"According to data provided to Billboard from ...those searching for artist information are selecting the Wikipedia entry link over artists' MySpace pages by a factor of more than 2-to-1. The Wikipedia entries are also more popular than artists' Web sites. 'The interest that people had to go to MySpace to find out more about their favorite band is waning in favor of going to Wikipedia,' Yahoo head of programming and label relations John Lenac says. 'In the last six months, it's surpassed it.' Yet when compared with the number of artist profiles on MySpace, Wikipedia entries are noticeably fewer. MySpace claims 3 million artist profiles. Wikipedia does not have an exact count of artist entries, but estimates that it's in the 'tens of thousands,' according to Wikipedia Foundation head of communications Jay Walsh."
Clearly there's an opportunity here for radio stations and musicians to beef up their Wikipedia entries, if that truly becomes the "go-to" location for artist information. As far as I'm concerned, anything that makes it easier for stations to capture and chronicle their history is a great thing.