AMG All Music Guide
This website provides great information and discographies about almost all professional artists, songwriters, producers and musicians. If you want to look up someone’s music credits, this is a good place to start.
HITS is a very popular magazine about the music industry. Check out the “Rumor Mill” column for the latest news about the movers & shakers in the industry. The site is free, but you will need to register before reading its content.
Sonicbids is well known for its Electronic Press Kit (EPK) that enables music industry pros to send and receive press kits online. Used by thousands of musicians, EPK is easy to use, and provides all the info of a standard press kit, including music, photos and videos.
Broadjam is a very prominent music site which provides extensive promotional tools and services for independent artists and musicians, such as professional web hosting, film/TV placement, video and audio streaming, digital download store, and online press kits.
This is the online version of Pollstar magazine, which is the leading publication covering concert touring and bookings. There are new articles posted daily about artists on tour, and on the latest news in this industry.
RadioIndy.com is an excellent website & online radio station, which promotes new artists, and provides online radio exposure. The site prescreens all songs, and the top songs are played on RadioIndy’s Gold Artists music stations, and on many other websites.
This is the popular website of the renowned, music industry magazine, Music Connection. This magazine & website has many articles and columns covering new artist & songwriter talent, record labels, publishers, managers, clubs, agents and more.
Music Gear Review (music equipment & instrument reviews, articles, directory, forums) Guitar Heaven (guitar auction site) Echo Method (a collection of Pro Quality 16 bit 44.1khz drum kit wav samples, download or cd available)
New Talent Discovery & Online Radio Station Sites:
Unsigned Talents (showcases new talent & provides their contact info) The Music Broker Network (takes its members music to A&R and helps them get a Record Deal, Publishing Deal and Film/TV placement) Urban Independent Radio (online urban music station promotes unsigned & indie musicians) Indie-Connections.com (an online directory which promotes unsigned and indie musicians) Summer Salt Music (a multiple record label conglomerate with Orpheus/EMI Music) MPSOL (helps promote songwriters & artists via audio clips and online info)
CD Duplication, Manufacturing & Graphic Design Sites:
CDForge (CD/CDrom/DVD manufacturer based in Portland, OR) Community Musician (a leading provider of CD replication, duplication, and DVD manufacturing) Aleven (full service graphic design, CD replication and printing for independent musicians) Nova Disc (CD replication, CD business cards, DVD replication and more) Lazy Cats Records (CD duplication, replication, distributor, producer services) ACME CD Duplication (CD & DVD duplication, replication, production & packaging) Dove Tapes (a CD and DVD duplication service) Disc Logic (CD/DVD duplication and replication services)
Sheet Music Services:
Sheet Music Man (good source for sheet music arrangements for working band and vocalists)
Music Promotion, Marketing & Publicity Sites:
Focus Marketing (a marketing agency dedicated to artists, artist management and label execs) Music Promotion Tips (music promotion & marketing tips for indie & unsigned bands)