Tuesday, February 9

Seeing A Rush Of Fans ?



















We're always updating things around here at Jango Airplay with a goal of making it the best promotional platform available for bands and artists. Because of this you may have seen a few changes in your 'Fans' tab.

First, we removed all of your fans who were just 'Guest Users' of Jango meaning that they are not 'Registered Users'. Bands and artists can only communicate with registered users so this should streamline things for you. Guest users will still be able to opt in to leave their e.mail address for you though but cannot become a fan unless they register.

Next you may have noticed a recent influx of new fans and new fan e.mails over the last 24 hours. This is because we went back in our database and updated all of our registered users that have interacted positively with your band and meet the new criteria to 'become a fan'. So now you have this new group of fans to communicate with as well.

Going forward all of your new fans will be registered users that you can send e.mails to and drop bulletins on their page.

Drop us a line in the comments if you have any questions and we'll try and address them there

Speak soon

The Jango Juggler

81 comments:

Gari said...

Over the last 48 hours our inbox has exploded. Whatever you're doing, keep doing more of it. This is awesome! We thought it was just the song, but we'll take any push we can get. Keep on Touching the Eiffel Tower. Gari Geiselman and all of us at Starways.

Gari said...

To add a postscript to our previous comment, for all of the new fans we gained, we actually lost most of them numbers wise with the change. Thank you for explaining, otherwise we'd all be here scratching our noggins and saying WASSSSUP?

starways

Gari said...

PPS: Is that also why our PopScore went down the crapper, pardon our French? Starways

Anonymous said...

Loving the influx of fans. Jango has always impressed me and has been a driver for me to create new music, even when I'm busy, because of the great exposure available here that I couldn't find anywhere else. Thanks for all you do. - Boojitsu21

DavidHannahTTM said...

I was wondering what was happening. I'm getting so many new fan notices!

Space City Spaceman said...

Thanks for all the effort and hard work Jango puts into making this site better. And thank you very much for this update and explanation. The explosion of new fans has been a lot of fun to monitor. I just upgraded my airplay account yesterday and my first impression was that the new fans were from increased airplay, although that also helps!

As mentioned in the post by Gari, I'm also wondering about the impact to the Pop Score since in the past a "New Fan" was someone who voted that they like your music. Latest Play Stats seem to have discrepency in how things are tracked and calculated. Would like to hear Jango's perspective on how it works.

As always, wishing you and Jango the very greatest success!

Space City Spaceman

P.S. New Space City Spaceman songs now on Jango: Halloween Fright, Welcome to the Universe, Paris in the Spring

Anonymous said...

same here but I was getting fans before at simiar or less rate. I was wondering how can I send messages to all my fans all at once, and why can't I reply to any comments they make on the same page rather than looking through the list on fans and find the one who commented? I do want to communicate with them promptly. Atleast i owe it to them for being my fan....

Anonymous said...

COOL KEEP IT COMING
http://www.jango.com/music/MELODIC+reggae+soul+hop+music+

amersp said...

I appreciate having all the new fans to communicate and network with! Thanks for doing this!

I would also like to be able to email all of my fans at once. Even if it were regulated. I understand that you don't want your users to be spammed, and neither do I. It would just be nice to update them from time to time on new things happening! That would be sweet!

Thanks for all your site has to offer! I have recommended a LOT of people- musicians and listeners alike.

Anonymous said...

Just as someone else has said, my fans are going way up, but my popscore is dropping way too low. In the past week I am averaging 160+ fans a weeks, and have had a popscore in the mid 80's since I have been on. With more plays and an serious increase in fans, my score dropped to 64!!!! I don't understand??? I loved jango when I first got on, and told everyone about jango, but I don't know how I feel know. I think the popscore idea is not something that is helpful to us.

Gig Pigs said...

We got a bunch of new fans as well, but our total number dropped.
Please choose a fan method and stay with it. This is the second time you've changed it and both times it impacted us poorly.

To those who wanted to know how to email all your fans, just go to the bullitons tab in the artist page. Hope it still works.

Thanks for the explination jango.
We were scrathing our heads too.

Jackie Henrion said...

Thanks for paying attention to our needs - I was wondering what was happening. But it's great that you are constantly on the lookout for the artist's interests. It certainly differentiates you from other services!

Anonymous said...

You know, I tought it was because of my new haircut ..(despair inside)

Anonymous said...

Before your update I've been leaving messages to each fan add. However it's like only 1% ever open their mail. Please come up with some type of alert for the fans that they have mail. Thanks

Anonymous said...

I first must say that I love this Jango site! I have spoken to only one fan so far and been on the site for bout 4 months now though lol. However i have been getting so many new fans!

Another explaination Here that doesn't offer us up clear detail. For the many past blogs that I have been reading here, many of them leave many of us in question.

My question to this blog is, are we getting a barrage of new fans because they are enjoying our music? Or because Jango has "Updated" their data base and people become fans automatically JUST because they meet certain criteria?

I dont want anyone clicking "I am a fan" if its not genuine lol. That's my major and only concern.

Please explain. After you saying you updated your data base, there still wasnt an explaination about how they become fans. Please explain.

Thanks.
This

Anonymous said...

Hey Jango!

Whatever you are doing, Keep it up!!! I Love it and my fans too. It is so much fun to be a part of Jango!


SharBaby

Anonymous said...

Yep, we saw an increased influx of new fans over the past 24 hours. No matter how it happened, we are extremely grateful to JANGO and our fan base which is getting ready to go over 1000 tonight. Thanks for everything guys. Eastern Promises

nashvillejoe said...

HEY JANGO/I'LL GET THIS FIGURED OUT BEFORE LONG,I SURE LIKE THE INFLUX OF PEOPLE GETTING TO HEAR MY MUSIC/I GET REALLY GOOD FEEDBACK ON MY STUFF TOO/SEEMS LIKE THEY LIKE MY STUFF/PEACE/NASHVILLEJOE-WET IN FLORIDA-NO SNOW TODAY.

Anonymous said...

As someone mentioned above and has been in the past, please figure out a way to alert fans. Otherwise they have ZERO use, you keep changing your criteria.

Gari said...

Hi there. Gari and Larry back again, and we are enjoying reading the reactions from our fellow music makers and spreaders.


Besides the plummeting Pop Score, the other thing that seemed odd is that while the number of new fans exploded, we have maybe one new comment. So I can say with authority, I don't really understand what is taking place.

I suspect that the same number of listeners are being played our song, but that they somehow become fans much more easily, as 'anonymous' mentioned above.

If the net gain is zero, other than giving us all a temporary thrill, I don't see what has been gained.

Thanks to everyone else here for sharing their thoughts.

Starways

Late For Breakfast said...

I agree , it looks like it just became real easy to be a fan. We are getting around 100 new fans a day but hardly any comments. In marketing terms this means the data has become less qualified and therefore worth less to us than before.
Actually , if anything the whole thing should be going the other way. In traditional terms a fan was someone who went out to the store and bought your album and came to your shows. How many of these new 'fans' will be doing that?

Michael
Late For Breakfast

Kwanza said...

I LOVE this community and it is serving as a great tool to interact with new fans, but I'm curious to know why, while in our "Fans of..." list, I can't click on a fan to interact with their personal profile directly. Is there a specific reason for this?

I have to say that I also agree with Michael from Late for Breakfast in that, I'm concerned that our fan base on Jango is less qualified, and may not be fans in the traditional sense. This may seem to just be semantics to some, but it is important when trying to figure if these Jango fans will materialize in the physical world.

Eric
Kwanza Jones

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Anonymous said...

JANGO or anyone

Please explain the new way a listener becomes a fan. Perhaps you could write a news update on the dashboard.

Thanks

Gene said...

I have some questions that I have never been able to get answered so I will try again. Jango has millions of listeners you say. If I buy 4,000 spins is it true that only 4,000 of those millions of listeners will actually hear my song?

What happens if they click to the next song without even hearing 3 seconds of mine? Does it count as a play? I would need to finally have the answer to this before I put any more money into this site.

Rig Hood said...

thanks jango u on top of thangs

Anonymous said...

lack of clarity + secret formulas = confused artists.

i agree with so many above comments.

1. PLEASE ALERT USERS that they have an unopened message in their inbox.

2. the ability to EMAIL ALL OF MY FANS AT ONCE... to say "hey, new song, check it out" to 1,000 fans in 1 click would be FANTASTIC! a bulletin is not as good, because not everyone sees it. right? (although until email notifications are addressed, nobody sees emails either haha)

3. how does a listener become a fan now? i didn't understand it before, but now i really don't understand it. because there are like, 4 different buttons that a user could push which in general, means they like you. "like it" "love it" "make it" "i'm a fan" or whatever the buttons actually say. also, if someone adds you to their channel, without clicking any of those buttons, does that still make them a fan???? so 5 ways i can think of... but no clarity explaining the different effects each of them has.

4. how is the PopScore calculated? how do each of the 5 things i mentioned in question #3 contribute to the PopScore?

so many more unclear things... and so many more questions... but this is good for now.

please help us understand, Jango.
still, overall, see the benefit with Jango, otherwise i wouldn't bother. but there's just so many areas of grey and confusion.

Anonymous said...

You say fans are now all users who have "interacted positively with your band and meet the new criteria to 'become a fan'." I don't understand the new criteria. Could these items be explained? Is a "fan" now just simply anyone who doesn't click the dislike button when they hear a certain song? Thanks

Sue Merchant said...

I'm not normally one for blogging but am making an exception because I echo many of my fellow artist's concerns here and am growing rather concerned whether the sudden explosion of new 'Fans' is all it seems? Like others, its very noticable that for all the sudden rush of new 'fans' - I've had only one Comment. I'd like to know please whether 'Fans' are people who have hit the 'I'm a Fan' button? And also if I for example I buy 1000 play credits - Just how many unique listeners are hearing my songs for that spend? And are they hearing ALL of the song as one would expect if one were being played on terrestrial radio. I have a lot of time for Jango and believe that potentially, if done correctly, it could really aid indie endeavours significantly - but I've already committed a significant budget to airplay to Jango's millions of listeners and I'm now needing more reassurance before I spend any more money please J. With thanks.

James Jackson said...

Thank you. This is very good. We appreciate all that you do. God bless. The Jackson Brothers.

Anonymous said...

please... explain... new criteria....

Arthur said...

Check out my song "Let's Get Crazy". I'm a new pop/r&b artist who goes by the name ASharpe.

Michael Oliphant said...

A big list of excellent points being made here.
I'm a big rap for Jango generally but I have to say that I have lost some confidence in what is being offered now with these changes.
The tendency to not disclose the inner workings of things like the popscore and how the playlists actually allocate airtime to songs is not a plus. It would be better to be very open about how things function, to allow users feedback to help shape policy and design in a transparent fashion.
At the moment it's getting hard to see what the real value is in paying for airplay beyond the personal satisfaction of knowing some people out there may be enjoying your music....

Michael

Wineskin said...

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WINESKIN

Chris Fullam said...

Same concerns/questions as above. Example play stats for CONFLICT IN THE SKY today:

50 total plays
40 paid plays
1 like
3 new fans
0 profile views
0 new comments

How can we have 3 new fans if we only got 1 like, and no new comments?

natasha waterman said...

I have to say that Jango has helped me build a fan base in a short period of time. I love this site and they fully support there artist!

Natasha Waterman

natasha waterman said...

Hey Chris, the way I see it is 40 paid plays and 10 others were of people listening by clicking on your page or possible other songs on your page. With a total of 50 songs played. The listeners don't alway comment and when they like a song it's different then if they become a fan. The have the option. I found the stats to be extremely helpful to understand your audience. I hope this helps.

Josh Sorhagen said...

Jango is the best, keep it up!

Anonymous said...

I am in agreement with many of the posts above on transparency, and whether these stats can be taken seriously?
Previously I was seeing an average of 30 new fans per week, for the 5 months with Jango, today I had
140 plays
8 likes and
32 new fans with 3 commnents.
Also I have written to quite a few "fans" and heard back from one.
Anyone else experience this?

T. J. Doyle said...

Hi All, great community here and we all have Jango to thank. I am a little concerned after getting 30-40 new fans on a normal day and 210 emailed fans today, but my "today's fans" went from 258 to 109 with a refresh of my browser at 12:13 EST. I'm in PST, but don't understand the drop. Jango is great and I'm sure running a mega site has all kinds of technical challenges. The average fan ratio I have is 2-3% which I understand to be normal. It went up to 8.5% today.

Good luck to us all. From my perspective we are not in competition so the Popscore doesn't mean as much as the audience.

Keith said...

I signed up as a fan of myself to see what fans see when I post a bulletin. I can't find it anywhere on my home page. Where are the bulletins showing up for my fans?

e.Lance said...

Hi Jango team,

I agree with most of the comments made here and like to add my stone to the building :
As a band we've been suffering the "MySpace Syndrome" and started to collect friends and plays cause we felt we had to get big numbers to gain credibility. So we ended with a crappy fan base of people who may never heard any of our songs. We are now seriously thinking about closing the page to start it all over again with some ethics..
The point is that we wouldn't like your service to enter this competition too cause we need relevants stats we can present more than useless big numbers to satisfy our egos.
I also strongly agree with Sue Merchant and Michael Oliphant because the process transparency
is the key to credibility in the business. How could I tell a label or an A&R about our Jango results without explaining him the method of the "survey"? Nobody cares anymore about MySpace but at least it was free.
I have no problem to pay for Jango cause I like the servie a lot but I wouldn't like it to end the same way...

Phil.

Anonymous said...

Same concerns as above until I know more about the the methods behind the scenes I will no longer be purchasing play credits

Anonymous said...

Fans going up and down like a yoyo. Yesterday I had 45 new fans this week, this morning it was 31 and now it is 70. Popscore correspondingly dropped 2 points. It would be interesting to know when the system will show some stability...

Anonymous said...

now.. fans doesnt know they become ...a fan ,if you are a listener and hit mak'em ,you become a fan ... what is the point of IM A FAN buttom ?
the fan... has to decide.... when they become a fan..

Kev- said...

There is a simple solution to eliminate the wheat from the chaff.

To become a fan, they must pay a small tithe ... a minor pittance ... like an email address that appears in the "email" area on the band page.

Jango can then create programming so that artists can bulk email their "true" fans from said list.

Folks can always comment, and/or like a song ... but a fan who is not really a fan is not really an asset to an artist. It's useless clutter that wastes limited resources.

SursumTX said...

We'd really like a way to send a message automatically to anyone who becomes a fan.

Skelley's Dream said...

It is really thrilling to see that the Jango community is 'alive'. With the XXX just became your fan‏ - e-mails you feel this livelyness of Jango. It is really super to see our fandatabase grow and expand. Thank you!

Gari said...

For us, so far, about the only thing of value we can take away from this change is that it shows us why we use up so many plays. But I tend to agree with what another artist said in that it seems if you don't hit 'don't like', then you become a fan.

And I envy the artist whose popscore dropped 2 points. Ours went from 60 to 15, then bounced back up to 41.

We are looking forward to further clarification on the explanation of what is happening and why. We are happy with the opportunity that Jango has provided us in getting our music heard, but we share the concerns of many of you.

Gig Pigs said...

We had 309 fans. 22 of which were guests. I can understand why the guest were taken away, so that should have left us with 287. But when I went to the artist page, I only had 240. As the surge of new fans came in on 2-9-10, (25 new fans) the number stayed at 240 and never increased. The surge of fans that everyone was so happy about actually took 69 fans away from us. That's a 22% loss. We're not happy.

Space City Spaceman said...

Hey Gig Pigs, that's a good point that I've been wondering about as well since I noticed a drop after the initial change, about 15% loss of "named" fans (not counting the unregistered users that were taken away). The next day I saw some of those people come back into my list, but I can't keep track of everyone so I don't know if they were all re-inserted to my fan list. The reason I noticed is because I was aware of ones that had added my music to their stations. Not sure what that means about how the data is being handled and why it happened that way other than new systems can have glitches that are recognized and then fixed. Overall, I'm still trying to figure out what the rest of the changes mean and looking forward to hearing Jango's response to the many good points brought up here.

Anonymous said...

ok that new criteria means ....
if you buy a 60,000 plays ...$1,000.00
dollars..in one or 2 months you will end up with 12,000 fans ...
you can start a religion ...
if somebody doesnt brake you ,it doesnt mean that is your FAN
i want the old criteria NOW!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

FOOLS GOLD!! That's how I see the so called NEW FANS. I preferred knowing someone had Pro Actively made a choice to sign on as a fan as opposed to being DESIGNATED a FAN based on some subjective criteria determined by a 3rd party (JANGO). I always thanksed those who SIGNED on AS FANS. Now I don't know who to THANK!! Thanks to JAngo's over thinking and obvious attempt to put MORE FAN Numbers up so people will buy more plays. I would rather have 10 LEGITIMATE FANS who signed on as FANS than 100 "FOOLS GOLD FANS" who were given that designation based on a 3rd party decision to call them that. I loved Jango's KISS philosophy and they shpuld go back to it. KEEP IT SIMPLE STUPID. Fans click a button that says I"M a FAN!! EASY!!

Also the POP SCORE is the most depressing thiong on JANGO and then to see Band after BAND be designated TOP ARTIST just to visit their profile and see they have 50 or 60 Fans. I felt I was slowly but surely building a solid base of fans, now I don't have a clue as to who is a real fan and who is not.

PLEASE Go back to listing Fans as a PRO ACTIVE choice by the listener and LIKES as someone who says they like aparticular song. That was easy and makes sense.

Rick Rice of IMA Z

Anonymous said...

I totally agree with almost all previous speakers! The Jango crew needs to adress the following issuses! The pop score, "fan"-criterias, fans not opening sent emails, errors in the statistical reports.

Come on jugglers, you´re making good money here... We´re pretty close to abandoning this ship!

C2 Recordings said...

Is it possible that while upgrading the fans options on our page that you can allow us to send mass messages out by selecting which fans we want to contact. Many of us have albums coming out soon and would love to send html messages out with our image so fans will be informed. On our end we need a gentle approach because your new criteria doesnt mean that they are supporters it just means that they like 1 song & was added to our fans list. While the huge contact list is very important it's useless if we can do nothing with it or if it takes all day to do something with. For us time is everything

Margaret Plumb said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who was confused over fluctuating and conflicting stats, primarily with fans. Thank you Jango, for explaining part of it. I like my experience so far with Jango (1 month) but would also ditto the concerns of many above. looking forward to hearing your answers on this. Again, thank you for the service you provide...

carla bean said...

i agree with what people are saying, and have something to add.
1.with the "fan overlap" thing, i would like to see a negative version. so we could also see the bands and artist who's fans reacted negatively to my songs.
that would make fan overlap a little more accurate.
like if the Beatles are at the top of my fan overlap, that's probably just because MOST people like the beatles...if they are at the top of my fan overlap AND my "haters overlap" then that would confirm my point. i'd also like to know how many people gave me a "don't like" i'm not on jango for an ego stroke.

Chris Fullam said...

yeah - I forgot, I logged on under my listener account and got a song with the Make Or Break button. I happened to like the song, so I hit Make. I looked at my page, and I'm listed as a fan of that artist. I didn't sign up to be a "fan" - I was just saying I liked that song.

That said, I'm not going to complain that I've been given the ability to contact a person who said they liked my band's song. I'd like to see the levels of interest distinguished instead of 1 mass list.

@Keith - the bulletins show up in the middle column when you go to the jango.com homepage and are logged in. I see it at the bottom listed as "Artist News"

Anonymous said...

Can someone tell me if there is a way to block the new fan alert emails..... with the new criteria for becoming "a fan" I find my mailbox bombarded with meaningless email fan alerts... There's got to be a way to stop these notifications... If there isn't there should be... Or even better they could go back to the old criteria for becoming a fan.

electricbob said...

I agree I e-mail every new fan but am only talking to about 10 of them about half from Europe out of 300 or so.I like the comment above "fools gold". We need to know these "Fans"actually like our stuff.If they had to put in their e-mail address then or something to make it real.

Rjaye said...

I would like to keep in contact with my fans.

Anonymous said...

It's too hard to keep up w/ the stampede.

I've been on a day, and have 100 new "fans" ... averaging about 4 new ones every 10 minutes.

I'm getting trampled by new "fans" ... and the rush keeps coming ...

Help! I'm being crushed!!!!

lol ...

Anonymous said...

I guess I am confused on some things. What is organic play? I notice some of my songs are being down loaded. Shouldn't I receive compensation? I realize that the songs being played are being reported to ASCAP or BMI or others, but what about down loads? One more thing, why are some songs just played and not paid?

StiLL G said...

thanx jango,in 48 hours my fan became from 62 to 150 ahahahha amazing,im very happy that my music like it in US i am realize!!!!
thanx jango 4 this opportunity!!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks. i lost a few people and gained a couple. It is all good. Best.

Anonymous said...

Hi Jango love the site. It has almost turned into a full time job.:) I, like other artist on this site take the time to individually email each new fan. I do this is in order to thank them for supporting my music. However I have also noticed a lot of my new fans have not opened their mail. Now this could only mean one of two things either they don't like me anymore or they are not aware that they even have a mail box to open. Can Jango please make all of their members aware of their internal Jango mail box's " Like you have mail ":) or something to that effect. Thanks you for your prompt resolution of this small but important problem. Bill Wren

Ms. Kaye said...

I'm not concerned with this "popscore" idea. I want fans. That is exacly what my purpose for signing up with Jango is... And again thanks to this website, that is exacly what I am getting: Fans here in the USA and across the world. Now that's an accomplishment. Why is everyone going bananas over a popscore?

Anonymous said...

popscore can get you free plays and help you gain exposure... if, per say, you are a top 5 one week, that would be pretty incredible exposure to all of jango users.

therefore:

a better popscore can get you more fans for less money.

Markus said...

i just lost 30 fans in 1 hour! i'm brand new to jango, only been on for 2 weeks. 1 hour ago i had 131 fans. now i only have 102...

what is going on here???

jango????

Anonymous said...

thanks much jango play keep it up with one love and respect.Godbless you all

Christopher said...

thanks to all who are noticing OPERATION HUMAN RACE...

all my best
and God Bless!

DJKRIS2FUR OF OHR

Anonymous said...

I used to get a lot of comments with the fans, now, since the fans are not selecting to become one like before, I get no comments. Not sure if this is a good thing.

Shay Boogie said...

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CEO/A&R
(NLECO) NEW LEVELS ENT CO LLC

My artist Shay Boogie @ www.shayboogie.com has only been up on this system a few days and she has already begun to see results!
Thanks again Jango Team!

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Anonymous said...

Yeh, I must admit, although it feels great to have all these 'new' fans, I'm kinda wondering what the criteria was to become a fan...is it as simple as not shutting down the computer when our song is played or do they actually have to register some interest in us...you know... conscientiously!!!

Stephanie...skimtone

A.O.A. (ALFA-OMEGA-AÑEZ) said...

Jango is a great place for new artists to get the exposure that they needed. Jango have a great following, their fans are awsome...


Thanks Jango...

Thanks fans for the love and support, keep listening... God bless you all!!!

Anonymous said...

Cool I think ... did you fix the problem were a banner appears "Make em or Brake em" that doesn't match the artist or music playing ? It's a serious problem because we are paying for the banner and spin and as you know would like lagit.. feed back and numbers..
Thank you :-)

edison_carter said...

While I certainly don't have the # of fans lots of other people have (and I have a reason for this, besides available $):

1. Jango said a few months ago they changed the 'fan' status to include people who just 'liked' you (and did not 'become a fan' specifically). I still think this is a bad idea because personally, I don't become any band's fan EVER, unless I want to hear more about them besides liking a single song. To me, a "like" should only indicate that they want to hear the song played more in their stream.

2. I too think most fans hardly ever see bulletins. I don't know why this is, but I've posted a couple notices (maybe one every few months) and had zero response to the information I posted.

3. Using the 'myspace' approach to garner fans by just telling tons of people you know to sign up is kinda futile, unless you have a zombie army of friends who just do whatever you tell them, all the time. I mean, if all your friends keep playing your song in their Jango stream, great. But I doubt that's going to happen unless you browbeat them or you are lucky enough that they all like your stuff enough to keep playing it.

I'm just sayin' - if you want realistic results as to who actually likes you for your music (and who cares about what's new & upcoming from you, ever), let them come to you through plays. I've done this with Jango since I signed up, and have been surprised that this is the most bang-for-the-buck I've ever gotten re: fans that are becoming fans without being plagued by me! Maybe I'm an idiot, but Jango is the first place I've garnered a bunch of fans without asking a single person who became a fan to do so!

The real question is: if fans don't respond to bulletin info, ultimately, what are we paying for?

Anonymous said...

How is it that my current song is garnering 4 times as many fans per plays as my last song which had a popscore of over 80 for the 2 weeks that it played and on this one It has only come up to 49. After having a record week all of a sudden I have only gotten one fan in the last 23 hours. Along with your other problems that I too have tested along with some of the others I would say you are on a slippery slope here. Bizzare. I don't care about popscore. I don,t care about competing with anyone else. I just want my songs to be listened to by people who will eventually become paying fans. I am sorry but really thats what we are in this for. If punching a smiley face don't translate into a purchase then this is useless and a waste of time and money. I don't even care if 50 people hate my songs. All I am interested in is the one person out there that really likes the song or something about me enough to follow my career and help me pursue it by BUYING THE MUSIC. Everything else is a silly game that I don't have time for. Sorry. Hate to be so materialistic. I will give this a little more time to see if any royalties come through BMI or download sights knowing that it takes at least 3 to 6 months to actually get money to filter through the system. Skeptical but still paying.

EX L Eazy said...

i don't understand how you are doing your pop score system. I have almost a 1000 fans in a very short period of time, my songs are played and requested by listeners multiple times daily and i still keep ending up with this crappy pop score. then i look at your top scores and they have like 24 fans, 100 fans and downward. something is terribly wrong with this. so if you play a song 10 times and ten people like that song then basically that song gets a 100%. Not good at all.

EX L Eazy

Just in case you want to know!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Hey Guys! I didn't think this genre of music was so popular. My fan base is exploding to the point whereby it is getting very difficult to keep up with all of them. Whatever you are doing, please keep it up, I'm loving it!

Camille Miller said...

I am loving the new fans and all the comments...Thanks Jango...But I am wondering why I cannot respond directly to the people who have left comments. Is this something thaty JANGO is working on?
Cheers,Camille Miller