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Article:Music promotion websites versus social networking
In this article we'll talk about promotion companies, and social networking sites. How many are music promotion companies are there, and how many has already vanished from the web?
GarageBand.com was a large online community of independent musicians and music fans. It was one of the most famous music promotion websites or music promotion companies on the Internet. After more then a decade ( June 2010),
garageband closed its doors.
Garageband was so famous that more then a year after the shut down there are people still talking about this music service.
Now,the brand name "garageband" is change to Apple's company, who's using the name for music software aplication. What in-fact is also a great help to write songs, but not to promote them.
Not only Garageband.com was shut down, other musician promotion giant that vanished was MP3.com. In 2003 they partnered with garageband.com, together with their 250,000 artists, and about 1.7 million songs in their database they teamed up with garageband. The rest of the sad story you already know.
What can be the reason for so many promoting companies are closing doors?
One of the reasons could be that they are the victims of their own success. They got a lot of publicity by doing many things for free. That grasp the attention of many songwriters, and other artists. Too much attention perhaps.
Another reason could be the copyrights. A company is always responsible for what people add to the website but have no view on all the stuff, and some of the music could be protected by copy law.
Third reason is probably the competition. There are so many social websites where you can promote your music. You-tube with music videos, and Myspace is also a giant that has took a big piece of the cake. Then twitter, facebook came, and everyone jumped on the facebook train because they were simply the biggest of all. Missing this train would be a disaster, some thought.
This speaks for itself. Competition is fierce on the world wide web, and when one died, another stands up, but without guarantee that he'll survive.
There are alternatives for facebook, and Myspace and we make a list below this text. This doesn't mean that you could set your money on many horses, and be a partner of more then one social networking site.
No more garageband,thought,but if you need some software...
Here's the list..
Underground and Alternative Music Publication, Online and live Music Promoter, Webcasting, Podcasting, Artist Launch Radio, Music Publication
Mp3 Music download site and service. Serving free mp3 downlods since 2000. We specialize in Electronic music: Techno, Trance, IDM, House, Electronica
This site is quit known among music artists. The purpose: place for artists to showcase their music. A place for bands to advertise their shows in hopes of getting more people to come out and see them.
This is where songwriters,Musicians can promote their band, win prizes, get music placed in TV or film. Music fans
What is Jamendo?
Jamendo is a community of free, legal and unlimited music published under Creative Commons licenses.
On this site you can share your music, or your favorite artists!
Make Me Famous
The social networking site where music industry professionals collaborate with one another in order to better their talent. Make Me Famous is ...
Is probably the best known social website for artists, and band promotion.. You have to do it all by yourself,thought.
This site is up for about six years, but the competition among music social sites is fierce.So, how long will this site last..
PureVolume is a website for the discovery and promotion of new music and emerging artists. Each artist has a profile that typically contains basic info, updates, photos, shows and music for streaming. Artists have the option of making each of their songs available for free download. Listeners and fans can also create profiles to interact with artists and each other, as well as track and share music they like.
Since the site's launch in 2003, PureVolume has been widely recognized as a premier social music site and has received praise in the New York Times, L.A. Times, Newsweek, Chicago Tribune, The Wall Street Journal, and beyond.
a web site, launched in 2006, that focuses on the independent music industry. It aims to provide a central site for musicians, producers, and venues to collaborate and communicate.
SoundClick the best free artist music community. Exclusive top stars and unsigned bands. Free member pages including unlimited free webspace, free MP3 ...Thats the info that this company provides.
Is also a music promotion company, but little onsite information about what they are doing, or how much they cost. You can register, and see how things run..
Create, record and share the sounds you create anywhere to friends, family and the world with SoundCloud, the world's largest community of sound creators.
What Is TAXI?
We're the world's leading Independent Artist & Repertoire Company. Since 1992, TAXI has specialized in giving artists, bands, and songwriters real access to the people in the music business who have the power to sign deals. Just keep in mind that "Taxi" is not a "Free" service..
Into the spotlights..
Hi. This is the "Spotlight" corner of our monthly newsletter. Every one who's can be into the "Spotlights".
Just reply th our newsletter and let me know who you are. You need to be a subscriber, and you need to have a website, or Myspace,... This to show who you are and how serious you are to make it into the music business, and we need to check out if you are over 18 years old. If you're uder 18, please don't submit..
So, if you submit us this info, and
if we notice your name and e-mail address in our mailing list, you'll get your promotion ad.
Better not give 'NO' specific details like street address,cellphone number..... This to avoid that people start spamming you.
Spam is a real plague on the net..I'll know itfor myself..sad thing, but that's the net,isn't it?
Your ad will stay live on our newsletter for two month. But note that there are back issues on our website for each issue.
So, visitors of our website(curently about 10,000 Unique Vi)can also visit these back issues, and see your ad what means that you or your band going to have a lot of "FREE" promotion..for a long time..If you wish to remove your ad on the back issues. Drop me a line, or just reply to this newsltetter..
Singer/songwriter Noelle Bean
Twenty years old Singer/songwriter Noelle Bean,is determined to make her music dream come true. Although she has a lot supporting fans on the net, Noelle is still unsigned..
Noelle writes: I'm from Nashville,Tennessee but Dallas, Texas is currently my home! A dream of mine come true. I don't write just to write and put a new song out. The lyrics you hear are from my life, and coming from the Heart..
Noelle has also webpresence on Youtube,facebook,twitter and makemefamousent.com.
You can visit one of Noelle's networking page here:
Visit our web site...Song Makes Musicbusiness.com
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Thanks again for sharing your time with us.
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