Musicians can use BandPage to promote themselves on Facebook. BandPage lets musicians present their videos, music tour dates and other information on Facebook. The social networking and share functions on Facebook are the main promotion tools for the app. The app also allows music fans to share the videos and music of their favorite bands on Facebook. The app allows users to integrate their Facebook communications with YouTube.
BandPage has had widespread success on Facebook, becoming the top music-sharing app on the social network. This has also caused problems for the app. Changes to Facebook policy, such as its switch to the Timeline for profiles, can cause visibility and accessibility of the app to suffer. Bandpage is owned and operated by RootsMusic Inc., and counts on hundreds of thousands of band pages and millions of monthly fan users. Avril Lavigne, Rihanna, and other famous artists use BandPage to communicate with their fans.
The main different between BandPage and other music sharing apps is BandPage's popularity. Its widespread use makes it easier for fans to find the band and the songs they want. Size its main advanatage and its main appeal. Other than that, BandPage is also very simple to use. The option to create a BandPage is also straightforward and based on drop down menu choices.
The app is based around the Facebook social network. As such, its use is highly integrated with Facebook. Frequent users of Facebook will have no trouble learning how to integrate and use the app. Creating a BandPage is also very easy. It's simply a matter of choosing from various options such as themes and templates. Customizing the page to fit your band's image is easy to do with uploaded images and backgrounds.
Registration for the app for both fans and musicians is through Facebook. The BandPage app will ask for permission to access your basic information and your e-mail address.
The basic option is permanently free. It includes a customer banner, banner link, SoundCloud player and various features to help fans share your music or videos. The paid version costs $1.99 a month or $19.99 a year. The paid version includes all of the features of the free version but also gives users a mailing list. It also allows them to customize their background images, full color customization and more.
Pretty much any musician should use this app to boost their fan base on Facebook. However, the app is subject to the changing appearances and policies of Facebook. The app may get more visible or less visible based on Facebook changes. Therefore, musicians should still have other marketing sources, such as their own web sites.