Myspace to make a comeback for musicians
Myspace wants you to catch on that they are still not going anywhere despite the decrease in the site’s popularity after the Facebook revolution. While Myspace’s tag line used to be ‘A place for friends’ it has now become ‘A place for music’.
Back in 2006 nothing was cooler and more fun than wasting away hours on Myspace. An added bonus was that the layout of your Myspace page allowed you to easily share and upload music. If you were an up and coming or aspiring musician you could put your music out right there for all of your friends to enjoy.
You could spend hours working on your Myspace web page, getting it to look pretty, uploading pictures and chatting to people. It was fun, exciting, and original. Then one day people started talking about this thing called Facebook, singing the praises of Facebook and swearing that Myspace was in the past. Facebook became a thing and many have never looked back. This is the story for most Myspace users, even the musicians and artists who used the site to hawk and promote themselves.
A new company bought Myspace in 2011 and they have been making changes over the years. They opted to focus solely on music and video content. In 2013, visits to the site increased by 469% according to Comstock and they are continuing to grow.
And now in 2015/16 Myspace is determined to prove that they deserve a fighting spot in the world of social media. And that musicians may still find the website to be a helpful platform for their music and the advancement of their careers.
After signing up on the new Myspace and playing around with it, it’s quite clear that they could genuinely be a contender. The community and interactivity aspect is still a strong part of their vision and they have also come a long way with site design so they are definitely keeping up.
The question remains whether or not the online music community will make Myspace their main stay, or continue with Facebook.