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Napa, CA, United States, 2008/04/21 - At a time when the traditional music industry feels the pain of crumbling record companies, scant royalties and fewer performance venues, musicians are looking for a way to revive and sustain their careers.
The Internet-based Jimmy Bruno Guitar Institute (JBGI) announces today that it has quadrupled in size, in just the last six months, to over 1350 paying student members. Originally designed for 350 students, the Jimmy Bruno Guitar Institute has shattered all earnings projections since opening in May 2007.
Innovation To Enable Broad Expansion
Empowered by proprietary Affiliated Artists technology that automates the handling of videos, Mr. Bruno interacts continuously with the JBGI student-body. To keep pace with projected growth, this new generation video management system is in the late stages of development at Affiliated Artists, to be deployed later this month. David Butler, CEO of Affiliated Artists adds, “The new Student Video Management System will increase JBGI’s capacity to over 4000 students, roughly two years of projected growth.”
Groundbreaking Approach – Hundreds of “Virtual” Master Classes
A large part of the success of the JBGI is the result of jazz guitar master Jimmy Bruno’s “firsthand” interaction with JBGI students. Unlike static online sites, JBGI students receive direct and continuing guidance from Mr. Bruno through video interchanges, which keeps students on track. This interaction is in the form of “Master Classes”, an exchange of videos between students and Mr. Bruno, viewable by all student members.
Jimmy Bruno’s New Worldwide Reach
Although never his intent, Jimmy Bruno may now be the most influential jazz guitar teacher in history, with students from 40 countries around the world under his direct supervision. Additionally, the JBGI student–body includes a large number of guitar teachers, who with Mr. Bruno’s permission and encouragement are in turn teaching Jimmy’s method to their students. Also, guitarists from areas of the world where there is no jazz instruction at all are converging on the JBGI to learn to play jazz correctly from an American jazz master.
About the Jimmy Bruno Guitar Institute
The Jimmy Bruno Guitar Institute, a partnership between Jimmy Bruno and Affiliated Artists, LLC., was launched May 22, 2007. It is now one of the most successful music education web sites in history. $60 for 3 months membership.
About Affiliated Artists, LLC
Founded by David Butler in 2006, Affiliated Artists forms partnerships with leading musicians, offering strategic vision and turnkey technology to create new businesses that monetize their reputation as a “brand” and generate reliable, recurring revenue streams to augment (and sometimes even surpass) performance and recording revenue.