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  • New BandPage features for Facebook Timeline

    Mar 11

    Today we’re excited to announce that BandPage now powers over 500,000 musicians around the globe! We’re celebrating this milestone with the launch of several new features that will help artists connect with fans and share their music through Facebook. We’re rolling these features out over the next few days, but we’ve got all of the details below. Your BandPage Just Got Bigger: We’ve updated BandPage to allow you to take advantage of the wider 810 pixel Timeline layout, giving you a larger...

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  • BandPage HQ at SXSW 2012

    Mar 11

    BandPage is going big in Austin at SXSW 2012 this year, with events March 9th-17th at BandPage HQ. Come see fantastic live music, experience amazing visual and auditory displays, and have great drinks with great people. We’ve been having a blast so far, and we have tons of great nights ahead of us – so come on down! We’ve got Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown, Daedelus, MNDR, Shinobi Ninja, Das Racist, and many more! Visit our BandPage HQ site to RSVP and check out our...

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  • Why Play On The Facebook Freeway? Meet Me In My Inbox Instead.

    Mar 12

    Artists have a multitude of options to communicate with fans. On Music Think Tank, Glen Brown talks about how email can be more useful than social media when contacting people and how people live in their inboxes. “The big problems with Facebook and Twitter are that you lose control. The user has many peoples’ messages streaming past their door all day long. How can you be sure that your post won’t get swept away in the current?” Do you agree? (Read On)

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  • 11 Viral Video Secrets From The Cofounder Of Khush

    Mar 12

    Prerna Gupta, a cofounder of Khush, shared 11 secrets of creating viral videos in a recent SXSW Interactive presentation. Gupta helped Khush promo videos achieve over 180 million views based on her intensive analysis of hit YouTube videos. The success of Khush apps such as LaDiDa and Songify, fueled in part by their YouTube promos, led to their acquisition by Smule though their Songify-powered merger video was not itself a hit. Love The Way You Lie Parody Using LaDiDa Keep in mind...

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  • Email List Abuse

    Mar 12

    A bands' email list is one of its most highly coveted assets. An email blast will often receive more (worthwhile) attention than a social media post, and if handled correctly, and establish a strong connection between a band and its fans. A bands' email list is one of its most highly coveted assets. An email blast will often receive more (worthwhile) attention than a social media post, and if handled correctly, and establish a strong connection between a band and its fans. However,...

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  • Publishing Your Music

    Mar 12

    Understanding everything involved with music publishing can be difficult, but don't worry! This article is part two of our publishing and licensing series, the aim of which is to educate musicians on how the publishing system works, and how you can make the most of it! Understanding everything involved with music publishing can be difficult, but don't worry! This article is part two of our publishing and licensing series, the aim of which is to educate musicians on how the publishing...

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  • Kurt Vile and Black Bananas to Tour Together

    Mar 12

    GIF by Sanchez and Kitahara Black Bananas & Kurt Vile: Before They Make Me Run [Rolling Stones cover] Stream Kurt Vile has announced a lengthy North American/European tour. He'll be joined on a number of U.S. dates by Black Bananas, the latest step in Jennifer Herrema's Royal Trux/RTX trajectory, who just released a new album called Rad Times Xpress IV . (Recall the cover of the Rolling Stones' "Before They Make Me Run" Vile did with Black Bananas last year).

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  • New BandPage features for Facebook Timeline

    Mar 12

    Today we’re excited to announce that BandPage now powers over 500,000 musicians around the globe! We’re celebrating this milestone with the launch of several new features that will help artists connect with fans and share their music through Facebook. We’re rolling these features out over the next few days, but we’ve got all of the details below. Your BandPage Just Got Bigger: We’ve updated BandPage to allow you to take advantage of the wider 810 pixel Timeline layout, giving you a larger...

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  • Almost 50% Of Rhapsody Listening Is Mobile, Even Before Full Facebook Integration

    Mar 12

    Guest post by Eliot Van Buskirk of Evolver.fm. Spotify might get more of the press these days, but the veteran Rhapsody recently broke the one-million-subscribers mark, due in part to its acquisition of Napster and Facebook integration that lets people try Rhapsody without whipping out their credit card for a free trial. Unlike Spotify, the Rhapsody app lets people try the service on their cellphones and tablets for free — although that does require a credit card, at least for now....

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  • NEWS BRIEF: Mashable, Facebook's Open Social Billboard Shakeup, Fender IPO, Mobile Backstage

    Mar 12

     It only feels like Austin is the center of the universe... Reuters blogger Felix Salmon reports that CNN will buy Mashable for more than $200M with an announcement Tuesday. Some rumblings we're hearing from SXSW Interactive and several tech companies point to a broadening of Facebook's Open Social Platform. More details and announcements this afternoon. Big Shakeup At Billboard magazine: Publisher, Editor Out, Other Top Staffers Follow (The Wrap) After 60+ years Guitar maker...

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