Bands and Musicians: How to Get on Facebook Music


If you’ve been on Facebook lately (and we know you have), no doubt you’ve noticed that what your friends are listening to shows up in your ticker.

Obviously, it’s a great opportunity for artists to get their music heard on the world’s biggest social network.  But how do you get on there, exactly?

The short answer is that you need to have your music on one of the integrated, licensed, music services like Spotify, MOG, Rhapsody, Rdio or others.  Everything else is automatic.

ReverbNation is here to help.  If you use our flat-fee digital distribution service, every time one of your fans listens to your music, it’ll show up on their wall and their friends’ tickers. Automatically.  Best of all, you keep 100% of the royalties from streaming or purchases that happen on Facebook music. Get your music onto Facebook NOW.

One more thing. We’re very interested in what you think about the new Facebook music feature, so please leave us your comments. And stay tuned for an upcoming announcement about ReverbNation’s integration with Facebook music. It’s in the works!

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Top 10 Venues that Bands Want to Play

As part of our partnership with Digital Music News, we asked over a thousand ReverbNation artists to name the one place they wanted to play more than any other and here are the results. Then we asked them to narrow things down a bit and give us the top ten venues in NYC, LA and London.

Take a look and let us know what you think.

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Free Webinar: Running Effective Facebook Advertising Campaigns Using PROMOTE IT

Want to learn how to get more Facebook fans?  Interested in seeing what our latest product, PROMOTE IT is all about?  On Thursday, September 29 at 1:00pm EDT, Jed Carlson, co-founder and COO, and Nick Sehn, Senior Product Manager for PROMOTE IT, will give a live demo of PROMOTE IT.  They will share their best practices for running successful PROMOTE IT campaigns and answer all your burning questions. This is our 2nd PROMOTE IT webinar and the first one was a great success!

What:  Learn everything you need to run a successful PROMOTE IT campaign
When: Thursday, September 29th from 1:00-2:00pm EDT
Who:   All ReverbNation artists are invited
Register for the free webinar today

Whether you’re just now hearing about PROMOTE IT or have already started a campaign, you’ll learn valuable information you can put to work right way, including:

  • Overview of what’s included with each PROMOTE IT campaign
  • How to launch a new campaign
  • How to interpret the campaign results
  • Best practices for running a successful campaign
  • Answers to questions submitted by the ReverbNation community

This webinar is available to all 1.7 million ReverbNation account holders. If you don’t have an account, start one today — it’s free too!

If you can’t make the live demo, the recorded version will be available for viewing at a later date. Stay tuned.

There’s limited availability.  Save your seat today.

Click here to register

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Quality Beats Quantity: RN/DMN Survey Reveals Artist Preferences for Venues

What do artists really care about when it comes to venues?

We teamed up with Digital Music News to ask over 1900 artists that very question.  Seems that quality attributes like acoustics and cleanliness, even venue friendliness, outweigh concerns about the numbers — whether we’re talking dollars or capacity.

Whether you’re an artist or a venue — take a look and let us know what you think.

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ReverbNation Partners With Google to Put Songs/Shows Into Search Results

Have you noticed how when you search for certain things on Google — universities or major movies, corporations or car dealers — some have results that are organized and packed with helpful, quick links?

These are called “rich snippets,” and we’re one of Google’s first partners to integrate this function into music-related search results — making it easier for fans to find your content when they search. Check out this example that lists out the songs available from the artist:

Here’s one that lists the concert schedule of the artist

Best of all, you don’t have to do anything extra to have rich snippets added to your search results. Just keep your ReverbNation account up to date with your latest music and concerts and we do the rest of the web markup.

The next time someone remembers your name, spots you on a playbill or on a marquee, and is curious about your music, they’ll be able to more easily and quickly find sites that have relevant information about you and your music when they search for you using Google.

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Free Webinar: Running Effective Facebook Advertising Campaigns Using PROMOTE IT

Get $25 PROMOTE IT credit as one of first 50 to register!

Want to learn how to get more Facebook fans?  Interested in seeing what our latest product, PROMOTE IT is all about?  Next Thursday, September 8 at 1:00 EDT, Nick Sehn, Senior Product Manager for PROMOTE IT, will give a live demo and share his secrets on running the best PROMOTE IT campaigns.

Whether you’re just now hearing about PROMOTE IT or have already started a campaign, you’ll learn valuable information you can put to work right way, including:

  • Overview of what’s included with each PROMOTE IT campaign
  • How to launch a new campaign
  • How to interpret the campaign results
  • Best practices for running a successful campaign
  • Answers to questions submitted by the ReverbNation community

Two reasons to register now:

One, the first 50 artists to register and attend will receive a free $25 PROMOTE IT credit.  Two, there are limited spots to attend the live demo, so make sure to register today before they’re all filled.

This webinar is available to all 1.7 million ReverbNation account holders. If you don’t have an account, start one today — it’s free too!

If you can’t make the live demo, the recorded version will be available for viewing at a later date. Stay tuned.

There’s limited availability.  Save your seat today.

Click here to register

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