Trying to promote your music by send out MP3's to the general public? In one of my other articles I gave you 10 ways to promote your music, in this article I give you the 10 of best places to distribute your music.
SoundCloud is an amazing new website that's turning into one of the biggest community of music creators on the planet. You can upload, share and even embed the music on your website. The only downside is you can only upload 2 hours worth of music then you have to upgrade.
SoundClick started years ago and allows you to upload an unlimited amount of tracks for free, as-long as they are 128Kbps or under. You want to upload anything bigger then you need to purchase VIP membership. You can even sell your music through them, although I'm not sure that you will make any money.
For those of you who will not be making money from your music and wish to share your music for free permanently then this is a great option. You can release your music using creative commons licenses and link to them from your website and never have to worry about the cost of bandwidth.
Trying to make money from your music and want to use Paypal on your website? Payloadz allow you to sell your music using PayPal and they then distribute your tracks. You use the cart system on your own website without even having to know any scripting, just simply copy and paste any code they give you.
Unless you have been living on another planet then you will have heard of this website, you get a band page and the ability to upload MP3's to it. Your music is then added to the MypSpace player on your profile and you can also choose whether to give the mp3 away for free.
A mp3 distribution website that sends your tracks to the likes of iTunes and Amazon to sell. It costs to set this up, but its much cheaper and more reliable than trying to do it yourself. Its also less time consuming as you are setting it all up from one website.
Similar to TuneCore and also distributes CD's of your music to shops in the US. A really good website for independent artists to sell music. Unfortunately you can only use one official distributor such as TuneCore or CDBaby as the websites that they distribute to will refuse your tracks if they already have them from somewhere else.
OOiZit is a social network aimed at the unsigned artist and allows you to sell or give your music away for free. Also, if you sell music on OoiZit your music may be eligible for chart position in the UK Singles chart.
Online netlabels are a great place to share your free music, not only do you not have to worry about bandwidth, netlabels already have people visiting the websites to download music regularly. Music is hand picked by the netlabel owners so your music won't get lost among the hoards like it would on social networks. Check out Creative Commons Music Wiki and phlow.de/netlabels to find a netlabel that suits your style of music.
Another huge global network for musicians, labels, management, fans and even venues. It provide all manner of tools and widgets to help in promoting your revernation page. Artists also get a portion of the advertising revenue as part of Reverbnations Fair Share program.