1. Where To Sell Your Music
  2. Where To Get a Band Review or Interview
  3. Where To Break News - Do a Press Release
  4. Join Forums & Post
  5. Where To Create a Blog + Comment & Ping
  6. Where To Get Links To Your Website
  7. Where To Post Your Gig Dates
  8. Get Your Music on Internet Radio
  9. Create a Profile to Promote Your Music
  10. Well Known Essential Resources
  11. Marketing Music - Resources

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1. Where To Sell Your Music

There are loads of websites that give bands the opportunity to sell their music online. Watch out for Terms & Conditions and costs!

  1. CDbaby is one of the most popular Websites for selling your music.
  2. Emubands a digital distribution service which allows unsigned bands and artists to sell their music through major online stores such as iTunes, Napster, HMV Digital, Virgin Digital, Tunetribe...
  3. INgrooves Digital distribution of music. Global distribution service, access to over 400+ online and mobile partnerships all over the world.
  4. IODA Independent online distribution alliance. Comprehensive services for record labels, physical distributors, artists, and filmmakers.
  5. ONErpm A global digital music distribution service and a direct-to-fan social commerce solution for musicians and record labels. Sell Your Music on Facebook. Distribute to iTunes.
  6. Overplay is a music Website dedicated to the promotion and exposure of unsigned bands. It's a full blown Website that offers a good chance to sell your music online, and yes there is a growing music community.
  7. PayLoadz A secure Digital Goods eCommerce service for anyone to sell downloadable goods online - Sell Downloads - Click Here.
  8. Spotmeup Simple Spotify distribution. Free way of adding your own music on Spotify.
  9. Trackseller manages paid music downloads for musicians of any kind and all around the world. Buying music from trackseller means buying directly from the artist. Trackseller lets you add a buy download now-button to your website in minutes. Upload files, add pricing - ready for sale ...that's what They say, anyway ;)
  10. TuneCore sell your music, not your soul (good strap line)! Get your music into all the leading digital stores: iTunes, Spotify, eMusic, AmazonMP3, Google Play... fast and easy, and keep all your rights.

2. Where To Get a Band Review or Interview

Most bands crave honest and positive reviews from respected sources, music magazines and music bloggers are good places to start as they're always looking to discover the next big band.

  1. Album Reviews, Music Industry Commentary and New Singles Roundup blog, plus How To Get Reviewed
  2. clubknowledge create an "interview" for your Website.
  3. LOSINGTODAY Indie Music Magazine.
  4. Organ Magazine Organart is the home of a constantly updated alternative, rock, heavy metal, punk, indie, hardcore, progressive, psychedelic, pop rock music zine as well a source of alternative music news and the home of org records. Well worth a visit :)
  5. Parx-e Web Zine friendly site eZine that will give you a Band Review
  6. Pitchfork is a website dedicated to music and the discussion thereof.
  7. The Mag an unsigned and independent music Magazine. A good place for reviews.
  8. Toxic Pete "unbiased and constructive music reviews from a lover of all things musical". That's what he says and it's true.

3. Where To Break News - Do a Press Release

  1. diskant an independent music community based in Glasgow, Scotland
  2. Drowned in Sound
  3. IODA independent online distribution alliance digital distribution company for the global independent music community.
  4. klubkat is a youth culture magazine dedicated to unsigned bands and music, world travel, entertainment and the arts - including gig guides, travelogues, music articles and features, bulletin boards, advice for musicians...
  5. music industry news network (Mi2N) is an online music newswire with over 350 news releases and announcements per week from independents and majors as well as the technology which affects them all. Sections include Music Releases, Band & Label News, Music Events, Web Events...
  6. MusicDish an e-journal that tackles the emerging issues facing the online music industry as it enters the digital era.
  7. NME new musical express ..nuf said :)
  8. PA Entertainment As part of the Press Association, PA Entertainment is at the heart of the media industry.
  9. pressbox free press release distribution.
  10. PRWeb Press Release Distribution for small business (that's you if you're in a band).
  11. Record of the Day UK-based music news subscription service, music business news and record industry analysis.

4. Join Forums & Post

Google Directory - Arts > Music > Chats and Forums << start here!

  1. BBC 6 Music
  2. Blooter forum and blog
  3. Harmony Central :)
  4. Kerrang! Forums
  5. Record of the Day :: Messageboard nice one :)

5. Where To Create a Blog + Comment & Ping

  1. Band Weblogs features music commentary, band and music blogs, music articles, interviews, opinion, tour dates, guest music bloggers and more with free promotion and advertisement for bands. I like this site :)
  2. BlogBurst puts the web's best blogs in the hands of top-tier publishers to bring you new traffic, new readers, and new revenue. Requirements for acceptance into the BlogBurst network: a weekly posting, family-friendly language and content, distinct, intelligent writing style and an XML syndication feed in a standard format such as RSS, RDF, or Atom - go to their website for more inf.
  3. blogger create a blog. :)
  4. bloglines :)
  5. Coolfer a very clearheaded and forward thinking music industry weblog - so they say ;)
  6. Del.icio.us Tag your posts. :)
  7. Feed Shark Ping your blog, feed, or podcast for free. :)
  8. LiveJournal
  9. Madalyn Sklar there is a hint of self promotion here for Madalyn Sklar, but I like this blog :)
  10. Mog
  11. Ping-O-Matic is a service to update different search engines that your blog has updated. Ping when you post!
  12. search engine journal blog search engine news.
  13. Squidoo for people who want to build a page about their passions.
  14. Technorati Add tags to your blog posts so sites like Technorati detect and list your tags. :)
  15. The Hype Machine - discover, listen to and buy music discussed on the best mp3 blogs.
  16. Vox
  17. Wordpress
  18. ypulse

6. Where To Get Links To Your Website

  1. DURP Webzine - good links.
  2. Google Directory - Arts > Music
  3. Ink Blot Magazine
  4. Open Web Directory
  5. More Music Directory of websites for World-wide Bands.
  6. musicmoz The Open Music Project
  7. TAXI Linking
  8. Unsigned Band Promotion Band Links Add URL band promotion links - sweet music for your website :)
  9. Yahoo! Music Directory

7. Where To Post Your Gig Dates & Gig Resources

  1. BBC Music Going Out goto [IN YOUR AREA]: the latest music news, reviews and features in your area. Plus: BBC 6 Music - Gigs. [UK]
  2. Alive® entertainment guides are a series of monthly local and regional multi-media magazines, published continuously since 1993 and providing unrivalled free coverage of a wide range of entertainment and leisure persuits for Young and Young Middle Aged (Y/YMA) readers.
  3. Aloud.com Online tickets.
  4. Ents24 Tickets UK entertainment guide, covering live music, comedy, theatre, shows and days out.
  5. Gig Events Guide UK The free online Gig Events Guide is provided to enable the independent music industry to advertise their UK gigs or events.
  6. Gig Guide Ltd UK Gigs, band listings and music information... it's got the lot!
  7. GigMaven Streamlines the booking process for musicians and venues. [USA]
  8. GigsWiz A ticketing company for venues and promoters that pays artists to promote ticket sales online, providing instant and seamless updating and synchronization across all social media platforms. (UBP: a bit of an annoying website, sorry guys!)
  9. Lemonrock a dynamic live music gig guide updated directly by 1000s of bands, artists and venues.
  10. London Gigs they've got a big list of London venues.
  11. National Gig Guide for live music gigs and events across the UK.
  12. NME.COM :)
  13. Rave Magazine Publish your press releases, gig listings, classified ads and more.... all for FREE!
  14. SplitGigs a social network that helps emerging bands or musicians find gigs to play, through a simple but highly effective idea: the "SplitGig" i.e. I let your band play at my gig, then you return the favor by letting my band play at your gig.
  15. Ticketometer Lets concert organizers create shows that only take place if a minimum number of tickets are sold. Propose a concert first and book it after selling tickets - the audience has your back. [USA]
  16. Tourdates A gig listing website for signed and unsigned bands.

8. Get Your Music on Internet Radio

List of radio stations in the United Kingdom on Wikipedia

  1. Artists International Independent Radio live DJ's presenting your music. Real-time chat with the DJs and listeners during broadcast. All musical genres are represented. International artists and listeners.
  2. eoRadio - a free Internet radio station run like a terrestrial radio station, no genre channels, just listen to free music online from the best Unsigned Artists from around the globe.
  3. Girls Rock Radio - Internet radio featuring all-girl and girl-fronted bands.
  4. IndieXposureRadio
  5. IXfm
  6. Kooba Radio an Internet radio station broadcasting the best in unsigned and small label bands.
  7. Last.fm
  8. PittRadio - indie music community and resource. Create music playlists with songs from emerging independent/underground musicians, bands, producers, and DJs. Artists can submit and upload music to playlist charts.
  9. Podsafe Music Network
  10. Radio Paradise eclectic online rock radio.
  11. RRadio Music for Independent Artists.
  12. Stasmi Radio new Internet radio station.

9. Create a Profile to Promote Your Music

COMMUNITY & networking, profile with bio, MP3 upload/hosting, news, press release, gigs/events calendar, directory, promotion tips, radio play, forum, blog, message board and shopping. plus: music marketing, music promotion, music distribution, record label for unsigned artists & bands - "you will be heard by the major record labels, indie labels, film studios and publishers" - says it all, they promise you the world!

  1. Artistopia
  2. BandMix
  3. Bandwagon
  4. Bebo
  5. Beta Records
  6. BroadJam
  7. CDFuse
  8. Facebook
  9. GarageBand
  10. Grooveshark
  11. HXC mp3
  12. iLike
  13. IMPNow
  14. Indie Charts
  15. Indie Music
  16. ISound
  17. JukeboxAlive
  18. LastMinuteMusicians
  19. MP3.com
  20. Music Gorilla
  21. Music Lives Beyond
  22. MySpace
  23. NME Breakthrough
  24. NumberOneMusic
  25. OurStage
  26. PureVolume
  27. ReverbNation
  28. Channel 4 Music - actually, I don't think one can create a profile anymore!
  29. Sonicbids
  30. SoundClick
  31. SoundCloud - create, record and share the sounds with friends, family and the world.
  32. Tunited
  33. Unsigned Band Web
  34. Unsigned
  35. VIRB [good]

10. Essential Resources

  1. Artists Without a Label (AWAL)
  2. Bemuso understands music business, DIY... music self-publishing advice.
  3. flickr blog the photos you take with a cameraphone, for instance!
  4. iLike a social music discovery service that lets consumers get personalized recommendations and follow what their friends are listening to. The iLike Sidebar, designed to enhance iTunes, recommends new music and connects people with their friends and the broader community through shared music tastes.
  5. MySpace - expose your music to 196 Million Fans. - Yeah right! +ADD+US+NOW
  6. MOG an online community where music lovers can discover people through music and music through people.
  7. Photobucket
  8. TAXI - well-known Website that says it will get your music to the right people: The Independent A&R Vehicle that connects unsigned artists, bands and songwriters with major record labels, publishers, and film & TV music supervisors - all at a cost of course.
  9. Twitter
  10. Wikipedia it's great for information.
  11. Yahoo Groups
  12. YouTube share your videos with fans, friends and family.

11. Marketing Music - Resources & Team Building

  1. Adrian Fusiarski of Buzzsonic - Music industry & disruptive tech news content curator.
  2. Andrew Apanov of Dotted Music - Musician's Web Keeper!
  3. Andrew Dubber of AndrewDubber.com - Reader in Music Industries Innovation at Birmingham City University. Academic, author, public speaker, blogger, music reviewer, radio and music industry consultant.
  4. Ariel Hyatt of Ariel Publicity & Cyber PR - A digital PR and social media strategy firm.
  5. Bob Baker of The Buzz Factor Author, musician dedicated to showing indie artists how to get exposure, connect with fans, sell more music, and increase their incomes.
  6. Bob Lefsetz of Lefsetz Letter - Famous for being beholden to no one and speaking the truth on issues that are at the core of the music business: downloading, copy protection, pricing and the music itself.
  7. Brian Hazard of Passive Promotion - Focuses on "set it and forget it" methods of music promotion. Interesting music industry insights.
  8. Brian Thompson of Thorny Bleeder - Music Marketing, Branding and Motivation.
  9. Caroline Bottomley of Radar Music Videos - A 21st Century music mideo commissioning platform for record labels, managers, independent artists and talented directors worldwide.
  10. Christopher Bracco of Tight Mix - Digital music marketing tips, promotion strategies, industry news, music reviews... [Worthwhile]
  11. Chris Seth Jackson of How To Run A Band - Real life experiments in music marketing, getting more fans and making money for your band.
  12. Chris Rockett of Promote Your Music - Looking into the dark secrets of music marketing.
  13. David J. Spangenberg of Professor Pooch - Music business consultant, author, educator and music legal & contract specialist for over 30 years.
  14. Derek Sivers of Sivers.org - Founder of CD Baby. Nuff said!
  15. Don Harrison of neoDev Solutions - Provides solutions for artists, entrepreneurs, and small business.
  16. Ian Robson of Band Promotion Blog - Helping musicians and artists to get their websites noticed by fans, search engines and the music industry in half the time they could do it on their own.
  17. Jon Ostrow of Mic Control - A musician's resource & webbloging community.
  18. Krzysztof (Faza) of The Cynical Musician - Telling you what the experts don't! A music biz snarker.
  19. Madalyn Sklar of MadalynSklar.com - Helping musicians and businesses rock their social media presence.
  20. Michael Brandvold of Michael Brandvold Marketing - Music marketing speaker based in California expert in online and social marketing, ecommerce, fan acquisition and retention.
  21. Scott Honsberger of Your Band's Best Friend - A music industry insight for the new breed of emerging artists.
  22. Wes Davenport of WesDavenport.com Music Marketer. Blogger. Publicist.

Written by Ian Robson
IanUnsigned Band Promotion help musicians and artists to get their websites noticed by fans, search engines and the music industry in half the time they could do it on their own. Find UBP on and Twitter. Ian has been working on website promotion techniques since 1994.

 


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