I wish you all a merry christmas and a happy new year.
I also want to thank you all for being such a great community. We had a very smooth year
- great threads, much fun and most important: banning tends to zero.
So my big thanks go also to our administrators Nutha Jason
and Dog Breath
We are going now into our fifth year...how time flies by...
What will the future bring?
For the Forum and also the Drummerworld Website i can say:
Times of extreme growth are over - situation with visitors is very stable, i think we found our place with the forum
- also Drummerworld Website stays by far the No. 1 site in the world for drumrelated matters
- 45000 different visitors a day - Datatransfer 19 Terabytes a month.
Expenses for webhosting, streaming videos are still very high - earnings from advertising are as always very moderate and low.
But despite the Financial Crisis happening all over the world:
The Funds behind Drummerworld are still there and the reserves sufficient.
So the good news:
The forum and the website will stay free. No fees and charges will come up in the future.
There are now new websites around with concepts of paying for educational content - like drumlessons or fees for premium content.
These programs will not work - unless someone proves me wrong.
The nature of the internet goes for free access for everybody and everything - revenue must come from advertising.
Only exception till now: selling goods physically and also pornographic content - of course, because they have no advertisers....
Drummerworld will work on these things next year:
1. Improving video Quality, Rebrushing all 1000 existing videos to HD or bigger sizes - more length.
2. Improving the Drum Clinic Section: more content, more lessons, better structure and system.
I WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR.
All the best greetings from snowy Switzerland