I would wonder in this day and age if a band didn't have a network on followers on Myspace, Facebook or whatever and weren't allowed to flypost (!) then how they go about promoting their band, getting people to hear their music and thereby getting people down to gigs... especially if they're a new band where word of mouth isn't going to mean a thing.
[quote:9938507d53="thesneakybandit"]especially if they're a new band where word of mouth isn't going to mean a thing.[/quote:9938507d53]Shirley, word of mouth is the single most effective tool a new band has? What use is a myspace profile to a new band? They'd be one of millions. Word of mouth would actually single them out as something to take note of.
Surely myspace is just a page where you can upload a few mp3s to give people a feel for your music. I agree to a certain extent with Ronster though, if you get the impression that a band has no promotional know-how & lacks the all important get-the-f-ck-out-of-bed-&-do-something-about-it, then the promoter's probably better off getting somebody else. I'm not sure myspace is the place to measure that anymore, but where is?