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.

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.