Battle of the Bands – Myspace Music Profile Trends Roundup
You have a band, you’re ready to rock the world and reinvent the music scene. The only thing between you and a multi-platinum album is a killer Myspace band page. Fear not young rocker, for we are going to outline what is hot right now, come along won’t you?
A Sample Layout
1. Band Pic / Oversized Header
For a lot of bands, the first thing they want you to be greeted with is their unbroken gaze. The piercing stares of all the band members seems pretty popular, although this is often times interchangeable with a snazzy graphic. Banners mimicking posters rather than the tradition wider/shorter website headers are common practice for most bands.
2. Merchandising, Merchandising, Merchandising
Bands have to make bank somehow, you can be sure to find t-shirts, albums and other paraphernalia littering the page. If the top banner doesn’t already advertise the newest release, you can be sure it will be found right underneath. It’s all about the swag.
3. Meet the Band
The whole point of socially networking is create a connection between the band and the fan base. This is why it is not only important to attach faces to the group, but also sprinkle some personality on them.
4. News and Biography
Get ready to scroll. For many groups this is where they have a whole host of banner ads for albums, merchandise, and videos.
5. The Label / Sponsors / Business Stuff
It’s jaw dropping how many people are involved with each band, but they need to be thanked, so keep on scrolling. You will get to enjoy plenty of animated banners, logos, and tour dates.
- Bright Colors
- Flash Headers
- Twitter & Social Networking Links
- Large Background Images
Count Your Blessings
Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
Watchout! Theres Ghosts
Myspace is becoming the one stop connection for many musicians, relying on it as their primary website. While Myspace may not be your social network of choice, it does offer a nice alternative to a .com for the music industry. As the above sites demonstrated, with a strong design, they make a solid substitute.
What are your thoughts? Should a band opt out of a .com for a Myspace page? Know any other quality Myspace band pages? Have at it in the comments.