Lily Allen and the Arctic Monkeys used it when they were starting out to promote their music to the masses. So why can’t you use the site to tell the world about your station?
MySpace is a social networking site and has been around for some time now.
Like its main rival Facebook you can connect and interact with a whole host of different people from around the world. You create your own profile (page on the site) then add friends, share videos, write blogs and messages to build up your own network. And the main focus of the site is geared towards music. Most pages have a media player at the top of their page where you can listen to a handful of tracks. Loads of bands and artists use MySpace to encourage people to listen to their latest songs and demos as it’s a free and easy way to reach their audience.
So why should you set up a MySpace page for your station?
Like with Facebook you can promote what you do and the programmes that you broadcast to a new online audience. If any of your volunteers have MySpace pages they can add the station as a friend and this may in turn encourage their own friends to take a look at the station therefore increasing your potential audience. If you have an unsigned music show in your schedule you could use Myspace to contact local bands to invite them in for an interview or session. And if you have videoed say a good acoustic track in the studio with a local artist you could post the video up on your page for people to watch.
And another great thing about MySpace is that for those unfamiliar with HTML you can create your own website without any trouble. With a vast array of websites offering free graphics and layouts for your profile you can easily create something eye catching without inputting hours of HTML code.
There is no cost to create a profile so sign up today at www.myspace.com . Quite a few community radio stations have got MySpace pages – here are some to check out –