Facebook users are more likely to attend events such as concerts, festivals, shows, and games if they have an easier way to arrange travel and lodging. This was the thinking behind the launch of Fantrotter for Performers, a Facebook application from Fantrotter that allows musical artists, comedians, festival promoters, theater groups, sports teams, and other event hosts to give potential attendees the option of planning their entire trips.
BandPage, which allows bands to easily manage their online and Facebook presences, has made it easier for musicians to share music and information with their fans and for promoters to post information about bands they’re hosting. Through BandPage Connect, musicians can instantly share their information with major social music platforms free of charge. This way, a band can easily post information to Facebook, a WordPress blog, Earbits, Pledge Music, and other sites in a way that draws people to engage and listen.
Several Facebook applications have taken advantage of open graph technology to really connect with users. The social network highlighted a few musical apps that have utilized open graph for success, including Songza, 8tracks, and BandPage.
Facebook musician-targeted application BandPage launched online hub BandPage Everywhere and six BandPage Extensions widgets to help its users ensure that all of their online properties stay in tune.
There’s a hot new venue in town (er, on Facebook) — at least, those launching it are hoping it sizzles on the social network. Called Club 53, it’s a virtual music venue from San Francisco- and Israel-based Shaker, a company founded in 2010 that “brings real world interactions online.”
Eight different Facebook applications have upgraded their offerings to populate the right-hand side of timeline profiles.
Take a bow, BandPage: This leading Facebook page application among musicians has doubled its user base over the past six months, to 500,000 acts worldwide.
Zynga’s newest release, Hidden Chronicles, graces the top of our chart this week, followed by tools that help brands create better pages on the social network.
The new sounds coming out of RootMusic, developer of Facebook music platform BandPage, include the closing of a $16 million funding round.