becoming a Fan of your favorite band on ReverbNation

In addition to hosting Bands, ReverbNation also has Fan profiles. By becoming a Fan of a given Band on ReverbNation creates a new link between your profile and the band’s. This Two Minute Tutorial demonstrates how to create the link between you and your favorite band.

OK, so you’ve joined ReverbNation as a fan. As it so happens, you want to become a Fan of a particular band that is a member of ReverbNation as well. This will allow you to have expedited access to that band’s RN profile, and build a closer relationship with that band. Here’s how to go about doing so.

First, open a browser and navigate to ReverbNation.

ReverbNation home page
ReverbNation home page

Then enter your ReverbNation profile name and pasword, and click the ‘login’ button:

ReverbNation login
ReverbNation login

This should take you directly to your profile page. This is where you enter what others would see when they look you up by name.  We’ll cover some of that in a future installment. It’ll look something like the following – though the fan profile used for this example is ltb-rn-example – not you.

ReverbNation Fan Profile
ReverbNation Fan Profile

Now we need to find the band of which you are interested in becoming a fan. Enter the band name in the ‘search’ box, and click the ‘GO’ button:

ReverbNation search
ReverbNation search

You should be taken to a list of likely matches for your search:

ReverbNation search results
ReverbNation search results

Hmm… there’s a likely match. I wonder if it is the band I’m interested in? The photo looks like it could be them. Hey – there’s one of their songs. I’ll click on the ‘play’ button and see if it sounds like them. (Go ahead – click on it). A new window opens with the ReverbNation song player, playing the sample song:

ReverbNation song player
ReverbNation song player

Cool! It certainly sounds like them! And now you have something to listen to while you complete your registration.

Click on the band name, and you will be whisked to their profile page:

ReverbNation band profile
ReverbNation band profile

Hey look – up near the top – they have another song available! Click the play arrow next to it, and this second song will cue itself up in the song player. Now when the first song ends, this second one will start.

ReverbNation play song
ReverbNation play song

OK – now to do the deed. Below the band’s photo is a set of buttons:

ReverbNation fan buttons
ReverbNation fan buttons

Click ‘become a fan’. This creates the link between you and your band in the ReverbNation servers:

ReverbNation fan & street team hearts
ReverbNation fan & street team hearts

Awww – we love you too!

Note that in this example, both the ‘become a fan’ and ‘join the street team’ buttons have been clicked. This also gives you a quick way of checking if you are a fan or street team member of a given band. Note that you may be a Fan without being on the mail list, or on the mail list without being a Fan. Likewise, Street Team and Fan are separate relations.

Well, that completes that. However, maybe you need something to do while the songs are still playing. How about leaving a comment on the band’s profile? Click the ‘comments’ tab, then click the ‘add comment’ button:

ReverbNation comment tab
ReverbNation comment tab

This will open a new window for you to enter a comment. Fill out the form, enter the captcha, and click OK:

ReverbNation comment form
ReverbNation comment form

You’ll get a confirmation:

ReverbNation comment confirmation
ReverbNation comment confirmation

Your comment will be put in a queue for review by The Moderator (the band’s RN page maintainer). Upon approval, it’ll be posted on the band’s profile for the entire world to see!

Well, that’s about it! I hope this brings you and your band to a new level of intimacy. I am most certain that they are grateful for your support. And both your act of registering as a fan and your playing of their tunes contribute to their rankings! You are helping your band achieve international fame and fortune! Doesn’t that just make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside?

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