ReverbNation Opens up Facebook to Independent Bands

by reverb_administrator on July 17, 2007 · Comments

facebookReverbNation today announced the launch of “My Band“, an innovative application designed to help artists promote their music on Facebook. With “My Band” artists can post unlimited songs, band info, show schedules, and even a “join the mailing list” function directly to their Facebook profile page. Their friends can play and share full-length tracks, add them to their own pages, and even buy the music and tickets. “My Band” even provides artists with stats about how their music is spreading.

“Ever since Facebook opened up to users from outside the educational institutions, musicians at every level have been eager to find a way to promote themselves to the millions of music fans that live there,” said Jed Carlson, CMO of ReverbNation. “Now any musician, whether signed to a label, independent, or just starting off in college or high school, can promote themselves inside of Facebook’s highly personal, highly viral environment.”

Any artist with a personal Facebook profile can sign up for “My Band” for free here: http://www.facebook.com/apps/application.php?id=2405167945 Artists that already have a profile page at ReverbNation.com can have all of their information automatically pulled onto their Facebook page in seconds.

“As a label, we’re always looking for the best options to promote our artists,” said Jason Bieler of Bieler Bros. Records (Skindred, Nonpoint, Fiction Plane). “ReverbNation offers by far the best set of tools to really get a feel for how your online promotion is working. Our bands love it, their fans love it and our label feels like we’re just scratching the surface as to what we can accomplish!”

“Thousands of musicians use Facebook on a daily basis in their personal or academic lives. Now those same artists can actually showcase their music to their friends inside of Facebook,” noted Mike Doernberg, CEO of ReverbNation. “We wanted to build a music application that would deliver what Facebook users are looking for, and give all artists the ability to offer their music to their fans on the site.”

The ReverbNation catalog is growing exponentially, and currently consists of over 70,000 full-length tracks from well-known artists as well as emerging artists, including: AFI, All American Rejects, Avril Levigne, Between the Trees, Ciara, Cold War Kids, Dengue Fever, Dresden Dolls, Eldar, Elemeno P, Fergie, Ferraby Lionheart, The Format, The Fratellis, The Game, The Glad Rags, Gnarls Barkley, Gob, Gwen Stefani, James Morrison, Kennedy, Lil Wayne, Live, Maroon 5, Merit, My American Heart, The Never, Nine Inch Nails, Portastatic, Pussycat Dolls, Rehab, Robin Thicke, The Rosebuds, Roman Candle, Saliva, Schooner, Seven Mary Three, Shiny Toy Guns, Silverchair, Smile Empty Soul, Snow Patrol, Sum Majere, Tift Merritt, 2Pac, TV on the Radio, Vanessa Williams, and Wolfmother, to name a few.

For more information about ReverbNation music applications for Facebook, visit:
http://www.reverbnation.com/main/overview_facebook

To add the application to your Facebook profile, visit:
http://www.facebook.com/apps/application.php?id=2405167945

Download the PDF of this Press Release

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