A while ago, I created a profile for my stage name, DreamSpin, on MySpace. At the time, I didn’t realize there was a difference between Personal Profiles and Band Profiles — I discovered that last week, when I finally tried to upload my first song, and failed to find a way.
I’ve now sent a total of 5-6 emails to MySpace’s customer support, and each one was answered with the same automated response that failed to answer my question: "How do I convert my personal profile into a band profile, so I can upload my music?".
Inquiries I sent to Tagworld and Bebo (two social networking sites with ‘band’ functionality, that both work better than MySpace), however, were clearly answered by humans. If MySpace wasn’t so friggin’ dominant, I would simply ignore it…sigh. Jerks.
UPDATE: Apparently, you used to be able to click on this link (or paste the URL into a browser) to convert a personal profile to a band profile:
Unfortunately, the link no longer works — you ARE deceptively taken to a "band bio" section of your page, but any info you enter is not saved, you can’t upload any music, and your main profile page remains unchanged. Supposedly, MySpace is trying to fix the problem…but who knows. If you hear any news, PLEASE share!
UPDATE: I gave up waiting for the conversion process to be updated. On 12/26/2006, after experimenting a few times first with "dummy" profiles (you can’t be too careful), I deleted my personal profile, and created a new band profile from scratch for DreamSpin. More about this process here.]]>