Breaking News! BandPage Partners with Xbox Music and VEVO

As of today–and for the first time ever–any BandPage artist can now interact with tens of millions of fans they couldn’t reach before thanks to the new partnerships with Xbox Music and VEVO.

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Content you update or add to your BandPage profile will immediately go live on the various platforms where VEVO and Xbox Music displays. So be sure to log in and add any new tour dates, images or other content you have.

“Musicians lose revenue when there is a wrong ticket link to their show or when it’s not even listed. We can’t engage our fans if there’s an outdated bio or photos,” says superstar DJ Rusko. “Now I have the ability to change or add that information and that makes a significant impact to our bottom line. With BandPage the days of reaching fans by putting up a poster on a telephone pole are done.”

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Partnerships with Xbox Music and VEVO continue our mission to provide artists with a central profile to control all their information across the web. We’ve already integrated with WordPress, Twitter and Facebook to help artists actively engage fans with up to date information like new songs, tour dates, photos and more.

Today we expand this network, further empowering your ability to increase fan engagement and sales across the web.

Bringing BandPage to the IMAs

More exciting news for bands this week – connect your BandPage to the Independent Music Awards to easily submit to be considered for the 13th annual awards.

“The Independent Music Awards connects artists and their music to radio promotion, sales, performance, international distribution and other relevant opportunities that reach millions of passionate music fans and industry gatekeepers.

The IMA program is for artists who are dedicated to making their living by making music. Submissions are judged for their unique artistry and originality, not press clippings or record sales.”



Submissions are open for the next three months so be sure your BandPage information is polished and up to date before connecting. Once your page best reflects your band, click the IMAs on your Connect to… tab. BandPage Connect streamlines your IMA entry experience by allowing you to bypass the registration process and go directly to the program’s submission platform.

Good luck!

BandPage partners with Bombplates

We’re proud to announce a new partnership with Bombplates, which develops powerful websites for musicians all over the world. The partnership will make Bombplates’ website services available to the entire BandPage community.

“Our goal is to make it as easy as possible for musicians to grow their fanbase and their business. By teaming up with Bombplates, we’re able to help bands efficiently build their online presence and better connect with fans, both existing and potential,” says Chris Wiltsee, Senior Director of Business Development for BandPage.

Bombplates will offer the ability for BandPage musicians around the world to easily create custom websites, including the following features:

  • Flexible, customizable design using Bombplate’s built-in tools

  • Full-featured blogging tool, linking to artists’ WordPress, Blogger or Tumblr

  • Custom widgets for custom content

  • Electronic press kit tool



“We are very excited to partner with the BandPage team to expose our DIY solutions to their artists. The service they provide to their users is unmatched, and the level of respect they have amongst the music community is amazing,” said Tommy Stalknecht, Head Of Product Development for Bombplates. “We are determined to provide the best experience for fans and musicians alike.”

Read more about the partnership at the Bombplates blog.

BandPage Partners With Ning To Help Musicians Build Fan Communities

BandPage is pleased to welcome Ning.com to our growing family of Content Syndication Partners.  Used by artists like Linkin Park and Plain White T’s, Ning.com is a community-based platform that makes it easy for musicians to launch their very own social network site in the matter of minutes.

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BandPage teamed up with Ning with a single goal in mind: to deliver a number of robust community site features to those musicians that are ready to go beyond Facebook, a static website or blog and let their biggest fans take center stage. Unlike other social platforms, Ning lets bands and fans connect, converse, and create content together through tools such as band- or fan-led blogs, forums, photo sections, and more.  Plus, Ning gives musicians complete ownership and control of their branded online communities where they can nurture, cultivate, and empower their loyal followers.

Our new BandPage/Ning integration makes it easy for you to pull all of your different social networks and properties together under one roof where fans can follow your various social feeds, stay up to date with your latest blog content as well as participate in fan forums with other fans.  And instead of building your site from scratch, any musicians with a BandPage Account can automatically shift and syncing their BandPage content with their Ning site using our “BandPage Connect” technology.  Connecting your BandPage account automatically syncs all of your BandPage content, including your music, tour dates, photos, videos and About info to your Ning-powered site.  You can then choose to alter the design of your site by uploading your own header and background images and making the necessary adjustments to the font and color.  It’s that simple.

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For those of you who want to engage with their fans on a deeper level, you can take advantage of the power and flexibility of Ning 3.0 to add features and custom pages on the fly: fan photo section, individual band member blogs, a private street team forum, contests, and more.  Dada Life’s Ning-powered site, Dada Land, allows Citizens (fans) to climb the member ranks and become Dad Land Ambassadors by completing a certain number of missions. The possibilities are endless.

Our very own Chris Wiltsee, Sr. Director of Business Development, had this to say about our unique partnership, “bands want feature-rich flexible social networks and are eager to integrate their unique content into those networks. Ning is clearly striving to meet this need and BandPage is pleased to welcome Ning into its growing base of content partners.”

Check out just how easy it is to quickly incorporate your BandPage profile into your Ning social site in the video below and try it for free by going to www.ning.com/bandpage and clicking the BandPage Connect button.

Connect Your BandPage Content with Ning from Ning on Vimeo.

Tip of the Week: Logging Into Your BandPage

Did you know that the first product we ever made was BandPage on Facebook?   The original App was designed to provide musicians with an easy and effective way to share their music with fans on Facebook.

But that’s not all.  In recent months we have released a series of other products, like BandPage Everywhere, and BandPage Connect, to enable musicians to set up an online presence that reaches beyond just Facebook.  Because we started on Facebook, we implemented Facebook Connect as a way to identify our users.  This means that in order to use BandPage in any capacity, you must have a fan page on Facebook to connect it to.  

What does Facebook Connect do?  In a nutshell:  it is a system that aggregates Facebook User data from personal profiles and pages, and enables companies like ours to access and understand this information in order to identify who is using our product.  This means that when you log in to your BandPage, we are able to tell that you are who you say you are based on the information that we receive from Facebook Connect.

So why are you telling me this?  In recent weeks, some of you have had trouble logging in because you have deleted the Facebook page that your BandPage Profile is associated with.  While it is true that you no longer have to have an active BandPage on Facebook in order to have a BandPage Profile, we do still use Facebook Connect as a way to ID our users.  So even if you don’t have a BandPage App on the Facebook fan page associated with your BandPage Profile, you do still need to have that page in order to use BandPage.  If you delete the fan page, you remove our ability to know who you are; if we don’t know who you are, you can’t log in.

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What if I don’t have Facebook and I want to use BandPage?  We know that Facebook isn’t ideal for all musicians, and that some even prefer not to use it entirely.  We are always exploring ways to improve the BandPage experience and updating our log in system is an important project- enabling musicians to sign up and have a BandPage Profile that is independent of Facebook Connect is definitely on our radar.  While we can’t give you an exact date, know that this is something in the not-so-distant future of BandPage.

In the meantime, if you are having trouble logging in or have some questions that you need to ask us, feel free to contact us at Support@BandPage.com.  Or visit our Help Center to see if your questions have already been answered.