To create an artist account, follow the below steps:

Get started with creating an account, just like you are any other user.

  1. Go through login on fans.com

  2. Choose ANY name (we’ll update that on the next step)

  3. Follow the steps

  4. Login to your fan account and update your profile information.

    1. Small bio

    2. user (not band) photo


Populate Your Profile

Whether you’re creating an official band account or posting as an individual member or artist, your profile represents you as a fan, so there are a few steps to follow.

  1. Search for your band or artist page and go to “history” on the community pages. Check out the timeline and mark you were there at any show you were (likely all).

  2. If you are an individual artist or band member, here is your chance to build your personal show history and show the world your comprehensive concert history. Use our concert search to find show you've been to and add them to your profile.

  3. Spur discussion around your favorite shows. Create a post, share your thoughts, photos and links for any concerts you played -- or attended.

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Verified "Artist as Fan", Moonalice, posts about their sister band Doobie Decibel System. 

Verified artist The Backstreet Boys highlighting the personal fan pages of all the members of the band.

Verified artist The Backstreet Boys highlighting the personal fan pages of all the members of the band.

Get Verified

What does it mean to be “verified”?

Becoming verified allows you to create your own fan user profile, associated with your band or individual members so fans across our platform know it’s really you when you create posts, comment, and update your profile to include past shows and interests. 

What happens once I’m verified?

Simply, all verified fan profiles received a verified check that appears next to your name in every comment and post you create from that account. You also receive special privileges. 

Verified Account Privileges:

There are many privileges that come with being verified.

  • "Real Names": "We  saved as many artists and venue names as possible just for you -- no impostors permitted! Once you are verified, we will quickly ascribe your user name, if available. 

  • Message Box:  Your community page is mostly populated by fans. However, all verified artists will have a direct message box, which you control, on the community page(s) you’re associated with.

How do you get Verified?

Simply, fill out this form to start the process, and we’ll get back to you.

Engage

For an enriching FANS experience, we invite artists to be as involved in fan discussions as possible.

  1. Create your own favorite posts. Talk about:

    • A past show (find it on your timeline)

    • A future show (find it on “upcoming”)

    • An album (find it in your band’s “info” section or “timeline”)

    • Announcements and updates on your community page  

  2. Use the app to check into shows you play -- and those you attend

  3. Post from the stage right after a show -- see what happens!

  4. Respond to fan posts and comments to boost engagement and drive excitement

Get followers and fans

  1. Share your favorite fan posts on social

  2. Put this button on your social farm (like Nicki Minaj and others did). 

  3. Share ANY section of your community pages (main page, timeline, upcoming, or Fans) on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other  so all your fans out there know there is a new home for them to gather. 

Update your data

As a verified artist you will be able to update the following by contacting us:

  1. The bio or photo in your info section

  2. Future tour dates

  3. Any corrections to your timeline - official artists feedback is moved to the front of the queue. If you have a digital file of past dates you’d like us to consider please send that.

  4. Please send this data or any inquiries directly to artists@fans.com

Talk directly to your fans

  1. You have an “official” box on all community pages that you can change. Just give us messaging and we’ll update.

  2. As your FANS community grows we'll help you directly communicate with fans from a particular area, past show, or in aggregate. 

Embed a FANS timeline on your page

Once verified, artists and bands have the ability to easily embed a FANS timeline on their own outside sites. Check out how Melissa Etheridge, Rob Thomas, and The Backstreet Boys are doing just that. Reclaim, refine, and relive your past with YOUR Fans!

Talk to us about contests, promotions, ideas, anything!

Are you going on tour, dropping an album, or eager to connect with new fans in one place? Many of our verified artists are activating quick and easy contests directly to their fans to generate interest. Some examples include:

  1. Peter Frampton gave away some tickets to a sold out show when he came to town.

  2. String Cheese incident had a great meet and greet with one of their Top Fans.  A great recap from the winner JamBandPurist. 

  3. Lockn Music Festival rewarded multiple 2017 passes to their 2016 fans on FANS with this great contest

For a current list of contests check out contests.fans.com.

If interested in running contests email us at artists@fans.com.

NickCarter responds to a FAN post from Fan @CamiNC

Nicki Minaj is just one of many artists adding FANS to their social farm over at http://www.mypinkfriday.com/

Nicki Minaj is just one of many artists adding FANS to their social farm over at http://www.mypinkfriday.com/

 
 
Keep your concert history up to date so your fans can add their own photos and experiences to specific shows.

Keep your concert history up to date so your fans can add their own photos and experiences to specific shows.

 

Photo  by fanJuneHerring @ LCD show in 2005