With bands, come fans, and with fans comes their support. Part of the support in this day and age are fan pages, and Facebook appears to be removing some of them!
This was brought to attention after several fan pages directly involving All Time Low's Jack Barakat were suddenly removed from the site. The were not hacked, nor had they broken any rules, they just vanished. This was on the heels of Jack Barakat himself getting a verified Facebook page and it appears to be all Facebook's doing. All Time Low appears to have nothing to do with this, and might not even be aware of this matter.
To some, this might seem like nothing, but the fact that pages are getting removed is quite upsetting to those who have worked very hard to build up said pages. One of the pages that was removed, Because Jack Barakat has restarted, but others have not.
The real concern here is not that All Time Low pages will be removed all together, but that all fan pages from any band will be removed as the bands get verified. That is not alright, and frankly, bands need to be aware of this issue. Most bands adore their fans, and that they are willing to create fan made content for them. That includes fan pages, fanfictions, edited photos, and whatever else you can think of. The more content that's out there, the more promotion there is for them. Which can be nothing less than great for the band.
So, the goal here is to bring awareness to this matter. Spread the word to your friends, fans if you have any, and most importantly Facebook and All Time Low. You can contact All Time Low through Facebook, and Twitter, and it is recommended that you contact the members themselves as well. You can contact the members of All Time Low directly @RianDawson, @JackAllTimeLow, @AlexAllTimeLow, and @ZackAllTimeLow. To contact Facebook, you can ironically Tweet them about it, or you can go to the drop down menu that has the log out and privacy settings and 'report a problem.' Through that you can form a complaint about fan page's disappearing.
While, this might do nothing, it might actually do something. It should not be up to Facebook to decide what can stay and what can go. It should be up to the content creators, or those the content is about. Facebook is simply a third party, that frankly, should keep their mouth shut. Hopefully, if enough people bring awareness to this issue, the pages that have been removed will be restored, and no others pages in the future will be taken just because the real person it is about has gotten removed. Obviously fake accounts are understandably removed, but accounts and pages that make it clear that they are just fan pages should be allowed to stay.
If nothing else, think of this -would you want something you've worked very hard on to suddenly be removed for basically no reason? More than likely, your answer was no. So, help spread the word to prevent this from happening to more people.
These are just some of the happenings in the music world. There will always be something that Immortal Music did not cover, but here are just some events.