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!
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.