Ha! The guys at 37signals have once again brightened my day.
“number of times their music was played: around 20,000
number of MySpace friend requests: 1200
number of mailing list signups: over 100
number of CDs sold: ZERO”
Now, this is only for one band. However, it makes you wonder what the business model actually is. Last time I checked, it was advertising supported. I haven’t understood this whole band push thing they seem to be doing. Is News Corp. trying to squeeze MySpace into their old-fashioned business model?
(By the way, I HATE when people have music playing on their profiles. And the irritating ring tone ads. I’ve started turning my speakers off when visiting MySpace.)