2010 in retrospect
2010 has been a huge year for Australian Music History and has really seen the site take off. Australians love their music and that has shown up in ever growing traffic numbers. We had to change to a new server this year to help cope with the growth.
Way back in April this site was selected to be archived by the National Library of Australia in their Pandora Archive which we consider to be a a huge honour.
2010 saw the introduction of some new article categories, the main ones being This Month and our Aussie Rock Trivia Quizes which have both been very popular.
We’ve had massive support from contributing authors this year too which has helped enormously. All up there has been 57 new additions to the site this year, more than one per week, which is our biggest number yet.
One of the biggest changes to the site has been the Historical Gig Guide. This database of old gigs has over 800 entries now going back as far as 1971. It has 188 bands and 271 venues & we’ve even started adding whole tours. We’ve also been able to link the database to individual bands and venues to provide even more information. Thanks to all those who have sent over their gig diaries. Most are still in the process of being added so stand by for heaps more.
Last but not least 2010 has been a big year for you, the reader. We now have over 1000 comments on our listings which add a great deal of extra, and often unique, information about our music history. Thanks so much for your contributions and comments. They make the site what it is.
See you in 2011 for an even bigger year.
Cheers, Mark Gibson