I’ve been tossing this idea around since the whole myspace redesign a little while back and I’ve decided to go ahead and set it in stone.
Decree: ninebullets.net will no longer link to bands’ MySpace pages at the end of the posts.
Why? Two words and a number: 30 second samples.
On a personal basis, MySpace outlived its usefulness for me damned near a year ago and I deleted my profile, but I was willing to concede that is was a necessary promotion tool for bands and a necessary evil for people checking out bands. Well, that all changed when they went to 30 second samples instead of full songs. Now I feel that it’s essentially useless to both bands and curious fans. So from now on, if a band has a Bandcamp profile I’ll link to that, if not I’ll just link to their Facebook profile.
Any thoughts/support/arguments for/against this decree?
Completely unrelated and yet…totally awesome mp3’s: