Your Dropbox public folder is an amazing, often overlooked feature. Most people think it can only be used to share files with friends/family or host free photo galleries, but did you know, you can also use it for purposes like hosting a website or streaming music to your Facebook account wall. Here, let me show you how it works:
Place an MP3 into your Dropbox public folder. (You can drag it right from iTunes, if you want.)
Right-click the file and choose Copy public link.
Paste the link into a new Status Update or Link on Facebook. Facebook will automatically detect that it’s an audio file and give you a field to enter the artist name and album, if you’d like.
Post it. Now, the item will appear with the link, the artist/album info and handy dandy blue Play button. Stream away!
I use this method for sharing original / hard-to-find songs on Facebook one at a time. It works great, it’s free and simple. Plus, Facebook is a great place to promote your band using one of the bajillion Facebook Band page apps available.
Like I said, Dropbox is groovy if you know how to use it. Shortly I’ll be sharing other groovy ways to use Dropbox so stay tuned!