If you’re still looking for the rock star lifestyle you don’t need a record deal. (believe me, it’s better if you don’t) There is no better way to get That than on the Internet. You can build a list of fans who will go out To your gigs, buy your Cd’s and merchandise. Get a video cam and Shoot your own music videos and upload them to Youtube and other Video websites.
There really is no reason why you should want a record deal, when You literally have all this at your fingertips. So, you’ve got some music on line and now want to take it to the next level. The first Thing to do is go to the experts. I am a firm believer in going to the experts in the niche that you are in. So you need to go to music marketers, and websites that are about music promotion. Here are What I consider the best websites on line to take you to take your music career to the next level.
The man behind this blog is David Hooper, a musician who helps artists, bands, songwriters get more people to your shows and sell more Cd’s. In addition, there are videos, Music Business Radio and his books and Cd’s listed for Sale.
Gen Y Rock Stars
If you want to know all about the new music industry, this is definitely the site to go to! There is a video on the website telling you what Gen Y is all about. They focus on music marketing, getting fans and a solid business strategy. They have a coaching program, called Label 2.0, which is an affordable $47 to join. They also have a five video series about the new music economy, and more.
Music Biz Academy
Music Biz Academy is all about the music business and promotion. You learn about how to use the Internet to sell your music. There is loads of information on this website including Music Law and opportunities. This is definitely something to sign up for. Get a free Subscription.
This website is simply awesome! It’s free to sign up and you can get your music heard in a number of ways. Music licensing, get reviewed by thousands of magazines, get more fans and more. John Mahoney, the website founder has worked with Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey, Rage Against The Machine, Korn and more! They have free membership and also premium. The premium membership is $60 each month, but you have the choice to cancel it.
Derek Sivers is the founder of CD Baby and Host Baby. You can Get his free ebook about music marketing advice.