Up and coming Artistes are uncountably increasing all around world with massive figures. The online music industry is getting fatter every minutes with Artistes cartiing away millions from streaming platforms and download sites.
Yet Underground Artistes find it difficult to promote their music free of charge online, while Bloggers, PRs, instagram influencers take the loot every time. I have put together facts which are tested and trusted for the use of The Up and coming Artist.
Popular Sites are always a cut-neck, Their charges are based on their popularity flow. Some Popular sites are totally free and some add little charges for internal promotions. I am going to highlight these free sites according to their popularity. (PLEASE ADD A ” .COM” TO THE SITE NAME OR SEARCH ON GOOGLE)
Get discovered on Spotify
Uploading your music to Spotify has a ton of advantages, the main one being a huge reach. Spotify is used by a worldwide audience with its mobile and desktop downloads. Unknown artists have the chance to shine through the “Discover” tool and “Release radar” that connects similar music. Almost every artist is in the Spotify music library, connecting your name by association with the biggest stars.
Audiomack is a music streaming and audio distribution platform that allows artists to upload music and podcasts to listeners across its mobile apps and site.
Audiomack is a completely free platform for content creators to share their music without limitations or restrictions. They focus exclusively on new, independent, and up-and-coming artists. They are not a full-catalog streaming service like Spotify and/or Apple Music, and do not plan to ever become one.
Join Millions of Artist on Soundcloud
SoundCloud is an online audio distribution platform and music sharing website based in Berlin, Germany that enables its users to upload, promote, and share audio. Never good with money. SoundCloud made it easy to share your musical creations with millions of potential listeners on the web. … But for all of the ways in which SoundCloud has been popular with users and successful in terms of its cultural contribution, it has never been good with money.
Mino Music Library
Formerly known as mynotjustokay.com.
Mino Music is a South African music publishing company and production music library. Our catalogue is for music used in documentaries, Film, TV production, video games and advertising.
DatPiff is an online distribution platform that was launched in 2005. It is headquartered in Pennsylvania. It specializes in hip-hop, rap, and urban music. The site was founded in the spring of 2005 by Marcus Frasier.
How To Get Your Mixtape On DatPiff?
Create An Account or Sign-In. …
Go To “My Files” …
Go To The “Applications” tab. …
Complete The Application & Wait. …
Follow Up Via Email Every 7-14 Days. …
Once Approved, Go Back To “My Files”
Click On Upload Mixtape. …
Upload Your Music.
Upload your videos on YouTube
Did you know? Artists Justin Bieber and Carly Rae Jepsen were discovered on YouTube! The platform offers a perfect opportunity to organize playlists, showcase your music videos and show backstage antics. The “Browse channels” offers the potential for you to be found in the “Creators on the rise” or “Popular on YouTube” section.
We’ve already established that YouTube is the major player in the world of music videos. Vimeo, however, is a runner-up and has its own specialties for artists who shoot a variety of visual content. When musicians take a more diversified route with videos, such as documentaries and behind-the-scenes footage, it’s not a bad idea to experiment with Vimeo due to its well-versed creative community. By no means is it smart to transfer all of your videos from your YouTube account to Vimeo, but don’t be afraid to try it out as you continue to grow your fanbase.
ReverbNation.com is a web site, launched in 2006, that focuses on the independent music industry. It aims to provide a central site for musicians, producers, and venues to collaborate and communicate.
ReverbNation helps Artists grow lasting careers by introducing them to music industry partners, exposing them to fans, and building innovative tools to promote .
Bandcamp is perhaps the most interesting selection from this list of music platforms. The website is certainly geared toward independent musicians, but it tends to attract more of a niche following of both artists and fans. As a platform that promotes free streaming as well as financial support of the artist, Bandcamp has an all-in-one capability which can prove to be useful for musicians who want to put all of their eggs in one basket. There are plenty of successful artists who have effectively promoted their material on Bandcamp, but be wary, because if your music doesn’t resonate with a particular demographic, it can get lost in the mix.
Spike on Last.fm
Last.fm has some really cool features for aspiring artists. The “scrobbling” feature checks what users are listening to most then streams songs based on the findings. Fans can subscribe to your music and they’ll receive an instant notification if you’ve uploaded a song or given an update. Users often find new music by following people with similar tastes so they get notified about their new favorite song.
Post your tracks on Reddit Music
Many music channels tend to be saturated with artists but Reddit still has a lot of untapped potential for grassroots marketing to promote your music. This is the perfect opportunity to get up and personal with your potential fans and build up your brand. Reddit is interactive and there’s no distance between you and your customer base. You can introduce yourself, share your website so people can listen to your tracks and interact with your potential user base. Reddit users don’t hold back so be prepared to get some constructive (and unconstructive) feedback about your tunes.
Waptrick is an indonesian based website owned by an individual who decided to go john doe.
To put your songs here… you have to email your songs and details to firstname.lastname@example.org
As you can clearly see that the site is not famous globally and in indonesia it has got some traffic but it is pretty behind.
SoundClick is a music-based social community. Songs can be streamed, downloaded in MP3 format, sold through the store, or licensed to others. SoundClick compiles daily charts for various genres, based on undisclosed factors.
SoundClick was founded in 1997 by twin brothers Tanju and Tolgar Canli. … In 2007, SoundClick launched its own social network. Today SoundClick reports 4.5 million songs, 530,000 bands and artists, and over 4.5 million registered members. SoundClick is a privately held company.
The easiest way to share your sound.
Create buzz on Musical.ly
Musical.ly is a global video community and a favorite of Gary Vaynerchuk. If your music appeals to a younger audience (or tweens) and is video-focused this is a chance to directly target your niche market. Although Musical.ly is only available via mobile app there’s still a lot of potential. The musical.ly market is not as saturated as bigger platforms. There’s an interesting story on EDM.com where an artist tried a three-week Musical.ly campaign for their song and “saw monthly Spotify listeners increase from 86,000 to 902,000.” Now that’s potential!
Myspace is an American social networking website offering an interactive, user-submitted network of friends, personal profiles, blogs, groups, photos, music, and videos. Myspace was the largest social networking site in the world from 2005 to 2008. It is headquartered in Beverly Hills, California.
WildStream.ng is Nigeria’s largest free music streaming web application. Join the great community of music lovers.
Music We Make
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It is pretty damn easy to make pretty good music these days, which means the big sites like YouTube, and Facebook are inundated with just that, pretty good music. Let’s say that you make exceptionally good music, great; well done. Nobody hears it. How do you stand out? How do you begin to build an audience? The answer: Upload your music for free in places that will give you even the smallest amount of exposure, recognition, and feedback. Did you get any of that when you uploaded your last song to YouTube?
Upload your music and expose it to the MusicWeMake community through listings on the homepage, mentions in our blog and email newsletter, and rotation in playlists shown on each listen page.
When you submit your song, you have an opportunity to make it onto the Indie Hot 40 Music Chart published every week. Once you make it onto the chart you have that placement forever!
If you’re wondering where you are in your musical career, then fan feedback is critical for you and submitting your song will open up an opportunity for very affordable, nearly instant fan feedback shared privately with you through your MusicWeMake account.
Try music-related hashtags on Twitter and Instagram
Hashtags are huge on Twitter and Instagram but you’ve got to make sure you use the right ones to really see effective results. You should always add hashtags like #music, your music genre e.g. #AcidJazz and your own band/artist hashtag to get started.
On Twitter, you can look at @TwitterMusic and use trending hashtags like #newmusic, #nowplaying, and #musicvideo. Whilst on Instagram you can also search for music emojis, as well as hashtags, so try a mixture of both. Trending hashtags to look out for are #instamusic, #instanewmusic, #instanowplaying, #instalive, #instaartist. You could also try using e.g. #insta before the genre e.g. #instaacidjazz
If you play live, always have your artist/band hashtag displayed clearly at gigs so people can tag you with credits when they post the video on their social media page.
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4shared is a Ukraine, Kiev based file storage and sharing service. It was founded in 2005. 4shared is one of the world’s largest file-hosting sites, with 317 terabytes of file transfer every day and handling up to eleven million users simultaneously.
The service allows users to upload files of up to 500 MB each for free and 5GB GB for paid subscribers. Account size after activating account get 15GB of free space. The user is then supplied with a unique URL, which locates the file and enables anyone who knows it to download the file. Uploaded files will be stored as long as the user logs-in into his/her account at least once every 30 days or at least one of the files is downloaded every 30 days. User interface is similar by functionality to standard windows explorer.
Despite all of these qualified music platforms, all serious musicians need a personal website that prominently displays their latest and greatest music. You’ll most likely be using one of the aforementioned selections to upload your tracks, but having your music on each of these nine platforms and not on your own website is a recipe for disaster. As a rising artist, it’s smart to have your music centralized in a few prominent places as opposed to throwing a dozen different links at fans and press. And out of all these options, maintaining a sharp, up-to-date website is perhaps the most vital. When you start to draw bigger and more influential figures to your catalog, rest assured that your website will be one of their first visits.