Facebook Discontinuing Tabs on Personal Profiles (don’t worry, Musician pages can still have them) and What it Means for My Band

Facebook is making changes to the way applications interact with personal profiles. As of Wednesday October 13, 2010, the ability to add an application such as My Band as a tab to your band members’ personal profiles has been removed. On November 3, all existing application tabs on personal profiles will be removed, and applications on Facebook will only be allowed to have tabs on band pages.

Don’t worry though; ReverbNation is working hard to make this a smooth transition. We highly suggest that you create a band page, and add My Band as a tab. This will ensure you continue to have the benefits of My Band and your fans will continue to see all of your updated information.

Create a band page on Facebook

Add My Band to your band page

In addition we are announcing an additional, heavily requested new feature to ReverbNation: the ability to update your band page’s status through ReverbNation. Now you will be able to update your Facebook Status on both your personal pages as well as your band page, in addition to Twitter and Myspace, all at once, from one place.

If you have any questions about any of these changes please visit us at support.reverbnation.com

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Report: 2 out of 5 Hottest Facebook Band Pages Use ReverbNation’s ‘MyBand’ Application

According to Facebook tracking site allfacebook.com, during the week of October 4th, 2 of the top 5 ‘Hottest’ Facebook fan pages (musician category only) are pages that employ the ReverbNation ‘Band Profile’ application MyBand.  The two HOT fan pages belong to BrokeNCYDE and Sean Kingston.

Check out brokeNCYDE’s Facebook page and click on the ‘Band Profile’  to see the app in action!

Or go to Sean Kingston’s Facebook page.

The MyBand application creates a powerful ‘Band Profile’ tab on your fan page that contains your songs, photos, videos, bio, show schedule, gathers fans onto your mailing list, and presents your merch and music for sale right on facebook. And its 100% FREE.  Artists can even add a custom banner with link to the top of the tab to promote a new release, a tour, or anything else.

“With the social media world changing so quickly; the only company that we were working with that anticipated and was ready for the great shift between Myspace and Facebook last year was ReverbNation with their MyBand application.  MyBand allowed us to instantly have a landing page to display music and other content without having to reinvent the wheel.  With the MyBand app as our default page we our capturing more fans the moment they see our page than ever before!” said Beth Chapin of Suburban Noize Records, representatives for brokeNCYDE.

Catina Acree, of Epic Records added, “ReverbNation is pretty much the most flawless, one-stop-shop tool there is available today.  The application’s integration with the impossibly difficult Facebook platform is about as painless as it gets, and the syndication and ease of use has me constantly recommending it to bands and musicians.”

Adding the MyBand app to YOUR fan page is simple, and takes about 1 minute.  You can get the app here.

Don’t have a facebook fanpage yet? Get one here and add the MyBand app to get the most out of Facebook now!

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