The new MySpace band profiles (sometimes called MySpace 3) have been available in Beta for months. MySpace is close to fully releasing the new system, so now is the right time to switch to the new artist profile.
According to MySpace, eventually, all profiles will be required to use the new profile settings, but for now you can switch between the new and older versions. Don’t wait, you will be pleasantly surprised at the new package.
This new format features a lot of upgrades. Among the most practical upgrades are the ability to feature up to 25 songs, great new layout options, and a new easy-to-navigate artist dashboard. This dashboard gives a lot of great info on how fans, and other visitors, are interacting with your MySpace page.
To help get you started, we spoke with MySpace HQ’s James Rocchio to talk about the new profile and additional tools available to artists. In this discussion, Rocchio mentioned that the new music profile was largely designed by listening to feedback from bands of all sizes on how to improve MySpace. According to Rocchio, there are two great tools that bands should be using to maximize their profiles: MySpace HQ and the Profile Design Video Tutorials.
The video tutorials are a great start for learning how to create a new profile, while MySpace HQ is a how-to beast. It is not just for designing your band profile, it is a guide to making the most of your band’s online presence. There are articles on promoting your band, learning about the new artist dashboard, and they even feature profiles of the day.
MySpace HQ has only been active for a few months, so it is not super deep in articles, yet. But they are adding content every day, and they are syndicating content from great musician blogs like Musician Coaching.
If you can’t find the information you were looking for at MySpace HQ, you may want to checkout the new MySpace forums.
How will the new MySpace artist profile change your profile? We’re betting for the better.
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