Here are some links to resources that we think you will find useful:
This book provides excellent, actionable advice on viral marketing for your band. Learn how to promote yourself effectively and get the right exposure.
This book is perfect for anyone wanting to understand the ins and outs of the music industry, the various jobs available, and how to take the 1st steps towards a career in the industry.
UK-based artists, producers and songwriters - collect royalties when your music is performed or played in public, whether that is at a gig, on the radio, or on TV. Note that there is a £50 admin fee required to become a member. For an alternative, check out Sentric Music below who offer free membership using a commission-based model.
For artists based in Europe or North America, Sentric Music make it easy for you to collect royalties when your music is performed or played in public. They operate on a commission-based model so there are no upfront payments, and they also offer synchronisation services - helping you get your music placed on adverts, games, TV programmes, and films.
Get Your Songs Played to Millions of Internet Radio Listeners! RadioAirplay.com plays your music to a very large and real audience on sites like Jango.com, and you get to decide exactly who hears it. If your music is similar to Eminem, your songs are played to listeners of stations playing Eminem. If you sound more like Rihanna, you can target those stations instead. Once your music starts playing for the listeners you have targeted, Radio Airplay gives you detailed, daily reports on the things you care about: plays, likes, fans, and more. Basically, they play your music to the people most likely to become your fans.
UK only - BBC Introducing supports unsigned artists. Upload your music for a chance to be played on the BBC radio shows, and to play at the BBC Introducing stage at festivals such as Glastonbury, and the Reading and Leeds festivals. The website also includes advice on subjects such as writing songs and getting gigs.
Sell tickets for your gigs online using Eventbrite. Track ticket sales real-time and enable guests to purchase tickets online using a credit/debit card. With no upfront costs, you just pay a fee per ticket sale which can even be added to the ticket price. You can set your own ticket price structure including special early-bird rates!