August 12, 2013
Facebook artist and music pages are something has become so common place that it is hard to ignore. It is especially really hard to ignore when it is being shoved in your face all day. Some artists only have a fan page, while other artists actually make use of their person accounts as well. Interaction between artists and fans is somewhat rare, since there are thousands of comments posted for just one artist, and who has the time to sort though all these comments? Facebook music is supposed to be interactive, but it feels like and advertisement which exists in an advertisement haven.
Some artists will naturally have their own independent domain names and blogs – these are great when the fan knows what they are searching for. With a short search they might stumble across your fan page, your twitter, and your Facebook page. The problem with a fan …
June 6, 2013
I would guess that many music and production artists, digital or not, have taken at least a small amount of time to record and host their files online. If not for the purposes of sharing, then simply to have has a personal repository. Since not every DJ and producer is a good visual artist, creating a personal website from scratch is not as easy as pressing record and producing a song. That is why artists run to websites like Soundcloud or Bandcamp in order to host their files and biography. It is much easier to have it in a single place without needing to maintain it like a true website.
Of course, once an artist makes a small name for themselves, they will want a personal website and it should be more personal than a Soundcloud profile. Many DJs and producers will simply opt to pay upfront to have someone …