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Reach new heights with Facebook Likes and Comments on Tracks

Discovering a new song that you love is one of the best feelings in the world. It’s that excitement in your chest that’s accompanied by the need to tell all your friends about this great new thing that you just found. With today’s new BandPage update, we’ve made that last part much easier for all your fans.

We’d like to introduce you to Liking and Commenting on Tracks.

It starts with a click of the mouse, and in an instant a fan has told all of their friends about the hottest new music.

When listening to a song or watching a video on a BandPage, your fans are now able to instantly share the love with their friends with a Facebook Like or Comment.  Since your fans can share your tracks and videos with their friends much faster now, BandPages will receive even more visits from new listeners, which will lead to even more sharing across Facebook. It’s a beautiful thing.

The next time that you post a song or a video, ask your fans to spread the word to their friends by Liking, Commenting, and Sharing. It could catch like wild fire!

So check it out and let us know what you think, we’d love to hear your feedback!

Below we’ve got some examples of what Liking and Commenting looks like on a BandPage and Facebook. If you’d like to see it for yourself, take a look at Rihanna’s BandPage to see it in action: http://listn.to/rihanna

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Get your music marketing education on with Berklee

Learn music marketing from the pros by studying online with Berklee! Study music marketing campaign strategies, best practices (including use a RootMusic BandPage!), and how to build up your permission based community from anywhere in the world. Berkleemusic.com’s next term starts this Monday, June 27th. Check them out here.

We’re coming back for more: RootMusic + TopSpin + BillboardPro Party in NYC!!

We had so much fun in Nashville and Los Angeles, we thought, hey, let’s do it again! This Wednesday, we’ll be throwing another shindig in New York. We’re partnering with TopSpin & BillboardPro to bring you some rad tunes from Eclectic Method and DJ Axis of Shinobi Ninja. So come, have a drink, and mingle with some of the raddest people in the music industry.

We’ll be at the Canal Room at 285 West Broadway from 6pm to 11pm. Check out the Facebook event for more details!

Hey LA, we’re having a party!

We’re stoked to be hosting a party with TopSpin Media & Billboard Pro tonight in Los Angeles. If you’re around, drop by, say hi and have some fun. We’ll be having DJ performances from Polaris at Noon, Golden Touch from Sam Sparro, Hi Deaf and DJ Styles Davis. Jesse Nikette from White Arrows will be VJing. We’d love it if you dropped by!

It’ll be from 6pm – 11pm at the Parlor in Los Angeles. Check out our Facebook event for more details. And be sure to check out our co-sponsors TopSpin and BillBoard Pro.

RootMusic + TopSpin = Awesome

We’re proud to announce that we recently partnered with TopSpin to bring you merch!


You can now sign up for TopSpin to get your merch on your BandPage. After you sign up to TopSpin, you can log into RootMusic and your merch will automatically be detected. It will live next to the photos and videos button. Check out the video to see it in action:

http://cdn.topspin.net/api/v2/widget/player/79225

Are you owed $$$?

We recently partnered with SoundExchange to bring more than 7 thousand BandPage users unclaimed royalties. When music is played on a variety of avenues, such as Pandora, musicians have the right to collect royalties. However, if they have not signed up to collect the royalties there is no way for them to earn money. That’s why we partnered with SoundExchange, a government non-profit, that is seeking out musicians to pay them. 7 thousand musicians are owed $5.3 million dollars, with more than 50% of bands owed over $50. If you’re on the list, we’ve sent you an email, but be sure to check the list here! And be sure to sign up for SoundExchange – even if you’re not on the list today, you might get royalties in the future.

New Features!!!

You spoke, we listened! We added tons of new features to both BandPage Basic and BandPage Plus. You’ll find them in the tools editor on the right hand side of your page. Check out the new tools you get with our free package:

Lite Customization Options – We thought your BandPage could use some spice, so we’ve added a banner option as well as limited colorization features to our free package.

Mailing Lists – Yup! You can start collecting email addresses straight from your BandPage and export the contacts to a CSV.

Like to Listen or Download – Want to build your fans? Easy! Use the like to listen or download feature – non fans will have to like your page to gain access to your music.

Banner Link- Simple but effective. Provide a click-through link on your banner to point to your store, webpage, or other promo materials. Don’t forget to tell your fans to click!

And for our BandPage Plus subscribers, along with the full advanced customization editor, we have added some powerful tools!

Gated Content – Content is locked until the user likes the page, joins the mailing List, or tweets. Want to do a fan only download campaign? Tweet to download? Email address to listen? You got it!

Fan Only Banner – Build a different message for non fans and fans. Create a call to action in your banner space and tell non fans to like your page for access to exclusive streams and downloads.

Banner Video – Give your fans an engaging welcome with a custom YouTube video right in the banner space. It works great for featured music videos or calls to action for the fan. Flexible and powerful – you have full control over the size and positioning!

Wanna see it in action? Check out our new tools tour in the video above.

YouTube’s New Copyright School

Today, YouTube released a new video describing the parameters of their copyright infringement policy – check it out here:

If you violate their copyright policies, you’ll be required to watch the video and take a test on copyright policies. You can also check out their new copyright school to get the low down on their policies. Important stuff that every musician should be aware of!

The RootMusic TV Party

We’re going to start doing a weekly broadcast on Ustream where we’ll be answering all your most important support question, discussing the latest in music and technology, and maybe interviewing a musician or two. We’re going to start this week, April 7th, at 5PM. Check out the event on Facebook and be sure to head to our Ustream channel. We’ll even be giving away a free BandPage Plus subscription – so brush up on your RootMusic trivia!

Thursday. 5 PM PST. Be there!!

It's gonna be a TV Party!!

New Features!

We pushed some new updates to our system last night, and we’re really stoked to share some of our latest improvements with you.

Firstly, we now have a blog tab at the bottom of the page. You can click it to check out what’s going on with the company and see what we’re working on.

We’ve also switched our app framework over to iFrames. What does this mean for you? It means BandPage will load more quickly on Facebook and Bandpage will be visible with secure browsing.

We’re also super excited to announce that we have integrated PayPal into our payment system. We had received so many requests for PayPal compatibility, so we’re stoked to release this highly coveted feature.

Upgrade to BandPage Plus with PayPal!

If you have any questions about the new features or notice any bugs, please send us an email at support@rootmusic.com so we can sort it out for you.

Over & out!