To register a new account, please go to the Registration page.
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Begin the registration process by selecting your country of residence from the drop-down box. Don't worry if you are intending to move in the future as this can changed later. Note that your country of residence will be written in its own language - for example, Spain is named as Espana. Click the 'Next ->' button.
Desired Username: should be between 4 and 10 alpha-numeric characters only. Type in what you would your username to be. The Bands Network will later check that this name is available, but try to be original.
Desired Password: should be between 4 and 10 alpha-numeric characters only. Type the password you would like to use for accessing your account.
Confirm Password Confirm: should be the same as the desired password. We ask you to type your password twice to prevent an error being made and making your password inaccessible by mistake.
E-mail: should be between 5 and 50 characters. Type an existing e-mail address that you would like to use with your account. This e-mail address will be displayed on your advertisements (that can be seen by other users) and will be used by The Bands Network if we need to contact you.
If you do not have an e-mail address suitable for these purposes, obtain one at Hotmail or Yahoo or Gawab (FREE POP-MAIL)
Country: should already be entered, unless you selected 'Other' on the previous page. If you did select 'Other', you will now need to type the country name, which should be no more than 30 characters. Please write your country name as it is known locally.
State: is a drop-down box. Please select the state or county that you live in from this drop-down box. If your state or county is not listed, select 'Other'.
Other: If you selected 'Other' from the State drop-down box, then please type the state or county name here. Maximum of 30 characters. Please type this as it is known locally.
Province: Please type your province as it is known locally. Use no more than 30 characters. Note that it is possible to leave this field empty.
Age: Please type your age into this field.
Gender: Please select your gender from this drop-down box.
Introduction: is for an introduction about yourself and your interests in music or your musical skills. You may also write anything else here that you think people will be interested in. You are limited to 255 characters.
Influences: is for a list of people, bands or music genres that have been influential to you in your development as a musician/band.
Newsletter: Our newsletter contains details of website updates, special subscription offers and any free offers that may occur. The newsletter also contains advertisements placed by subscribers in your area, and newsletters sent to subscribers may receive advertisements by anybody in their area.
Click the 'Submit Registration!' button to proceed. You may need to wait a minute while the bands network is checked.
If your registration was successful, you will see a message confirming your registration. You will also be sent an e-mail as a record of your username and password. You are now ready to log-in for the first time!
You can log-in on the home page or from the log-in link on the menu. If you have forgotten your password, you can retrieve it here.
The first thing all users should do, is to place an advertisement. If nobody places an advertisement there would be no advertisements to find, and then all of the bands would be networked, but not networking. So, to place an advertisement, go to My Ads and then click the "Create Ad" link. You will need to select who you are... this means you can choose whether you are a band, a lead guitarist or any of the other options. Select this from the "I am a " drop-down box. If you do not fall into any of these categories, then select "Other" and type your own title into the "Other" box. Select values similarly for the "looking for" box. After this, you may type up a description of yourself, or what you are looking for or anything that you would like anybody viewing your advertisement to read.
To search through the ads, select the "Search Ads" link from My Network. The first thing you will have to choose is the country in which you wish to find musicians or bands. If the country you want to search in is not in this list, then select "Other". Click the "Next" button. On the subsequent screen, you may fill in as many or as few of the boxes as you wish. I suggest you experiment with this. When finished, click the "Search" button and the results of your search will be displayed. From here, you should be able to view profiles (of Subscribers with public profiles), hear demos and view photos if subscribers have made them public, and also send an e-mail to anybody who has placed an advertisement that matches your search criteria. Good luck!
This is the HUB of your log-in area, and is the first page you will see after you log-in.
This page lists all the successful log-ins to your account. You can use this page to check that nobody has broken into your account. This page also lists the payments that have been by you, and the status of the payments.
On this page, you can change your profile information. You can alter your location, your account details and your personal information. Free users cannot share their profile with anybody else.
Subscribers can share their profile. To do this, click "change account details" and on the subsequent page you will be able to change to a public profile. The URL of your profile is given in your profile page. You can send this URL (website address) to anybody you like and they will be able to access your profile.
Only Subscribers are allowed to upload photos. To do this, click on the "Browse" button and look around your computer until you find the file you wish to upload. The Bands Network only accepts photos that are with a .GIF or .JPG or .BMP file extension. Having selected your file, click the upload button. Once the button is clicked you should wait for the next page to load. This may take some time depending on the size of your file. Eventually, a subsequent page will tell you whether the upload was successful or not.
To delete photos click on the "Delete" button next to the photo at the bottom of the My Photos page.
To change public/private status on photos, click the link that either says "Make Public" or "Make Private" next to the photo. Public photos are shown on your profile and on all advertisements that you place.
Only Subscribers are allowed to upload demos. To do this, click on the "Browse" button and look around your computer until you find the file you wish to upload. The Bands Network only accepts demos that are with a .WAV or .MP3 and must be less than 5MB in file size. Having selected your file, select the file extension from the drop down box. This is very important. click the upload button. Once the button is clicked you should wait for the next page to load. This may take some time depending on the size of your file. Eventually, a subsequent page will tell you whether the upload was successful or not.
To delete demos click on the "Delete" button next to the demo at the bottom of the My Demos page.
To change public/private status on demos, click the link that either says "Make Public" or "Make Private" next to the demo. Public demos are shown on your profile and on all advertisements that you place. In addition, any demos that are available Publicly may be selected as "Editor's Favourite" and placed on the front of the website at the end of each month.
To rename demos click the "rename" link next to the demo.