We’ve never claimed to be the “be all and end all” here at Cruxy. We’ve always been focused on enabling commerce throughout the various places online an artist might promote themselves and connect with their fans. Today we’ll share a relatively new service that we think provides a fantastic opportunity for musicians.
iLike.com the wildly popular Facebook application (11 million users!) has added a new “For Artists” capability, that allows you to get promote your music and events through their system. I use iLike often on Facebook to quickly look up songs, send e-dedications, and to express what music I like on my profile. We have to admit, it works really well and is very fun to use. It’s really a great front-end discovery tool for fans, and now they’ve plugged in some great services for musicians as well.
Now to good news for you Cruxy musicians out there – you can link to your digital download store on Cruxy via iLike! They’ve enabled a MySpace bulletin type feature that you can send out links to downloads for sale on Cruxy.
Communicate with your fans using iCast. iCast is a combination of blogging, bulletins, and multimedia posts, all in one. In addition to text, you can post audio, photos, or video messages for all your fans to see. You can post your latest video or pictures from last night’s show. These posts show up automatically on your artist page on iLike.com and iLike on Facebook. Posting an iCast message is easy. Just log in to your iLike Artist Dashboard and click on the iCast tab to make a post.
You can also use iTunes to announce shows and even sell tickets ahead of time for certain venues. Learn more about iLike For Artists today.