For quite some time we have made the argument that there were some good reasons to keep a MySpace profile. Among them were bands who have trouble with SEO would often get placed high atop the Google results and many local papers still used concert listing submitted by MySpace to fuel their local concert calendars. Seeing as it is a new year we feel the need to reevaluate this stance anmd we ill finally come out and say it – DELETE YOUR MYSPACE PROFILE NOW!
Whether it is the annoying dropdown ads, the horrible sounding player, layouts that are usually a wreck from constant code revisions it is not worth it to ever have MySpace be your first impression on a new listener. If someone happens to Google your music the poor impression and frustrating experience they will have is not a way you should be presenting your music to a new listener. No one like to try to discover music and have such a horrible experience. So I say, delete your MySpace and all the links to it from your other web presences. It is a horrible, horrible first impression on listeners and you would be much better off having new fans hear your music any other way but on this sad, pathetic social network.