Cool links for musicians

Here are some way cool web sites we’ve come across that we thought some of y’all might enjoy.  DISCLAIMER: I do not verify the legitimacy of any of these sites. They look cool, but please check ’em out for yourselves, and don’t blame us if ya’ don’t like ’em…  But if you do like ’em, please, please leave me a comment of appreciation as I spent a lot of time compiling this list.

Also if you’ve had good or bad experiences with any of the below links, please inform us. And if you know of any more cool links we should add, let us know that too!  Happy surfing!

 

 Social Networking for Musicians:

www.StreetJelly.com  Just found out about this site and it looks really, really cool. Y’all should check it out.

diymusician.cdbaby.com   Of course, this is cdbaby’s way of marketing its site but lots of good info here and a way to connect with other musicians too.

 

Places that help you Market your Music:

www.CdBaby.com

www.distrokid.com   If you’re on a budget, they’ll allow you to distribute your music on iTunes, Spotify, etc., for a very reasonable price.

www.BandCamp.com

 

Free web sites–Post mp3s of your music here!

www.GigSalad.com A cool site if you’re a musician or band looking to get gigs. You can create a profile for free then pay later, if you like, for extra services. Have had a good experience with them so far.

www.GigMasters.com  Not so well-known.

www.ReverbNation.com   Used pretty frequently these days.

www.MySpace.com  Not as popular as it used to be but, frankly, I prefer it to Facebook. You can network with other musicians. It’s a social networking site.

www.SoundCloud.com

 

Places to Submit Your Music—  Very important if you want to get heard. But don’t forget to protect ownership of your original songs by registering them with the US Copyright office (www.copyright.gov)  or (if you don’t mind sharing your music)  with CreativeCommons.org

http://www.npr.org/programs/all-songs-considered/        Very cool as this is National Public Radio.

www.BrainGell.com       submit your Heavy Metal music

http://rokkus.com    Looks like an online radio station based in San Fran

www.KillRadio.org   Anti-corporate online radio station based in L.A.

http://kexp.org/programming/airplay.asp

http://www.kcrw.com/   Santa Monica, CA

http://www.xpn.org/  WXPN, Pennsylvania

http://minnesota.publicradio.org/radio/services/the_current/    The Current

http://www.kuow.org/  Puget Sound

http://www.rainydawg.org/

http://somafm.com/  San Fran

San Francisco Bay Area’s Bounty of Independent Radio Offerings

http://iradiola.com/

http://www.indie1031.com/

http://www.wdyn.net/

http://www.party934.com/index.php

http://wvbr.com/local

http://kboo.fm/  Portland, OR

http://kgnu.org/  Denver, CO

http://www.101x.com/  Austin

http://www.listentoair.com/  Austin

http://www.101x.com/

 

Video Sites

Ustream.tv

Justin.tv

DailyMotion.com

Youtube.com

Vimeo.com

 

Musical News

www.MusicTelevision.com

www.NME.com

 

Instrument Sales  Of course there are lots of places to buy musical instruments and accessories, but we’ve just added a couple of links, just in case you were looking online.  These are also great sites to just check out prices and product descriptions of items you’re interested in.

http://www.coollittlemusicshop.com/      This store sometimes sells unusual hard-to-find instruments.

www.Music123.com

www.MusiciansFriend.com

www.Craigslist.com     Duh!

www.Ebay.com  Double-duh!

 

your friendly, local, neighborhood music store.  Support local businesses, please!

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