I’m proud to say that we get a lot of compliments on our website. Honestly, it’s built out of frustration from dealing with so many other venues and their inefficient websites during my years as a tour manager / booking agent. But take a closer look at our site here – it’s really just a tricked out WordPress page. In fact, many people use WordPress for their businesses and /or bands.
In my opinion, using a blog service for your bands website is the way to go. I believe this because blogger sites are already tied in with SEO’s (Search Engine Optimization) and secondary sites such as Flickr and ReverbNation are easy to utilize since coding options are provided.
Does this sort of thing confuse you?
Drop me a line a we’ll set up an appointment for you to come down to the club and I’ll show you how it all works. In the end, you’ll be able to maintain a professional and functional website that best promotes your band.
It’s so easy, even a drummer can do it.
Any band that has booked a show at The Grape Room in the last 6 months knows how much emphasis we put on them to utilizing ReverbNation. And if you’ve been a music conference in recent years, chances are you’ve had a conversation with co-founder / not-an-Eagles fan Lou Plaia. Walking the walk, you’ll find their schedule widget right on the front page of this website. - Anthony
Today we’re announcing some major upgrades to our popular Facebook app, My Band. We’re giving it a new name (Band Profile) and some seriously powerful new features. More details are below, but to check them out right away you just need to login to Band Profile and click on the Appearance tab (if you haven’t upgraded your band page to Facebook’s new layout, you’ll need to do that too, but it’s as easy as clicking a blue ‘upgrade my page’ button upgrade your Facebook page).
Your App has Fan Boosters to grow your Fanbase
We know fans are critically important for an artist, and that’s why we wove Fan Boosters into the fabric of the new app. Fan Boosters help you grow your mailing list, build the Likes to your Facebook page or spread your music virally. They are super easy to activate, and they work automatically after you set them.
Read more HERE.
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Pretty soon, all Facebook Pages (for businesses, brands, bands, and media) will resemble the newest redesign for Facebook profiles. But you can choose to upgrade now!
So what’s different? And how can I use the new Facebook Page functionality to promote my music?
Those are great questions, and we’d love to hear from artists who are already putting the new design to good use. But here is what we know so far:
1) No more tabs up top. Now there is a left-hand link panel beneath the profile picture. But there is a trade-off. While your tab names can be longer, the placement may mean less people click the tabs. Artists may need to put a little more thought into keeping their wall/posts engaging or make sure that the default landing tab displays the most interesting content.
2) Photostrip across the top allows artists to create a broader AND more immediate impression with the additional emphasis on the visuals. Put your best press shots and live photos up there!
Read more HERE.
The Philadelphia band Nude Beach‘s Facebook fan count reached 1,467 this afternoon. Pretty impressive, but if you check out the wall posts, it’s not the group’s tapegaze tunes getting talked about.
Many of Nude Beach’s Facebook fans mistook the page as a naturist dating site — or, in some cases, a place to upload links to NSFW photos and videos. The wall posts misinterpreting the band’s (apparently) controversial name stretches back for months.
The Bathetic Records band’s Facebook status from Dec. 15 speculates: “The nude beach facebook is way more popular than the band. Have we officially ‘made it’ on facebook? leave your thoughts… and some nude pics.”
Although the guys in Nude Beach were clearly poking fun at their accidental web popularity, their Facebook fans continued to oblige.
Read more HERE.