A WEBSITE has launched with the aim of providing British musicians and other performers with a one-stop-shop to showcase their talents – by broadcasting videos of themselves.Doejo.co.uk provides visitors – including talent scouts – with access to performers’ profiles, plus, if they register, a space to upload their own photos and videos, and the opportunity to be matched up with performers of all levels.
Users, who can register for free, are divided by performance type with the Musicians category sub-divided by instrument and sex.
One of the first participants is Paul Cheneour, a flautist and composer who trained at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama.
The website writes: “From research, we are acutely aware that talent scouts want to see video, not just words on a CV.
“Video profiles give a greater insight into the essence of a performer; their passions and importantly, their personality, reducing the ‘chance’ factor out of researching the talent pool in a more timely fashion, enabling a performer to land their dream role, while delivering a more efficient and streamlined approach to the talent search”.
Doejo, launched in September, comes at a time when social networking is on the up, with Facebook the second most visited website, ahead of most national news sites.
Visit doejo.co.uk for more information.
by Andrea Clarke