Also, I don’t think it’s the name that’s the problem, I think that the thought process goes like this.
"Aah, another day posting my musical project all over the internet. I put time and effort into this music and I can’t believe it only got three likes when I posted it on Facebook. Broke my heart it did. Luckily I thought of this plan to post it on message boards all over the internet!
All I had to do was Google “Music Message Board” and there were hundreds of places where I could spread the good word! The people there talk about music all the time, they’re really into music, not like my stupid Facebook friends, what do they know? All I need is to find a way for real music lovers to hear my music and they’ll be blown away! There are probably label bigwigs looking at these things, I’ll be signed before you know it!
Right, let’s see… Drowned In Sound? Bit of a crap name, but I’ve got two hours to post to 60 message boards so I’d better crack on. Quantity over quality, that’s what my ol’ man used to say, haha. I instantly got banned from the last one I went to, so I’d better be more careful this time and limit myself to one post. Hmmmm, Music is top of the list and it’s music I want to talk about! I’ll post it there! Done! Next board. Ooh, My Vitriol forum? Ugh, might as well".
What I’m saying is, as long as the Music Board is called The Music Board, and people actually reply to threads there, you won’t solve this problem by jazzing up The Classifieds.