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Resources For Indie Artists Bands Songwriters

Tools and help for Independent Music Artists includes links to promotion, marketing, funding, airplay, fans, networking, guidance.

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Songwriters Resource Network – News & Information for Songwriters, Free Songwriter Billboards, Industry Tips & Contacts. It is composed of professional-level songwriters, recording artists, song publishers, music producers, songwriting educators and music-industry professionals.

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ReverbNation – “the leading online music-marketing platform used by over two million artists – plus managers, record labels, and venues – to grow their reach, influence, and business across the internet. provides free and affordable solutions to individual artists and the music industry professionals that support them in the areas of web promotion, fan-relationship management, digital distribution, social-media marketing, direct-to-fan e-commerce, fan-behavior measurement, sentiment tracking, web-site hosting, and concert booking and promotion.”

SoundClick – Free website to promote your band on the internet, unlimited song uploads, free MP3 store: sell your songs as digital downloads, free artist page, more. features signed, plus hundreds of thousands of unsigned bands.

Bandcamp – For artists to sell their music and merchandise directly to their fans. And for fans to discover new music and directly support the artists who make it.

TuneCore – “Looking for the best way to sell your music online? TuneCore is the best way to sell your music on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, and more. Keep 100% of your sales revenue. Share your music and Grow your fan base.”

BandMix – “Join a Band, Create Auditions, Musician Classifieds. Search Local, over a Million Musicians & Bands Worldwide. is a network for musicians and bands. Form a band or set up a jam with the largest musicians wanted and musician classifieds online.”  facebook

Songwriter Connect – “Find Songwriting Jobs, Get the latest Songwriting Opportunities. To enable talented songwriters gaining access to high quality placement opportunities with established performing artists, music publishers, film and TV.”

Sonicbids – “Book More Gigs. Build your Electronic Press Kit to highlight your band's media & social content, Get access to festivals like SXSW, CMJ, Bonnaroo, NXNE & Folk Alliance, Find licensing deals for TV, movies & video games, Search for live gigs in your neighborhood & across the country.” – music discovery service featuring personalized recommendations. “54 million artists, 200 million albums, 640 million tracks. A page for every artist, album and track you’ve ever played.”

Professor Pooch – “Your One-Stop, DIY, Music Business Education Center. a complete DIY Music Business Education, Everything You Need To Do To Be Prepared for Everything You Want To Do In the Music Industry, in simple language. Taking the Mystery Out Of the Business & Legal Sides of Music for Artists, Songwriters, Producers, Studios, Managers, Publishers, Production Companies, Indie Labels & Attorneys.”

Exposed Vocals – unsigned artists video network exposes unsigned musicians to major record labels.

TAXI – independent A&R company. “Helps unsigned bands, artists and songwriters get record deals, publishing deals, and placement in films and TV shows.”

CD Baby – online place to sell your cds and mp3's. “We're a company run by artists, for artists. The lion's share of the money you spend at CD Baby ends up back in the hands of the artists themselves.” over 300,000 artists listed.

BWD Radio – “is Home of The Indie Artists providing non-stop music 24/7 and is always looking for new indie artist's music to add to their playlist. We Play All Genres. If your music is on iTunes and or Amazon, there is a Link for Listeners to Purchase while your track is playing Live on our Website!” – music promotion and publicity for unsigned bands and artists. “a one stop music promotion company and consultancy that can help you get the Industry exposure you desire while saving you thousands of dollars and wasted years of traveling down dead end roads.”

OurStage – OurStage is where the world's music fans come to discover, enjoy and reward the best emerging artists – and where the world's artists come to find their fans, get amazing gigs and launch their careers. Upload your music and videos, fans vote, win prizes.

JamBase – all about live improvisational music. “contains a comprehensive tour date search engine a tens of thousands of performances by over 30,000 bands playing in over 50,000 venues around the world. More than just a database, JamBase has evolved into the community hub that each month connects over a half a million fans of improvisational music. Also functions as a music marketing and promotions company.”

IAC – Independent Artists Company – 24/7 KIAC Radio (internet), artists and personal page owners can create Stations and/or have their music on Stations, plus charts, forums, community, listeners, more.

MusicpageThe Social Network for the Music Industry Built specifically for musicians and music professionals, has profiles from over 50 music industry categories. Browse thousands of music industry contacts, create your own profile. – “From those just starting out to accomplished vocalists, offers strategic vocal coaching, career coaching along with jingle demo's for jingle singer's and song demo's as well as artist development strategies.” (SU) – courses from fundamental to master-level mentoring, coaching on a song-by-song basis in any genre, connections to pitch your songs directly to music industry contacts, community.

SongCast Music – created for independent artists, SongCast aims to give tools and resources to help artists promote and sell music online.

3000 Records – “an independent record company that offers Free Music to Fans, Music & Radio Promotion for Bands and Artists, Plus cool Opportunities for other Music Promoters.”

IMC Independent Music Conference – annual national music conference designed specifically for the still fledgling, but rapidly growing independent music market.  facebook

MusicClout – promotional services and music placement for songwriters and musicians. “We help musicians find great opportunities and projects for their music.”

Music Media Zone – for Underground Artists and Music. Promotion includes seo press releases and online exposure.

Indie Charts – Unsigned Artists video and radio show streaming music 24/7. most genres, create a profile or submit your music and video.

Fractured Atlas – “non-profit organization that serves a national community of artists and arts organizations. We help artists and arts organizations function more effectively as businesses by providing access to funding, healthcare, education, and more.”

Feed The Arts – a time funding site for the creative arts which includes music projects.

Future Sound Share – aimed at providing the best in new music and dedicated to promoting new and emerging artists through the website and live events in London. – Blues songs, videos, members, events, forums, more. sort of a myspace and facebook for blues artists. – open mic nites in the United States, search by state or zip code. Also has resources for musicians, singers and songwriters.

NoteWay Media – websites for musicians, bands, entertainers and performing artists.

Emergenza  +  Emergenza USAThe largest international concert organizer for unsigned bands

Music Dealers – “music licensing platform providing pre-cleared music, custom song creation, and major rights clearance for content creators.”

Fundabanda crowdfunding for musicians – innovative crowdfunding platform connects musical artists with their fans so they can receive financial support and focus on what they do best: create music!

Kickstarter – Fund Your Music Projects – “world's largest funding platform for creative projects. Every week, tens of thousands of amazing people pledge millions of dollars to projects from the worlds of music, film, art, technology, design, food, publishing and other creative fields.”

GoFundMe - crowdfunding site

Internet Radio Stations Playing Indie Artists Songs – everything music, all local. – country music, internet radio

Royalties, Licensing, Performance Rights, Copyright

Music Licensing
Music licensing is what you need to ensure proper and legitimate payment for your created music and also the proper use of it. We, at, make sure you get paid the right amount timely for your creativity.

BMI Broadcast Music, Inc.
“BMI is a performing right organization: It collects license fees on behalf of its songwriters, composers and music publishers and distributes them as royalties to those members whose works have been performed. BMI currently represents some 6.5 million compositions.”

ASCAP American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers.
“ASCAP is a membership association of more than 275,000 U.S. composers, songwriters, lyricists, and music publishers of every kind of music. ASCAP is the only U.S. performing rights organization created and controlled by composers, songwriters and music publishers, with a Board of Directors elected by and from the membership. ASCAP protects the rights of its members by licensing and distributing royalties for the non-dramatic public performances of their copyrighted works. ASCAP's licensees encompass all who want to perform copyrighted music publicly.”

RIAA Recording Industry Association of America.
“trade group that represents the U.S. recording industry. Its mission is to foster a business and legal climate that supports and promotes our members' creative and financial vitality. Its members are the record companies that comprise the most vibrant national music industry in the world.”

“performing rights organization designed to represent songwriters and publishers and their right to be compensated for having their music performed in public.”

“SoundExchange is the independent nonprofit performance rights organization that collects and distributes digital performance royalties to featured artists and copyright holders. We represent recording artists from unsigned acappella to acid rock to multi-platinum stars and master rights owners including major and independent record labels. It's our job to ensure that these artists and copyright holders are compensated when their work is broadcast by non-interactive digital radio. Also learn how to launch a service or report plays and payment for already existing services.”

DMCA Summary
U.S. Copyright Office summary of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998.

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