BandPage to Power Content and Offers on Rdio’s Global Music Service

We’re thrilled to announce our partnership with Rdio, one of the largest music streaming services in the world.

Starting this summer, BandPage will power your bios, photos, tour dates and items for sale in your BandPage Store to millions of fans on Rdio’s artist stations and profile pages. As always, we are striving to make BandPage the best possible partner in helping you build your career as a musician and this is an incredible opportunity for you to grow your fan base and increase revenues.

Now BandPage will be powering Rdio Artist Stations, Profiles and more.

Now BandPage will be powering Rdio Artist Stations, Profiles and more.

Music services like Rdio represent a massive amount of fan engagement across a global footprint.  The ability to reach, engage and sell to these fans through partnerships like the one we are announcing today with Rdio creates a new and powerful opportunity for musicians to achieve their goals.

It is worth noting that Rdio will be featuring your profile photo in glorious high resolution. To make the most of this new partnership, make sure your profile photo is at least 2600×2600 pixels (you can confirm by looking at the Info of your image file). You can use our new photo-cropping tool in the editor to make it look perfect for Rdio!

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We’ll start rolling out this integration in the near future, so log in today to make sure your profile is looking good!

 

We’re partnering with Live Nation

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Starting today, we’re partnering with Live Nation, the world’s leader in live entertainment, to integrate artists’ BandPage profiles into Live Nation’s extensive event and artist information. This will deliver greater depth to artist profiles and information to Live Nation’s online and mobile destinations. The integration will begin appearing on Live Nation websites and mobile apps in December. 

This is all part of our mission to revolutionize the music industry, empowering artists, like you, to engage more fans, in more meaningful ways, and enable you to make more money. 

You’ll be able to easily update your profile through BandPage, then, within minutes, this information – from bios to photos – will be seamlessly updated across Live Nation’s online properties and mobile apps. 

Go on, update your bio now. 

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.

Anberlin: All Access

Anberlin is responsible for one of our most exciting Experiences so far. The band was set to embark on a US acoustic tour, and wanted to do something extra special for fans. Using BandPage Experiences, they offered fans a chance to watch soundcheck, tour their bus, get a signed Instax photo, a free tshirt, play cornhole with the band, and get early entry to the show.

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Fans purchased the package in record time with nearly every show sold out, along with hundreds of delighted comments and emails from fans desperate for the same opportunity. The band followed up with an additional and even more incredible ‘All-Access’ package and sold out every show immediately!

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The follow-up pictures posted from the meet ups let them give a shout out those who attended, providing additional content for all fans to enjoy.

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All told, Anberlin gave their fans more of what they wanted and generated additional revenue for their tour. We can’t wait to see what more comes of Experiences!

Tip of the week: Adding SoundCloud tracks to your BandPage Profile

It has come to our attention in recent weeks that some of you have had trouble getting SoundCloud tracks into your BandPage Profile. After some investigating we’ve discovered that there is a common misunderstanding amongst many of you BandPagers so we are here to help clarify a few things.  First and foremost,uploading a track from your computer and adding tracks from SoundCloud are essentially the same thing. Both processes require that you sync your BandPage Profile to a SoundCloud account.  However, the processes for doing so are a bit different.

Adding Tracks From SoundCloud:

When you click to add tracks from your SoundCloud account, you must first go through the process of syncing an existing SoundCloud account to your BandPage Profile. If you haven’t already sync’ed your SoundCloud account, you will be asked to log into SoundCloud using your SoundCloud credentials.  Once you have logged in, the list of the tracks currently in your SoundCloud library will pop up.  If there are tracks that aren’t already in your BandPage profile, you will have the ability to add them here.  Adding new tracks is as simple as clicking the check boxes next to the tracks you would like to add.  Once you have finished selecting your tracks, click “Next” and you are good to go!

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Uploading Tracks From Your Computer:

When you click to upload from your computer, it technically still requires you to connect to your SoundCloud account. We provide this option as a way for you to set up a SoundCloud account quickly and easily – essentially skipping the step of having to go to SoundCloud.com first.  This is helpful for those musicians that don’t yet have a SoundCloud account.  By adding a track via your computer, you are able to quickly create a SoundCloud Account and immediately starting add tracks to your BandPage Profile.

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It is important to remember that your BandPage Profile can only be connected to one SoundCloud account at a time. If you try to upload from your computer when you have already added tracks from your SoundCloud account, it won’t work. Similarly, if you try to connect to a SoundCloud account when you have already uploaded from your computer, this won’t work either. You need to either consolidate your music to one SoundCloud account, or disconnect the current account so that you can connect to the new one created by uploading from your computer. If you wish to disconnect or reset your SoundCloud account, you can learn how from this helpful article in our Help Center.

BandPage Plus Features Keep Getting Better

Two months ago we quietly released some amazing new features as a part of our Plus subscription package.  The idea behind these new features was to allow you, the artists, to more effectively brand and customize your website or blog when utilizing BandPage solutions to manage your online presence.  Now with our newest release, creating a customized and consistent feel on your website is easier than ever.  Check out the list of improvements we made to the BandPage Website and widgets below.  If you like what you see, you can go ahead and upgrade to Plus here.

If you haven’t had a chance to check out these new features in the wild, here are some great examples of Plus BandPagers putting our tools to good use!

Upload Your Logo

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A logo is one of the most important components of any artist’s branding strategy as it is inextricably linked with fan recognition.  Our Plus subscription now allows you to upload your own logo to the Bandpage Website to ensure your branding is consistent across your various online properties.

Choose from 12 Different Fonts

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You can now choose between 12 different fonts options on both the BandPage Website and widgets to help you further brand and customize your digital presence.

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Add Twitter Feed

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We even added a way for you to add your twitter feed to your BandPage Website so your fans can stay up-to-date on everything you’ve been up to

Additional Navigation Tab

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And last but certainly not least, you can now add an additional tab to your BandPage Website.  Use this tab to direct fans to your online store, YouTube Channel, Instagram – wherever.

If you have any questions about how to get your BandPage set up or need help upgrading, check out our Help Center for more info or drop us a line at support@BandPage.com.

Tip of the week: Updating your Band Name and changing your Direct Link

Without further ado we would like to introduce you to two of our favorite new features in your BandPage Profile:

  • Updating your Artist or Band name
  • Changing your Direct Link and BandPage  Website URL

After many weeks of your feedback and requests, we put our minds to work to find an easy-to-use and simple way for you to update your Display Name in your BandPage Profile, as well as request a new Direct Link without ever having to send us an email!

How to update your Artist or Band Name:

Step One:  Sign in to the BandPage editor and select to edit your BandPage.  By default you will land in the “Create Your Profile” tab, which is where you can access and update the information that is in the About section of your Bandpage Profile.

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Step Two:  In the text box below “Display Name” you will see your current Artist Name.  To change this, click on the text space and start typing your new Artist Name.  This will change your Artist Name everywhere that your BandPage Profile is displayed across the web.

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Step Three:  Once you have the correct name typed in, click on the blue “Save” button and your Artist Name will be updated!

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Now you can update your  Artist Name as many times as you want, instantly.

How to update your Direct Link:

Step One:  As with updating your Artist or Band Name, you can change your Direct Link in the “About” section of your BandPage Profile.

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Click on the text space below “Web Alias” and begin typing the new Direct Link that you want to have.  Remember that this will update both your Direct Link on Facebook and your BandPage Website URL:

fb.bandpage.com/webalias AND webalias.bandpage.com

Step Two:  Once you have typed in the Web Alias that you wish to have as a Direct Link and BandPage Website URL, a dialogue box will appear that says one of two things:

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“This alias is either invalid or already taken.” means that the Web Alias you have chosen is not accepted by our system, or that it is already in use by another BandPage. In this case, you will need to choose a new one.

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“This will change your web alias in the following locations” notifies you that the alias you have chosen is available and wants to make sure that you are OK with where the changes will appear on your BandPage Profile.

Step Three:  If the Web Alias that you have chosen works, then you just need to click “Save” and you’re done!

If you have any questions feel free to check out our Help Center or shoot us an email to Support@bandpage.com!