My Space (as long as I don't have to pay for anything)

Now that we’re letting out our inner music geeks, I’ve been paying a lot more attention to MySpace.

Interesting note from a band mailing list
about getting positioning on MySpace’s homepage.

One of the band members posted the numbers:

  • number of times their music was played: around 20,000
  • number of MySpace friend requests: 1200
  • number of mailing list signups: over 100
  • number of CDs sold: ZERO

There are a lot of theories on this one. Mine is that no one enters through the MySpace homepage once they’ve got their own profile.

Mike Orren is the Chief Product Officer of The Dallas Morning News; President of Belo Business Intelligence; husband to Crystal Orren; and a Mungarian at Munger Place Church in Dallas, TX. All opinions herein are mine alone.