updated 11:05 pm EDT, Wed October 21, 2009
Social networking site expands tools for musicians
MySpace has expanded its music-oriented services to include a new Artist Dashboard utility and Music Video portal, while users can now download tracks directly from iTunes, Amazon or Jamster. The new Music Video hub provides recommendations, browsing tools, and a new video player with "Buy" buttons for ads.
The Artist Dashboard provides a variety of tools for musicians, such as charts, graphs and previews of data for other artists. Data includes fan locations, song plays, profile views, and more.
The Music Video addition is now available for all users, while the Artist Dashboard is available as a free beta for any global artist with a MySpace profile.