Things are never dull around Facebook. Those guys are always up to something new, always making it better and moving it forward, and now they’re at it again. Our favorite social network introduced a new feature on Monday that allows you to subscribe to events created by a specific business, band, celebrity, or other Facebook page.
Don’t want to miss your favorite band? Use Events Subscribe Button
Wanna know when your roommates family bbq is? Or when your hometown band is finally come home to play after being on the road for the last few months? Well, now you don’t have to miss the events that mean the most to you. With the help of the Facebook Events subscribe button, it’s easy to receive updates from your favorite pages and stay up to date with everything that is going on.
So you’re thinking: so what’? What’s another button on Facebook‘? This button is designed to make sure you don’t miss any Event! Isn’t that one reason you’re on Facebook, to keep up with what’s going on’? Before the rollout of this new feature on Monday, you had to get notifications of events by remembering to go check your favorite pages routinely. That was the only way to regularly find out about all the upcoming events in the area or online. Or you had to depend on a friend to remember to invite you. Now you don’t have to worry about any of that. You can subscribe to events through new Facebook Events subscribe button.
With this newest feature that Facebook is adding, you can subscribe to events on specific pages and get a notification when that page has an event.
How easy is that?
You go to your favourite pages, which you’re going to do anyway, and while you’re there, you hit the new Events Subscribe Button to subscribe to event notifications. Events subscribe button is located near the top of each Events page, the button is easy to click and start receiving the news that you want to hear. No more worrying about whether or not you missed something. No more finding out about the event the day after it happened. No more missing out on the latest news because your friend forgot to invite you. lt’s not like you have to actually fill out a ton of forms or stand in line for hours to get on the list for notifications. A simple click of the button and you’re in the mainstream of events, with Facebook notifications for all of the must-be-there gigs. No more excuses for missing anything. Hit the button and get with the program!
Benefits for both musicians and the fans
For events, this will be a huge lifesaver. Before you just had to believe that your guests would just remember the date and be sure to show up. Sometimes this was reliable, but other times people logged into Facebook, saw the event and as soon as they logged off, seemed to always forget the information.
Are you a musician or band? If you are, then you know all about the importance of communication between artists and their fans. You’ve got to keep up with that Twitter feed and other services, like SoundCloud. You’ve also got to have some face time on Facebook. Fans love music, they love the artists that make the music, and they love a little reward for their loyalty now and then. Give them with a little Facebook time and everybody is happy.
For local small-town musicians, Facebook’s new Subscribe button will really help them gain more exposure at local shows. How many times do people sit at home on a Saturday night because “nothing is going on in town” or so they thought? Turns out, they missed a great show just down the street because they forgot about it when they logged out of Facebook earlier in the day. The band was even promising through one of their posts right before show, that they would give free tickets, but unfortunately, fans can easily just miss a golden opportunity.
If artists are able to build a connection with their audience through social media, it usually allows news to spread about the group and for people to share information on their personal pages about the new sound that is coming through town. For updates on band tours, the Facebook Events Subscribe button really helps people tune in and receive the fresh updates straight from the band Facebook page.
Importance of communication between artists and their fans
So what exactly does the Events subscribe button mean to the music industry? Well, it promises a constant reminder to fans about everything that is going on. Whether it be new music, new show locations on the road, a new music video, a new funny photo of the band members doing something funny or interesting while out on the road.
If the band stops at a scenic landmark, they can post and let people know where they are so people can come out and meet up with them for a quick autograph session, and if the band has a free shirt to give away, they can give away a t-shirt to the first person to comment on a post on their Facebook page.
Don’t miss me when I’m gone
Your favorite pages are evolving and changing in real time. Make sure you aren’t left behind. You can subscribe to only the events on Facebook that you want to attend. You won’t be swept away by a plethora of spam or buried under a pile of advertisements. Just pure Facebook, just the events to which you subscribe, nothing but the music, artists and information that you decide you want to see. All of that for simply clicking on a button on your best loved Facebook pages.
So, to get the most out of the Evens subscribe button, go ahead and click it, you’ll start getting the news that most of the time you would just forget about.