Fortysomething Tally Koren, whose single is currently on the Radio 2 playlist, tells us why she loves Myspace..
Is myspace considered to be dead or news of the past? Well, what ever they all say it changed my life!
Time will tell if what I hear everyday from people in the industry is true about myspace.
I think I almost want to prove it wrong; it’sas if I am someone who invested money in business or property and suddenly its not worth it anymore – it’s difficult to let go of!
Myspace was the start up for the social media world and singers like Lily Allen, Kate Nash and many more did very well through it, whilst myself and other musicians like me came a bit later to the scene. I remember how I like other musicians was “rejected” more than once from the music industry, then suddenly I started to flourish from the compliments of the people about my voice and my music and gain confidence.
The best compliment I ever got was with one fan who decided to go and study art after hearing my voice, this gave me a huge boost to keep going.
After attracting my first 5000 fans I decided to go DIY and my music career started to take off. I kept being active on Myspace while people were sending me facebook invitations and I really didn’t do much of it. In the mean time I started to become really friendly with some of the “ friends”.
And that came to be the beginning of my current single “Beauty of the Duty” A poem that was sent to me by Fraser Lee Scott which I liked and after a few months I edited the words and then composed the melody and my single was born.
What I like most about myspace is that people can listen straight away to the music for free.
It is simply a site for musicians or people that try to sell to music; while on other sites it is more about engaging people into all kinds of weird clubs and games in an attempt to like you more!
At my age (40+) I communicate with a lot of people and thus have noticed the shift towards Facebook and other social networking sites and sadly I see that many emails I send to old friends on myspace remain unread – as you have the option to see if people read your page.
Neither me nor my myspace friends like the new design – I guess us ‘loyal old friends’ are used to what we like and know.
So what can I conclude, are myspace’s days over? Check out my page, drop me a line and let me know…