Most major newspapers have a web version of their daily offerings. Readers have the option to get the printed version or to be more earth friendly and simply read the articles online. It’s a perfect use for the web, allowing people to keep updated on the local news in their communities, or the ones they’ve left behind and still love.
Take for example the site of masslive.com. If you’re doing as the BeeGees sang and are “coming home to Massachusetts” wouldn’t you want to know what the latest events in your home town are? Their coverage of events in the state is pretty good.
Words aren’t all that masslive.com offers however. They also offer something a bit more interactive, something that the printed copy can’t give. They have a music scene portion of their site which is focused on local artists who call Western Massachusetts home.
Yes, they do talk about the music that’s playing tonight in special places. They also have interviews with some of the bands in the Sound Check column. They also have a featured artist section which is useful for discovering new talent.
Sounds ordinary so far? Here’s the part that’s different from print: they have at least one song from the artists they’ve featured available for download. Free music from some interesting artists – that’s always a good thing.
There are also links to the band or artist’s home page and myspace (if they have one) to allow fans to get to know the band better. Check out the video download section as well for recordings of the concerts of some of the bands.
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