This TOP site is an
incredible resource for the indie-going-major musician. Columnists are
all experts, and the resources available on this site will inspire you
to do whatever it takes to get your music out there. Truly a great
website. A JVM must!
Modern Beats Hit Talk:
Indie info for production tips, news and training for beat mixing,
creation and more.
- Promoting music worldwide... a new link.. check it out! Get your
music heard across North America, Europe, Australia and beyond.
Associates - music law firm - wierd web site, no suits and ties but
hey if you need to sign a contract you should start somewhere... more career consultation here.
A host of resources for unsigned musicians, including articles,
contacts, CD reviews and more. Definitely worth checking out
Indie Group: A good collection of resources for the independent
musician and recording professional
provides centralized access searchable by such classifications as
genre, publisher, theme, keyword, and tempo. A user can begin
negotiating with the seller through the site's online messaging system.
Just Plain Folks:
Supportive articles and
networking with pro's and fellow artists, plus an informative and well
Productions on the Web: musicians' classifieds, artist showcase,
links, technical advice, buy and sell CDs, soundware and sample
products, and much more!
SFX Gallery: An online sound effects and music samples database.
Search, audition and instantly download any effect here.
World Wide Bands:
Helping to promote indie bands
and artists who play music of all different styles, this site also
includes message boards, classifieds and a host of useful links
Search new & used music gear listings along with the catalogs of
many of the largest online music retailers to find the gear you need.
Also post musician's classifieds for free!
Find musical instrument and equipment dealers for guitars, basses,
discussions, recording, used gear and more
- Chock full of vital do-it-yourself information on getting your music
to the masses.
Guide - With over 4,000 completely updated contacts for booking
gigs, contacting record labels, finding a manager and more.
Recording Website - Helpful articles for home studio artists.
Professional project recording and sound info.
Magazine - Hundreds of links and invaluable information about
high-end listening speakers and gear. Open up to the world of accurate
sound... beyond the studio "cocoon".
- Hosting a cash prize song competition with proceeds going towards
land conservation and the integration of alternative energy. The site
states that it is time for us to make a quantum leap in spirit and
technology. Sounds good to me.
Music - Indy music distribution & promotion.
PC For Recording
A high quality solution for placing your audio and video on the web!
Wow! A ton of info and resources for rockers!
- Sell and promote your music, marketing info
if you need more articles.... here's eveything under the sun
- Search engine/directory of entertainment professionals in the world.
- Articles, articles, articles, links, tips and more.
• The Velvet Rope:
Largely a subscriber site, with lots of messages with information to
keep you up on the major label world as well as the Indies and their
Ray Music: Advice here to get you started - artist development,
marketing, and promotion consulting organization dedicated to helping
unsigned and upcoming bands expose their music.
• Guitar Nine:
Good place obviously for guitar players with well written articles on
the business of being an independent musician.
Network for Good
is a resource
for non-profit organizations. Pick your passion - Tsunami relief to Art
& Culture drives.
Support the trade
and the drop the debt campaign.
Amnesty International (AI)
is a worldwide movement of people who campaign for internationally
recognized human rights.
AM is the most amazing talk show program I've ever heard. Not for
the faint-at-heart or closed-minded person. It's on late at night so
you have to want to hear George Noory or Art Bell discuss their
controversial topics. I like it!
MORE links here!
John Vestman is
committed to the protection of all children. Donations of time and
money are given to organizations such as Childhelp USA, C.A.R.T.E.
(Child Abuse Resolved Through Education) or other
supportive organizations who are dedicated to the well-being of
TAXI: the Independent A & R Vehicle that
connects unsigned artists, bands and songwriters with major record
labels, publishers, and film & TV music supervisors.
Artists not only need a great product, they need career direction.
Artist profiles, free MP3 music downloads, press releases, artist gigs
and events, music resources directory, classified ads, and music forums
You've made a great recording - now what? Find great ideas for
marketing your music. Helping musicians help themselves make it in
Registry: Over 700 record companies/A&R, 350 music publishers,
700 music business attorneys and contacts throughout the United States,
Canada and the U.K. Great books like "How To Get a Record
Deal", "Guide To Releasing Independent Records", "Music Attorney,
Legal & Buisiness Guide" and more.
Industry Sourcebook: A must-have book/cd-rom with over 9,000
listings. You want it, you'll find it in here!
County Music Awards: If you're in the Orange County/Long
Beach/Inland Empire area, submit your CD to the OCMA - the awards are
fun, classy, and it's a great way to be recognized for your talent.
Walker Audio. Synergisitc Research Acoustic Systems. Advanced speakers,
cables, acoustic treatment (but not "standard" by any means).
Musicians Directory: Find all the contacts you need in the music
business - promote your music on the site - career support articles
too. Categories include: Booking Agents, Clubs, Disc Manufacturers,
Distributors, Legal Services, Magazines, Managers, Music Retailers,
Photographers, Promoters, Publicists, Publishers, Radio Stations,
Record Labels, Music Schools, Studios and Video/Sound Production
Ex'pression Center for New Media:
Accellerated bachelor's degree in programs for careers in the digital
arts. Located in Emmeryville, California, the gear and the programs and
the people are exceptional.
Distribution: 101 will act as the direct liaison between your
record store and independent artists providing you the opportunity to
spread an unlimited number of individual titles without affecting
- Articles articles articles! Get the scoop on radio promotion and
marketing your music!
Unsigned bands indie resource. The music business agents, contracts,
labels, radio, etc.
Articles and info, plus you can upload your music to see how you go
over by vote-in reviews. Possible way to enhance your promotional
Connection Magazine: Contact names, phone numbers, articles, demo
critiques, free classifieds. LA's hottest music marketplace mag.
Feelings: Great resources for piano instruction, composers, sight
reading and much more!
Resources for the recording professional - and more artilces to keep up
abreast of so much that's new.
Assistance Site: Loaded with databases to help you with your
marketing, promotion, publicity, and performance chores.
• MP3.com: The
downloadable future that is now upon us. Besides being a great site to
place some mp3 versions of your songs, it's also an invaluable resource
for music news and discussion on the challenges facing the distribution
of music over the Internet
• Gavin, the Music
Industry Trade Publication: Tons of industry information and
articles on the business of music from the industry's point of view. If
you are going to do battle with the majors and other indies, you should
understand how they operate.
oldest trade magazine around. They have been publishing for over 100
years now, and have a useful site. Don't leave home without it.
• BMI and ASCAP Here to help
songwriters learn about the business of songs, and have a ton of
information and resources to help you understand what they do, and help
you with registering with them, or advising and linking you to
copyright information, mechanical rights info, and lots of interesting
• Ultimate Band List
A huge web site with tons of useful stuff for your career.
Network: A great resource for all aspects of a musicians life.
• Jack Endino's
Website: Seattle's producer of many Sub Pop acts and other
noteworthy northwest alternative bands has a great site filled with his
insights on recording and making records.
This is the website of The Musicians Trade Journal, a newspaper that
publishes bi-monthly with information on the world of independent
music. Tons of cool website links. Also, their online Tour Planner is
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