Hello, WAH family! I had to write this post because I am such a music lover (most of us are) and personally am acquainted with quite a few awesome musicians! There are many platforms now that help you to promote your music, sell it, and help you maintain your rights/royalties.
This is a method to create passive or recurring income! Say you have a YouTube channel and upload videos each time your band played, you receive tons of views to your content and many more followers. Each time viewers watch ads (which you can place before or after your video), you earn revenue! This will happen over and over for the life of your YouTube channel. (with regular views and ad interaction).
Please be sure to read through the sites TOS and other rules listed for payment and distribution, they are both extremely important to your success! It’s technology to the rescue once again! Because of technology creatives aren’t forced to wait on deals to be finalized or paperwork to be signed. DIY! You are your biggest supporter, promote yourself!
You may already have a manager, but for the many who don’t they aren’t necessary. You can upload, distribute, and sell your work on your terms, without someone cutting in on your profits! Visit each platform to determine which one will work for your situation. Much success on your musical journey!
1. Sonic Birds
Gig booking made easy! A platform for musicians to find gigs, network with other musicians, or gain more exposure. If you are the one who books these gigs this platform is also for you.
Sell your music worldwide!
- Get your music on Spotify, iTunes, Tidal, Google Play, Amazon Music & more
- Share your music and grow your fan base
- Keep 100% of the sales revenue from the music you distribute
Songwriters are encouraged to apply to have their compositions heard in over 60 countries around the world. All while keeping 100 percent of your music rights.
Sell and stream your music everywhere! Global music distribution. Get paid weekly. No annual fees.
“We offer a simple, professional and totally free way of getting your music worldwide with no hidden costs. That’s just to start…” RouteNote is partnered with all top digital outlets, covering well over 90% of the digital music market. Check our Partners page for a full list.
A platform for musicians to share/sell their music and to connect to fans around the world! They are also seeking to hire skilled Designers!
DistroKid is the easiest way for musicians to get music into iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, Google Play, and more.Upload as much as you want, keep 100% of your royalties. We’ll get your music into iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal, iHeartRadio, YouTube, Deezer and 150+ other stores & streaming services. Keep 100% of your royalties, get paid monthly. In stores 10-20x faster than any other distributor, at a fraction of the price. Pay only $19.99 to upload unlimited albums & songs for a year (our competitors charge at least 2x that just to upload one album).
7. Ditto Music
“We’re passionate about artists’ rights and making the music industry fairer for independent musicians. Our unlimited distribution service allows you to release all of your music onto the world’s biggest platforms, while you keep 100% of the rights to your songs and all the money you earn from sales.”
Sell, manage, and monetize your music online! Sell your music online with iMusician Digital. “We digitally distribute your music to hundreds of shops worldwide, you can see your sales in real time and make money on YouTube.” iMusician is an all in one solution for independent musicians and labels.
Upload and sell your music on BoomPlay!
Distribute your music. For music and music video creators to showcase their work.
Sentric Music –A platform that manages the rights of music creators.
DIYMusician –A platform of resources for musicians.
prsformusic –A platform to ensure musicians are paid for their creations.
radioairplay –A platform that assists musicians with having their music played on the radio.