There seems to be more social networking sites for musicians springing up every day, but which ones are worth your time? Share your success stories about promoting music on social networking sites and see what sites have turned in great results for your fellow musicians. Here are some suggestions to get you going, but feel free to share your own ideas!:
Hear the Indie - www.heartheindie.com
- Hear the Indie is dedicated to indie music reviews, interviews, and an assortment of editorial content. Sometimes quirky, sometimes serious, this site is great and allows indie artists to get reviews real easily.
- —Guest Chris
- The best at what? Before you decide the best social networks, you should sit down and create a list of what you consider best for your music. Every music network posted here is best at doing different things. Some are best at doing the same ol thing, some are best at sucking. I've found Soundcloud is best at giving you tools to integrate your music into different websites, reverbnation is best at helping you build your fan base and collect crucial information about your target audience, not to mention their email address. Facebook fan pages for musicians are best at being trusted, while Myspace pages are best at nothing. Typically, i use these three social networks in combination 1. Facebook fan pages to keep a business presence, after all it is the music business. 2. Twitter, because an artists needs a free platform to be able to express themselves on a whim regardless of if anyone is listening or not 3. Immitter.com which is best at connecting you to your target audience.
- —Guest JK
CatchMyWorld - www.catchmyworld.com
- CatchMyWorld is a new social network with a focus on LIVE video. There are DJs, bands that broadcast LIVE (from their PC or mobile phone/tablet) on this social network and have access to the World as audience. Pretty cool!
- —Guest Nico
- Check out theindieplace.com For all things Indie. This is a web community for ALL Indie artists that features articles, Reviews, how to's and more. Business Directory and social network coming soon. Network with Actors, Musicians, Filmmakers, writers, Painters, Sculptors and more
- —Guest Raymie
- Alonetone is an excellent site for musicians to post their music
- —Guest Puddleglum
- Bandcamp is most useful as you can promote and sell your music, they only take a tiny percent for themselves, it is very flexable and easy to use.
- —Guest The Tundra
Blissic.com is working for me
- All of these social networking websites for musicians are doing it wrong. It is basically a resume for all of these Artists instead of a way to allow them to differentiate themselves from the rest. Blissic.com allows you to collaborate and compete with other musicians. It's like Twitter and American Idol combine. You get to compete against other Artists to see who can sing the best song using the same lyric. However, in order to compete, members has to first create these lyrics using verses they wrote or collect from other musicians. Also you can interact with your fans to discuss about the meaning of each of your lyrics or verses so this makes makes it a fun, addicting and engaging way to brand yourself or your band. Anyways, I personally know the founder and he's a real chill dude. He has helped me throughout my life and never asked for anything in return. Now he is helping me again by creating this website so this is the least I can do for him. https://www.blissic.com
- —Guest Amanda Zuckerman
www.nibimix.com is another one
- Artists & fans should also have a look at nibimix.com. The easy navigation & easy way of sharing music across various platforms without having who ever wants to download your song visiting the site is cool
- —Guest tola
- Mint Music is an independent artist social network that provide me radio play with royalties and music sales with no commission. Here is my page http://www.MintMusic.com/ChrisRaine
- —Guest Chris Raine
- Sound Swift is new and helps promote up and coming artists as well as artists returning to the scenes.
- —Guest Chris
- Soundcloud.com is a great free site that lets you create an account, follow others, upload music(2 hours for a free account or more for a paid one), like others songs, repost songs, comment on songs, message others, make sets, join groups and share songs on Facebook/twitter/google for free. I've been using it for about 4 or 5 months and I've gotten over 1000 legitimate followers including other musicians record labels and promotion companies. This isn't any sort of scam because about half of my followers I know personally but the rest are people from around the world. This is a great site for new musicians.
- —Guest Alien dubstep
www.aampp.net - saved my music career
- As an artist I can tell you first hand that getting into the music industry is frustrating. I am a former user of Reverbnation and was very disappointed with their service. After realizing the deceptive tactics they use to get money out of artists pockets I dropped them. I was disgusted to realize that I had no fan base after trying to put on a local show and to my surprise no one showed up. Reverbnation had me under the impression that I had over 5000 fans because they were adding all of my FB likes, OLD Mysace friends, and my few twitter followers to my account leading me to believe I had a growing fan base. Someone told me about these tactics with Reverb and when I found them to be true I dropped them. I found AAMPP on Ask actually and signed up for a free account. Although I feel like im starting over I feel more comfortable with this site. Its very small right now but I can see it growing. If your an artist check them out and please come and check me out. www.aampp.net/shae
- —Guest Shae
- I have been scouring the internet of late to see whats new in the music tech space. I have read and visited most of the sites pertaining to this topic. I recently ran across www.aampp.net which I feel is going to be a major player in the race for supremacy. I was reluctant at first to create an account due to the landing page not showing anything other than a picture and a description but it made me curious at the same time. I was pleasantly surprised once I signed up for a fan account however. The folks over there have managed to create what I feel is the simplest and cleanest looking site of all the ones mentioned. Navigating was very easy and they just have a very familiar feel of a cross between Facebook and Twitter in a very tasteful way. I have since shared the site with a few friends since im not a musician. Here is a sample user profile im following: www.aampp.net/tylernoel. I would recommend any serious musician to go check it out and see what you think.
- —Guest Mark Amerson
- AAMPP (pronounced “amp”) is a new social music network focused around giving up-and-coming artists, musicians, producers and other music professionals the ability to share their creations with the world. They are in public beta
- —Guest lasher6669
- Considered an alternative to Facebook and Twitter by many, TalentCom Media allows it's members to share Youtube Videos, Photos, Status, Links, Site Content, Events, Blog and Forum Posts and much more on Twitter and Facebook direct from the one social network. Creating an account couldn't be easier. Sign into your Twitter, Linkedin or Facebook account or your existing email to join. Members can also use these methods to sign in. Member following and direct messaging, group membership and chat room are just a few other features the social network has to offer its members and guests. Membership is open to anyone within the entertainment industry but must be at least 13 years of age. Membership includes actors, musicians, children's entertainers, magicians, street performers, balloon artists, lookalikes and casting directors. Never publish directly on Twitter and Facebook ever again. Publish on three social networks at the same time and from the Same social network. And it's Free
- —Guest David