This TOP site is an incredible resource for the
indie-going-major musician. Columnists are all experts, and
the resources available on this site will inspire you to do
whatever it takes to get your music out there. Truly a
great website. A JVM must!
A host of resources for unsigned musicians, including
articles, contacts, CD reviews and more. Definitely worth
Group: A good collection of resources for the
independent musician and recording professional
provides centralized access searchable by such
classifications as genre, publisher, theme, keyword, and
tempo. A user can begin negotiating with the seller through
the site's online messaging system.
Plain Folks: Supportive articles and networking with
pro's and fellow artists, plus an informative and well
Productions on the Web: musicians' classifieds, artist
showcase, links, technical advice, buy and sell CDs,
soundware and sample products, and much more!
SFX Gallery: An online sound effects and music samples
database. Search, audition and instantly download any effect
Wide Bands: Helping to promote indie bands and artists
who play music of all different styles, this site also
includes message boards, classifieds and a host of useful
Search new & used music gear listings along with the
catalogs of many of the largest online music retailers to
find the gear you need. Also post musician's classifieds for
Search: Find musical instrument and equipment dealers
for guitars, basses, discussions, recording, used gear and
- Chock full of vital do-it-yourself information on getting
your music to the masses.
Guide - With over 4,000 completely updated contacts for
booking gigs, contacting record labels, finding a manager
Recording Website - Helpful articles for home studio
Magazine - Professional project recording and sound
Magazine - Hundreds of links and invaluable information
about high-end listening speakers and gear. Open up to the
world of accurate sound... beyond the studio "cocoon".
- Hosting a cash prize song competition with
proceeds going towards land conservation and the
integration of alternative energy. The site states
that it is time for us to make a quantum leap in
spirit and technology. Sounds good to me.
Music - Indy music distribution & promotion.
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A high quality solution for placing your audio and video on
News: Wow! A ton of info and resources for rockers!
- Sell and promote your music, marketing info
- Search engine/directory of entertainment professionals in
- Articles, articles, articles, links, tips and more.
Velvet Rope: Largely a subscriber site, with lots of
messages with information to keep you up on the major label
world as well as the Indies and their activities.
Ray Music: Advice here to get you started - artist
development, marketing, and promotion consulting
organization dedicated to helping unsigned and upcoming
bands expose their music.
Nine: Good place obviously for guitar players with well
written articles on the business of being an independent
the Independent A & R Vehicle that connects unsigned
artists, bands and songwriters with major record labels,
publishers, and film & TV music supervisors.
Center for New Media: Accellerated bachelor's
degree in programs for careers in the digital arts. Located
in Emmeryville, California, the gear and the programs and
the people are exceptional.
Music: You've made a great recording - now what?
Find great ideas for marketing your music. Helping musicians
help themselves make it in music.
Business Registry: Over 700 record companies/A&R,
350 music publishers, 700 music business attorneys and
contacts throughout the United States, Canada and the U.K.
Great books like "How
To Get a Record Deal", "Guide To Releasing Independent
Records", "Music Attorney, Legal & Buisiness Guide" and
Industry Sourcebook: A must-have book/cd-rom with over
9,000 listings. You want it, you'll find it in here!
County Music Awards: If you're in the Orange
County/Long Beach/Inland Empire area, submit your CD to the
OCMA - the awards are fun, classy, and it's a great way to
be recognized for your talent.
Musicians Directory: Find all the contacts you need in
the music business - promote your music on the site - career
support articles too. Categories include: Booking Agents,
Clubs, Disc Manufacturers, Distributors, Legal Services,
Magazines, Managers, Music Retailers, Photographers,
Promoters, Publicists, Publishers, Radio Stations, Record
Labels, Music Schools, Studios and Video/Sound Production
Distribution: 101 will act as the direct liaison between
your record store and independent artists providing you the
opportunity to spread an unlimited number of individual
titles without affecting open-to-buy budgets.
- Articles articles articles! Get the scoop on radio
promotion and marketing your music!
Unsigned bands indie resource. The music business agents,
contracts, labels, radio, etc.
Articles and info, plus you can upload your music to see how
you go over by vote-in reviews. Possible way to enhance your
Connection Magazine: Contact names, phone numbers,
articles, demo critiques, free classifieds. LA's hottest
music marketplace mag.
Resources for the recording professional - and more artilces
to keep up abreast of so much that's new.
Assistance Site: Loaded with databases to help you with
your marketing, promotion, publicity, and performance
The downloadable future that is now upon us. Besides being a
great site to place some mp3 versions of your songs, it's
also an invaluable resource for music news and discussion on
the challenges facing the distribution of music over the
The oldest trade magazine around. They have been publishing
for over 100 years now, and have a useful site. Don't leave
home without it.
Here to help songwriters learn about the business of songs,
and have a ton of information and resources to help you
understand what they do, and help you with registering with
them, or advising and linking you to copyright information,
mechanical rights info, and lots of interesting
Band List Site: A huge web site with tons of useful
stuff for your career.
Network: A great resource for all aspects of a musicians
Endino's Website: Seattle's producer of many Sub Pop
acts and other noteworthy northwest alternative bands has a
great site filled with his insights on recording and making
This is the website of The Musicians Trade Journal, a
newspaper that publishes bi-monthly with information on the
world of independent music. Tons of cool website links.
Also, their online Tour Planner is excellent!
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