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02:02 AM on 01/19/12 
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Thanks for sharing all of you. I am just starting my own band. It will help me lot.
06:04 AM on 01/20/12 
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Has anyone posted a thread about promotional strategies? instead of just like "where to promote" a "how to promote" site?

Hey dave rockstar (great handle, by the way) - you should check out Music Think Tank. They post daily articles on promoting bands (along with a lot of other band-related topics).

http://www.musicthinktank.com/
07:24 PM on 02/07/12 
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Don't forget Tunecore.
11:11 PM on 02/12/12 
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I just recorded a intro track to my band, like my facebook page and ill post new song's and lyrics

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dreade...app_2405167945

This thread is to post tools for musicians to use to help promote, not to promote your own music. Make your own thread for that, stop being a douche.
06:56 AM on 02/13/12 
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Some of y'all may be into this contest: http://tpm2.brookiellen.com/2012/pre...music-madness/
01:01 PM on 02/19/12 
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MOAARRR POOSSSTS this thread is awesome.
04:48 PM on 02/19/12 
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http://tpm2.brookiellen.com/2012/pre...music-madness/

One week left to enter this contest. Should be fun!
08:26 AM on 02/24/12 
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Bands I promote on my site: Upon A Red Sky Gored By a Deer Cardona Voice of the Soul Collapse of the Empire Exploding Horse Through Tragedy Souls Of Aries Through Redemption Mandroid Academy Koskee Go, Robo! Go! As Thick As Thieves

Download a FREE legal compilation by some of the above bands http://www.mediafire.com/?hktom719o13as8g
06:38 AM on 03/04/12 
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Theres a lot of helpful information here. Thanks everyone!
06:07 PM on 03/10/12 
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nice!
05:42 AM on 03/19/12 
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is there a website that has information for upcoming various compilations that unsigned bands can be a part of?

also, if any of your sites want to promote a HUGE 500 band compilation i'm working on, link them here:
http://ynfbrecords.blogspot.com/2012...mpilation.html
03:55 PM on 03/22/12 
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awesome thread!
04:50 AM on 04/01/12 
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What's up with the Anti-MySpace attitude this site has? Most of the sites in the OP can't be getting that great of web traffic! Check the stats on any reliable source and MySpace is up there, still. If I have to prove my point with references, I will. Purevolume... why? They only allow 4 songs unless you pay! SoundClick.com allows unlimited uploads!
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What's up with the Anti-MySpace attitude this site has? Most of the sites in the OP can't be getting that great of web traffic! Check the stats on any reliable source and MySpace is up there, still. If I have to prove my point with references, I will. Purevolume... why? They only allow 4 songs unless you pay! SoundClick.com allows unlimited uploads!

NOBODY I know uses myspace. If you aren't logged in, you can only listen to one full song. The site is barely functional and ugly as hell. Bandcamp needs to be the new standard for sharing your music, either stream or download.
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Bandcamp needs to be the new standard for sharing your music

That's nice. Magically wave your wand and make people go to Bandcamp. I'm sure it'll work fine

Dude, I'm on B'camp right now as we speak trying to update my album. Do you know how freakin' sloooooooooooowww that thing is? Try about an hour per song! And I know it's not my connection because I uploaded .wav's to Cd Baby and it didn't take near this freaking long!

Put any band that's doing anything at all in to Google or Yahoo. MySpace will come up in probably the 1st 10 (or less) hits you get. Guaranteed.

I know Bandcampl let's people do albums & have a cool design without pay, but be realistic. It's not no social hotspot. Tumblr makes more sense than that!

It's been a couple of weeks since I had a Google alert on MySpace, so I'm sure there's more to be found than here, but this is what I collected over the past couple of months:

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MySpace is involved in promoting the Big Easy Express Documentary, a celebration of musical heritage:


http://www.marketwatch.com/story/in-...ial-2012-03-08


They have just announced a web series with Andrew WK based on Indie musicians:


http://finance.yahoo.com/news/fox-di...160000783.html


MySpace.com/video is the #6 Video site overall, as of Feb 2012:
http://www.ebizmba.com/articles/video-websites


According to CommScore, more time is spent on MySpace than Google+:
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000... 03742390.html


And also according to CommScore, it's the 50th most popular site in the US:
http://www.sitetrail.com/2012/03/02/...comment-209497


MySpace is still in the top 10 Social networking sites, beating out Google+, according to Nielsen:
http://blog.nielsen.com/nielsenwire/...-2011-digital/
(Scroll down to the chart were MySpace is mentioned.)


A recent survey of Internet Privacy issues showed MySpace still used by a healthy one-third of those in the study:
http://blog.usamp.com/blog/2012/01/3...media-privacy/


MySpace is #16 on Seomoz:
http://www.seomoz.org/top500


And is in the Top 7 trending brands on Twitter:
http://thenextweb.com/twitter/2012/0...e-infographic/


Google lists MySpace as #61 out of the Top 1000 sites worldwide, with over 45 Million unique visitors and over 1 Billion page views! It's still ahead of Tumblr & HuffPo. Surprisingly, Reddit is nowhere in sight:
http://www.google.com/adplanner/static/top1000/
Just looking at that list and counting Social networking sites, MySpace comes in at number 5.


And it's still beating out Tumblr, Pinterest & Google+ according to CommScore:
http://www.techradar.com/news/intern...ap-commentform


A month later, it's STILL beating out Google+!
http://www.zdnet.com/blog/facebook/facebook-is-used-19x-more-than-twitter-135x-more-than-google-/9601


MySpace TV is also mentioned positively in these articles:
http://venturebeat.com/2012/01/18/th...logy-for-2012/
http://www.v-net.tv/myspace-unveils-...d-screen-sync/


CNET has reported that “MySpace has got it's groove back!”
http://news.cnet.com/1606-2_3-50120010.html




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