So I read this article over at Music Think Tank about how to run your free MP3 promotions. Not sure if I should actually change things around to fit it or not, but it’s probably worth any musician reading.
I’m not trying to say MySpace is still awesome or anything, but I was looking at webstats today & I noticed MySpace is still in the top 50 most popular websites in the world while Reverbnation is around 2000 & Bandcamp is at 3000. A far cry from being the next big things that people want to say they are. Soundcloud however is at 600, so they look like they are a real possibility to be the next thing.
Still working on the Remora artwork. For whatever reason my own artwork seems to take longer to fool with than someone else’s.
Here’s an interview with Clang Quartet from No-Core.
How do they rate the sites?
I’m sure Myspace still gets a lot of traffic but i’m thinking that it’s all people using it to spam one another and not legitimately in use. Considering what a pain in the ass it is for pages to load etc. . … I have a hard time believing an average person could be bothered. Which is why i think a lot of people went to the FB.
In regards to RN & BC, i don’t think that it can be used the same as Myspace and therefore can’t really be judged the same. Both of them are more or less a place to put music and info and then direct people to it, whereas Myspace had more of a community approach, with people collecting, networking etc.
You don’t really log onto Bandcamp and hope to stumble across bands you might like. You go there to check out bands you already know via links you find. Not to virtually hang out. the thing with myspace is that it was a place for people to pretend like they had friends and send messages and post goofy shit like FB today. Neither BC or RN are really for that, they’re more or less music driven. Sort of the same with most marketing campaign’s you gotta get the attention of people that really don’t give a shit about music and make them think that they do.
Soundcloud is a good tool but for some reason i don’t like using it, i think it’s more the feel of the site or possibly the look. I should mess with it more.
They’re rated by hits (not pageviews or time spent on site) & I know that MySpace has a lot of images on a page (more files is more hits), but so do Reverbnation & Bandcamp so they should be comparable. Soundcloud is the thing that really surprised me. Because if anything they are the most music centric of sites & it seems like they are the one with the least buzz. Then again, they are also the only one of those three that I think works with major labels & that probably is what all the traffic was really caused by for MySpace. Before MySpace worked with all the major labels you didn’t see housewives & businessmen excited about it.