[Dixielandjazz] My Space

Rob McCallum rakmccallum at hotmail.com
Mon Jun 12 08:50:32 PDT 2006

Hi all,

My Space is a great site to create a band Web site for free.  You can upload 
4 tracks from your CD and program it to start playing immediately when 
someone logs on to the Web page.  You can also add pictures and personalize 
the page etc.  One drawback is that for people (potential clients) to 
contact you through your My Space page, they have to either be a member also 
or have to sign up for My Space (which is free, but does take a few minutes 
to set up an account etc.--Something that some people who visit your site 
may not be willing to do).  However, when you're sending e-mails out to 
people asking them to listen to your sound samples, make sure they already 
have all of your appropriate contact info.

Another feature is the blog.  If you have some kind of band e-newsletter or 
whatever, or have compiled a list of e-mail addresses of your regulars, you 
can sign them up to receive an e-mail update when you post a new blog 
(e-mail comes with a link for them to click on which goes to it).  That way, 
if you blog something like, "Hey fans, we've just added a new gig at Sample 
jazz club," that message can be sent out to your fan list with very little 
effort on your part.

When you load on your sound samples, you can opt for people who view your 
Web page to download them.  I would recommend this because that's the way of 
the future.  If someone likes your band, they can download it off of your 
Web site and send it to others who may also like it.  Don't worry about 
people stealing your music : )

Our band, Solar Jazz, has just set up a My Space site.  Once I get it 
looking the way I want it, I'll send it out to the list.  It's a great tool 
and is also quite hip (even well known national pop bands now have My Space 

All the best,
Rob McCallum

>From: Martin Nichols <marnichols at yahoo.com>
>To: dave remington 
><kremington52 at yahoo.com>,"dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com" 
><dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com>,Al Goldenberg <alg32953 at yahoo.com>, Barney 
>McDowell <barmar200 at webtv.net>, bill thomas <joynga at aol.com>, Billl Franz 
><wilfranz at aol.com>,bob cowgill <rcowgill at cfl.rr.com>, bob mortimer 
><sopsaxbob at cfl.rr.com>, chuck hedges <chedges2 at yahoo.com>
>Subject: [Dixielandjazz] myspce With My Music
>Date: Sun, 11 Jun 2006 15:13:01 -0700 (PDT)
>Hello Friends,
>   I finally succeeded in uploading some pieces of
>   my recorded trombone playing to:
>   http://myspace.com/freemarty
>   You click on "Profile" to see the player, and then you can select from a 
>list of four tunes. I expect to improve the
>   quality of the selections as I learn to use the site better.
>   Marty Nichols
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