Myspace has proven to be one of the most effective ways of promoting your music to a global audience that has ever come along. Several bands are offered record deals simply because the fan activity on their myspace is so astounding. Ridiculous, though it may seem, your band’s Myspace is more important than you’ve ever given it credit for.
One of the most common ways of adding friends to your Myspace is by purchasing a Myspace Friend Adder. There are several websites that’ll try and sell you on being able to add more friends than the competitor, but it really doesn’t matter in the long run, because if you’re sending over 400 friend requests a day you’re going to get popped by Myspace sooner than later. Stick with lower numbers, and be diligent in scheduling time to sit down and add friends to your Myspace. You’re going to have to type in the CAPTCHA codes every couple of minutes to let Myspace know that you’re a human, so you’ll have to stick near the computer, but that’s a good thing. Use that time to send messages to your friends, to post bulletins, to write blogs, to add new pictures and videos.
The funny thing about Myspace is that reaching an audience is the easy part, but keeping and maintaining that audience becomes something more difficult than we had previously considered it to be. With so many options on the internet, and so many bands on Myspace, the audience tends to wander if they can’t become involved with a website. People look at and take in the information you’re publishing in about the same amount of time it takes you to post it, so why would they hang out at your Myspace for any length of time afterwards? Creating content that keeps people entertained but also makes them feel like a part of something is the key to having an effective Myspace. As lame as it may sound, show them that you care about the “virtual friendship” you share with them, that you don’t want them to be just another number on your page (akin to a notch in a bedpost).
If you’re going to use a friend adder, at least be polite, and only add people that you think would be genuinely interested in hearing about your music. Otherwise you’re wasting everyone’s time. Target your audience, and add people who are already friends with bands that are similar to your style. Send each person you add a personal message letting them know that you thought they might like the music because they’re friends with (insert name of whatever band’s friend list you were adding from here) .
Used correctly, friend adders are an amazing asset, and a worthy investment. Just be careful when you’re deciding which program to go with, as there are a lot of scams out there.