On Saturday afternoon Mike Real sent out a Tweet that was so obvious, I couldn’t believe that artists allowed this to still happen. Here is what he said:
Message to Artist: Please don’t let other people’s post their music on your page. I can’t hear your music when u allow that
A simple message, true. But it seems that it is still a complex thing to do.
I have said many times that I do not have a Myspace Page anymore because of the constant increase in S-P-A-M. We do, however, still use Myspace as a source for scouting out new music. Hell, just the other day Mike found a new artist!
The reason for using Myspace still is because we, as a group, are familiar with Myspace and the overall layout, not to mention damn near every artist has one. We know where the music player is, how to get in contact with you, blah, blah, blah. So why is it that when I come to your page someone else’s music plays in the comments section?
No More Auto-Playing-Music-Players in Comments!
I can’t stress that enough. Sure, you are getting comments, but they are not credible ones that help you out at all. In fact, all these kinds of comments do is drive people away from your Myspace Music Page and onto someone else’s. Why in the hell would you allow that?
You want to keep your fans, or potential fans, engaged. You want to keep them on your page for as long as you can. You want them pressing play on your music.
We all know that a lot of the Myspace Profiles take forever to load, which is not good for you, and when it finally loads someone has an auto-playing music player in your comment area. This is when you hit the delete button!
There is no greater annoyance in the Myspace realm than seeing music players in comments. If you are one who does this, please stop immediately. You are not only hurting others, but you look like you cannot get plays on your own.
For the Artist
Don’t worry if the person who added that player gets mad because you deleted it. They are not trying to help you anyway. Just like you, they are trying to get themselves to the next level.
Simplicity is the best option. Keep all those hideous image comments off of your profile too. You are creating an image for yourself; you don’t need others doing it for you.
Your Myspace Page may be the only presence you have on the web, right now. You wouldn’t have other artists music on your actual website would you?
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