The contacts listed are sorted into FIVE sections: |
1. Publications, Review Websites and Music Blogs that will REVIEW your music
2. Radio Stations, Shows and Podcasts that will PLAY your songs
3. Labels, Vendors, Distributors and Promotional Services that will help you to SELL your CD
4. Websites where you can UPLOAD your band's MP3s or videos
5. Helpful Resources for recording artists
SECTION ONE: SITES/PUBLICATIONS WHERE YOU CAN GET YOUR MUSIC REVIEWED|
Extreme Underground Metal Society Of Nepal
PH: +977 984-3916790
Blog supporting Extreme Underground bands since 2012. facebook.com/EUMSN
13479 Huntley Pl. Silverdale, WA 98383
We work with some of the most talented music journalists, published authors and accredited public relations professionals to promote indie artists to thousands of online music magazines & blogs, press, media, record labels and more. Our mission is to provide everyone from label executives to independent artists access to the best marketing resources and services available, that will empower them to grow their fan base and sales so that they can make the world a happier place by making more music. WE ALSO DO MUSIC REVIEWS.
Allows you to have music peer-reviewed by an intelligent community of producers, musicians and singers. SynthShare is based on a fair one-for-one exchange; for every song you review, you receive a review of your own song. The reviews are constructive, unique and thoughtful. Users can rate how helpful the feedback is which contributes to a user's karma score. Additionally, all feedback is moderated in order to keep spam and unhelpful comments from plaguing the community. Upload a work in progress or completed track. You can even share your YouTube and SoundCloud links. Get unlimited feedback. The more you contribute, the more you will receive. The better quality you give, the better you will receive. facebook.com/synthshare @synthshare
A blog featuring the newest Synthpop, Electro, Shoe-gaze, Trip Hop, Alt Pop etc. with a special preference for dirty south style. We post new music reviews, music videos, behind-the-scenes content and have a page dedicated to free music downloads you can find in Soundcloud. Want your music featured or reviewed? It's easy. First, follow @synthpopsound on Facebook then complete our ONLINE FORM. Completing these two steps guarantees that your submission will be heard and you'll receive a response within 1 week of submission.facebook.com/synthpopsound soundcloud.com/synthpopsound
SECTION TWO: RADIO STATIONS, SHOWS AND PROMOTERS
2.1 RADIO - STATIONS AND SHOWS
D3EP Radio Network
The Sound Of The Global Underground. 24/7 Underground House music! 100+ DJs from across the globe dropping underground sounds. facebook.com/d3epradio @d3epradio
Blues Rock Review Radio
Our purpose is to promote the top acts in the Blues Rock genre. There are so many great artists out there and we believe it's our duty to bring them to you. facebook.com/BluesRockReview @BluesRockReview
Behind the Music - A.V.A Live Radio
An indie radio station solely dedicated to helping struggling independent artists in a new and innovative way. Our station not only provides new artists with a platform to tell their story, we get their music heard by finding just the right people to get the music in front of. From movies to management, we don't only play the best independent artists from around the world, we are working hard behind the scenes to get their music heard by industry professionals who are already searching for movie sound tracks, indie artist tours, commercials, events, and recording contracts. In addition, A.V.A Live Radio also provides a mentoring program where artists give back to other artists, educational resources on the music industry as well as personal and business branding from industry professionals in our community to those who need help thru our Game Changers Series interviews. We are committed to staying a 100% Commercial FREE Radio station, free from censorship just like the independent artists we support. Submit your music via our ONLINE FORM. facebook.com/AvaLiveRadio @avaliveradio @JacquelineJax
Positive Vibrations Reggae - KMUD
PO Box 135, 1144 Redway Dr. Redway, CA 95560-0135
Dana and N'neka
Conscious Reggae to uplift the mind and feed the soul. facebook.com/KMUDradio @kmud
2.2 RADIO PROMOTERS
Jerome Promotions & Marketing
2535 Winthrope Way, Lawrenceville, GA 30044
PH: 770-982-7055 FX: 770-982-1882
We call the music directors and program directors of over 250 stations several times a week in order to help our artists get airplay and the recognition that they deserve with the goal of helping them make a deal with a major label. @jeromepromotion
Howard Rosen Promotion
521 W. Channel Islands Blvd. #15, Port Hueneme, CA 93041
PH: 805-382-2200 FX: 805-201-7816
Since 1985 We have been helping artists reach their goals of obtaining radio airplay, expanding their fan base, and creating awareness throughout the industry. @Howiewoodpromo
National Record Promotion
137 N. Larchmont #500, Los Angeles, CA 90004
We promote artists and groups at radio with an emphasis on independent labels and recording artists. Over the last five years NRP has worked with many major acts. NRP will assist you in weekly tracking reports...national chart activity & radio interviews. facebook.com/National.Record.Promotion
119 Bowling Ave. Nashville, TN 37205-2357
Our Radio Promotion work focuses on relevant radio stations (terrestrial and online), especially college radio stations, in the U.S., Canada and the Commonwealth of Independent States. Our staff works daily to build relationships with radio stations, regional promoters, music/entertainment publications and websites, and media outlets throughout North America as well as in eastern and central Europe. We work mostly with Rock, Pop-Rock, Americana and Alt-Country artists. facebook.com/cimgllc
SECTION THREE: SERVICES/VENDORS/LABELS THAT WILL HELP SELL YOUR MUSIC
3.1 SERVICES - PROMOTION/PUBLICITY
The Last Stop Agency
Asher A. Levinger
We are located in Far Rockaway, NY - the very last stop on the A Line. We assist musicians across various music genres. First we sit down with the artist or act and really get to know their needs and goals. Once we know what you're about, the agency crafts a strategic marketing plan to get your music into the right hands. Our agency incorporates various music platforms, including college radio, private and public stations, internet radio/podcasts and U.S and international radio. Passionate about music and business, Asher Levinger has had the opportunity to help several artists navigate the often confusing world of the recording industry. @AsherMusicalevi
Night Roads Entertainment
Dedicated to quality artist management services, taking the artist (at any level) through the process of career direction, branding, marketing and development. We also offer career consultation. With 12+ years of music industry experience, we are dedicated to helping music artists reach their true potential in this ever-changing industry. Ask about our affordable career consulting services for budding artists. We are always happy to hear from talented artists and bands who need help getting to that next level for management consideration. Please submit LINKS to your work (Youtube, website, Facebook, Soundcloud etc.), a bio, photo (and Links to your website and social media) to our e-mail address with the Subject Line "Management Submission Consideration". Do you do covers? If so, please provide a song list of covers you can sing. Do you have originals? Please DO NOT send MP3s. LINKS ONLY. Serious inquires only! We do not respond to every request. If you have what we are looking for in an artist or band, we will contact you. facebook.com/NightRoadsEnt @NightRoadsEnt
Platinum Voice PR
A full-service public relations and marketing boutique with a 360-degree approach to building multi-platform innovative campaigns. The genres that I prefer to work with are Hip Hop, Rap, R&B and EDM. facebook.com/MsCarmenPlatinumVoicePR @PLATINUMVOICEPR
Devine Jamz Gospel Network
5210 Griggs Rd. #321281, Houston, TX 77021
A faith-based internet marketing organization with Christian music promoters, affiliate marketers and resources that advance Christian Singer/Songwriters, record labels and related businesses.facebook.com/freewebads @DevineJamz. facebook.com/freewebads @DevineJamz
Miles High Productions
PO Box 93157, Hollywood, CA 90093
PH: 323-806-0400 FX: 323-462-0829
Created to bridge the gap of companies working directly with music artists and entertainment based projects who are in need of additional marketing support. MHP also focuses on non-music ventures such as corporate brand building, cosmetics, gaming, sports and other industries. MHP's goal is to elevate your product or artist to a higher ground in an expedient timeframe by exposing them to new and existing online audiences. MHP also focuses on taking our campaigns one step further by cross-promoting all traditional methods of marketing with online opportunities for further outreach. @MilesHigh
119 Bowling Ave. Nashville, TN 37205-2357
We provide Social Media Marketing and Social Commerce Solutions for our clients, in addition to Artist Management and Record Label Services. We work with artists, record labels, agencies, events, and brands of all kinds that want to effectively engage their supporters and fans via social media. Considering the global marketplace and international appeal, we offer our services in several languages as well, when appropriate to meet your goals. We work mostly with Rock, Pop-Rock, Americana and Alt-Country artists. facebook.com/cimgllc
3.2 SERVICES - LABELS, DISTRIBUTORS AND ONLINE VENDORS
96 Linwood Plaza #354, Fort Lee, NJ 07024
Ruben Rodriguez is a renowned music industry executive who is always on the cutting edge. From his earliest days at Motown Records to his Pendulum Records upstart, an innate knowledge of what the market is missing and a sure-fire ability to fill that void with extraordinary success have driven Rodriguez. We work with Urban, Gospel, Urban AC and Latin music artists. facebook.com/PendulumRecords @Pendulumrecords
A Jamaican Reggae-outlet distribution and promotion service. We offer distribution and promotion for upcoming talented artists and bands that need help getting their music out there. We can quickly get your music on Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, Google Play, Amazon, Pandora, Deezer, Tidal, YouTube, Microsoft Groove, ClaroMusica, Saavn, MediaNet and Shazam.
SECTION FOUR: SITES WHERE YOU CAN UPLOAD YOUR BAND'S MP3s
A streaming platform for indie music, artists and their fans. Finally a platform dedicated to indie artist and creatives. Sell your creative digital work. Any price. No commissions. No obligations. EVER! What an artist wants the most is true freedom, so that everyone can prosper - not just record labels, studios, and publishing conglomerates, but the creative artist themselves. We offer different packages that include: upload unlimited original songs to promote. Weekly artist payouts. Artist reporting. Artist collaboration. Unlimited online streaming. facebook.com/playdisctopia @Disctopia
SECTION FIVE: SOCIAL NETWORKS AND ONLINE COMMUNITIES
The Jazz Network Worldwide
Jazz networking site that honors the legends, features new artists, promotes music education and live Jazz worldwide. @THEJAZZNETWORK
SECTION SIX: HELPFUL TOOLS AND RESOURCES FOR YOUR BAND
6.1 RESOURCES - GENERAL
34th Mid-Atlantic Song Contest: Now Accepting Entries!
SAW proudly presents the Annual Mid-Atlantic Song Contest to help songwriters receive recognition for their work and to further excellence in songwriting through education. Founded in 1983, MASC is one of the longest-running contests in the United States, and attracts entries from around the world. Gold and Silver Winners are invited to perform their winning songs at the Awards Night Gala, culminating with the three top Winners being announced that night. The Gold and Silver songs from each category are compiled and released on a "Winner's CD," copies of which are given to each winner and distributed to a variety of music industry decision-makers. Early Bird Deadline: August 1, 2017. facebook.com/SAW.org @SAW_DC
A platform that enables "indies"; artists, managers, labels, to discover and hire a curated network of "ninjas" - professionals ranging from live crew, designers, marketing and promo teams, to attorneys, accountants and everything in-between. indie.ninja offers the opportunity for ninjas to easily engage with new clients. The platform also takes the pain out of negotiation, payment processing and other paperwork associated with being a contractor. Our escrow-like billing system provides a level of security of payment that you can't find doing it yourself. facebook.com/indiedotninja @indiedotninja
The main inspiration of this website is the dearth of information about Asian bands and what they're up to. As someone who LOVES music I have always found it strange that every day I scour the world's huge database of Punk/Hardcore/Metal websites and I am only ever able to read up on bands from the west (mainly USA). Personally, the music news that I ACTUALLY want to find out about is stuff going on around here in Asia. The only way I can stay abreast of Asian related music news is by physically going onto each band's website. In my 15 years of King Ly Chee, I am honored to have built relationships with countless bands, labels, promoters, organizations ALL over this fine continent of ours ... however, I literally don't have the time in the day to hit EACH band, label or promoter's websites to find out about them! So - why don't we bring all this information to one easy location. Here you have Asia's own answer to international punk, hardcore, metal news websites. DO NOT SEND US INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR BAND THROUGH FACEBOOK!!! ALWAYS USE OUR WEBSITE and click SUBMIT NEWS! facebook.com/uniteasia @uniteasia
Your premier radio airplay broadcast monitoring service that tracks radio airplay of songs in the US and worldwide on more than 5000+ radio stations. These radio stations include Major FM Terrestrial, College, Commercial and Non-Commercial as well as thousands of streaming Internet radio stations. Some of the radio broadcasting networks Although there are many genres of music, DigitalRadioTracker.com specializes in monitoring radio broadcasters in the following formats: CHR/Pop (Top 40), Rhythmic, Urban/Hip Hop/R&B, Country/Americana, Rock/Alternative, Gospel/Christian/Inspirational, Adult Contemporary and Jazz/Fusion. DigitalRadioTracker.com gathers millions of songs being played each day and compiles DRT Reports for our clients. A DRT Report breaks down exactly who is playing a song, when it's played and how often it's played. DigitalRadioTracker.com also offers Historical 8 Week Reports which list the history of airplay detections on all of our monitored stations during the last 8 week period. In addition, we provide Comprehensive Reports which shows the exact time of day/night a song is played on each of our monitored radio stations. If you have a song receiving airplay on radio and want to know when and where it's being played, get your DRT Report today!
Festival Network Online
PO Box 18839, Asheville, NC 28814
PH: 828-658-2779 FX: 828-645-3374
Lists more than 10,000 events throughout the U.S. and Canada seeking performers, from local & regional to national & international. @_festivalnet
6.2 RESOURCES - EDUCATIONAL
10 Chestnut Ct. Palmyra, VA 22963
Booking and touring success strategies. Career boosting resources for musician's & performing artists. Jeri Goldstein teaches self-motivated musicians and performing artists how to Get Great Gigs and create tours that make more money. Become a Gig Magnet using the artist tested strategies and resources Jeri has developed. Learn how to book more events in your uniquely targeted niche market more easily. Jeri helps you narrow your focus to expand your audience and build a larger, more appreciative fan-base. Touring is often the lifeblood of a performing artist. Jeri is committed to providing you with the tools you need to create profitable tours and achieve your career goals. facebook.com/PerformingbizSuccessStrategies @JeriGoldstein
Christian Band Help
An innovative ministry devoted to supporting Christian musicians. Our mission is to help musicians create and maintain extraordinary music ministries that bring people closer to Jesus. Our goal is to provide the information, wise counsel, and support Christian musicians need to achieve their full ministry potential. Information we currently offer in the form of paperbacks and e-books is The Christian Band Guidebook and The Christian Musicians Devotional. More free information is available on the website such as lists of places to play including Christian music fests, venues owned by Christians, and a list of State and County fairs. The resources page lists the most valuable music ministry tools we can find. There are also hundreds of posts that give specific how-to information on a variety of topics that will improve music ministries. facebook.com/ChristianBandHelp @ChristBandHelp
CD Baby Podcast
13909 NE Airport Way, Portland, OR 97230
Join CD Baby's Kevin and Chris as they discuss current music news, interview artists and industry professionals, offer tips and tricks to help today's independent musician move their career forward and much more! Interviews about how to be a successful musician without compromising your art. It's a perfect time to take advantage of the many opportunities for Do-It-Yourself artists that are springing up everywhere. @cdbaby @kbreuner
6.3 RESOURCES - TOOLS AND APPS
The largest podcast network (over 15,000 and counting) + hosting and publishing podcasts since 2004. We provide everything your podcast needs: publishing tools, media hosting and delivery, RSS for iTunes, a website, stats, apps for Apple, Android & Windows devices. facebook.com/libsyn @libsyn
A user-friendly, feature-rich, online newsletter management program for novices and professionals alike. facebook.com/MyNewsletterBuilder1
6.4 RESOURCES - AUDIO
2841 Hickory Valley Rd. Chattanooga, TN 37421
Our mission: Maintain integrity throughout WTS while delighting our customers and clients. WTSmedia is the South’s leading blank media source for CD-Rs, DVD-Rs, Blu-Ray BD-Rs, professional recording media, media storage, and accessories. facebook.com/WTSmedia
6.5 RESOURCES - ORGANIZATIONS
Renaissance Artists and Writers Association (RAWA)
2308 N. High Cross Rd. Urbana, IL 61802
P. R. Sarkar
Art has the capacity to awaken social consciousness and lead a person towards spiritual self-realization. However, in the present age art has become a slave of both commercial and political interests. Renaissance Artists and Writers Association, (RAWA), was founded by Prabhat Rainjan Sarkar in India in 1958 in order to restore art to its true role as an instrument for social and spiritual awakening. He envisioned a New Artistic Renaissance where artists and writers would unite and inspire society to move forward in a progressive direction. Our online radio station has been streaming music 24/7 since 2001. We play a mix of music that includes: World Music, New Age Ambient music, Mantra music (kirtan), Prabhat Samgiit (the predominantly Bengali-language songs written by RAWA's founder P.R. Sarkar) and music written and produced by RAWA members from around the world.
SECTION SEVEN: THIS MONTH'S ARTICLE |
5 Ways to Boost Your Music Income Without Leaving Home
by Angela Mastrogiacomo, Muddy Paw Public Relations
© 2017 All Rights Reserved. Used By Permission
Making it as a musician isn't easy. It takes a lot of grit, determination, and long hours to make your mark and, if you're lucky, start seeing some financial gain from it. But I'm a firm believer that you can make a living as a musician if you're willing to get creative and step outside the box of what you think that looks like.
At the very least, you can certainly add some extra income to your pocket, and a lot of times, you can do it without even leaving the house. (So, no excuses!) There are a lot of revenue streams out there just waiting for someone to take advantage of them. And why shouldn't that person be you?
1. License your music
My number-one recommendation for combining exposure with income with the least effort possible is, by far, licensing your music. Finding the perfect music licensing company for your style of music takes work, but if your song is chosen for a project, it's one of the best ways to get more eyes and ears on your music while banking a little cash. The best part about this is that music supervisors are always looking for the perfect track for a TV or movie spot, and you don't have to be a mega-star artist to score a spot, you just need to have the right music for the scene.
Take the time to find the right music supervisors to submit to (or hire someone to help out) and make sure you're including all necessary info such as contact info, meta data, etc., in your submission, and then just be patient, but don't be afraid to check in. This isn't the kind of thing where you need to follow up monthly, but it never hurts in any facet of the industry to form a relationship with the people you're working with. Who knows, your song could soon be gracing the soundtrack of your favorite TV show!
2. Take on a few students
Maybe you've dabbled in teaching before, but taking on a few students in your spare time can be a great way to take in a little extra cash while truly making a difference in someone's life. You get to be the kind of person you wish you'd had when you first started, and you don't even have to leave home while you do it.
Research teaching opportunities in your area (if you do want to leave the house, there are plenty of music schools out there), and evaluate different rates and packages so you can tailor yours to fit your needs and the students, while staying competitive with local rates.
3. Host a webinar
The world of webinars is vast, and in it, you'll find some of the industry's leading experts. However, there's a largely unoccupied space, and that's from musicians. It's true that musicians are usually the one's watching the webinars rather than teaching them, but if you're an expert in your field, who says you don't already have an audience willing to watch? A successful webinar doesn't come with a built-in viewing audience (so you may need to brush up on your networking skills first to find your tribe), but once you have that, I say go for it.
Maybe you're a musician who has completed several Midwest or cross-country tours that spanned several weeks and actually turned a profit. That's something musicians want to learn about. Maybe you landed an indie label deal or booked a run of college tour dates and massively grew your audience. Perhaps you're just really good at social media (and have the stats to back it) and know you can offer struggling musicians a few tips. Think about what you excel at and how you can turn it into a teachable moment.
Most webinars run as a free courses, offering a taster of information that's strong enough to be helpful and create clout, but then offer a sale at the end that promises to dive even deeper into what you've just learned, possibly even working one-on-one with the participants via phone, email, or exclusive private Facebook group. Keep this format in mind and start brainstorming how you can become part of the webinar world and earn a little bit of cash for your expertise.
4. Set up a Patreon account
Good ol' Patreon. How could we leave this one off the list?! Patreon is an excellent platform for connecting with fans and offering them a very exclusive and insider relationship with you and your music for their small donation. Set up like a Kickstarter but without an end date, Patreon allows fans to send a monthly donation to the bands they love in exchange for exclusive merch, videos, online concerts, first listens of songs, and really anything else you want to give them.
Fans can donate as little as $1 a month, which might sound small, but if you get 50 of your most diehard fans to contribute, that's an extra $50 in your pocket that you didn't have before. As you continue to grow your tribe, you can expect donations to grow while creating a strong bond with your audience (because who doesn't like feeling like a VIP with exclusive perks?).
5. Hold e-concerts
Online concerts are, in my opinion, a highly underutilized space. Musicians are sleeping on the opportunity to connect with fans across the world in a very unique and intimate way, while earning income from a virtual "tip jar." Platforms like StageIt and Concert Window offer your fans a chance to see you perform live from the comfort of their (and your) home, along with the option to tip you. You can even offer different reward levels for your best tippers, similar to Patreon.
There's also the potential to appeal to new fans who may be just browsing the site looking for something to watch. At the end of the day, this is the internet at its finest, allowing you to connect with fans who might otherwise never see you play live and combining it with the practicality of earning income for doing something you love.
Angela Mastrogiacomo is the owner of
Muddy Paw Public Relations
Infectious Magazine . She has also founded several chapters of the free weekly music industry meetup Balanced Breakfast. Muddy Paw specializes in working with up-and-coming artists on personalized campaigns designed to bring their careers to the next level. To date, they've secured placements on sites such as Noisey, AbsolutePunk, Substream, Property Of Zack, PureVolume, Anti-Music, and many more. This article originally appeared in the
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