Services range from free with a standard 10-20% revenue share to flat subscription and submission fees.
- SonicBids has been around forever and is still very useful for the right band to land the right gig.
- Indaba Music is a newcomer that helps match bands with music industry opportunities, including shows.
- FanBridge is an easy-to-use email and social marketing platform purpose-built for bands. These specialized tools are simple compared to
- ReverbNation, which basically does anything you could think of in terms of band marketing.
- Bandcamp for setting up a band website with your music, and allowing fans to buy it directly from you. Other honorable mentions include
- BandPage,to create your band web presence
- Bandzoogle – build your band web site
- CASH Music an open-source band website of interest to developers.
- TopSpin offers a suite of widgets for band websites and social pages that accomplish pretty much anything you’d want a band website to do, with a focus on generating revenue.
- CDBaby.com for musicians who expect to sell a low volume over a long period of time, as their one-time fee of $50 for album setup and low 9% royalty rate. For those who want to target specific digital distributors,
- ONErpm features low submission fees and no annual recurring cost. Finally, if you expect to net at least $100 in revenue from album sales, you might want to check out
- TuneCore, which takes 0% of your revenue but charges a recurring $50 per year fee whether you’re selling or not.
- Fanbridge to build a loyal fan base
- musicxray to manage and monetize fan base
- nimbit – monetize fan base
- Kickstarter a fundraising platform for any arts project startup
- Kickstarter course: http://launchandrelease.com/5-kickstarter-packages-no-band-should-launch-without/
- Pledge Music is a crowd funding platform that deserves attention for being purpose-built for musicians.
- Bandhappy helps connect teachers with students to make lessons happen across web video connections or even in person.
Music Licensing / A&R:
Each of the above is a low-risk option to get your music licensed. Which one works best for you ultimately depends on the type of music you play, and your expectations for licensing fees and opportunities.