BandPage Everywhere looks to help artists make websites more social after tab apps lose traction
Music technology company BandPage, which was previously focused on Facebook tab development, today announced BandPage Everywhere to bring Facebook integration and other key features to all of an artist’s sites across the web.
BandPage Everywhere allows musicians to update their bio, music tracks, photo gallery, tour dates and videos from one central place and then have it update on a number of other sites. Additionally, the app integrates Facebook Open Graph so users can RSVP to events and favorite certain songs, and those actions will be shared back to the social network, even if they are taken on off-Facebook. This adds a social layer that many musicians would be unlikely to implement on their own.
BandPage was one of the first page app developers to integrate Open Graph and allow automatic sharing to Timeline. We thought this might help the app maintain engagement after the default landing tab option was removed from pages, but it turns out it wasn’t enough. As we wrote about earlier this week, page owners and developers who do not actively promote their page tabs have seen an extreme drop-off in monthly active users. BandPage in particular lost more than 90 percent of its traffic, according to our AppData tracking service. This left the developer in a vulnerable position following a $16 million Series B round of funding last August that had been primarily driven by the massive reach the company seemed to have.
Now BandPage hopes to recover by expanding beyond Facebook and providing musicians with an easy way to maintain their presence across different sites. We’d like to see the company introduce more custom Open Graph actions to allow users to share what songs they listen to, videos they watch and other activity back to Facebook. BandPage should also consider making more mobile-optimized experiences.
More about the new BandPage Everywhere extensions is available here.