Onesheet, the latest project from ArtistData founder Brenden Mulligan launches into beta today. Like an About.me for bands, Mulligan holds that Onesheet is the simplest web presence for a band currently available.
With Onesheet, bands can verify their identity through Facebook or Twitter and connect their musician-specific third party services like Soundcloud, Bandcamp and ReverbNation as well as social media services like Posterous, Tumblr and YouTube. Once all their content is in, bands can tweak their Onesheet’s design, making changes like font and widget positioning. Aside from this slight customization, bands really don’t have to do much work, as the service updates itself.
Right now bands have limited options in terms of web presence, and with Myspace’s imminent fall, it might be a good idea to port your content from the flailing social network onto some place more stable. “Musicians are constantly having to direct fans from service to service and from used-to-be-awesome social network to now-is-awesome social network,” says Mulligan, who brings his copious industry experience with ArtistData to this endeavor. “It’s confusing for them and for their fans.”
So why just not use About.me? Well namely because it doesn’t support band-specific data like concert dates and song uploads. In fact Mulligan has added this helpful addendum to the registration process, “Note: This site is built for musicians. If you want a personal page, click here.” The same exact problem exists with the web’s most ubiquitous presence option, Facebook Fan pages, which are more like places to interact with fans then a way to showcase your music. Hence Onesheet …
At the moment Onesheet is bootstrapped, and Mulligan plans on monetizing by offerring premium features. Instagram, iTunes, Topspin and Rdio and other integrations are in the works.
The beta is pretty much open and TechCrunch readers who happen to be in bands (I for one hope there are many of you) can sign up for Onesheet today and get access to a customized domain within the week, Mulligan tells me. “It’s so crazy easy to set one up, I think a lot of bands will give a try,” he says.