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Discussion in 'Band Management [BG]' started by Joe Nerve, Apr 26, 2005.
Here is our myspace:
The Underground Railroad
Myspace helps more fans hear our music, and it also attracts more people to listen to more music. It makes getting shows much easier too.
The only thing I really like about myspace is we have somewhere to stream our music from to a lot of people and get stats on number of plays....thats it. The play stats can be pumped up just like the friend count so I take them with a grain of salt. I know people that when they have nothing to do, they kill hours on myspace. Doing what I dont know.
Most of the offers we get for shows happen when we finish playing a show so I dont know that we see any real benefit that way although when we start booking out of town, that might change.
Being the webmaster for our site (not the myspace site mind you), I can also track how many hits we get coming from myspace and it's pretty significant.
You all inspired me to try out MySpace. Kinda cool. Just another marketing channel. I'lll see what we can do with it.
I signed up today - www.myspace.com/ccband
This site now informs me that we have 0 friends.
You have at least one friend with Tom...but I can help you out.
edit...well okay, you'll have Tom (Myspace founder, owner, head honcho) as a friend when he gets around to adding you. I thought it was automatic.
I finally bothered to get the band site up at myspace. www.myspace.com/lowdogs Maybe now I can focus more on the band and less on the chicks in their underwear.... but I doubt it.
That is exactly why the proxy police here at work wont let me into that site. It's borderline softcore porn and labeled a date site.
Oh ya...my bands site:
great tool. bascally its helped us network in our area and im sure it will help us set up shows in other areas in the future.
if you have time add us
after our Ep is finished we'll be looking to play like crazy around California and AZ.
Hey a belated thanks for the "friendship". And I must say, Laetitia Casta is my absolute favorite.
I've gotten WAY too many comments on her ribs showing, but you show me a girl who's in-shape, stretching her arms up like that, who doesn't show ribs...
Ribs = meh. I like what's above the ribs. Thanks OSF.
Hey Republic of Letters! Glad to see you guys banging away.
Myspace = Good promotion
My 2 bands:
www.myspace.com/blackmarketmassacre = Rock'n'Roll a la Motorhead. Loud, ass-ripping guitar metal/rock'n'roll.
www.myspace.com/collapse = Pinko Commie Hardcore
I just signed my new band up for myspace last night and have added about 10 friends or so. I just figure that if I'm looking around at friends' sites and they look at mine, we'll start to grow exponentially, right? I, too, am impressed by people with high friend counts, cynicism be damned.
Check out my new gig (not me on bass, though) at www.myspace.com/lundbros.
I've added some of you already! Goldenstate? We should talk...
It's great for getting your music out there.
It's been great for us. We don't sit around adding people all day, I can barely keep up with approving the ones we get. I do like to keep it personal wherever possible and reply with a comment, esp if I actually like the person or band adding us.
We've seen gig attendance rise, and CD sales multiply from Myspace. We've met bands and gigged with them, expanding our base. Met a few radio stations who are spinning us now too. It's been nothing but advantageous for us, if you excuse the minor glitches and slow days.
Now I'm going to go back and check out all the Talkbass Myspacer accounts.
You guys are in the Talkbass Myspace Group, yes? http://groups.myspace.com/talkbass
here's our links- click the pic, with band member personal pages linked from our profile (got more music up this way)
we're using our group as our forum presently;
also, we made a Band Network Group for the Southeastern US, for bands to make contacts, swap gigs, whatever...
I didnt realize there was a group.
[stroking chin]Very interesting
it's good for the band contact. There are alot of childish idiots on there slagging everyone off basically trying to stir the pot. As far as the "i have 1000 friends, i must be cool" vibe, well that speaks for itself. The fake, shallow snoozers will always show themselves for what they truely are. In general, harmless fun, with your usual occassional idiot who cant help themselves thrown in.
I'm on myspace although I don't have a band. I've actually met a few bands and people that have led to jamming out. And became friends with people. It's also an easy way for me to find new music, or even local music of bands I like. Maybe someday I'll find a band for me to be in via myspace. Then it'll all be worth it.
Forgot to mention that the biggest radio stations in the area really seem to be embracing it too, they mention band's Myspace accounts as often as their home sites. Radio appears to be paying attention to it.
I hate band spam. I changed my title to "Nick Reports Band Spam" because I was sick of it.
The only real reason a band should add someone is if:
A: They are friends.
B: They are friends of friends.
C: You saw them at your show.
The only other reasons that I'll accept but still think are pretty lame are:
A: You have similar musical taste.
B: Your grandmother died and are sad and lonely.
Im tired of finding 5 friends request and checking them only to find that its some whiny piece of @!#$% pop band with no talent that I would probably rather shoot than be friends with. When you send a friends request it reminds you to only add someone if they are your friend.
If you look at my profile you will find that I dont even have Tom listed.
If you like a band, then you seek their page and you add them. Thats what I did, and Im happier with it that way than if they spammed me.
In any case, I think its a good tool. I regularly send messages to local bands to help arrange shows or ask when they are playing. I send out invitations to my friends and my bands friends when a show is comming and it helps get people there. I also add fans I see at shows and bands and their members that I meet.
Its fun, just dont be annoying with it.
Just added my band Yellowish to myspace. Dunno if it'll get us anything since it seems to primarily a US oriented site. We have one friend... (and that's one from out record company )
(some chick allready took 'yellowish' as her name )
There's no info yet... have to find our english press kits, but atleast there's two songs. Feel free to listen