With Facebook cracking down on using names other than what’s on your government-issued ID card, it’s harder than ever to network with other music industry people. Using a business “page” for your stage name just isn’t as good as a personal “timeline” because not only are the features and functionality for a page more limited, but so is your reach to your friends and followers.
One small thing that you can do to combat this is to link your band’s page in your “Work and Education” portion of your personal timeline.
That way, when you send a friend request to people you’ve just met, they will see your band in your information and are more likely to remember you as “the singer for Tattermask” or “the bassist for Ashes to Airwaves” even if they can’t remember your name.
Even better, you can tag your actual band page there to more easily connect your new friends with your page. Here’s how to do it:
1. Go to your own timeline, and hover over your work info section to reveal a little blue pencil icon and click it to “Edit“:
2. You should be on the “Work and Education” tab, where you can click “Add a workplace“:
3. Then, where it says “Company,” start typing your band name as it appears on your band’s Facebook page:
4. Then, in the “Position” blank, you can start typing in the instrument you play:
Again, there should be an interest page that you can attach to your Workplace posting, or alternatively you can make up something fun to add, like “Singer and HMFIC” or something like that.
This way, your band’s name shows up when someone you’ve added is looking at your friend request, helping them to remember who you are:
There you go! Now proudly display your band name in your work information on Facebook and make more fans!