Today we’re excited to announce that BandPage now powers over 500,000 musicians around the globe! We’re celebrating this milestone with the launch of several new features that will help artists connect with fans and share their music through Facebook. We’re rolling these features out over the next few days, but we’ve got all of the details below.
Your BandPage Just Got Bigger:
We’ve updated BandPage to allow you to take advantage of the wider 810 pixel Timeline layout, giving you a larger canvas to express yourself and connect with fans. The new BandPage has an increased banner size at 810px by 360px, so you now have more room to promote your music and showcase your videos.
Facebook will transition all Facebook Pages to Timeline on March 30th, All BandPages will not receive the Timeline layout automatically (yet). To enable the new Timeline layout of BandPage you must visit your BandPage on Facebook, where you will see an option to preview or switch to the new BandPage. BandPage for Timeline will launch in the next few days, but here’s a screenshot to give you a heads up.
More Sharing & Visibility:
Artists will be able to instantly and easily promote their latest songs, videos, and show dates when updating their BandPage. It will post updates to your Page’s Wall when you add new tracks, show dates, and videos. This is one of the best ways to take advantage of the new Timeline features.
Additionally, we’ve added new buttons that will allow your fans, with just one click, to tell their friends about your latest content across Facebook. Tracks can now be marked as a “Favorite”, which connects to a Fan’s Timeline and updates their friend’s Facebook Ticker with an update about your track. Fans can mark your show dates as “I Want To Go” and “I’m Going”, which will post to their Timeline and Ticker as well. If your Shows have a Facebook Event, fans will RSVP when they click “I’m Going”.
With this launch, fans will now add the BandPage application to their Timeline, which will showcase their latest activity on BandPage. For fans, this is a great way to showcase their favorite musicians and the shows that they’re going to, and for Musicians the BandPage app on Timeline will help spread the word about your music.
Here is what BandPage looks like on a fan’s Timeline:
This is a huge day for BandPage! In the coming months you can expect more innovation and tools that will make your musical life easier and more productive – we can’t wait to show you what’s next.
J Sider and the BandPage Team