I miss the days when artist websites were the hub. Before the days of YouTube channels and Twitter feeds. I miss... MySpace Music.
Here's Skeleton UK's Facebook page...
Casey Monday, November 05, 2012
It's Facebook. Should anyone expect anything different?
guest Monday, November 05, 2012
Maybe this is one way they are tring to grow revenue now they are publicly traded
@mattadownes Monday, November 05, 2012
I mean this is MySpace 101 here. Make your website as compelling as possible, giving every piece of information your fans need. Only use facebook/twitter to tease.
Gonna be interesting to see which streaming and social networks are leading the pack 12 months from now.
Corey Tate - www.spacelab.tv Wednesday, November 07, 2012
You're so right. It's hard to watch people make the same mistakes that have been made in the past. Who wants to call the next social network to go from popular to obscure, leaving users with wasted time in building a following instead of building a web site?
Will it be TUMBLR? What's everyone's guess?
lo Thursday, November 08, 2012
the problem is that people are visiting artists official websites a lot less than before, even if it's compelling content. When I'm with the band I manage, new fans come up to them after a gig asking for more info and they first thing they ask is "do you guys have a facebook so I can see your tour dates?" I always reply "yes, we have a WEBSITE, you can also find us on all the social networks"
Clyde Smith Monday, November 05, 2012
Where do you find this stuff?
@friskygeek Monday, November 05, 2012
Dear artists, maybe you should have spent that time building YOUR OWN sites instead.
R.P. Tuesday, November 06, 2012
best answer ever.
Eric Charles Monday, November 05, 2012
I'm trying to combat the knee-jerk reaction to this: Facebook is not "hiding" band posts any more than it is restricting access to whether or not your friend took a picture of their breakfast. People that aren't seeing posts from the bands they like are doing this to themselves by using the "Top Stories" filter instead of choosing to receive everything they've subscribed to.
It is the user's choice whether or not they would like to see all of these posts.
Jaded Industry Dude Tuesday, November 06, 2012
That is simply not true at all. They are filtering. This is not a conspiracy or misinformation; it is 100% valid and there are tons of articles to back it up, along with my own personal experience.
Chriwi Tuesday, November 06, 2012
Dear brands stop crying, restart blogging!
guest Tuesday, November 06, 2012
if your website has an rss feed, you can hook into a service like http://dlvr.it/ that will automatically post to all the social services, you dont even have to think about it, and concentrate on your own website being the #1 hub for content.
you can do this using a wordpress, tumblr, google blog, etc, or return an database feed as an rss feed, if your website uses one.
never depend on anything other than your own site, the others are going to be gone before you know it -- and thats going to include facebook (can't wait).