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How many social media platforms?!!!

Okay, so you’re on MySpace. And you’re probably on Facebook too. You might be using Twitter. You certainly should be. And then there are the other social media platforms – not the least of which is your blog. WordPress? Blogger? Vox? Mog? For music,...

What websites should I be on? (part 3)

Two days ago, this would have been way down on my list, but while it’s fresh on my mind I thought I’d mention it: you should be on Facebook. The good news is that you’re probably already on Facebook. Statistically speaking, you’re likely to...

Good news / bad news

Well, the good news is, I have wrested ownership of http://newmusicstrategies.com back from my old webhosts. They were not nearly as evil as they could have been about it, and my only problems with them are: 1) the ruthless efficiency with which they turn off the...

The Hijacking of New Music Strategies

If you’re reading this anywhere near the time I’m writing this, you’re either getting it in an email, or it’s popping up in your RSS feeds. How do I know you’re not looking at the website? Because it’s not there. If you were to...

So what should be on my MySpace page?

An entrant in Ze Frank’s Ugly MySpace Competition Another one I get asked an awful lot – particularly by musicians who are just getting started in the online environment. They’ve heard about MySpace, and that it’s where all the musicians are...

Is MySpace over?

I get this question a lot. Because you hear this a lot. And musicians want to know, because most of them rely on MySpace as an integral part of their online strategy. Well, as much as it pains me to say this, I have to come back with the answer: No, I’m sorry...