This can be a common problem for many talented artists as they can jam like no other but don't have an official band. Indaba Music makes it possible to create a virtual band to create music. Indaba Music is an online collaboration platform that allows artists to upload tracks, work without concern for location, and have an easy flow of information. Users can connect with others musicians to coordinate the creation of a virtual band by recording and sharing individual parts of a song to then be mixed and turned into a new song. Tracks can then be shared with the rest of the community. The Indaba Music community offers users the ability to create music sessions and then subscribe to watch the sessions as a collaborative effort to create a new mix. Check out a sample session here.
Launched by two Harvard graduates in their early twenties, Dan Zaccagnino and Matt Siegel have continued to rollout improvements to their free offering. In April 2007, Indaba Music launched a free online production console, which allows its worldwide community of musicians and music professionals to work on tracks, edit, mix and access them from any computer in the world. In May, Indaba Music launched version 2 of the product, which included some substantial site design improvements. In addition, the (remove 'a') new production console has some major improvements, which included waveform graphics in the track views, LED level meters, adjustable volume changes over the timeline, moveable markers, and stereo mix-downs. Finally, the music player randomly plays finished session mixes in an application, which leverages Adobe Apollo.
Bottom-line: Musicians with platinum record dreams or just looking to meet others artists should give Indaba Music a whirl to upload and mix music.