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Band Pages

Posted: May 24, 2011 in Internet, Music Business
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Kind of going off of the blog I posted a few days ago, when I talked about Topspin. Today I will be doing the same sort of thing but going into a little bit more depth. We were given in class today, a list of band pages to look at and see which one/s we liked the best. The list was: Tunecore, Reverbnation, CDBaby, Topspin, Nimbit, Sonicbids, Bandcamp and I bet you can’t guess what one I picked… Ha TOPSPIN!

Again the link is TOPSPIN

The thing I like the most about it is, the simplicity of the layout and how easy it is to maneuver around and find things.

Everything is right there in plain view.

They make it really easy to set up an account,

They make it look really appealing as well.

Then when you get to the band pages, it’s almost like it’s a different website. Everything is really colorful and crazy but at the same time it’s still organized. The bands can completely customize their pages and make them unlike everyone else. This is what I think sets Topspin apart from others like Bandcamp.

I, (once I start working on my own material for djing) will be getting an account with Topspin for sure!

Thanks for reading guys!

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Digital Literacy:

  • The ability to use digital technology, communication tools or networks to locate, evaluate, use and create information. 1
  • The ability to understand and use information in multiple formats from a wide range of sources when it is presented via computers. 2
  • A person’s ability to perform tasks effectively in a digital environment… Literacy includes the ability to read and interpret media, to reproduce data and images through digital manipulation, and to evaluate and apply new knowledge gained from digital environments. 
These three Bullet points are taken from the website: http://www.library.illinois.edu/diglit/definition.html Check it out for some more information!
So as the previous definitions went on about, Digital Literacy really means the ability to use the internet to it’s fullest. That’s really what it means when it’s all boiled down..
After looking around at some of the music websites ( Tunecore, Reverbnation, CDBaby, Topspin, Nimbit, Sonicbids, Bandcamp), I found that Topspin was my favorite.
My favorite thing about it is, at first it has this Facebook feel to it, but then once you click on an artist’s page, it’s like it has a Myspace feel where you can customize everything, and make things personal. I like that over the BandCamp. That one felt a little boring and kind of repetitive..
But that’s all I have for you today folks!
Post more later!
Have a great rest of your day!