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really good - allows people access to bands they probably wouldn't have heard before - especially unsigned bands.
Good way to hear new stuff = thumbs up!
because it does provide a quick and easy access to bands that one would not have found otherwise. I have found several good bands that I would not have heard of.
"it's good for various reasons but bad becuase it makes people to quick to judge music.
also sat up at a desk listening to a track is sometimes not the best way to experiance music."
Good point, as much as I think its great for bands and promotion. I really do think there is a supperficial element to it, it promotes my lack of an attention span.Alot of the time because people just go on a bands myspace listen to their first played track and then move onto the next thing.
if the music doesn't appeal. If the music is good then I download all the songs and add them to 'friends' and communicate with them. today I found a band from Poland - they are fine.
Myspace has turned the whole world into A&R men? Fear.
it also has revealed the extraordinary amount of shit music that exists in the world
Yeah music that was previously left unlistened to, due to lack of a website.
as long as there are virgin Â£3.99 sales with hall and oates records, there will ALWAYS be sunday albums.
but yes, i take your point.
"also sat up at a desk listening to a track is sometimes not the best way to experiance music." It is possible to download and listen later. It is possible to connect your PC to your stereo and listen through Linn speakers.
oppurtunity for bands to get their music out there. And its a free website that you can do quite a bit with a little HTML knowledge.
Though it also means people like fall out boy can get a cult following amongst scenesters, and hence on the radio, but the first point outweighs this i think.
has changed my musical outlook. so 'YES'!
But don't you think the layout is a bit standardised and repetitive?I mean the actual myspace format not the colours.
Personally I prefer websites that are functional rather than pretty. There are some bands' websites that are so difficult to use that I give up.
That's the ethos I apply to the band site I do. Not bothered with being 'technical', I want it up to date, relevant and easy to navigate. Doesn't get much easier to navigate than one page (for the most part).
All that flash ect
But surely if you have sense you can make your official website functional too?Surely we all don't need Murdoch eh?
but could be better and slightly more 'moderated'.
Just slightly though.
...how many times have you read that band X are back, or a person that used to be in band X... and you can go to their Myspace page and hear new stuff.
That's got to be a good thing.
Away from music, I find the enterprise mildly creepy though...
i love that i can hear almost any music in the world instantly.
but it's sometimes very annoying. the html that myspace spits out when it generates a new page is some of the most godawful shit i've ever seen.
no wonder it takes ages to load/sometimes doesn't. i know their servers must be busy but they could help themselves out by not using a billion tables.
purevolume is way nicer.
that said, i like the way it connects people together, i wouldn't use it otherwise. i can keep in touch with people/bands i haven't seen in months on end.
How funny is that...
I think MySpace is invaluable.
overall it's good for me. We've found some awesome bands to play on our WRECK night and made some new mates 'n' all since we've been on it. Pity it's owned by and evil cunt though. Does anybody else see potential for it all to go horribly wrong? Underground 'subversive' culture completely at the behest of amassive corporations and soforth...?
that'd be 'massive'.
Linn speakers and shit mp3s are a bit of a bad combo.
and all myspace downloads a genuinely terrible quality.
Good for you.