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Saturday, August 22, 2009 

Myspace Disables Auto-Play Songs

by Madalyn Sklar

If you haven't noticed yet, Myspace has disabled auto-play on the song player. Why? Seems they can't afford 10 million per month in streaming fees. Turns out the auto-play streams account for a billion plays each month. That is a lot! However, I wonder what the true number of real listeners are when you take away those who scam the system using bots to increase song plays. I am amazed at how many music pages I come across that have a crazy number of song plays yet very small number of fans.

Now if you are fearing that Myspace is dead, think again.

According to Tech Crunch:
In July we reported that traffic grew tenfold over the nine months since launch: niques have grown 190% since launch in September 2008 and 1017%. It has grown 4.2 million unique monthly visitors to 12.1 million since launch. It is now solidly in the no. 2 position behind AOL Music, and growing fast.

For some interesting Myspace Music stats, check out: MySpace Music Appears To Be A Hit, Increases Traffic Tenfold Year-Over-Year

And of course this week Myspace bought out iLike. This will be interesting to watch unfold because iLike is the largest music application on Facebook and well we all know that Myspace and Facebook are rivals. It will be very interesting.

Let me know what you think about what's going on at Myspace. I'd love to hear from you.

Copyright © 2009 Madalyn Sklar

Madalyn Sklar is a music business coach & consultant, blogger, social networks expert and author. She has spent over 13 years helping independent musicians and music business professionals achieve greater success in the biz. Her motto is: working smarter not harder. She also founded GoGirlsMusic.com, the oldest + largest online community of indie women musicians.

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MySpace and Facebook are going the way of the dinosaurs! They'll fight it out to the bitter end and then leave the arena to the new, lighter, fleet-footed, niche sites that are already starting to take off. MySpace offers NOTHING to artists except a PARKING SPACE and a bit of airplay for those who know how to scam the system...

Thanks for the info Madalyn! I was wondering what the deal was.
When you get a chance, check out my music at http://www.myspace.com/wendyjobradshaw

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