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So bands on MySpace are limited to posting 4 songs. Lame in this age of massive affordable bandwidth but OK. I can’t change my songs around because lots of people have them added to their pages and I’ll break those. But OK. Then there’s this Myspace announcement today:

You know how you can list four songs on your band’s MySpace page? Well, thanks to the fine peeps over at Bodog Entertainment you can now add a 5th song. More music means more ears, more ears mean more plays, and more plays mean way more exposure. Add Bodog Entertainment as a friend and up your band’s song list to five on your MySpace Standalone Player.
Get your 5th song heard.

Wow, that’s ballsy. I mean it’s one thing for everyone else to treat the MySpace friend system as the dumping ground of the internet, but for MySpace itself to just whore it out like that takes some nuts. They must really not care.

Update: Ryan points out that when you Google your new “friend” Bodog you find out he’s really into online gambling. Check their Wikipedia page. I’m still surprised MySpace did this and now even more surprised News Corporation (MySpace’s owners) are cool with potentially being accused of marketing gambling to the kids.

Maybe we can all add Joe Camel and the Marlboro Man as MySpace friends for a sixth and seventh songs on our musician pages! Hooray!

Posted on - March 21, 2007 [at] 10:39 pm by Brad
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9 Comments on this post

nedrubwerd on Could MySpace be any shittier?
March 22, 2007 at 5:32 am

You must also take into account that MySpace is geared toward musicians that are even less known than you are. But yes, I agree it is very shitty.

Brad on Could MySpace be any shittier?
March 22, 2007 at 9:16 am

nedrubwerd: I don’t know about that, nearly every commercial artist is on there as well.

Also the word “whore” was lost on the way from Windows Live Writer to WordPress. Interesting.

Jemaleddin on Could MySpace be any shittier?
March 22, 2007 at 9:17 am

You could try – I don’t know if it solves this individual 4-song problem, but it appears pretty awesome from what I’ve seen so far.

nedrubwerd on Could MySpace be any shittier?
March 22, 2007 at 6:44 pm

True, but the “unknown artists” were what MySpace was going for. Commercialization was what ruined it all, but it’s a side effect of the immense popularity of the site.

Alex D on Could MySpace be any shittier?
March 23, 2007 at 12:13 am

What about LCD Soundsystem? He’s got his entire new album on Myspace:

Marcus Kellis on Could MySpace be any shittier?
March 24, 2007 at 6:24 pm

from the wikipedia page, in re fox’s willingness about gambling: “Bodog also owns (the play money version of their regular gaming site), as well as an international music label called Bodog Music, and a television production division which produces shows such as Calvin Ayre Wild Card Poker that appeared on Fox Sports Net.”

so there you go.

paulgiacherio on Could MySpace be any shittier?
March 26, 2007 at 12:07 am

I’ll second the nod for Virb- it’s sweet. Although the last thing you probably want to do is set up another page.

Where on Could MySpace be any shittier?
April 2, 2007 at 2:50 am

Where Can I Get More Heads Up on Myspace?
To Help us all Be More Awere!!
I’ve even Seen Girls Knock Them one Thier
Pages!! Openly + Avoid the Who Thinks she’s
Piper Hallowell (Charmed)

Scott on Could MySpace be any shittier?
April 5, 2007 at 5:17 am

What’s with your bias towards gambling?? The Bodog site is better known for poker and sportsbetting than for anything else. These are both games of skill and people who earnestly try to increase their skills can make a decent stack of cash from either or both. There is nothing wrong with that at all, and certainly can’t be equated with smoking cigarettes.

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