Every musician is presenting his or her works at myspace. Everybody tells you, that it’s absolutely necessary to do this in times of so called web 2.0. So I have also done it, but I have often thought about the question, what could be the advantage as against other possibilities. If I discussed the theme with other musicians I always heard the answer, that being on myspace would be a competition in collecting friends. The more friends you have the more important you should be and the more near to success you should stand. But I asked more and more, because I still not understood, what kind of advantage you get from a lot of “friends”. If you are still not famous, you can invite a lot of people, but the people are in most cases not interested to hear your music. They are only looking for own friends and only therefore they allow to add them and looking at the problem from the opposite side I also add people to get more “friends” mostly and not, because I am really interested in them or in what they are doing.
So at last nobody could convince me to recognise advantages of myspace. A few days ago I discussed again about that theme with a musician and colleague and he replied, that all of these unknown people could be customers in advance. I could reach them all with messages advertising my albums. After coming home I have now really meditated about this argument, but I am still not satisfied: I explore, that most people I get contact with also try to look for listeners. They all are seeking for listeners, they don’t want to be found as a listener. I fear and I guess all musicians at myspace have to fear, that we find there only ourselves and no normal people, which could be a customer and a fan in future. We are all walking in a circle there and it becomes a vicious circle, in which we are all caught forever.