Creating a grid from land and water, on some far away server, is a considerable challenge. Giving it life and purpose is the other side of the drawing board. Because music has been the central focus on 3RG, it’s no surprise that the owners are developing Music Village.
“From my perspective, the Music Village will fill a void for music lovers, live artists and DJs. Back in Second Life, our ROB clubs were famous for generating interest in people becoming a DJ or going live with a skill or talent,” said Lazuli Pooraka. “Music has been a big part of the virtual lives of citizens in 3RG since the beginning; this effort simply makes a direct path for music ‘people’ to see more of the advantages of the Virtual Music Scene.”
Punk Rock provided a tour of the village on the other side of the Welcome Area. Twelve clubhouses have been placed and will soon be available for fans of musicians. It’s a simple concept and should work if fans establish a fan group and organize discussions or activities.
“I think it’s a combination of all the ideas focusing on music that have been happening for the last six months, here on 3RG. We think it will be useful to the artists, followers and DJs to have a gathering place for people around music,” explained Punk.
The owners of the clubs will be allowed a set amount of prims for group decor at their clubhouse. The website will inform users how to get a stream and set it up, how to get people to join your fan group and how to post events.
At the end of the path, in Music Village, is a venue for DJs to test their skills at entertaining. The décor reminds me of a rl disco with its bright, flashing colors. It looks like a fun place to hang out and hear some 70’s, 80’s popular tunes or even contemporary favorites. Smooth jazz is played around the clock. Check it out when you can and set up a music group focusing on your real life or virtual world favorite artists!