When you have a favorite band or musician, it’s always fun to go online and do some research to find out more about them. People like to know where artists are from, how they got into the music business, who they’re influenced by, and much more. So where do people go for this type of information?
Well, there are lots of different sites around the web that provide in-depth details about artists and their personal and professional backgrounds. If you’re a dedicated fan, and you want to brush up on some artist knowledge, then check out the three sites below to find out everything you need to know about all your favorites!
By now, you’ve probably heard about the new Myspace, which is home to several types of official pages including those for musicians like Macklemore, online brands like Instant Checkmate and photographers like Tom Anderson who actually co-founded Myspace, but now spends his time traveling and taking pictures. Since the site is now owned by Justin Timberlake, it comes as no surprise that rebranding efforts were geared towards a heavy focus on music, as well as art, culture, and lifestyle. If you think about it, these categories pretty much encompass anything and everything, but the main focus of the new Myspace is music, including solo artists, bands, songwriters producers, etc.
With that in mind, you can almost guarantee that you’ll be able to find the page for your favorite bands and/or musicians. In fact, since the new Myspace launched, the site has seen a 340% increase in artist pages. Official pages will most likely feature streaming music, as well as a complete bio section that covers all the details fans would like to know.
Last.fm is a popular website that is dedicated to helping fans learn more about their favorite artists, and it also allows them to discover new music based on their own preferences. By visiting artist pages, users have access to streaming audio, photo galleries, artist biographies, and much more. The site’s homepage also has many cool features including lists of trending artists, weekly top tracks, and event schedules. You can also use Last.fm to connect with other users based on your shared interest in the same artists or music genres.
MTV’s television channel may have abandoned actual music in favor of trashy reality shows, but their website is still loyal to artists and musicians. After all, MTV wouldn’t even exist without music, so it’s a good thing that their online platform is still focused on artists. On MTV’s website, you can look up your favorite bands or musicians and visit their artist profiles. These profiles provide tons of useful features that fans will appreciate including music videos, photos, streaming tracks, full bios, and even links to the latest artist-related news stories from various media outlets around the web.
Do YOU know of any additional websites people can visit to learn more about their favorite artists? Let us know in the comments!
Will Velazquez is a blogger from Baltimore, MD. He specializes in writing about music, marketing, and social media.