BEVERLY HILLS (Hypebot) – Music helped build MySpace and the top ranking social networker is continuing the tradition. Perhaps acknowledging that user generated content is no longer enough, the new section dubbed The Music Feed features three bands whose music is distributed by one of MySpace Music's major label owner/partners.
Eminem (Universal), Passion Pit (French Kiss/Sony) and Phoenix (EMI) hold the first slots on the newly minted page. McDonald's McCafe sponsors and the section's almost unreadable 4 inch tall site banner (click graphic above to enlarge) plus a 6 inch tall McCafe video ad followed by a 2 inch tall McDonald's banner ad mean that users need to scroll down a full foot to see the first inch tall Featured Artist photo. That thin section is followed by another foot of MySpace Friends and comments.
Poor design, made worse by policies encouraging individualization and bling on personal and band pages, has been a stumbling block for MySpace; and here on new company controlled pages, the results are no better.