What do you think is the best way to share music, for free and easily?

Discussion in 'Band Management [BG]' started by rstellar13, Nov 24, 2013.


  1. rstellar13

    rstellar13 Sarcastic Panda

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    So I am in a forming Gypsy Jazz trio, we were offered to record our demo for free by our school, and we are getting all our social media put together and such. But we do not want to charge people for this demo, and we do not want to use CDs because then we will be loosing to much money. So whats the best digital and free platform to share music?
    Thanks guys, best wishes!
  2. Renaissance

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    I use copy.com to get info out to the band but it would work in your situation as well. All people would need is the link and they could download the material. PM me with your email if you're interested and I'll send you an invite. Both of us will get an additional 5GB of space. It's free BTW.

    Got your PM and sent you the link. I didn't know but all anyone needs is this link: https://copy.com?r=tejkYF. As noted earlier a referral gives us both an additional 5GBs of space.
  3. Joe Louvar

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    Use all the free internet sites - Reverbnation, Facebook, etc.
  4. DwaynieAD

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    bandcamp, soundcloud, lastfm, purevolume.

    look into kunaki.com you can get great looking cds for next to nothing with no minimum order. do a pre-order and you have the money up front to pay for it.
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  6. jmattbassplaya

    jmattbassplaya

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    Don't forget to post on YouTube. I've gotten a lot of emails from people telling me they stumbled across a video of my previous band from that site and wanted to know where we were located so they could check us out.
  7. 10cc

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    This is how we make all of our records available.
    http://spirithair.net/hair/

    There is also numerous other sites mentioned above as well.
  8. MrDOS

    MrDOS Gold Supporting Member

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    +1!
  9. bkbirge

    bkbirge Supporting Member

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    Soundcloud is all I use right now, seems to work fine.
  10. NeverIsNow

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    Make a YouTube channel. Make a Facebook Page and post it on there, Soundcloud, Reverbnation, post links to your stuff on Twitter. Publish it everywhere.
  11. jmattbassplaya

    jmattbassplaya

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    Oh, and this! Make sure everything is linked if possible!
  12. pklima

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    Yeah, Youtube seems the most effective.
  13. bassresistance

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    Upload to Bandcamp, then make up little business cards with the band details and a download code.
  14. deathsdj

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    YouTube is my go to source for checking out songs. Then if I like it or I need it for work I'll get it. I use it because it is fast, easy, and has almost everything on it.

    Cheers!

    MJW
  15. nojj

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    a big part is to not only have the sites, but to keep them current.
  16. jawnthebassist

    jawnthebassist

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    Grooveshark, Bandcamp.
  17. newmusicmichael

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    I'd go with bandcamp. You can just post it at a price of $0.
  18. DwaynieAD

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    Everything I posted was free with the exception of kunaki, but in that instance I was talking about physical CDs.

    If you want to get your music out there why not use every avenue available to you.

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