If you’re a composer of music then eventually there comes a time when the desire to publish your songs arises, these days it’s vital to get them online, so here are the best sites to showcase said sounds…
They say “Find the hottest music of today, ranked in real-time. ‘Trending’ music on other sites is often months old. Audiomack shows you the hottest hip-hop, electronic and reggae music of today, ranked by our real-time popularity engine.”
They say “Discover amazing new music and directly support the artists who make it.”
3. Music Xray
They say “Music Xray is a platform where artists can submit their music directly to industry professionals. When you submit to an opportunity, your track goes directly to the decision makers: no middle men, no pre-screeners, just a direct link between artist and industry professional.”
They say “Inspire your ears – Listen to the best DJs and radio presenters in the world for free.”
Vimeo is an important place to host your showreel and is seen as the site for creatives. They say “We hope this fun and friendly environment fuels your own creativity and inspires you to contribute to Vimeo in the ways that mean the most to you.”
They say “The world’s first social music and audio platform. Upload music and audio for free – no size and time limits.”
YouTube has also become the place to go for rare or new music. And obviously you can use it to showcase how great you are at producing music for video, too.
They say “SoundClick offers free member profile pages, mp3 downloads, streaming audio and video, music charts, custom radio stations, a proprietary music store, message boards, lyrics and music e-cards. SoundClick also offers users the ability to promote their favourite music with viral widgets.
“With 3.4 million members and 70+ million monthly page views, SoundClick is the ideal destination for original music fans and marketers who want to engage them creatively.”
Yes, your website is still a good idea – as you have total control over its content. On it, you should say: ‘This is my music, this is me, this is what I have produced and where it’s appeared.’ More importantly, get a showreel together and make it or your music easy to play.