Posts Tagged ‘Facebook’

Exclusive: Facebook in early talks to launch audio music-streaming service
July 8th, 2015 by Eamonn Forde

Facebook’s digital music ambitions have been making headlines this month, with reports of early talks with labels linked to its trial of ad-supported native videos.

But Music Ally can reveal that while Facebook will expand that trial to music videos soon, the social network is planning to follow that with the launch of an audio music-streaming service to compete with Spotify, Apple Music and others



Wednesday, July 1, 2015
by Nina Ulloa

Photo from Flickr by Sean MacEntee used with the Creative Commons License.

Updated 7/2/2015: Facebook has launched a video monetization program.

Facebook is one of the last major social networks that hasn’t launched a misguided attempt to enter the music space. But it looks like Facebook Music could be just around the corner…

Multiple sources have told The Verge that Facebook has been in talks with the major labels. However, sources say that Facebook doesn’t know what they want to do that yet. (more…)








April 17, 2015

Keeping activity authentic on Facebook is an important part of our ongoing efforts to make sure Facebook is a trustworthy place for people and businesses to connect. Last October we shared some of the ways we work to stop fraudulent activity on Facebook, particularly around fighting fake likes. We’ve made big strides in the past six months, so today we’re providing an update on our progress in this area. (more…)

Petition · We Want Facebook To Remove Having To Pay To Reach Fans And Followers · 

by Christopher Murray

Facebook has raised its rates on bands and small business’s promoting themselves through their website several times over the last few years, asking to pay even more money to simply reach the audience the band or small business has already acquired. It’s getting to a point where it’s blatant greed and is unjustifiable. Bands like us for example, (especially the unsigned ones) pay Facebook a hefty amount of money for an ad, just to get potential new fans to visit our page. On top of that now, we must pay a LARGE fee to talk to the fans already subscribed to our page. So we’re paying double on a service that we heavily rely on. It’s an exploitation of what bands need the most: communication with their fan base.


Facebook officially kills organic reach for brands, making all your Page “Likes” useless.

We realized this a while back and have started using other methods to reach our local audience.  What methods are you using to avoid paying for posts?

logoblue copyIf you’re tired of searching the Dayton area groups and websites for whatever it is you really need as a fan, musician, promoter or other Dayton music service,  I can totally relate to your utter confusion and frustration; that’s why I started Music Connection Dayton and why I’m bringing you two very special groups on Facebook that are dedicated to making your life easier!

(more…)… It’s a name that millions of people have heard of, even if they don’t use it. Many people would also love to have that kind of name recognition.  In the meantime, there’s a really easy and effective way to build your “brand” from within Facebook, and I see it getting missed ALL the time…. your Facebook web address!


One thing you can do for your Facebook page is to work on growing your audience reach (how many people your posts come into contact with) and number of people talking about your page.   

To grow your audience reach: 
1.) Have quality music and/or video available for playing on your Facebook page or linked in to your Facebook page from an external site such as, BandCamp,, Soundcloud, or YouTube.

2.) Increasing the number of times you post each week can increase your page’s reach. Facebook prefers that you post at least 3-4 times per week to keep your “Like” base active.  If you drop below this level, Facebook will make your future posts reach a lower audience and increasing the number of posts alone will not necessarily increase your reach.    At that point, you’ll need creative, interesting, newsworthy, and viral type posts to regain your audience reach.

3.) Active Links in your post will reach fewer people unless they are truly “viral” because Facebook automatically limits your post to less than roughly 10% of your Page’s Likes when you add anything other than text.  Active links occur when you add anything other than just text into your post and Facebook attempts to give a more visual link that is attached directly to your post (i.e.- photos, video links, other website links, shared items from other people and pages, Facebook event links, polls/questions, and milestones).   Unless these items are something that are truly viral and will spread easily, you should try to avoid creating these active links.
          a.)  Photos, Videos, Website & Event Links-  When you are creating the post and you add the link/item & Facebook attempts to add the thumbnail view link to your post, click the “X” button at the top right of the thumbnail preview link to remove it from the post.  Your post will reach more people (though this doesn’t guarantee more people will click on it)
b.) Sharing Items From Others Via Your Page-   Whenever you want to “share” something on your page that you’ve seen elsewhere on Facebook, the best way to reach your audience is NOT to use the real “share” button on the item you want to share.   The best way to reach a greater audience is to find the website link for the item (post/picture/video/ page/whatever) and copy that link into an all text post, making sure to remove the active link that is generated by Facebook when you enter the website address before  you “Post”.

4.)  Include social media links on your fliers/handbills and post them to as many free places as possible (Click HERE for the local list of places to post)!

To grow the number of people talking about your page (Likes, Shares, Comments):
1.)  See # 1 above  … quality recordings, both audio and video, will automatically help grow the number of people talking about your page

2.)  Create interesting and if possible, interactive, content and posts.  If you’re always talking about the same things, your audience will get tired of listening and will ignore your posts, so make sure to change it up.   MIME‘s can increase the number of people talking about your page, but may not increase people talking about your music – be careful how often you post them unless they are relevant to your musical style or your overall style.

3.)  Use the Poll/Question option on your page to ask your audience something they will want to answer and they’ll start talking about your page all over the place.

4.)  Pay attention to your Facebook statistics reports, and if you have shared or posted something on your page that has had a greater than average reach and some sort of viral quality, this is an item that should actually be “shared” (ignoring tip 3b above) on your page.

5.)  Post as your page on a regular basis–  (see increasing your reach above)

Facebook Page Promo Tip

Posted: April 25, 2013 by Kimberly Weiss in Support, Promo, & Tips
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Maybe you’ve wondered why we have a bunch of text posts and don’t include more video players and links when we share your posts? It’s because we reach more of you that way! Reach more of YOUR audience by including the links in your posts, but not the actual players or photo collections!

Dayton Live Facebook Band Feed

Posted: April 25, 2013 by Kimberly Weiss in Support, Promo, & Tips

To help fans and music lovers always keep in touch with what’s happening with local bands, Music Connection created a live Facebook band feed which you can Follow and create 1-click access to over 250 local bands!


1.)  Go to Facebook and sign in.

2.)  Go to and click the “Follow” button located at the top of the list. This will add the “Dayton Music Connect” feed to your Facebook “interests”.

3.) Locate the “Dayton Music Connect” link under your “interests” in the left-hand column of your Facebook Home page. Put your mouse cursor over the pencil icon that appears just to the left of the words “Dayton Music Connect” and left-click on the pencil icon.   Choose “Add to Favorites”.

The “Dayton Music Connect” feed will now always be available in the left-hand menu from your Facebook Home page with just one click!