The “Music On Facebook” Page Relaunches


Back in 2008, Facebook launched a page for musicians. There, both established and up-and-coming acts were promoted in a bid to make new convert along the way.

At least, that was how things looked on paper. The truth was that MySpace was still the prevalent social site for musicians and music lovers to interact.

Fast forward to the year 2011, and the landscape has been drastically modified. The future of MySpace looks grimmer than ever, and Facebook is going from strength to strength. Its latest incursion into the world of email has met with interest and even outright enthusiasm in some quarters.

And now that MySpace is sinking in the rear view mirror, the Palo Alto company is aiming for the one trophy it could not only take from it back in the day: being the network of choice for musicians.

To this purpose, it has re-released its music page. Artists can use it to interact with fans in lots of different ways (for example, they can encourage those who attended a gig to tag themselves on tour images), and also post video responses to questions submitted by fans (country star Joe Nichols recently did that).

Besides, a series of iconic modern artists such as Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and Kanye West have been liked by the page itself. In the case of Katy Perry, that was to be expected – she has had a long story with the original Music On Facebook page, as she played a gig to promote its original release way back in 2008.

What do you think? Will this work the second time around? Or is someone else stealing Facebook’s thunder?