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Old 12-28-2010, 04:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Does Myspace work for local bands anymore?

I found some discouraging stuff on how myspace might be sneakally making unsigned bands suffer and making sure their "featured " or "signed" artists are reaping the rewards of myspace.

go to myspace dot com /forums/t/4659905?SortOrder=0

( darn forum rules.. )

Its hard enough trying to network yourself when you dont know what promoters or other bands live around you unless you play gigs together, but you'd think something as simple as a local search i.e. being able to type in "search for bands within 5 miles " on myspace would be such an important thing for them to give their unsigned artists, and they've mysteriously removed it...

To me it looks like their way of keeping the rich richer and the poor poorer
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Old 12-28-2010, 05:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
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well i tried talking to them about the same issue when it comes to local search but you still need a profile because myspace is just basic nowadays fro musicians and bands it's where your fans will most likely find you. hopefully at some point they will resolve this issue but until then just keep on keepin' on

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Old 12-28-2010, 07:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 01-01-2011, 05:14 PM   #4 (permalink)
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In my opinion, MySpace has declined quite a bit, and other sites have been far better at the Local Band promotion for real music listeners and bands - Reverbnation I think already stole that audience from MySpace, and other places focused on music have been towering over the Social Entertainment place for years.
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50% of MySpace's 1100 staff have been cut. I think MySpace is experiencing it's last days.
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I never knew it did work. To many bands begging for me to listen to there music and when I do it's just ****. One band after the other. I gave up listening to the local band scene around here. A lot of screamo and pop punk.
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Old 01-04-2011, 04:19 AM   #7 (permalink)
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myspace de evolved the human race. I would sue if money were a badge on the hamper brigade
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Old 01-04-2011, 08:27 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Although it is not as much in the foreground anymore, it is still an effective medium for artists, musicians, producers, and indi record labels to get their music to a large network of users.
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Old 01-04-2011, 10:15 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I am 100% thoroughly convinced the only thing that sells local bands is live shows because it's the only time you isolate distractions away from people long enough to listen.
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Old 01-04-2011, 10:22 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Although it is not as much in the foreground anymore, it is still an effective medium for artists, musicians, producers, and indi record labels to get their music to a large network of users.
Not really. You could have 10,000 friends on myspace and it isn't jack squat in terms of real fans. The website is just an online ghetto of people spamming other people. And with the newly implemented Facebook partnership they might as well rename to "FB's Bitch."
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