Hive Open Mic ( #openmic ) is a virtual music stage, giving musicians a chance to freely share their music with an appreciative audience.
I want to thank the bright people who already laid the groundwork for this event to happen. First, I owe thanks to the hosts and supporters of the Steemit Open Mic. I give respect to Sonic Groove Live and related initiatives that exist here on Hive. Long may you live!
While some live music events are contests, e.g. "Battles of the Bands," with judges and monetary incentives to participate, this event begins with in a simple, humble way, truer to the traditional open mic format. This means the music will be freely given, for the sake of creative expression, community connection, and all of the gifts that come through sharing the musical vibration.
That said, there are ample incentives. Upvotes and replies can be expected. Standout songs will be celebrated. A selection of songs will be showcased in a curated list, honoring the magic that happens here. Most importantly, sharing harmony is our Work, with a capital "W", and this is what Hive is all about.
Hive Open Mic Week 1: April 12-17, 2020
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.
Sweeter Than Honey
Each week is a central theme, designed to unify the community through a singular harmonious vibration. 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 within the weekly due date (Friday).
- Prosper - Enjoy harmony with the Hive community by 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.
Hive Open Mic will evolve over time. If anyone feels called to support this event through co-hosting, sponsoring, etc., I welcome the opportunity to collaborate and co-create. My intention is to hold an open space for live music. My commitment is to celebrate great performances. My promise is to bring encouragement.
Thank you for supporting, upvoting, reblogging, and entering Hive Open Mic, a community of music lovers for music fans and musicians. I look forward to hearing from you. Let's get this place humming and buzzing.