The contacts listed are sorted into FIVE sections. |
1. Publications that will REVIEW your music
2. Radio Stations/Shows that will PLAY your songs
3. Labels, Vendors and Promotional Services that will help you to SELL your CD
4. Sites 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|
PH: +44 7889051178
UK based website that promotes unsung artists through reviews, profiles, interviews and also provides tutorials.
Terra Blogger Music Magazine
Focusing on Hip Hop, R&B. A lot of websites out there just focus on music from well-known artists but our aim is to bring new upcoming talent and mix it up with the well-known talents in the music industry. If you’re an artist who wants to be on our site contact via our ONLINE form.
Chris "Hawk" Tishler
Created in order to give exposure and an unbiased review to musicians who put in countless hours in to their music. The goal is to show the world that you don’t have to be signed under any label in order to have a passion for music but rather just have the exposure to get their word out there. Submit your music using our online form.
4211 Holland Ave. #107, Dallas, TX 75219
We accept submissions and review them for possible placement in our bi-monthly magazine publication. Press releases/music submissions should be sent by e-mail.
Diverse music media for the digital age.
Box 22001, Vernon, BC V1T 9L7
PH: 250-309-1299 FX: 250-545-4822
Our Vandala Ezine and blog brings top independent music, interviews, reviews, news, events and more to fans with a 100% unique honest spin! Check our website for Submission Guidelines.
SECTION TWO: RADIO STATIONS, SHOWS AND PROMOTERS
2.1 RADIO - STATIONS AND SHOWS
Hard Rock Radio Live
7720 25th Ave. East Elmhurst, NY 11370
The number one Heavy Metal station on Shoutcast/AOL network. We are also always in the top 10 in all Metal genres on Shoutcast/aol network. We air Heavy Metal, Metal. Hardcore, Trash Metal, Death Metal, Alternative Metal and just about anything to do with Hard Rock. We are also a legal streaming station who do pay royalties via Loudcity. Our slogan is "Hard Rock Radio Live With The Music That Doesn’t Suck." We accept bands music for airplay and interviews.
Skydog's Red Dirt Radio
13 Beattie St. Laurens, SC 29360
Joe "Skydog" Clem firstname.lastname@example.org
Home of the Outlaws, Rebels & Renegades of Red Dirt and Southern Rock. Music that Nashville's afraid to hear!
Nia Radio Network
An online Gospel radio station that plays a lot of indie music. Submit your music using our online form.
Da Beat House Radio
9243 S. Yates, Chicago, IL 60617
PH: 323-792-3048 FX: 323-792-3048
Rio Dinero email@example.com
Showcasing Independent Hip-Hop, Rap and R&B artists from around the world!
Broadcasting everything from our television shows to our radio stations, our news and our backstage interviews, live shows and more. We will start out with three genres of music - Country, Rock, and Blues and later be adding Gospel, Bluegrass, R&B, Metal and more.
Web radio that features the latest from the Metal underground - smashing new bands that are breaking in to the Metal scene. All Metal genders are welcome including: classical Heavy Metal, Speed, Trash, Doom, Black, Death, Trash, Goth, Prog Metal and so on. Our forums have room for all different styles.
A weekly mixed Electronic radio show hosted by DJ Ampz and heard around the world. The show features the best of Trance, House, Progressive and Techno.
Radio Crystal Blue
1701 Snyder Ave. #4, Philadelphia, PA 19145
Dan Herman firstname.lastname@example.org
Weekly freeform podcast featuring DIY/indie/underground spotlighting songwriters and bands world- and Web-wide. Host Dan Herman promotes artists' upcoming shows and current news with airplay and information.
9050 Carothers Pkwy. #104, Franklin, TN 37067
Christian online community and internet radio station. Our station features the very best songs from our Indieheaven members.
WAAW Shout 94.7 FM
PO Box 940, Aiken, SC 29802
PH: 803-649-6405 FX: 803-641-8844
Serving to the edification of the Body of Christ and community building by providing sound ministry, Gospel music and in formation to masses through daily talk programs and business and community partnerships. Audio materials must be submitted in one of the following formats: WAV, MP3 or WMA. (for proprietary formats – please consult with WAAW). Audio materials may be submitted on the following media: CD, data DVD, flash drives and other various memory cards. We recommend that you send files through "Yousendit."
New Driven Radio
A weekly 4 hour radio show that features only independent Rock from across the US and around the world. It airs Tuesdays 8-midnight (est). We feature independent bands from Soft Rock, Hard Rock, Punk, Metal, Southern Rock, Americana, Pop and everything in between. The first 2 hours are called New Driven Cruise and we feature the softer stuff there. The second two hours is called New Driven Torqued and the harder stuff is featured there.
2.2 RADIO PROMOTERS
Bryan Farrish Radio Promotion
1828 Broadway, 2nd Fl. Santa Monica, CA 90404
PH: 310-998-8305 FX: 310-998-8323
Indie airplay promotion to commercial, commercial specialty and college radio stations in the U.S. and Canada.
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
SECTION THREE: SERVICES/VENDORS/LABELS THAT WILL HELP SELL YOUR MUSIC
3.1 SERVICES - PROMOTION/PUBLICITY
CD Press Release
PO Box 180902, Utica, MI 48318
T.D. Schemansky email@example.com
Affordable press release services for musicians. Get your press release written, and promoted where it matters.
The Music Elevator
PO Box 23474, Edinburgh EH6 UK
Offering label servicing for indie artists and radio/online/press promotion at affordable prices.
PO Box 273102, Fort Collins, CO 80527-3102
Dedicated to the support of creative artists who need help in promoting their music. Together we can create a strategy to best fit your music and your band's needs.
Avala DSF Music Group
PO Box 54478, Phoenix, AZ 85078
PH: 480-306-8665 FX: 480-275-3239
Hip Hop marketing and promotional company. Our goal is focused on helping to build, maintain and promote your business and career. Services include distribution, music placement, booking and event planning, major artist features, press kits and release info, business consulting and legal help, marketing and business development plans, production and songwriting, communication and media support, establishment of product & service, communication and relationship building, developing the internal processes, web design and hosting solutions, internet marketing and multimedia development.
Started by industry veterans to further the goal of helping develop the cutting edge of new artists and labels with innovative marketing and talent. Combining 25+ years of valuable experience with an arsenal of talents and a passion for breaking albums and artists, Indie Power is about to add a few new pages to the history books! @indie_power
The Musicians and Authors Media Group (MAMG)
1515 Broadway, New York, NY 10036
Promotes the works of established and emerging musicians and authors through our custom promotional print and website programs.
3.2 SERVICES - LABELS, DISTRIBUTORS AND ONLINE VENDORS
Digital Media Records
We handle Metal bands. We are growing label with the knowledge on how to market correctly and help a band grow in all aspects.
J. Matthew Nix
A Chicago-based record label, devoted to badass music for awesome people. With a history going back to 2006, the artists on Swerp Records all have roots in the rich history of our Chicago South Suburban music scene. If you like a band, you download the album. If you love a band, you buy the vinyl. Swerp is dedicated to saving over 40,000 plastic trees yearly by running a no-CD label.
No More Fake Labels
Misty Dawn Briggs
First off, this is not a label, it's an anti-label! For some time now bands have been forced to self-publish just to be considered viable enough for a label to invest their time and money in. To get to that point you have to get published and be reviewed and to get reviewed you have to behave in a professional manner and look legitimate. One of the main ways that bands do this is by creating "Fake Labels" that "release the album."
PH: 646-619-8103 x335 FX: 646-214-2088
An independent Hip Hop and R&B record label that has distribution through major label outlets. Our company focuses on finding artists and developing them. We helping artists to get signed by major labels. We find artists with a great viral presence and significant radio plays and help broker them to a deal. PowerHouze has industry level A&R's that currently work for major labels or have prior industry level experience.
SECTION FOUR: SITES WHERE YOU CAN UPLOAD YOUR BAND'S MP3s
Everyone in the music business is trying to figure out how to introduce new artists and how to sell their music. In this day and age it's almost impossible to get your music aired on radio or television so we have created a totally new media that will allow all these artists to be seen and heard. MusicArtists4U.com will bring back this concept by using modern technology the internet where we can reach millions of people world wide. The concept consists of our website where we will be broadcasting everything from our television shows to our radio stations, our news, and our backstage interviews, live shows and more. We will start out with three genres of music - Country, Rock, and Blues and later be adding Gospel, Bluegrass, R&B, Metal and more.
A Singapore based service that features a LIVE Streaming TV & Radio Station Online. Showcases Live Music Performances, Interviews, Behind The Scenes from Indie & Upcoming Artists / Bands / DJs / Talents Worldwide using our OWN technology. Our goal is to help and assist unknown Artists/Bands/DJs to gain more exposure globally via our live broadcast platforms.
The goal of JuicyTracks.com is to provide artists with an affordable platform in which to sell music, connect with fans, and use our tools to promote their music to the masses. JuicyTracks.com is designed for artists to promote and profit from their wonderful talents.
311 Montford Ave. Asheville, NC 28801
Will Cumberland firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Advanced Jukebox Player protects your music from being digitally downloaded, yet allows fans to hear your music online. This creates exciting possibilities for you to present yourself to new audiences without being ripped off.
SECTION FIVE: SOCIAL NETWORKS AND ONLINE COMMUNITIES
Lets you organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web. Best of all, you can browse pinboards created by other people. Browsing pinboards is a fun way to discover new things and get inspiration from people who share your interests. With millions of new pins added every week, Pinterest is connecting people all over the world based on shared tastes and interests.
SECTION SIX: HELPFUL TOOLS AND RESOURCES FOR YOUR BAND
6.1 RESOURCES - GENERAL
6221 S. Maple, Tempe AZ 85283
Created to serve musicians looking to customize their sound or simply fix their amplifier or guitar. Amplified Parts is a new entity itself, but as a DBA of Antique Electronic Supply, LLC (tubesandmore.com), it is backed by over 25 years of experience serving the electronic hobbyist market. We are a member in good standing of the Better Business Bureau. The focus of Amplified Parts is on the musician who is not an electronic technician and who wants to create his/her own sound or tone by modifying their existing amplifier or guitar. Every musician is unique and has the desire to create his/her own tone. Amplified Parts assists in finding that unique sound.
Operated by Open Mic Entertainment. OME is the largest promoter of live-music open mics in the worlds. The OpenMic.US Network boasts 84-websites, 40-Facebook pages, and 40-Twitter pages. Its online community for musicians, IPlayOut.us, has over 1,800-members.
3-936 Boissy, Saint-Lambert, QC J4R 1K4
Lissa Poirier email@example.com
A helpful resource that enables independent artists to gain more exposure. We are actively seeking new talent.
Refinery Audio Production Services
We provide mixing / mastering and recording services to artists and bands. We are creating a mix project aimed at providing aspiring artists, musicians, bands and songwriters with access to free audio and music production services. The project is dependent on public support and donations. Anybody can donate as little much as they like. Once the amount has been raised we will begin working on projects put forward. As an incentive for artists they will get their project such as an album or E.P. guaranteed for completion if they can help find support and direct people to the project page. This could be the mixing of an album or E.P.
Worship Leader Magazine - Song DISCovery
32234 Paseo Adelanto, Ste. A, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
PH: 888-881-5861 FX: 949-240-0038
A resource for the curators of worship—pastors, worship leaders, musicians, vocalists, sound and visual techs, technology stewards, artists—always pointing them toward the one true worship leader, Jesus Christ, through theological, multimedia, and educational tools. Song DISCovery delivers transforming and accessible new songs to the Church in an enhanced CD-ROM (MP3s, sheets, charts, PPTs, MediaShout) bundled with each issue of Worship Leader. Submit your song via our ONLINE form.
PO Box 723, Bordentown, NJ 08505
We allow users to post their comments about their favorite (and not so favorite) songs and even submit their own lyrics. Our goal is to create the world's largest and most functional lyrics site, period. We also have a community aspect with user profiles, message boards and more.
Festival Network Online
There's nothing like a live performance! FNO lists more than 7,000 events throughout the U.S. and Canada seeking performers, from local & regional to national & international. @_festivalnet Search by 22 different music genres, event attendance, zip code radius & more. Plug in festival dates with club dates.
1085 Commonwealth Ave. #322, Boston, MA 02215
Dedicated to providing the highest quality restoration. We offer the highest quality stereo and 5.1 pre-mastering, CD, CD Enhanced, and DVD-A authoring and full audio restoration. Our staff is exceptional at giving our clients the best quality and service, guiding them through the final phase of their sonic process with ease and expertise. We are uniquely equipped to provide the highest quality mastering available anywhere. We have the expertise, equipment, and skills to achieve the full sound potential of your album. As more and more artists are choosing to record in project and home studios, high-quality professional mastering in an acoustically accurate room has never been more important. Working at Peerless' state-of-the-art studios with our highly trained engineers, you can realize your sonic vision and make your recording sound as full, warm, punchy, and clear as possible. We will guide you through every step of this final phase of your project, and you will be truly amazed when you hear how incredible your music can sound. @PeerlessMaster
6.2 RESOURCES - EDUCATIONAL
9 Eves Dr. #120, Marlton, NJ 08053
PH: 856-596-2221 FX: 856-596-3268
The home for the digital initiatives of NARM (National Association of Recording Merchandisers), the trade association for the business of music. NARM provides a central platform for the discussion of industry-wide concerns and spearheading the implementation of initiatives to advance the business. While primarily focused on physical formats for much of its history, NARM has expanded its mission in the past 10 years to include all facets of music commerce - physical, digital, and mobile commerce partners, as well as gaming, applications, and other emerging revenue models.
Music Marketing Manifesto Blog
Advanced strategies, secrets, tactics and tips on selling your music online. @JohnOszajca
6.3 RESOURCES - TOOLS
740 State St. #203, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
There's a reason why hit songwriters Gwen Stefani, Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, Rob Thomas, Kenny Loggins, Jeffrey Steele, Jimmy Webb, Carole Bayer Sager, David Foster and many more, all use MasterWriter, it's simply the most powerful suite of songwriting tools ever assembled in one program.
Blast The Web
PO Box 180902, Utica, MI 48318
T.D. Schemansky firstname.lastname@example.org
Blast your message and music related link throughout the web! Thousands of website visitors are guaranteed.
Producers around the world make beats with the hopes of finding individuals who want to sing, rap or use the music. Music creation is a career that we recognize and promote. An environment to foster the business transactions of music from singers, producers in the most logical and legal fashion was destined to be created. PurchaseBeats.com is the only website online dedicated to selling all beats as exclusive while ensuring each buyer is copyright protected!
500 NW 9th Ave. Portland, OR 97209
Turn your fans into customers, instantly. With in-stream transactions, purchases are as simple as one Tweet. List what you like, your fans purchase with one reply. Selling on Twitter has many advantages, the obvious one being you can turn your Tweets into transactions. Shoppers on Twitter can purchase your items with one simple reply (@yourbrand). Compare this to other sites that require a five-step checkout process. Selling on Twitter eliminates all the frictions that typical online shops or e-commerce systems suffer from. Sales percentages increase when frictions decrease. You're already Tweeting about things you sell, why not have that Tweet actually be transact-able?
30 Compton Way, Hamilton Sq. NJ 08690
We manufacture our own line of CD boxes for artists to sell their music at shows or in stores.
5925 NE 80th Ave. Portland, OR 97218
The best place to host your website/domain! Powerful artist tools including blogging, calendar, mailing list, selling merch, and streaming audio. Integrate your site with Facebook, Twitter and more! No design skills are needed. We have hundreds of professional design templates. Sell your music through CD Baby, iTunes, Amazon MP3, Napster, Rhapsody + over 15 other music sites!
6.4 RESOURCES - ORGANIZATIONS
1121 14th St. NW. #700, Washington, DC 20005
PH: 202-640-5858 FX: 202-640-5859
Distributes royalties from internet airplay (ie: XM, Sirius, Live365). If you have had airplay from any internet sources, you probably have some royalties waiting for you. Sign up today!
SECTION SEVEN: THIS MONTH'S ARTICLE |
Top Pinterest Tools & Tips For Music Marketing
by Clyde Smith, Hypebot
© 2013 All Rights Reserved. Used By Permission
Since my early call that music marketers should be paying attention to Pinterest, it's become an increasing focus for a variety of folks in the music industry. Now one of the most popular social networks after only Twitter and Facebook, Pinterest seems likely to establish itself as a must-have for music marketers far beyond my expectatons for Google+.
Pinterest is still in invite mode but that hasn't stopped it from becoming the third most popular social network in the United States according to Experian's 2012 Digital Marketer report.
Pinterest provides some basic tips in their Getting Started section including how to add Pinterest to your Facebook Timeline. They also offer a small selection of Goodies including a free iOS app and both a Follow and a Pin It button for your blog or website. Now third parties are emerging to fill in some of the gaps.
TOP PINTEREST TOOLS FROM THIRD PARTIES
Pinning & Curation
Pin A Quote is getting a lot of attention as a handy way to highlight text and pin it to your Pinterest board. There's also an inexpensive Pro version with customization options.
Url2pin.it offers you the ability to take a screenshot of your site and pin it.
Snapito! also offers the ability to create and pin a screenshot and recently introduced the multipurpose Pinstamatic. This new Pinterest tool allows you to create a variety of pinnable pieces of content including sticky notes, quotes, Twitter profile links, calendar items and Google Map locations.
SpinPicks is a combination curation and pinning tool. You may have noticed a growing number of tools for helping folks find stuff to post on social media. They're called curation tools and SpinPicks seems to be the first one to feature pinning.
Analytics and Influence
PinReach provides analytics and trending data for Pinterest. It also provides a Reach score for those who want a simple way to measure their influence. You can find out more on the PinReach blog.
Pinpuff is another tool for measuring your "Pinfluence" with the added bonus of PinPerks.
Pinerly is a Pinterest dashboad one uses for posting to Pinterest in order to track clicks, likes and repins. It's currently in invite-only mode but you can sign up on the homepage and get an introduction to the service via The Next Web or Mashable.
You can track traffic to your site from Pinterest in Google Analytics. You can also find out what people have pinned on their boards from your blog or website using this simple trick.
Taking Pins Offsite
Mapinterest is a new site designed to allow you to pin bits of web media from Pinterest, YouTube and Instagram onto a map at particular locations. Document your next tour!
Extensions & Plugins
For some additional Pinterest tools including various extensions and plugins for browsers and Wordpress see 19 Tools for Pinterest Pros.
You can follow the Pinterest Tools board from Pinterest for Business to find more tools in the future.
Hypebot features writer Clyde Smith maintains his business writing hub at Flux Research and blogs about dance at All World Dance.
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