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FAQ/WTF?! : How to Get Your Band Listed and Post a New Bio

pc-pdx Jul 22 2010 5:37P 5

Most of the bands listed correctly will have Bios attached to them but there are a number of bands out there that don't yet have these posted. If you're looking to get a bio posted for your band, there's a trick to it:

All of the Bios come from Last.Fm.
The way last.fm works is through a thing called "scrobbling".
Scrobbling works by installing a program on your computer that catalogs and tracks what you listen to - all this info goes back to the Last.fm database. It's really neat and gives you fun facts and stats on your listening habbits.

The way a band begins to exist in the system is by somebody listening to it.
As far as i know, there's no way to manually enter in a new band to the system : it HAS to be be scrobbled meaning you have to listen to it.


Even if your band doesn't have any music recorded, Don't worry - it's not a problem, just get clever:

  • Just throw on an ABBA tune (you know you have it) after renaming the band "ABBA" to whatever your band name is ("Tijuana Poop Smugglers" ?).
  • Listen to the song and make sure it's 'scrobbled'.

This will get the band name into the system. - note that it won't show up immediately, it may take a few hours or more. You will then be able to add and edit the Bio and it will show up on pc-pdx anytime anybody hovers on it or checks out your band page. On top of that - it will be on last.fm for anybody else out there in the universe to pick up on and that's a good thing.

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5 Comments

  1. You can create an account on Last.fm and create an artist page, upload tracks and albums and most info.

  2. pc-pdx

    To create a bio for you band (if it doesn't already exist):
    http://www.last.fm/uploadmusic?accountType=artist

    • pc-pdx
    • 12/6/2010 12:34:39 PM
  3. pdxdirect

    Thanks for the tips for Last.fm!

  4. Generalleeloaded

    looks like you need a new format! Last.fm fuking blows now!

  5. show-bot!

    Yeh- all the bios and some other stuff related to the last.fm api has since totestanked since their change. ACK

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