Promote Your Music For Free

Once you’ve made your music, you’ll need a platform from which to promote it. For the budding new artist, the best promotion is free promotion. This article provides a few examples of ways you can promote your music online, for free. The more you sign up for, the more people will hear your music.

1. Create a Soundcloud profile. After signing up, you can begin uploading your songs to the site or you can record live on the site. With you songs on the site you not only will they be discovered by fellow musicians and listeners all over the world, but you can also share links the rest of your fans. 

2. Sign up with Reverbnation. Similar to Soundcloud, Reverbnation allows musicians, labels, and listeners to your music and gives them the option to become a fan. With Reverbnation, you have opportunities to submit for radio play, musical internships, major and independent record labels looking for new artists, some services you want to use you may need to purchase, but it’s possible to build a strong fan base with reverbnation with no cash out of pocket. 

3. Create a Facebook artist’s fan page. After you create a Facebook artist fan page and add the BandPage app to the page. You then can add your music, videos, merch, etc. for the enjoyment of your fans. 

4. Utilize the tweet for a track system. Twitter music promo tools are endless and any Google search will show you that, but one good one is ‘Tweet For A Track’. The site’s name speaks for itself––when your fans tweet about you or your music, they’ll receive a free download of one of your songs in exchange. 

5. Create an EPK (Electronic Press Kit). Every band/artist needs a press kit, and now that we’re in the age of technology most things are electronic, including artist press kits. PresskitTo allows you to sign up for a free account to create a press kit to submit to fans and other opportunities in order to further your career. 

6. Sign up for a Jango artist’s account. Even if you already have a Jango Radio account, you’ll need to signup for an artist’s account. After you sign up at radio airplay, log in and upload your music, photo and a bio, then pick the artists most similar to your sound (such as Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Paramore) and your music will be included in stations with their music and discovered by their fans. Any fans you collect will sign up for your mailing list and be added as your artist stats. 

7. Create a YouTube channel. Shoot videos performing your songs and upload them on Youtube. Monetize, pick a category, allow mobile views and comments for feedback and don’t forget to tag, tag, and tag some more! 

8. Sell your music on Bandcamp. On Bandcamp, fans can discover your music and if they like it they can buy it directly from you you. You can promote your music and sell it and your merch while retaining 100 percent of the profit. Simply upload album art and the tracks on the album, set a price, add your PayPal email, publish your release and you’re all set. 

9. Create a number one music profile. Number One Music (N1M) is a trial site, meaning, they give you a certain time period to use the fan builder function, but since you can link Soundcloud, your fans will most likely join you there. Your music will rank on the charts locally, nationally and globally, in genre specified and unspecified.