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Modern technology and the internet have made it a very exciting time to be a musician.
It is now easier than ever to record, distribute, and gain a fan base for your music using online resources.


Where the major record labels once had all the power,
now a musician can take the control of their musical career into their own hands.

Below is a work in progress of online and technology resources for the modern musician.
These are all free unless otherwise noted.


Note: Underground Web World does not endorse and does not have any financial connection
to any of the services or products offered below.
This information is presented purely as a service to our readers.


FUNDRAISING SITES

If you can build up a fan base interested in your work, they may also be interested in funding your work.

GoFundMe

Patreon

Indiegogo
Kickstarter

Top Ten Fundraising Sites


BUSINESS RESOURCES

As a musician, it's essential to treat your work as a business.
Here are some business resources to get started:

Sole Proprietorship or LLC?- Two things worth looking into when looking into the business aspects of your career are
Sole Proprietorships and Limited Liability Companies. Both offer different advantages and disadvantages.
This article helps define and decide what works best for you as a musician.

Information on LLC's

Information on Sole Proprietorships


LinkedIn  Online business network used to connect with professionals.


DISTRIBUTION AND SALES

(Note: Some of these do require payment or percentage of royalties)

These are online services that distribute your music to customers.
No record company or warehouses of stock required, the internet is an infinite marketplace.

STREAMING AND SALES

iTunes
Google Play
Amazon

PAID STREAMING SERVICES

Tidal
Napster (Formerly Real Rhapsody)

STREAMING SERVICES (PAID AND FREE)

Spotify
iHeartRadio
Pandora
Soundcloud

SERVICES SPECIALIZING IN MUSIC SALES
 FOR INDEPENDENT MUSICIANS

CD Baby
Bandcamp
TuneCore
Songcast


ONLINE COMMUNITIES


Online music communities are a great way to expand an artist's fan base.
These websites allow you to upload and stream your music,
along with supporting, communicating with, and discovering other musicians.
This is one of the most effective ways of online marketing.

Facebook
Twitter
Youtube


Reverbnation
Soundcloud


GUIDES

Indie Band Survival Guide
Tunecore guides

Resources to Find Other Musicians

Bandmix
Craigslist

Booking Resources

Indie On The Move
Indie Booker

Book list (able to be purchased online)

Indie Band Survival Guide
All You Need to Know About the Music Business
Tour Smart


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