Musicians have a powerful new tool to enhance communication with their audience. Seattle-based iLike promises to synchronize many popular social networks to provide bands with maximum exposure. iLike’s tagline is “Post Once, Publish Everywhere.”
The new iLike Artist Dashboard lets an artist manage the content for all of his social networks in one place. From the iLike interface, an artist will be able to post content on Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, Youtube, Ticketmaster, and many more… reaching over 45 million music fans and 500,000 more every week. Artists will be able to upload songs, videos and concerts to several platforms simultaneously.
iLike will even build an iPhone app for the artist. The app will be populated with any videos, photos, blogs, and concerts the artist posts to iLike.
For the stat-minded musician or manager, the iLike Dashboard allows users to track fan growth, “add to profile” and “dedications” stats. It can be helpful to see where your audience is located, what they’re talking about, and get immediate feedback on new work.
I’ll be interested to see if this business model can support other types of artists, other than musicians. Or other fields entirely.
Whether iLike’s Artist Dashboard will be helpful and take off is yet to be seen. But seriously, if you’re a musician, at least go check it out and see how it MIGHT help.