RR: Hi, Mario. A new Music2Deal update is happening next week. What is new?
MC: There are many exciting new things coming. One main topic is that in former times we tended to minimalise the information to get a better overview from a business perspective. Times are changing and nowadays pictures and media are more relevant and people are acceptable to it. Due to this, all music offers and wants will be shown in the pinboard in a new way. To be honest, this is something we forgot about it in the last years, as music offers and wants are the most relevant factor on Music2Deal rather than if some of my friends likes something or has a new connection. I want to know if someone of my business friends has a new offer or want as this gives me a possible opportunity to make business. Therefore we improve the visibility of those items.
RR: I saw that there are also some further activities which can be posted.
MC: Yes, you are right. Besides posting music offers and wants as the key part of Music2Deal, our members can now inform their network about updates via comments to their existing music offers & wants. Moreover, our members can now also post pictures and videos with just a comment.
RR: Will this change the way how members post?
MC: Members can post their music offers and their wants in the same way they have done in the past. But due to those new items we give our members the same look and feel they are used to on all other social media like Facebook, LinkedIn etc. So you just need to click on the start post button on top of the pinboard and a pop-up will come up. Here you can decide if you would like to post a music offer or a want, which brings you to the corresponding page where you can do this. However, on the pop-up itself you can post a comment on an existing music offer or want or just post a text with an image or a video as you are aware on other social media.
RR: It´s not only those pinboard changes including the design which makes me excited about the new update. I see there are also more design changes.
MC: Correct. Corresponding to the new pinboard and the mentioned changes in behaviours of pictures and media we have also adapted this to other parts of Music2Deal. This way the pictures looks bigger and the design fresher.
RR: Yes, I like the improvements greatly and I am sure that our members will like them too. I am also thinking that with this update our members will also explore a lot of our hidden professional tools. As an example, the Contact-Settings, where they can select which members can send messages and connection requests to you, depending on their type of business or the Visible Status, with the ability to show your music and wants only to your business friends.
MC: Yes, this will be happen when our members explore the new update. By the way we will have even more international verified contacts as we will announce new representatives in Italy, Spain and Africa.
RR: Wow, great news. I am looking forward to the new update and thank you for the talk Mario.
MC: Always great talking to you Richard.