While there are tons of Indie Artist, Music Marketing and Music Hosting platforms available online like Soundcloud, Soundclick, Last.fm, Garageband, and the list goes on and on…
All of these services have their own benefits and features, all of which are mostly centered on promotion of the artists music within the websites community, and some sort of ranking system. Some even offer other tools and widgets such as embeddable and popout music players.
The one that continues to impress me the most is ReverbNation.
The palette of tools and useful widgets to build your brand and fan-base is from what i’ve seen so far, superior to any of the other platforms out there.
It offers the band or musician a large assortment of tools for free, and there are a variety of paid services for marketing and promotion as well.
The problem I have with most of the sites, is that it just seems to be yet ANOTHER place i have to upload my music to and keep updated!
I get some plays and some new friends and encouraging comments, but at the end of the day it is really hard to try to measure any meaningful data which i can use to assess and compare useful metrics…
Now, in the near future I am actually going to be exploring this topic, learning about and gathering more and more data for which sites you should be on, why, and then sharing it with you!
But rest assured, one of- if not the main hub for your music, as i see and understand it now, is ReverbNation.
Again, i am still getting to know the in’s and out’s of it and will be doing some reviews, comparison’s and interviews in the coming month’s, but i stumbled across this elegant and very impressive training guide for how to USE ReverbNation. It will help you learn the interface and the features it offers…
Here’s the link to the site for How To Use ReverbNation. –> http://evolvor.com/site-map/label-20/a-complete-guide-to-reverbnation/