Spending too much time entering data online

Derek Sivers latest blog post is like a dream come true. Well, it hasn’t come to fruition yet, but he lays out a plan for a more efficient, effective paradigm for musicians’ online presence. Let’s hope his old company, Host Baby, follows through with his plan.

His main contention is that indie musicians should not have to enter the same data over and over again into multiple web sites (their own site, MySpace, Facebook, etc). For one thing, it’s way too time intensive. I’m talking about uploading photos and mp3 files, entering upcoming venues and dates, etc.

Instead, he asserts that we should enter the data once in our own .com homepage website. Ultimately we have no control over MySpace and the others; including whether or not they even stay in business.

The exciting part of his vision is that the company that hosts your band’s web site should take care of copying all your updates from your web site to the various other online places you want to be (MySpace, Facebook, iTunes, etc.) The next step would be to make it so that any site (with your permission) can automatically pull the information.

Read more here.


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