|Supporters of Independent Music
Independent Music is thriving on the Internet. Here's our directory
of the top web sites to be familiar with as a musician - a run down of influential web sites supporting independent
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About.com’s Musicians’ Exchange is a
great place to just drop by and browse. There are gobs of helpful articles,
along with a large number of useful links, resources, and reviews. You’ll find
information on promotion, legal advice, gear, labels, producers, and
organizations. Virtually anything related to the music business that’s of
interest to you can be researched here. Updated 10/07/2010
Dedicated to Independent music and musicians, this newsgroup gets it's fair share of spam and like any newsgroup,
receives numerous posts from many self-serving visitors. But, there's good material amidst the clutter, with interesting
discussions, newsletters, and service recommendations posted. Worth checking out, even if just for a chuckle at
some of the inane posts. Updated 10/07/2010.
This “Worldwide Band Name Registry” is basically
a place to register your band name to ensure no one else is using it. In
addition, you’ll find a great selection of articles, a nice classified ad
section, and a well organized link page to other valuable resources. Updated 10/07/2010.
The Buzz Factor
Bob Baker's "The Buzz Factor" is a must-see if you're an independent artist. While yes, Bob's web site is devoted primarily to selling his music and book marketing materials, you'll also find lots of great guerilla music marketing articles and tips. Check out his blog and while you're at it, sign up for the Buzz Factor newsletter. Updated 10/07/2010
a date, a state, and see all
the festivals happening within
a particular area. Over 20,000
listings. You can view event listings
for free, but need to join at
$49/year to get the event details.
Features include the ability
to search by 24 types of music,
perform a radius search, view
festival ratings entered by
others and perform keyword searches.
At Festivals.com, you’ll discover the latest
details on festivals from all across America. Search by state, subject or keyword. A great research
tool if you travel the festival circuit. Updated 10/07/2010.
A Record Label that Isn't Evil
is probably the only "record
label" we'd ever recommend you
consider submitting your music
to. Forward thinking, artist
friendly, and totally aware
of how music lovers prefer
buying their music, Magnatune
is making good use of the Internet
to expose artists to new listeners
and buyers. Their unique
model has been featured
in USA Today, the BBC, Time
Magazine and others. View the
Magnatune plan, key
attributes, and what's
in it for musicians for
an overview of this fascinating
music business model. Updated 10/07/2010
is somewhat of a controversial
figure in the music business.
He well-respected by some, dismissed
by others. But no matter what
you think, his commentaries
are interesting, well-written,
and raise important questions.
I recommend subscribing to the
newsletter, at the very least.
Moses has his finger on
the pulse of the business, and
he always has an interesting
point of view. Updated 10/07/2010.
Thoughts Discussion Group
This very active discussion group was created by CD Baby founder
Derek Sivers as “A popular, open place for musicians to talk to other
musicians.” It’s a great place to hang out and get a vibe for
what other musicians are thinking and talking about. And, if you need
a place to get advice, receive feedback on your music, or find out
whether or not a company is reputable, this is a great place to ask. Updated 10/07/2010.