As a musician that has played at all in the last 10 or so years, I have had to create an interesting Myspace page. (http://www.myspace.com/thesweaterfriends). Well, at least I have felt the need to. Myspace has been the go to site for years when you like a band. Aside from creepsters, artists seem to use the site more than anyone else. Though my html knowledge is quite limited (as you can probably see, ha), I still go thru our source code every now and then and try to spruce it up, or at least speed up the loading time.
My question to you all, as music lovers and creators, is if Myspace is still the go to music site when you are interested in a new band? Pretty much everyone and their dog is on iTunes thanks to places like CD Baby (including us) and a Google search of a band now brings up tracks to listen to with the rest of the results (though notice, Myspace is still the top of that list). Then there are sites like Spinner and the ever wonderful Pandora that let you hear entire songs and albums for really just being a part of their ad revenue. The list goes on and on when it comes to music sites and the internet (bandcamp.com is probably my fave). Does Myspace still hold sway for you all when it comes to music?
For me, the answer is split. I hear new music in lots of ways, mostly from the above mentioned sites. I know I can rely on Myspace to have the band’s newest single up for a listen and to get a feel for how the band “is”. I do however find great information via other sites on the web, mainly the given band’s official website. People are getting more and more creative with music sharing and marketing on the web and if Myspace does not keep up, they will be going the way of the dinosaur (or maybe they already have).