Information for the benefit of our visitors. Please take your time and slowly scroll all the way to the bottom as you check out all the information, as there are many free and useful links and services listed on this page:
a songwriter or a publisher
wondering how to collect royalties
for public performance of your
original works, you should sign up
with a "Performance Rights
Organization". These folks will
track and collect your royalties
for you and send you money earned
for things such as radio airplay,
use of your music in televison
or commercials, and any other
public performance of your music.
Most countries have their own
societies, but I cannot list them
all here. There are four societies
CD for only $3: 14 qualities of successful musicians, songwriters and music business professionals
SITES WHERE YOU CAN UPLOAD YOUR BAND'S MP3s OR VIDEOS FOR FREE!
Killa Kranium: email@example.com
One of the UK's Fastest growing Legal Downloadable Music Websites featuring independent musicians, all files are checked to ensure they are virus free and of good sound quality.
Getting on the web and just hanging out with the music online community is another good way to spread the word about your music. By getting on sites such as iMusic (www.imusic.com), you can find over 1.5 million fans of all shapes and sizes, and begin spreading the word 24/7 via message boards and live "chat rooms" (chat rooms are places where you can talk with other people over the web in real time).
"The independent label for career minded artist"
Expose your music to over 1,000,000 visitors a month
The Creative Musicians
Coalition Invites Your Participation
The Creative Musicians Coalition (CMC, http://www.aimcmc.com) is a fellowship of independent artists and labels. Our purpose is to share our knowledge and experiences toward helping new music thrive and independent artists survive. We sell and market our works through our sister organization, the Music Discovery Network (MDN, http://www.MusicDiscoveryNetwork.com). Our unique marketing methods reach far beyond the web to real world brick and mortar communities.
We encourage you to join the Creative Musicians Coalition as an active and enthusiastic participant. To learn more, visit http://www.aimcmc.com, look for the words "Join With Us" and complete the form.
MUSICIANS & LABELS: Send your press kits (must send complete press kit; photo, bio, clippings),
not just a CD) to us for possible upcoming reviews or
interviews in Music Morsels. We cover all genres. Mail to:
Sandy Serge, Editor, Music Morsels,
URL - http://www.serge.org/musicmorsels.htm
Published since 1995 targeting musicians, songwriters and music industry professionals serving over 35,000 readers.
EVERYTHING you ever
wanted to know about: starting a band, getting signed,
getting radio airplay, playing live, booking a tour,
starting a record label, building a fan base, becoming a
record producer, growing an indie
music career, getting FREE press and much much more!
Free daily music 'biz articles and career advice from music industry legends: Only at http://www.getsigned.com
Indie-Music.com - Where Serious
One of the original musician resource websites, Indie-Music.com offers thousands of contacts - venues, studios, media, radio, labels, and more. Plus, an extensive archive of how-to's for the music business, and up-to-date commentary on the industry. The Indie News newsletter provides a free tip sheet with listings for radio airplay, record label submissions, gig opportunities, and more.
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Internet broadcasters are looking for
independent music to play.
Unfortunately, hundreds of broadcasters are shutting down
due to sky high royalty rates instigated by RIAA
(Recording Industry Association). Currently the only way webcasters can survive the new
RIAA sponsored legislation is to find independent artists
who can give broadcasters permission to play their music
Independent Artists of America Foundation Unlimited"
(RIAAFU) is a new website which is simply a searchable
database designed to match internet broadcasters with
independent artists who wish to have their music
broadcast. When you register as an artist or record label
your contact information will be added to the database so
broadcasters can find you, and you are welcome to search
This is not a commercial site, and if you register, there are no obligations legal or otherwise. It just shows that you are interested in finding broadcasters to play your music.
cause by registering at www.riaafu.com,
writing your representatives, and spreading the word.
new film: "The Ultimate Song" "If musicians could help put an end to
poverty, that would be the ultimate song."
--Fredo Ballesteros, Boxing Gandhis
Rock A Mole Productions has just finished a documentary film, The Ultimate Song, that highlights the great importance of music in the battle to end poverty. The Ultimate Song includes interviews and/or performance footage of Ice T, Sara Hickman, Jackson Browne, Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine, Bruce Springsteen, Brother Bank, Marah, Warren Haynes of Gov't Mule, Krown Ju-Elz, Steve Earle, Kindred, Wayne Kramer, and Brian Blade.
combined with interviews and action footage of the growing
poor people's movement in the
The Ultimate Song explores a new relationship between musicians and poor people's organizations, where the poverty of musicians and their struggle to create is placed on the same footing as the general problems of high rent and low health care.
filled with music from beginning to end, shows how the use
of culture can help bring about the end of poverty for
musician and fan alike. It tackles such questions as: "Are
Poor People Lazy?," "What Color
is Poverty?," "Musicians Are (Poor) People Too,"
"The Power of Music," and "What Can Musicians Do?".
or our speeches, we can only speak to hundreds or
thousands of people. Music speaks to millions."--Willie
Baptist, Director of Education, Kensington Welfare Rights
A VHS copy of the Ultimate Song will be provided FREE to any musician who wants one. If that's you, just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and postal address. For everyone else, we request a $10 donation. Please send to: RRC,
Song Source - Connecting Christian
artists with Christian songwriters. A new FREE service
brought to you by Power Source Christian Music Magazine.
Find the Songs you're looking for! Let Song Source be your communication connection each and every time you need great new Christian and positive message music!
ATTENTION ARTISTS, PRODUCERS, MANAGERS & RECORD LABELS
Are you looking for GREAT CHRISTIAN & POSITIVE MESSAGE SONGS to record on your next project? Let us know your recording info and we share it with great music publishers and songwriters who'll get you the songs you've been waiting for! This is a FREE service that you can take advantage of today, so please don't delay.
Song Source is the Christian Music Industry’s first ever professional pitch sheet for Music Publishers and Creators of Christian Music!
Song Source is a monthly, informational tip-sheet service listing recording information for both major label and independent recording artists in the genres of Southern Gospel, Christian Rock, Pop, Praise & Worship, Christian Contemporary, R&B/Urban Gospel, Bluegrass Gospel, Black Gospel and Christian Country! Song Source also lists secular artists who are looking for positive message material, Christian holiday songs, etc.!
We let songwriters and music publishers know that you are looking for great songs to record, thereby connecting you to some of the top creative minds in the business and all you have to do is contact us to be listed on our next issue!
Individual listings on Song Source will be provided as a FREE SERVICE to serious artists, producers, and record labels.
For your FREE listing, sign up via our website at http://www.ccma.cc/songsource/artist.htm or for more information,
E-mail Song Source at SongSource@CCMA.cc or call us (615) 248-8105 ext. 32
Thanks & God Bless!
PSYCHEDELIC BANDS OR ARTISTS: Here is a
letter I recently received for your info.
Hello my name is Tamara Setser. I am a DJ for WRAS-ATLANTA, which is the 100,000 watt voice of
Thanks for your time, Tamara
Please send Material to:
WRAS-ATLANTA / 88.5 FM
Georgia State University
33 Gilmer Street
ATTN: Psychedelic Session
HAVE ANYTHING MUSICAL TO BUY OR
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Artistopia - The Ultimate Music Artist Resource
Artistopia is the first company that delivers a clear, potent, and qualified strategy for artists and music industry professionals to come together under one roof and speak one language - potential success! We are seeking music artists of all genres- join today!
CHRISTIAN ARTISTS AND SONGWRITERS:
INDIE HEAVEN IS NOW OPEN!
Here's the official notice that IndieHeaven is now open and ready to accept radio stations, venues, artists and resources! SIGN UP AT http://www.indieheaven.com
Music - the universal language. Every day, people around the globe experience its power to express our deepest longings, expand our minds, strengthen our hearts and renew our souls. But have you listened to some of what's out there? Too often, music is created without regard for its inherent beauty, power, and influence. At AudibleFaith, we long to see music utilized as we know it can be.
That's why audiblefaith.com is committed to helping artists from all over the world find their voice and get their music heard. By providing distribution, discussion forums, song writing workshops, networks to other artists, and many more resources, we hope to catalyze an outpouring of new songs that enable all of us to reach for a higher standard, reshaping and binding us together. Whether it's music that preserves and celebrates the rich cultures of our world, sacred songs of worship that inspire and renew, powerful songs of justice that provoke and challenge, or fun songs about everyday life that teach us how to love, laugh and live, our dream is to become the premiere destination for artists who have something to say and for people looking for Music with Meaning™.
There is a great new website I found
called "broadjam" that offers
lots of features and ways to promote your music. Here
is an excerpt from their promo:
"Broadjam was founded by a musician for musicians. Broadjam is a different kind of Internet music company. Our focus is on unsigned songs from people like you. Broadjam.com is a site where anyone can come and enjoy music and where musicians can find beneficial services and features.
We have created a worldwide forum for your songs to be heard and a great distribution mechanism to quickly and cheaply get your songs posted to other great music sites. Just send us your songs (either electronically or by snail mail) and let us worry about getting them to the top mp3 sites.
As part of our distribution service, your songs automatically qualify for the review process; the best ones make it to the Top 10 Some of our musicians are getting a lot of attention and "air time" Plus, you get some other goodies when you join our growing membership."
I suggest you visit their website at www.broadjam.com
Christian Artists: Want to get radio airplay for your music?
Here is a letter we recently received:
I just recently began hosting a weekly Radio show for Teens. I am a youth pastor in a small
1128 FM 10
Potential press exposure for your music, press release and show dates.
Justin Bailey is the new Arts and Entertainment writer for the Morning News, a daily newspaper in
Street Address-- Mailing Address--
Email address-- email@example.com
another letter that we recently received, posted for
your benefit. It is another good opportunity for indie artists to get global
exposure. You should send your CD/Promo package to
Tim. Again, we want to hear of your successes as a
result of this free service!
Dear Dog Star Music,
I am in search of some quality compilation CDs and artist CDs in order to promote on the MusicScape site. Like yourselves we are commited to helping independent artists reach their goals by promoting them for free utilising realaudio. We also offer selected CDs for sale. I see from your site that you have CDs of artists you help and we would very much like to receive copies. Whenever we place tracks on the MusicScape pages we provide links into the respective artist's site. If any of them end up signing licence agreements with us they receive 65 percent of retail price on a non-exclusive basis.
Our mailing address:
MusicScape International Limited
124 St. Margaret's Road
London TW1 2EN
Please visit http://www.musicscape.com
"an independent online music promotion, resource and sales company with the aim to sell CDs globally and promote unknown new talent alongside already established artists"
ATTENTION COUNTRY ARTISTS: If you're looking for airplay for your music, independent DJ's such as Graham here are very helpful in promoting indie artists. It is well worth your while to send this gentleman a copy of your CD. Following is a copy of his letter to us. You can write in your cover letter that you were referred by Dog Star Music.
I've been presenting a programme of country music on our local hospital radio station for over six years. I was wondering if I could be included on your mailing list for promotional cds ? Many of the companies here in the
Hoping to hear from you soon, I am,
Please mail CD's to:
7 Glebe Cottages,
Scotland, IV2 7JF,
Here are two great radio stations
Bert van der Wijst
5831 TA Boxmeer
Ries Verwijmeren - Member:Dutch Country Dj Association
Radio Rucphen Fm ECMA Dj Reporter # 31
4871 DL Etten-Leur
Have you ever wondered what "Copyright" means? How about "Public Domain"? How do these things affect you in the music industry? We have found a great website that explains many of these questions. Check out http://www.pdinfo.com
CHRISTIAN ARTISTS: CHECK THIS OUT!
Three Angels Broadcasting
Network (3ABN), is a Christian Lifestyle
television network. 3ABN Radio is transmitted globally via
4 satellites, and has already acquired a number of
affiliates around the world. We currently have a need for
more Christian music. We would certainly appreciate all
the music you can send.
Derrell Mundall ...Marketing Director/3ABN Radio
P.O. Box 220, 3391 Charley Good Road
West Frankfort, IL 62896
PRESS RELEASE - FOR
Non-Profit organization forms in support of Canadian guitar players
Lion’s Head, ON
Based in Lion’s Head,
The benefits of joining the Canadian Guitar Player’s Association are many. They include a sense of community with a united voice for national issues affecting guitar players and recognition as devoted guitar players. You can even attend the annual outdoor jam. The Director of Education, Gregg Paterson, is working on a set of guidelines for an acceptable standard in guitar playing. This standard will be easy to obtain and be denoted with a P.Gr. (Professional Guitarist) designation.
The Association is young but the vision is vast. Future additions are always being developed and membership is growing. The Canadian Guitar Player’s Association is a non-profit organization, established in Lion’s Head, Ontario 2001.
For more information, please visit: http://guitarassociation.org
Canadian Guitar Player’s Association
P. O. Box 959
Web site: http://guitarassociation.org
DO YOU LIKE THE BLUES? Then
check out the new website called Canadian Blues at
Our mandate is simple - to educate and inform both the
hardcore and casual blues fan about the Canadian blues
scene. It is for the fans, musicians, industry people, and
the individuals who work behind the scenes. CanadianBlues.ca
will cater to the fans by offering profiles, reviews, and
listings of Canadian blues musicians. And for musicians,
the site will offer a venue to promote themselves and
their music. In short, it is a comprehensive resource site
for those who love the blues in all its forms. It is our
goal to make this the most complete and informative web
site on Canadian blues, covering every region of
The launch of the site was
We would appreciate if you could take
a moment to look at the site in order to get the complete
details on this project. If you feel that your company or
association could benefit from being listed on the site,
or if you offer services which are beneficial to Canadian
blues musician, please fill out the appropriate form. This
is an opportunity for you to promote yourself and your
services on a highly visible site. There is no charge for
Many people are asking why we are
doing this, and let me assure you that it is truly a labour of love. The site is a
tribute to a style of music that my husband and I have a
passion for. Help us share this passion with the rest of
We thank you for your time and we
look forward to hearing from you,
Andie Maranda & Baron Bedesky
Because we all need to feel the blues.
If you have found this site useful, I would
appreciate a donation of any amount to help keep it
Or, please click on some of our advertisers links at the top of this page who help pay for our server costs, etc.
Sonic Deli Records
SINGER-SONGWRITER DEMO SPECIAL
** Attention roots/folk artists**
$100.00 per song demo
includes basic instrumentation and arrangement.
For information on this special and for other projects, prices & submissions
Please contact Andrea at (416) 535-5896 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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