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BandPage Joins with Bandsintown, Songkick, and SonicLiving to Better Connect Bands and Fans on Facebook

San Francisco, July 14, 2011 – RootMusic, the developer of the #1 Music Application on Facebook, BandPage, announced today they have upgraded their app with a new multi-platform touring integration. Incorporating the technologies of three of the top touring websites on the web: Bandsintown, Songkick, and SonicLiving.

The upgrade allows fans on a BandPage to see which of their friends are attending a show; creates the ability to RSVP for the show; and then brings the event into their friend’s feeds regarding the concert. This drives more engagement for a musician’s show, as well as letting fans know about shows they can see with their friends. Once the friends are at the BandPage of their favorite artists, they have the opportunity to RSVP and buy tickets at their BandPage.

Touring information will now directly feed into an artist’s BandPage, eliminating the need for bands to manually enter all the tour information. This will save hours of time for those that are tasked with entering tour dates to focus on other priorities for their artists.

“We at RootMusic are always looking to give artists the best chance to make a living using our product. We are excited to partner with three of the industry’s top touring companies to strengthen the connections between a band’s fans and help touring artists get the word out,” said J Sider, CEO of RootMusic.

The BandPage “social touring” upgrade moves the industry closer to solving a problem that has hindered both artists and their fans– streamlining the delivery of tour information to fans and strengthening the fan community. “We are at a time where technology can be built to improve touring from a fan and artist perspective- its exciting to be a part of it,’” continued Sider. “Now bands can give their fans easy access to get the word out to attend a show with their friends.”

The tour portion of the application will give the artist the choice from which of the three touring companies they want to pull information from. Once they decide their service, they will no longer have to list the dates over and over again. Bands can focus this time on promoting the show and playing music!

Press Contact:
Jim Mulhearn

About RootMusic

The maker of BandPage the #1 music app on Facebook with over 200,000 musicians and growing. Launched at SXSW in 2010, we’re an honest and transparent company that’s open to feedback and always listening to our users. We believe there’s a better way to do music online and love working with the music community to make it happen.

About Bandsintown

Bandsintown is an application for live music fans and artists. Be the first to know when your favorite bands are coming to town, and if you’re an artist – automatically display real Facebook events & ticket links on your Tour Dates tab.
For Artists can:
• Automatically display Facebook events & ticket links on a customizable Tour Dates tab
• Sync tour dates & events to MySpace, Twitter, website
• Fans can RSVP to & comment on events from anywhere
• Promote with tags noting Pre-Sale, Tonight!, Sold Out
• Manage entirely within Facebook

For Fans:
• Get personalized concert recommendations based on your favorite music
• Import artists from iTunes, Facebook, Pandora, and Last.FM
• RSVP & invite friends on Facebook & Twitter
• Discover new local shows

For more information, go to:

About Songkick

Songkick, the home for live music on the web, is now the second-largest live music destination after LiveNation. Recognized by Music Week as the Best Consumer Digital Service in 2011, by Billboard Magazine as one of the Top 10 Digital Music Startups of 2010, and voted Best Innovation in BT’s 2010 Digital Music Awards, Songkick makes it easy for fans to track their favorite artists so they never miss them live. Songkick aggregates artist, concert, festival, venue, and ticket information from across 70 countries, so fans can receive personalized alerts for upcoming shows in their town and find the best ticket offers. Fans can use Songkick to share their concert plans on other social networks, and add photos, setlists, and reviews after the show. Songkick’s live music information is distributed across a network of partners including Bandcamp, Vevo, Warner Music Group and YouTube through their API. Songkick is backed by Index Ventures and Y Combinator as well as angels from the technology and music industries. Experience Songkick at and through the Songkick Concerts iPhone app.

About SonicLiving

SonicLiving connects music fans across the internet, helping them find events they’ll love.

SonicLiving’s database of over 100,000 upcoming events from around the world powers personalized concert calendars for services like Pandora. The SonicLiving Platform does more then powering event listings, it bridges the gap between musical taste and social-based event discovery.

When a fan RSVPs on a service anywhere on The SonicLiving Platform – whether it’s an artist website or an event on Facebook – that action gets amplified throughout the entire network.

By bridging social actions across the Internet, SonicLiving fuels discovery, engagement, and transactions amongst fans and their friends.
For more information about connecting to SonicLiving, please visit

For the latest information on SonicLiving, please visit

What is BandPage?: The Video

We just put together a new video about BandPage starring local faves The Stone Foxes – check it out! All our new features, such as the store, are included. Let us know what you think.

And if you love the music, check out The Stone Foxes’ BandPage.

BandPage Live! Recap

Today we took a look at Facebook Insights. Part 1: Interactions. You can look at your Facebook Insights to get a good idea of what posts are working for you, and which ones aren’t. We also talk about EdgeRank, Facebook’s algorithm for pushing certain stories to the top of the “Top News” news feed.

Video streaming by Ustream

Here are the links to the TechCrunch article about EdgeRank and the EdgeRank checker.

So You Wanna Be a Rockstar Infographic

We’re totally digging this infographic – do you think the stats are true?

[From BandPromo.Me — Kick ass band promotion for Indie bands and artists]
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BandPage Live: May 19th

We just wrapped up this week’s BandPage Live

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Check it out – we go over the basic BandPage editor, a few awesome Facebook tools and we give you a treat at the end ;)

We also talked about a rad tool, Color Pix. Color Pix is a cool tool that lets you automatically select colors on your screen and repaste them into your color editor. It’s definitely a RootMusic graphic design secret weapon. You can check it out and download it for free here.

BandPage Live!

Just wanted to give you a guys a peek at least week’s BandPage Live, where we demoed some of the new features:

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We’ll be back today, at 5pm PST, answering all your questions. What do you guys want to hear about today? Feel free to tweet us, chat us on Ustream, or leave a comment on our Facebook – we’d love to help you set up your BandPage! Check it out here.

RootMusic TV Party!!

We’re going to be doing the RootMusic TV Party tonight at 5pm. Tune in here to check it out. Tonight, we’ll be talking about the more info section, how to use genres and bio, as well as talking about Facebook’s Marketing Guidelines. We’ll be taking your questions via Ustream chat, Facebook wall and Twitter, so come join the fun! And if you can’t make it, we’ll have a recorded version up for you. And you can always come back next week!