Tools to Amplify Your Music
Top Online Resources for Musicians
I thought it would be helpful to create a resource page that you can always come to for all of your music needs. The list will continually be evolving as I find different resources that are worth mentioning. I recommend bookmarking this page for your reference and convenience. Enjoy!
Disclosure: Please note that the links below are not affiliate links and I do not earn a commission if you purchase through those links. Please understand that I have experience with all of these companies, and I recommend them because they are helpful and useful, not because I get paid for it. Regardless, do not spend any money on these products unless you feel you need them or that they will help you achieve your goals.
Sites for Video: YouTube and Vimeo.
Sites for Streaming: Soundcloud, Spotify and Pandora.
Copyright is how you protect your art. If you would like to copyright your music, check out www.eco.copyright.gov.
Publishing your music means putting it out there so other people can listen to it. This is how you make money off you music. As with any kind of media, you can find a publisher to do it for you, or you can do it yourself (self-publish). To publish your music, check out www.tunecore.com or www.cdbaby.com.
Music marketing involves creating your brand. Before you market yourself, have a solid band name. Check out the resources below when building your brand.
99designs: In need of great design? 99designs offers dozens of talented designers that best suit your design needs.
BandCamp: Discover amazing new music and directly support the artists who make it.
Obtaining fan Email addresses are a priority! That’s why you want to collect email addresses in exchange for downloads. I recommend using Aweber, ConvertKit or Mailchimp.
Consider house concerts to supplement touring costs. Check out Stage It, Living Concerts or FanSwell.
If you don’t know what Crowdfunding is, you must. Check out these links and use them:
Teespring (funding merch)
Looking for Musician sites for Finding Musicians? Check out Air Gigs and BandMix.