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Nine Inch Nails Pioneer and Tunecore founder Trent Reznor espouses his philosophy on what musicians need to do to make it in the modern music industry[...]

Thursday, 29 July 2010

Free online mp3 hosting...

So you've written your magnum opus.  You've spent a long time recording it, mastering it, sweating over how it sounds and now you need to get it out there on the web.  You can either purchase some webspace and build your own webspace or use one of the many free mp3 hosting or distribution services.

Why host on a third party website and not your own space?    The main advantages are:
  • Free - you don't have to pay hosting charges to an external company.
  • Bandwidth - 1000 downloads won't impact on your own bandwidth keeping those costs low.
  • Website integration - usually the hosting companies have some way for people to embed you songs on their website.
  • Social networking - some of the sites such as soundcloud are integrated social networking sites in themselves allowing listeners to rate, download or connect with artists directly through the site.  You can mass mail followers and allow people to comment - enhancing your social currency.
here are some of the options currently available:

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Itchy Clips - Other avenues for artists

Recently Producer Sneak-thief and Stewart Walker have announced the creation of a new project - Itchy Clips.  Itchy clips is a web portal / community designed to sell Ableton Live files for aspiring remixers and DJ's.

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Sunday, 25 July 2010

Trent Reznor: What to do as a new / unsigned artist

In September 2009 Trent Reznor writing on the NIN forums outlined his thoughts on what unsigned bands should do if they're hankering after success in the internet age. We're using this to inform the different avenues and outlets we'll be looking into in the coming weeks. We'll also take a look at the different distribution methods and guerilla marketing techniques.

Here's what he had to say:

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