Frontman Chris Murray, from the band Illuminate Me, has started a petition against Facebook's serious cuts against musicians and businesses. The website expects large sums of money to be paid in order to simply reach a fanbase. It has had a profoundly negative effect on everyone, whether big or small. See what he had to say below and sign the petition.
Facebook has raised its rates on bands and small business's promoting themselves through their website several times over the last few years, asking to pay even more money to simply reach the audience the band or small business has already acquired. It's getting to a point where it's blatant greed and is unjustifiable. Bands like us for example, (especially the unsigned ones) pay Facebook a hefty amount of money for an ad, just to get potential new fans to visit our page. On top of that now, we must pay a LARGE fee to talk to the fans already subscribed to our page. So we're paying double on a service that we heavily rely on. It's an exploitation of what bands need the most: communication with their fan base… Read More.