3 Music-Centric Platforms Geared To Emerging Artists and Indie Bands
There is a musician inside each of us, but only some have the courage and the perseverance to bring that musician out and start their own music careers. Life can be difficult for beginning artists who do not have a record label supporting them. How can you focus on creating good music when you must worry about how to get your music to your desired audience? Thankfully, the internet has many solutions for your needs. We will look at three such solutions today - Last.FM, Grooveshark and BandCamp.
Last.FM - the biggest network of music fans
Last.fm is a popular internet radio site and claims well over 30 million active users, spread across the globe in over 200 countries. In addition to its service offerings, Last.FM also provides services for artists and labels to publish music and distribute it over the Last.FM network. The biggest benefit of publishing music over Last.fm is that it gets delivered to the right audience almost immediately thanks to the user profiling they offer.
Additionally, your music has access to the hordes of active Last.fm users. They also provide services to manage and organize your own gigs. Add to this a detailed reporting system, and a royalty program to share ad revenues generated by streaming your music over the Last.fm Radio, and Last.fm indeed becomes a very tempting platform for Indie Bands.
To begin your music career on Last.FM or for more details, check the Last.FM Music Manager.
Grooveshark - wholistic package for the indie artist
Grooveshark is an online music search engine with streaming music and a recommendation feature. Even though its member base is smaller than Last.fm (around 400,000, but steadily rising), Grooveshark still streams well over 50 million songs per month to its users.