- Present - Post your video on Hive, writing the story of your creative journey with the song, and tagging #openmic as your first tag.
- Promote - Share your link in the comments section of Sunday's open mic invitation.
- Prosper - Enjoy harmony with the Hive community through engaging with artists as you feel inspired.
You can help support Hive Open Mic by voting two times. First, help this post with an upvote, which will support the host in providing valuable upvotes to the participants. Second, upvote the link of your favorite entry found in the comments below, in order to reward exceptional musicians. Two votes is a win-win for the musicians.
Additionally, please support live music everywhere on Hive, with special attention to live musicians. Let's acknowledge the artistry being given so graciously. Let's vote and comment directly on music posts, showing our applause as if we're listening in a pub, a coffee shop, or concert hall. In fact, Hive is a virtual concert hall, and this is the new norm for live music.
Thank you for supporting, upvoting, reblogging, and entering Hive Open Mic, a community of music lovers for music fans and musicians. Let's keep this Hive humming and buzzing.
Special thanks to @steevc for being the first performer in last week's launch of Hive Open Mic—he is a pioneer in a new frontier. He's been a strong supporter of the #openmic, ever since the Steemit Open Mic glory days, and it's good to see his early embrace of this new phase here on Hive.
And a deep bow to @montycashmusic for leading a thought-provoking conversation about how to host this event fairly and freely. This discussion illuminated some fears in me, and resulted in clarity, helping to shape this event for the future.
Thanks so much to the talented souls bringing their musical gifts to the virtual stage. And thanks to the listeners for bringing the appreciation. For those who missed the first event, songs will be celebrated in a "Highlights" showcase, to be posted this Tuesday.