Facebook's IPO: What Does it Mean for Musicians?

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I have been using Events on

Submitted by Tom Weber (not verified) on May 25, 2012 - 10:47am.

I have been using Events on Facebook to promote a series of small screenings of my film Troubadour Blues. The event creation process was never great (having to invite friends individually, inability to harvest new contacts from the people who join), but at least you could send a message to guests for an event. Now FB has taken that functionality away. It's only a matter of time before they start charging for events listings. I'm sticking with my own webpage as my primary means of contacting fans, and will continue trying to direct as many people there as possible. It's my feeling that Facebook is eventually going the way of MySpace: people will tire of the commercialism and endless tinkering with format, and will abandon the service.

a well written piece. thanks!

Submitted by jarrod (not verified) on May 25, 2012 - 11:21am.

a well written piece. thanks!

every little group has dreams

Submitted by R. C. Beckom (not verified) on May 27, 2012 - 1:00pm.

every little group has dreams of becoming a big hit, advertise, advertise, advertise, promote, promote,promote, all events, to those who want to become known, and have some type of financial backing, this will not matter, but it will matter to those who have no financial backing to expose themselves, there will have to be another way of allowing them to become exposed to in type of payment manner.

I'm just starting to get my

Submitted by DukeofWild (not verified) on June 4, 2012 - 2:05pm.

I'm just starting to get my act together to push my music, initually via youtube, but like previous poster...will rely on personal site. FB does seem to be forever changing and just today got an ad for pay to promote..No thanks. Self promotion is where its at imo...and to get by as inexpensivly as one can. To be our own record companies...wow, what a concept. No more dropping tapes off at a mystery publisher or record Co. holding your breath for a phone call. The future is here. Now...to figure it all out.

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