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What You Need To Create A MySpace

I’m often asked by artistes what they need to do in order to get a MySpace. In what seems like a ‘Back To Basics’ post, here is an A.B.C. of how to do it.

  1. First, ensure you register as a band or label. This enables you to post your music later on.
  2. Do a search for your band name. Don’t expect it to be their if it is not unusual. Then you have to think what alternative name is best… “artistemyspace”, “artistfanclub”, “artisteonline” are suggestions.
  3. You need , at least, a photo, a biography, an MP3 of one of your tracks and get ready to answer some basic questions about yourself (influences, label, etc)
  4. Now you have a basic site. Unless you want the standard colour scheme (and who does?) then you need to pimp your profile. See this post for websites who will help you do this.

Of course, having a site is the easy bit. Now you need to add friends, post blogs, news and events and employ widgets, embed video and sell your music using SnoCap or 7Digital.

A word of caution – a MySpace site is NOT a substitute for having your own website. Downsides are that MySpace can stop working – one of our artistes lost the function to add friends and MySpace were next to useless when we requested they fix it. Break any of their guidelines (even by accident) and your profile could be deleted. And your list of friends are not as good as having your own mailing list, which remains the number one essential marketing tool and one that is often forgotten when artistes think they can communicate via bulletins alone.


About Neil

Neil Cartwright founded Million Media in 2006 with the aim to help people understand digital marketing and use it to their advantage. The vision hasn't changed but the technology has.

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This entry was posted on May 10, 2007 by in artists, communities, marketing, music.
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