Now that you have converted your songs to MP3s, it's time to get your music on the net! One of the largest and most important sites on the Internet for artists who are trying to get their music out is MySpace. MySpace is a social networking site where everyday people can join, find their own friends, and find other people with similar interests. For musicians, it's a great place to share their music and promote their songs.
There are a few different kinds of MySpace accounts. To create a musician account, go to www.myspace.com and click the Sign Up button near the upper right corner of the page. This takes you to a page with a form you can fill out to join. Guess what? This isn't the form you need to fill out, and this is what confuses many musicians.
If you look to the right side of the form, you will see that there are three kinds of accounts you can sign up for—musician, comedian, and filmmaker. In the box for musicians, click the Sign Up Here link and fill out the form on the page that link opens. It asks for your e-mail address and for a password of your choosing. Next you need to put the name you are using to promote your music. Are you going to use your own name, a pseudonym, or a band name? This is where you enter that information. Under that box, you select the genre that best describes your music. This makes it easier for fans of a particular style of music to find you!
Figure 20-1: A MySpace music page