4 Easy Steps to Increase your Mailing List with Myspace Messaging

by Ferol on December 23, 2010 · Comments

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.

Comments

  1. I just used this everything seemed fine until I sent it out. My stats came back saying I had sent the message to 64 contacts the exact amount already on my mailing list. I have 10,764 myspace friends. What the bleep…. I do not want to bother my mailing list by sending them a message to join a list they are already on. Before I sent I made sure the message was going to myspace only. What happened.

  2. Brian Hazard says:

    Fantastic! This is exactly what I was hoping for when you announced Myspace integration. I just sent out my first message to Myspace friends following your instructions.

    Since the default message doesn’t mention free downloads, I tried to change the subject line to discover that you have to add some text in the body of the message, or it won’t let you save the subject line change. Not a problem though! I included my standard “join my mailing list” pitch and it’s off!

    FanReach said it went out to 1890 recipients, which is how many subscribers I have on my mailing list. Hopefully it went out to ZERO of those recipients. I’ve got 3562 Myspace friends, but I’m guessing the system doesn’t have that information.

    Thanks for adding some value back to Myspace!

  3. Alright! I tried it once before they made the new template and I don’t think it worked. Probably because it filtered out all the myspace friends that weren’t over 99 too. Mailing list is the way to go, we’re giving away lots of free content on ours.

  4. chris says:

    Having the same issue as above regarding the message going out to my fanreach list. I check the box where it allows you to target your myspace friends. Once sent, it states that the message was sent to my fanreach addresses and 0 myspace friends. Again, I check the box and hit the update button, while no change is made to the amount of people I am targeting. Any ideas??

  5. Castle Cruz says:

    Ditto– my first attempt, right before Christmas went to none of my myspace fans and all of my current mailing list– making me look dumb. Today’s attempt generated a ‘could not send to myspace’ error on the final step. Needs some work.

  6. Yurik9527 says:

    Probably because it filtered out all the myspace friends that weren’t over 99 too.

  7. niophilz says:

    what of reserbnation users that re not o my space,can they do the same with facebook or twitter?thank u as u attend to my question.

  8. Great. Thanks. Any plans of releasing a player in html5 so that iPad and smart phone using fans can listen to music from my RN widgets too?

  9. Great. Thanks. Any plans of releasing a player in html5 so that iPad and smart phone using fans can listen to music from my RN widgets too? Website corrected due to typo.

  10. Have any bands used the myspace integration? We are looking for artists who have used this feature effectively to share their experience. You will receive full credit. Visit us at IsItIndie.com and let us know.

  11. Jed says:

    @Chris Burnett,

    Thanks for the suggestion. We are exploring html 5 at this time.

    -Jed

  12. Motzer says:

    schön wärs…wenn ich das richtig verfolge, wird das als spam gesehen und der account wird gelöscht…freischalten…gelöscht…freischalten

  13. Kevin says:

    I’m no techy-savvy dude. But so far, this has been very easy to follow. Now, I’m waiting for the targets to follow.

  14. Kyle says:

    Awesome! It’s good you can do this with Myspace. Thank you.

  15. Brandon says:

    I need more information on how exactly this is going to work though. How is it going to work on html5?

  16. Austin says:

    My frst attempt had no glitch. But now, I’m getting that ‘could not send to myspace’ message. What do I do?

  17. Emma Mory says:

    It just does not work and has not since i have tried to use it on several occassions (despite being linked) both ends. Also despite my two requests through your help line . Please Reverbnation if the thing works it is a valuable resource..But it just does not work…when will it work ? Tell me how, help me to get it to work , pleasde please please.

  18. J Maxxx says:

    Same here ,even worst . I have friends requesting to be on my fan list but Reverbnation will not except them for some reason. I’ve received no email for approval and they have not either. What gives man. Is this site really to help out new bands or what.

  19. tha real tnt says:

    well its not working for me so f it come check me out anyway kml! http://www.reverbnation.com/tharealtnt

  20. Juzt Muzik says:

    Why doesnt this this go for a label page?

  21. Neal says:

    @Just

    Thanks for the comment! This just isn’t something that has been developed for label pages, but I will forward along your suggestion!

  22. dvahyu says:

    My fan add up is not working for over a week now and I got just over 800 fans please let me know what the problem is.

  23. Archangels says:

    Do we have any news about this please? We tried it but it doesn’t to work..may be did someone find a tip to make it work, it would be awesome! Anyway, thank for the effort!
    Reverbnation is great!!!!!

  24. Neal says:

    @Archangels

    Sorry you are having trouble. Check out support site for tips or post your problem for us to look into: http://support.reverbnation.com

  25. Tried it again today and its still not working. Its a great idea. I will be fantastic feature when it works. I can’t wait.

  26. When I sync to my myspace acct it says it was successfully sync’d, yet when I try to select to send to myspace friends it keeps saying I’m not sync’d – what gives???

  27. Kim says:

    I think the new myspace has caused some problems when trying to sync. I keep getting an “unable to process your request” error from myspace.

  28. caleb says:

    mine worked. i like how somebody was smart enough to think of a way to try to get some of those myspace fans into reverb nice

  29. the seventh cavalry says:

    metal/post hardcore
    the seventh cavalry, we having bigger aspirations than getting big locally please listen :)
    looking for feedback positive or negative
    http://www.reverbnation.com/theseventhcavalry

  30. Honestly, given that more and more people are abandoning Myspace these days, how effective is it really to market to a Myspace profile? Anecdotally speaking, I recently conducted a poll of all of my online friends, fans, colleagues, etc. (over 5000 contacts), and the overwhelming majority of them stated that they no longer use Myspace for anything.

    Charles Simmons
    http://www.reverbnation.com/charlessimmons1

  31. Tov Rose says:

    Be nice if it would actually work.
    This message just makes it worthless after it looks like it was going to work:
    Connect ReverbNation with Myspace
    Oops! We’re sorry, but we are unable to process your request.

    Please try again, and if you continue to see this message please contact us here.

  32. sounds like a great and fast way to create a hugh fan base.

  33. BookT says:

    I also added some of my myspace friends however I feel like everyone is leaving myspace, thats why I joined reverbnation. A great tool they have is the promote it campaign. It’s not free but it has been effective.

    http://www.reverbnation.com/bookt

    Check out my True Hip Hop & R&B from ya man BookT! Ambitious by nature, I’m looking to increase my fan volume globally. Listen and become a fan. Feedback is necessary whatever your opinion may be.

    http://www.reverbnation.com/bookt

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