4 Easy Steps to Increase your Mailing List with Myspace Messaging

The most valuable fans you have are the fans on your mailing list. You can talk to them, tell them about your new albums, upcoming shows and generally keep them up to date on your music. One great way to increase the size of your mailing list is to convert your Myspace friends into mailing list fans. Fortunately our recent integration with Myspace has made this super easy for ReverbNation users. Here’s how to increase your mailing list in 4 easy steps:

1. Login to your ReverbNation Control Room, click the FanReach tab, and then select Create Email

2. Choose the “Fan Recruiter” template.

This template will automatically create the email’s subject line and message body so you don’t need to do anything but click next (you are welcome to add or edit the information to give it a more personalized feel if you wish, but you don’t have to).

3. Your Myspace friends are automatically set as the  target for this message

If you haven’t synced to a Myspace artist account yet, you’ll need to do that now. If you are already synced to a Myspace account you do not need to make any changes during the “Select Recipients” step, we’ve taken care of all that for you.


4. Schedule and send your email!

It will go to ONLY your Myspace friends and ask them to join your official mailing list. Warning! You can send invitations to your MySpace friends only once during a 24 hour period.

That’s it! The message will delivered to the Myspace internal message box of all your Myspace friends, and it’s already designed to encourage your Myspace friends to join your mailing list.

[Update] Some users may have experienced a bug with this feature for portions of yesterday and today. As of about 4pm on Dec. 24th the bug has been fixed and is now working properly.

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The ReverbNation Control Room iPhone App (beta) Now Available for Free

Our first mobile app is now available in Apple’s App Store. The app allows musicians to collect fan emails at concerts directly through their iPhone, provides the artist with the latest profile and song stats, the ability to post status updates to Twitter, Facebook and Myspace simultaneously, and to send FanReach email newsletters to their fans.

Control Room iPhone App

Critical Control Room Functions Available from your iPhone

The app was developed to allow our musicians to access critical functions from their ReverbNation control room while they are on the go. Those functions are listed below:

  • Send FanReach Emails
  • Collect Fan Email Addresses
  • View Profile and Email stats
  • Update status for Facebook, Twitter, and Myspace

The App is Available for Free in the App Store

The app is currently in beta and available for free to all users with a ReverbNation login. Please let us know what you think, and post your suggestions opinions in the comments section.
Download the app for free on iTunes »

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ReverbNation’s FanReach™ Fan Management System Now Available to Bands on Myspace

Application empowers Myspace Artists to better communicate with fans, and allows fans to join Artists’ proprietary mailing list

(Durham, NC – December 16th, 2010) ReverbNation, the leading Marketing and Promotion Platform for over 1,000,000 Musicians, Labels, Managers and Venues, has announced a deep integration with Myspace Music that extends Reverb’s world-class Fan Relationship Management application, FanReach™, to every Myspace Artist directly within their Myspace tool set.

New Tools For Artists From Myspace Music

MySpace Music: Artist HQ | Myspace Video

Artists who use the FanReach™system, whether within the Myspace environment or the ReverbNation environment, can now send html messages out to their proprietary mailing list and to all of their ‘friends’ on Myspace simultaneously.  In addition, Myspace Artists can easily add a ‘join our mailing list’ module directly onto their Myspace profile.

“Our mission is to empower Artists to grow, nurture, and maintain their fan relationships,” said Mike Doernberg, chief executive officer of ReverbNation.  “The integration of FanReach™into the fabric of Myspace will help Artists maximize the relationships they are cultivating at Myspace, and to convert some of those ‘friends’ into proprietary relationships in their own email database.   The Artists’ Myspace profiles just became a lot more valuable to them.”

The FanReach™ application is free to all Artists, configured the same way whether accessed from within Myspace or ReverbNation, with a premium version offered to Artists who want to tap into a library of pre-made templates, use their own custom html, or who have more than 500 fans on their mailing list.

The partnership between Myspace and ReverbNation reflects the shared goal of delivering more value to the Artist community that each company serves.  Courtney Holt, President of Myspace Music, said “Our goal was simple, to provide artists with the best fan relationship management tool. We partnered with ReverbNation to bring their market-leading FanReach application to our platform.”

About ReverbNation:

ReverbNation is the leading online music marketing platform used by more than 1,000,000Artists, Managers, Record Labels, and Venues to grow their reach, influence, and business across the internet.  ReverbNation provides free and affordable solutions to individual Artists and the music industry professionals that support them in the areas of web promotion, fan relationship management, digital distribution, social media marketing, direct-to-fan e-commerce, fan behavior measurement, sentiment tracking, Web site hosting, and concert booking and promotion.

ReverbNation’s innovation is in developing technologies that integrate the wide array of distribution, marketing, and promotional functions used by the music industry into one comprehensive and easy-to-use business application – helping virtually any artist grow their revenues, and providing insight into how each marketing input contributes to overall outcomes.  For more information, please visit ReverbNation.com and follow ReverbNation on Twitter:  www.twitter.com/reverbnation.

ReverbNation Media Contact:
Jed Carlson
919.682.9593
press@reverbnation.com

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Vote for Your Favorite Band Names: A Look Back on 1,000,000 Artists

50 Popular Words That Bands Use In Their Names

ReverbNation.com reached a new milestone yesterday when it signed up its one millionth artist. “We’re humbled, but this is really a story about how vibrant the global Artist community is right now,” says COO and Co-Founder Jed Carlson. “For our part, we’ll continue doing what we do best – creating powerful tools and great opportunities for Artists and those the orbit them. ”

The 1,000,000th Artist to join the site is .. “PANA!“.  In celebration of this, we will be providing this Artist with a nice prize package, including a ‘1,000,000th Artist Reverb T-shirt’.

Launched in October of 2006, ReverbNation has quickly become one of the most explosive and talked about music sites on the Internet today. Artists all over the world are enjoying the site’s ever-expanding number of features and services, such as Digital Distribution to major online retailers, festival and showcase submission opportunities, and direct-to-fan merchandising. ReverbNation is growing faster by the day and Mike Doernberg, CEO and Co-Founder of the site, does not believe the momentum will be slowing any time soon. “We recognize that the music business is way more than just selling discs or downloads,” he says. “The scope of what we do for the Artist will continue to grow, and if we keep delivering real value to them, we expect that they will keep joining the Nation.”

Reaching one million artists could not have happened without the support of all of the amazing artists, venues, labels, and fans that have made ReverbNation what it is today. We would like to thank each and every one of you for all of your support through the years. Since the site’s birth, we have heard a lot of great music. We have also seen some of the most hilarious, interesting, (and sometimes just plain vulgar) band names ever created. In honor of reaching one million artists, we would like you to vote on your favorite band name in each of the following categories:

FUNNIEST – You WILL laugh.

MOST BIZARRE – Band names that MUST have an interesting backstory.

MOST CLEVER – Band names that we wish we would have thought of.

Be sure to vote for your favorites! The winning band in each category will receive a full year of our Reverb Press Kits service for FREE!

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1,000,000th Band Joins ReverbNation – Company attributes success to its ‘Artist First’ approach to business

(Durham, NC – December 15th, 2010) ReverbNation, the leading Marketing and Promotion Platform for Musicians, Labels, Managers and Venues, and creator of ‘My Band’ the leading Facebook application for Bands and Musicians, registered the 1 millionth Artist to the platform yesterday.  The lucky Artist, PANA! a latin band from Stamford, CT will receive a package of free services and merchandise from the company to commemorate the event.

ReverbNation was launched in 2006 with a mission to provide Bands and solo Artists from any walk of life with the powerful business tools they need to be competitive in the social media age.  Many of the tools are free, with premium tools offered under a software-as-a-service model.  In recent years, the company has expanded its offering to include securing high quality opportunities for the Artists in the form of coveted licensing deals, lucrative brand sponsorship programs, and high-profile gigs.


PANA! from Stamford, CT. ReverbNation's 1,000,000th Band

Co-founder and chief executive officer Mike Doernberg explains the key to the company’s success, “We have always focused on serving the needs of the Artist, sometimes to a fault.  We align our success with theirs, both philosophically and literally within our products.  Our software products are built from scratch for the Artists, not modified from some other purpose.  And the opportunities we provide are carefully selected because of the real value they can deliver for the Artist.”

Jed Carlson, co-founder and chief operating officer, adds “Much of our success can be attributed to our products and processes.  We get to observe hundreds of thousands of Artists running marketing and promotion ‘experiments’ on the web, measure what works and what doesn’t, and bake the best practices into our solutions for all Artists.  This process has enabled us to continually evolve our products as new opportunities for marketing and promoting music arise.  As a result, Artists think of us more as their long-term marketing partner than a website with static tools.”

About ReverbNation:
ReverbNation is the leading online music marketing platform used by more than 1,000,000 Artists, Managers, Record Labels, and Venues to grow their reach, influence, and business across the internet.  ReverbNation provides free and affordable solutions to individual Artists and the music industry professionals that support them in the areas of web promotion, fan relationship management, digital distribution, social media marketing, direct-to-fan e-commerce, fan behavior measurement, sentiment tracking, Web site hosting, and concert booking and promotion.

ReverbNation’s innovation is in developing technologies that integrate the wide array of distribution, marketing, and promotional functions used by the music industry into one comprehensive and easy-to-use business application – helping virtually any artist grow their revenues, and providing insight into how each marketing input contributes to overall outcomes.  For more information, please visit ReverbNation.com and follow ReverbNation on Twitter:  www.twitter.com/reverbnation.

ReverbNation Media Contact:
Jed Carlson
919.682.9593
press@reverbnation.com

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How To Post ReverbNation Widgets On The “New” MySpace Music Profiles

Recently, MySpace has switched the layout of their musician profiles. At first, this change was optional, but it was eventually rolled out to all music profiles within the past week. We’ve heard some of our artist are having trouble learning how to post ReverbNation widgets on their new profiles, and wanted to make sure to show you how!

Additionally, if you have any ReverbNation widgets that were altered by the profile change, this will inform you of how to correctly post a new widget to replace it.

Check out this brief tutorial video on how to post a ReverbNation widget to the new style music profiles at MySpace:

Text Steps from the Video are as follows:

  1. Click the customize option inside your profile once logged-in to the account
  2. A “Theme” box should pop up in your interface. Choose “Modules” from that box
  3. Scroll down to find the “HTML Box” Option and click “Add”
  4. Mouse into your profile layout and drag-and-drop the HTML Box to the desired location
  5. Click the “Settings” Option for the HTML Box
  6. Paste in your ReverbNation widget HTML code into the box provided
  7. Save changes!
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ReverbNation Scores Licensing Placements for Independent Artists on “So You Think You Can Dance Canada,” “Mean Girls 2,” Major League Baseball, and More

Some of the most influential music supervisors in the world have been listening to music from ReverbNation Artists, and they love what they are hearing.

Since the recent launch of the Premium Song Licensing program in partnership with APM Music, music supervisors have been eating up the fresh and relevant indie music in the APM ReverbNation Music library, scoring Reverb Artists dozens of placements, including the following:

ReverbNation and APM Music expect to invite more artists into the program soon.  Invites are sent out to ReverbNation artists who are active users of the site, have complete profiles, and whose music fits what APM’s clients are seeking.   To learn more about the program, visit http://www.reverbnation.com/main/apm.

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