There was a time, not so long ago in fact, that Myspace was the king of the internet where music was concerned. It was “the” place to be for artists to proudly showcase themselves to the world, and indeed was reasonably easy for listeners, fans, and of course those in the music industry to search and listen to talent.
However, over the years there is no denying it, Myspace has gradually gone downhill, lost popularity and with every update, become more difficult to use and even lost features rather than gaining new ones. Maybe it was due to Myspace attempting to take on Facebook. Whatever the reasons few people or bands would argue that it has pretty much become a disaster area!
No wonder musicians have been fleeing Myspace and are no longer using it, including many Luxembourg artists, however many of you have abandoned the site like a sinking ship, and forgotten about it.
Therein lies the problem! Your Myspace profile is still there for the world to see. It is a few years down the line and in many cases the details totally out of date and for some of you the information, photos or songs, could be downright embarrassing!
The worst of it though is that just the people or the organisations you want to attract to your music are in fact those that often still sift through Myspace, namely event organisers, venues, or worse still other people in the music world: labels and producers! This is a sure-fire way your profile and indeed your act could get passed over, possibly never to be seen again
So the FUZE advice to you for your Myspace account: update it and keep it updated, or delete it! In other words – fill it or kill it!
Adam’s test: Can my Myspace account be revived?
That’s the question I asked myself when I returned to Myspace and, using an old account, attempted to bring it up-to-date with the kiss of life and implement all that the site can offer.
The first impression you get of Myspace is that there’s nobody at the helm. By that I mean it feels neglected. Several features don’t behave how they should, some links seem dead. I even uploaded music only to be told that what I just uploaded was “not available in my region” WTF?
The modules I once used are still there but I managed to delete one, only to discover no way to put it back, or at least my whole evening spent on Myspace I couldn’t find a way! In fact I spent more time on Myspace managing to do very little, than I did a night later on another music social network creating an entire, complete and far more substantial profile (but that’s another article).
What I did manage to do however, is to sync Myspace with the likes of Facebook, Twitter and ReverbNation (but not YouTube despite Myspace offering you this option – another dead link).
So, my final thoughts on Myspace are either delete your profile entirely and find an alternative, or sync it as much as possible to other social networks. Make sure your contact information is there and that you redirect readers to social networks you use on a daily bases.
If you choose the latter, don’t forget it! Keep an eye on Myspace or you could be missing out on an opportunity!