A little obvious, and a little sassy ; )
I was thinking people would volunteer info and opinions on bandcamp or maybe something I havn't heard of yet.
Can you post / play music on facebook ? I still don't have one.
Um, besides Facebook? How about the Hideout? Or is that too obvious?
The Hideout is great (obviously), and we found we reached a lot of people who liked the music, rather than just wanting to add to their 'friends'
We tried ReverbNation, but the whole "If you 'Fan' us, we'll 'Fan' you" thing was so puke making we shut it down.
Bandcamp is really only designed to allow people to listen to and download music (either for free or payment)and nothing else. BUT we have found it to work very well. The thing we really liked was that you could set up a 'bundle' download, (Say) an EPs worth of tracks and a PDF of the sleeve liner, all downloaded with one click.
Staying on MySpace 'til it folds.............
We found a Last FM page for us just turned up (?)...........
It's definitely different now than four or five years ago. Myspace was THE place to discover new bands, labels, book shows, find show listings etc... Now it seems there are five or six different places you need to go to, there is not one definitive site or place. It seems like it's also hard to maintain multiple sites as far as show listings, news etc. I find that a lot of the myspace pages are out of date, and i have to bounce around to several sites just to find up to date info on a band or label.
It seems like things are going back to how they were in the olden days. I'm finding out about shows/new bands through word of mouth now more so than the past few years.
hey people, be creative again and build your own websites with your own trash design, like people did years ago! fuck this myspace, social media shit - do your own shit. Like in the good old days where link directories like SEARCH & DESTROY! where the place to go to check out new bands and labels...
BTW: Everyone's going to Facebook now, but in one or two years it's the same again like with myspace.
This is why bands need ONE website where they link to all of their other networking sites. That way if you search for a band on Google you'll find their website, not just a Myspace page which could be out of date. Take The Nevermores, for example: http://thenevermores.troubleinrivercity.com
That site has their Hideout music player, plus links to Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, Last.fm, eBandaGoGo, and their schedule is also there so you don't have to go bouncing around various other sites to find when they're playing next. That's the way it ought to be done!
besides.. myspace? THE HIDEOUT!
facebook slave? not me.