Im getting really fucking dicked off with bands who do the whole “when we get to 10000000000000 fans will post a new song, so get recomending us to your friends” over face book, for a few reasons.
A; its your job to attract new people to your band by releasing good music and playing good shows, it is not your fans responsibility to do this for you. They come to your shows and maybe purchase your music or merchandise, they owe you NOTHING! Infact its quite the oppisite. B; Your music is supposed to be something that you created, born from passion, frustration, happiness, desire or whatfuckingever emotions or feelings you have at the time. It is NOT a audible bargaining chip on your path to stardom. C; if you judge the merits of your band by reaching 2500 “likes” then your diluded. This number or any other number of friends, followers or likes on any online bassed medium aren’t worth shit. The merits of your’e band is the quality of music you make, the effort you put in and the fans that are one over by such and in return make an effort to see you live and support your music. Thinking your’e band is getting anywhere because a certain number of people have had you “recommended” to them online and complaisantly clicked on a button because of such is not only pathetic, but a slap in the face to the much realistically smaller amount of people who do care about your music.
Bands are supposed to release new music because they enjoy doing it, fans are supposed to listen to it because they enjoy listening to it, and thats the way it is. Now asking fans to help spread the world about your new release or what ever is one thing, but if someone is into your band enough to want to spread the word, then that is an amazing thing, you have touched someone so much that they want others to listen to you. So dont cheapen that by bribing them. If they love your band, then keep them connected by releasing new music, if its good enough then they will spread the word on their own.