Musicians who are seeking connections with other artists and resources need to adapt to virtual outreach methods because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but find connecting on social media intimidating, superficial, and discouraging.
Buzzroll is a hybrid social app that connects musicians through virtual audiovisual rooms and chats capabilities. By combining elements from social media platforms like TikTok, Clubhouse, and Instagram, Buzzroll elevates the social experience of open mics, workshops, and casual in-person meetups.
Musicians can share their experiences, seek out advice and mentorship, and get feedback on works-in-progress. By focusing on the social interaction between musicians rather than metrics like streams, listens, views, and follower counts, Buzzroll aims to foster connection in the online music community during the pandemic and beyond.