HOW OUR SITE PROMOTES INDEPENDENT ARTISTS AND HELPS MUSIC FANS
We find great new music for you to enjoy. Some you can download legally for free. The rest is great new stuff that is well worth the price to add to your music library. As for our free music, there's a joke that 'being a fan' is not legally sufficient payment for downloading a song. That is true, but with one very important exception. It IS LEGAL if the artist (or the artist's rightsholder) says it is! And many artists make some of their best songs available for free download to give you the opportunity to hear their music and become a fan. Instead of worrying about what's legal and what's not, let us do the work for you. All of our downloads have been legally made available for download for your personal enjoyment by the copyright holder. To check out our free music, go to Free MP3s
Plus, to find out who is really hot and well worth the listen among new Indie Artists, check our Featured Artists
You can also search our Artist Search Engine and be the first to discover great new finds.
Need publicity? Are you a DIY Indie in need of some guidance and training? Do you need videos, photos, graphics, an Internet Campaign? Our small group of talented people can bring our experience in all these areas (including album production, video production, photography, and most importantly - Internet Promotion) to your rescue!
If we can be of help to you, contact us and we will go from there.
(If you need a lawyer to help you iron out and memorialize the understandings amoung your band or group, help in choosing the right legal entities and getting them set up, help sorting out the complicated licensing and copyright issues you may face, an experienced eye to review the contracts presented to you or contracts you want to propose to others, contact our founder, George J. Little, Atty).
If you are comfortable already in all of the above areas, stick around long enough to add yourself or your group to our Artist Search Engine for some free exposure.
Also, if you want to advertise your music on our site, we make a limited amount of ad space available for a reasonable fee. Use our contact form to let us know if you are interested in advertising on our site and we will provide more information.
THE NICHE WE SEEK TO FILL - Traditionally, music lovers have discovered new music by listening to the radio, seeing it performed on television, at concerts and in bars. For music to be brought to the public's attention, the artist had to be offered a recording contract with one of the big recording labels. The big recording companies would then entice the radio stations to play the music and sponsor tours for the artist to take the music around the country or the world. Problem was, the recording companies got the lion's share of the profits from the music. The typical recording contract does not provide any profit for the artists (beyond the initial advance) unless hundreds of thousands of recordings are sold. That only happens for the very fortunate few. Janis Ian has said, " . . . [I]n 37 years as a recording artist, I've created 25+ albums for major labels, and I've never once received a royalty check that didn't show I owed them money. So I make the bulk of my living from live touring, playing for 80-1500 people a night, doing my own show."
Today, good quality recording equipment is affordable to even the smaller independent studios. Once recorded, music can be effectively promoted independently by the artist or small Indie labels through the Interent. The music can also, of course, be efficiently and fairly sold digitally over the Internet. We are here to help you with that process. Let us know what we can do for you!