The Internet is a great place for aspiring musicians, giving them a place to promote their music and build a following. Places like Facebook and Twitter are good for getting your name out there and establishing a following; MySpace is still there even if it’s not the force it once was. Distributing CDs used to be costly but the Internet has made this more affordable.
There are also several sites where you can sell your music and promote your songs. Ditto Music offers an affordable way for musicians to sell their music with subscriptions starting from just £5.00 a year. The site will also make your music available on iTunes and allows musicians to sell their tunes via its SMS service. The site also gives musicians the chance to start their own record label.
Tunecore allows people to add their music and worldwide distribution starts at $9.99 a year. Users keep all of the royalties and their tracks will be made available on iTunes. Tunecore also makes tracks available via Amazon, emusic, Nokia, and other distributors. Once you’ve registered, all you need to do is upload your music and artwork and decide which stores you’d like your music distributed to.
CD Baby will distribute your music to iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Rhapsody and more, giving artists plenty of opportunity to get their music out there and available for the public to buy. They also have a sister site called Book baby where you can self-publish your books and another site called Film Baby where independent film makers can make their work available.
The sites listed are just some of the ways that budding musicians can get music published. If you are looking for honest feedback then there are sites like Slice the Pie where people will rate your music and gives opinions on how it could be improved.