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July 03, 2007

5 Music Sites You Should Know About

TuneCore
www.tunecore.com
This service will get your digital music sold on iTunes and other leading online stores. You keep all profits after paying some modest annual fees.

CustomFlix CDs and DVDs on Demand
www.customflix.com
This company will store your digital audio files, video files and artwork, then produce physical CDs and DVDs only when orders come in. They can also set up your titles with Amazon.com.

Snapvine
www.snapvine.com
A free service that lets you record a voice message that you can place on your web site, MySpace, Facebook, etc., using its custom widget. People can also call in and leave voice comments. Kind of like an audio version of blog comments.

Session Sound
www.sessionsound.com
A Singapore-based site that lets musicians set up free profiles and sell downloads and physical CDs. Send them one master and they'll also burn your CDs as orders come in.

Saki Mobile Undiscovered Band Contest
www.sakimobile.com/ingrooves
Enter your band. Winners get lots of cool stuff. Drive your fans to the Saki Mobile site.

-Bob

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posted by Bob Baker @ 1:26 PM   3 comments


3 Comments:

At Jul 5, 2007, 10:33:00 AM, Blogger Sam Bhattacharya said...

Recently, I got my first single, "A Song," into iTunes and other online digital stores through tunecore.com. It was quick and easy.

I'll have to look into the other sites you mentioned as well. They sound very helpful to independent musicians.

 
At Jul 6, 2007, 7:48:00 PM, Anonymous t rose said...

I would always be cautious when someone is asking you to trust them with pressing copies of your work. Bootlegging is rife in some parts of the world where copyrights aren't recognised, and there are other ways to get your music downloading. CDBaby.com for example offers full digital distribution of your music, and are extremely reputable.
My advice is, DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH AND HOMEWORK. Suss things out before your commit. You'll be so glad you did.

 
At Jul 13, 2007, 10:47:00 AM, Blogger peter said...

I agree with t rose, do your homework! But I think you'll find TuneCore is a great solution. Of course, I'm biased, I co-founded the company.

The key is to look at your own needs. We built TuneCore to try and give artists access to the channels of distribution and the big stores (iTunes, etc.) without encumbering them, ESPECIALLY without taking a percentage of their earnings without cap forever. I mean, why? We deliverd, sure, but what entitles us to a percentage? Much more fair is to just charge a flat, one-time delivery fee and then a small annual to keep it going.

Thanks for the kind words, Bob. If you or your readers are interested or have any questions, feel free to drop me a line.

--Peter
peter@tunecore.com

 

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