Last month, Pollstar.com, the redesigned and redeveloped website of the world’s premier concert information database, was beta-launched. Originally built in 1994, Pollstar.com needed a fresh image and an updated platform that could let site managers easily maintain content and add new features. The beta version of Pollstar’s new site can be found at http://live.pollstar.com/.
Guidance chose Telligent’s ASP.NET-based social networking platform, Community Server 2008, to build the site. Using several of Community Server’s main features, Pollstar.com allows visitors to create their own screen name, upload an avatar, make comments on news stories, post reviews of concerts, and rate photos and artists. For existing users, Guidance transferred all their data to their new accounts.
The new site also features a Photo Wall which shows live concert photographs taken by Pollstar staff and media journalists.
Providing music business professionals with the most reliable source of worldwide concert tour schedules for over 25 years, Pollstar has been in business longer than all other concert sites available today. Pollstar also publishes a weekly magazine and a series of monthly specialized contact directories.