There is a Ning to Jamroom forum opened on Jamroom and they are offering a migration path away from Ning, that is not only viable, but empowering and easy to implement. An automated tool has been developed to migrate your Ning Archive JSON files into Jamroom 5, their new "state of the art" script.
This is not just for musicians, although their support is unbeatable in this area. The new script is modular, highly configurable, and adapts to any type of CMS or social networking need. The core is free, and you can take it for a test drive to see for yourself. One click module installs, add additional functionality. You pay only for what you need, with a small one time fee which includes future updates.
The forum has DOCS, FAQS, plus you can ask questions and get official staff responses. Going forward, this is the preferred method of contact, since it saves time and helps keep everything organized in one area.
Personally, I ran "Indie Gospel Artists" as a full featured Ning Pro site for years. It has been migrated over to indiegospel.net and has all categories functional. Yes, that includes music, videos, and events. The Jamroom version sports a responsive grid CSS skin, which is compatible with all devices and browsers. It has full ecommerce, unparalleled social connectivity, and advanced features which quite frankly make Ning 2 and 3 look like a joke.
Most importantly, it is open source. So unlike the Ning debacle with Livewired (now APPS IO), 3rd party development is encouraged. Migrants are no longer hostage to Ning's (or anyone's) policy whims, since you own the script.
In fact, before I officially open the doors at the new location, I am doing some mods not even possible on Ning, since there is no access to their closed script. Don't take my word for it, here is a testimonial from someone who has a varied experience with Ning alternative sites:
"I strongly recommend to promote this not only for media sites which may come from Ning but for all sites users can have there, even blogging communities, painting communities, fishing communities and whatsoever as Jamroom can not compare to what Ning offers now! I have worked with Joomla, Boonex, Wordpress, Ning, SocialEngine, Phpfox, Skadate, Oxwall but Jamroom is the best, as it offers all the features one can think of, easy to handle and to manage, the administration of the site easy to use, the scripts are easy to understand and very flexible, the site design can be easely modified in order to suit specific visions, it offers multilanguage support and one of the most important things for a CMS Webmaster / Admin, great, great support! Alex @ Http://Muzicieni-Trupe.Ro
If this is interesting to you, please register and join the discussion here - https://www.jamroom.net/ning-to-jamroom/forum