Myspace refuses to die, and they have just rolled out some new features for profiles. Do you guys even care?
Users began noticing the new MySpace profiles today. Sean Percival, MySpace’s vice president of online marketing, tweeted about his updated MySpace profile earlier today.
Here are some of the differences we’ve noticed:
- A new left-hand navigation: Profile navigation has been condensed into the left hand navigation menu under the profile picture.
- Focus on the stream: MySpace Stream — the site’s version of the Facebook newsfeed — is the focus of the the new profiles. You can view a user’s recent activity, comment on items and share content with friends.
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Some early morning Hip Hop for you guys. The energy in the place looked incredible. The new bad guy duo perform “Do You Think About Me”, “Throw Yo Hands Up”, “Mack Bitch”, and “I Go Off”.
via LA Times
MySpace co-founder Chris DeWolfe came to a worrisome conclusion last year. The online community, which began as a place where musicians connected with fans, had stopped innovating.
Proof of how its musical star had faded became clear during a conversation with Interscope Records Chairman Jimmy Iovine, who was the producer behind Stevie Nicks and Bruce Springsteen and with whom DeWolfe had previously struck a deal to distribute CDs on a MySpace Records label.
Iovine didn’t mince words. When it came to music, “you guys are basically in our rear-view mirror; we’re going in different directions,” DeWolfe recalled Iovine saying. A representative for the producer confirmed the account. Continue reading
(Our first feature on Myspace)
Myspace has closed a major deal with the three of out of four major record labels, and will no doubtly change the landscape of digital music distribution over the next couple of years.
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MySpace Music will offer free music and video streaming supported by advertising, paid-for MP3 downloads, ringtones for cell phones, concert ticket sales and merchandise.
“We’re talking to all the big ticketing companies as well as the small ones,” De Wolfe told Reuters in an interview. He declined comment on EMI, the fourth big music company, which is not in the initial deal.
MySpace will integrate its 5 million artist profile pages with a range of new commercial services in a “360-degree” offering for the 30 million music fans who use the site.
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