MySpace has introduced new profiles for users, musicians, and celebrities. The goal, was to "clean things up", so MySpace is offering a newly designed MySpace profile and a theme gallery.
"The new profiles offer clean and easy-to-use navigation and simplified organization of content, including a consistent theme throughout profile subpages (photos, playlists, videos and more)," MySpace’s Laurie Spindler tells WebProNews. "Better design tools accompany the new layout, giving users the opportunity to create a truly customized look for their individual profile."
"The new theme gallery feature[s] dozens of unique designs by talented artists to allows users, musicians, celebrities, and brands to customize their profiles with themes from popular graphic designers and tools to personalize the layout of their page," she says.
MySpace thinks the new look and feel will improve fan interaction for musicians. Musicians can actually upload more songs now as well. They can feature up to 25 songs.
"To develop the new theme designs, MySpace worked with top artists and graphic designers such as Studio Number One (founded by Shepard Fairey), Justin Harder and Buff Monster to bring innovative themes to the MySpace community," says Spindler.
"So far, more than 4 million users including musicians and celebrities such as Lady Antebellum, Silversun Pickups, Outkast, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Colbie Caillat, Russell Brand, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Eli Roth have upgraded to the new profiles," she says. "Even non-profits like Stand Up 2 Cancer and UNIFEM are taking advantage of the new profiles to engage advocates."
MySpace intends to roll out up to 40 themes in the coming weeks, and from the sound of it, more features as well.