Onesheet, the new service that allows artists to create a web presence in just a few minutes, has exited its private beta mode and is now open to the public. Over 10,000 artists have already signed up to use the service, including major label artists like Paramore , Mat Kearny and Owl City .
The service launched on July 7 and quickly stood out for its simplicity and stripped-down nature. The service allows an artist to create a simple page that contains basic items such as a picture, a video or an audio stream. Because Onesheet allows users to connect their page to other services, fans can also access tour dates, tweets, Facebook posts and other items.
"The goal is to start simple and react to the community and see what people like," founder Brenden Mulligan told Billboad.biz last month. Along the way, Mulligan has made all sorts of changes based on feedback from artists: users can remove the Onesheet header, receive layout guidelines, customize the navigation bar and rename the "concerts" section to tour, live, appearances, events or shows. In addition, traffic data can be accessed through the user's Google Analytics account and Onesheets can be assigned a custom domain name. Users can also now link their Onesheet accounts to iTunes, Beatport, Topspin and Bandcamp.
Onesheet is definitely an innovative service, but it does have competition. And because it's so new, finding an artists' Onesheet can be difficult. For example, a Google search for "Owl City" did not reveal Owl City's Onesheet in the first ten pages of search results. The first - and most important - page of search results for Paramore had in order: the band's home page (paramore.net), Wikipedia's entry on Paramore, the band's MySpace page, the band's page at MTV.com, Paramore's Twitter page, the ParamoreFans.com fan site, Last.fm's Paramore page, the band's Facebook page and the band's page at PureVolume.com.