I've been studying the relativeness of Facebook footprint and getting folks to my shows. The result is underwhelming if you are a solo act in the music biz. There are many contacts and dear friends in the Atlanta scene. Everyone has tremendous talent and diversity in what they do. That is what makes Atlanta so cool. You can make your identity here in music instead of the city making your identity for you. A large part of my inner musical circle came from the open mic Atlanta crew. These are the people that hang out and try out their new stuff in the, mostly harmless, world of open mic. It seems these events are hugely popular and have man "regular" return clients. Therefore, Facebook works really well to get a turnout because all the users of Facebook that follow their posts are looking to get up and play music. As for the flip side of that, I can post gigs on Facebook and have no one show up from just my post. I find that there is more turnout from my email list that I subscribe to at Reverbnation. That has benefitted me as a solo act so much more than Facebook apparently ever could. It seems many people post in the Facebook event and say they are going but you never see them there. I think people need a connection to the artist that Facebook's anonymity and coldness can't deliver. That being said, I've suspended my Facebook account. Now what do I do? I use the reverbnation email app and Im using my @myrontodd twitter account exclusively for shows and updates. Check out my microblogging on twitter and reverbnation for shows and news with my music.
Drop by my show at Shroomer's tonight with special guests, Andy Womack from Lost Boys and Hawk Pettengil formerly of Atom Split. We just gonna be jammin and havin some fun. Myron
This is Myron Todd here your friendly neighborhood working man's musician. The means I have a day job but I am never giving up on my dream. I continue to work hard on my music career every day that I can and see what it yields. Look for me all around Atlanta and maybe a town near you.