3 million musical MySpace monkeys?

I love the long tail as much as anyone.

Heck, I’m part of the long tail. Or, more accurately, part of a long tail.

But could there possibly be 3 million bands on MySpace? I mean, there’s a hundred million people supposedly on MySpace, which really means something like 10-20 million users.

15-30% of them are “bands?” It’s a little hard to swallow.

Which doesn’t mean that some startling musical wunderkind won’t emerge from the MySpace hive.

But it does mean that these numbers – as all other things MySpace – need to be taken with a largish grain of salt. Just because you have a million monkeys typing on a million typewriters doesn’t mean you’re going to get Shakespeare.

Even monkeys don’t have tails that long.

[tags] myspace, bands, music, long tail, john koetsier [/tags]

 


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