There are so many great tools available for amateur musicians. Here is a very quick run down of some great tools that every musician should be using. Bandcamp — Bandcamp is a publishing platform to discover amazing music from independent artists, a customizable microsite for artist to promote their music they create. Artists upload, store as well as share their music albums. YouTube — YouTube is one of the most important tools for musicians to get their music heard.
By way of our remarkable and embeddable widget, artists and fans can work together, exchanging music for a little information and giving fans ways to share music from artists they like. In addition to that, instead of just giving your music away for free, your supporters have the option of tipping you. Try it, and see for yourself. Integrated ticket selling application. Ability to sell merchandise. Topspin is a definitely a power-house in directfan music distribution, which is why a lot of the heavy-weights use it. The cool thing about it is that if you make really good music and know how to market it correctly, SteroLoad can help you gain a significant amount of new followers on Twitter and SoundCloud.
Dear Lifehacker, I'd like to release some music I've made, but, for various reasons, I don't want to go through a record company. What are my options? What are the best ways true music lovers can support my music directly rather than through a record company? Photo remixed from an original by Anirudh Koul.
There are a myriad of sites now offering free or cheap listing services for all styles of acts, bands and musicians. Some offer free and low cost website hosting. Larger and more established social networking and artist sharing sites like Bebo, Peoplesound, MP3. Of course there are pros and cons to uploading your music to these sites.