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Sharing Your Music
Through Digital Media
Can musicians keep up in the
digital age?
Yes - The internet makes it easier than
ever to share your music with the world.
iTunes
The iTunes store remains the world’s biggest and
most popular music store.
Over 15,000 songs are downloaded every m...
YouTube
YouTube videos are used by musicians to stream
songs and full albums.
Over a billion unique people visit the site ...
Amazon
Amazon MP3 is another online music retailer.
It is available in many countries including Germany,
Spain, Japan and ...
Soundcloud
Soundcloud is an audio sharing site directed
towards musicians.
As of 2013, the site consists of 250 million
ac...
Bandcamp
Bandcamp is a distribution site directed towards
independent bands and musicians.
In total, fans spend over 3 mil...
Spotify
Spotify is a song streaming service for artists.
It offers unlimited music
streaming to both free and
paid users.
Last.fm
Last.fm tracks song
plays for millions of
fans worldwide.
Artists are provided
with statistics and
information abo...
CD Baby
CD Baby provides both CD’s and digital downloads.
It remains a good way for independent artists to
distribute phys...
ReverbNation
ReverbNation provides music as well as news, tour
dates and other statistics.
The site is home to over three ...
Bandzoogle
Bandzoogle is one of many services that host
websites for musicians.
Many layouts and payment types are availab...
“We are at a crossroads in the music business: with the rise of
the internet, the world we live in has changed, and the pa...
Social Media
Social media sites can be effectively used to
promote music as well.
Facebook
Facebook’s artist pages allow users to interact with
the site’s 1.28 billion active users.
Twitter
Twitter’s 255 million active users make it a great
place to promote your band as well.
Tumblr
Tumblr is a flexible blogging site
that allows musicians to share
all sorts of digital media.
Wordpress
Wordpress is not only
limited to words, users
can now pay to host
audio and video on their
blogs.
Myspace
Myspace’s new and updated layout
makes it a good tool for bands connect
with fans.
Instagram
Despite being know for its filters and brief videos,
Instagram can still be used to interact with a
fanbase.
“For the music business, social networking is
brilliant. The whole world is linked through a
laptop. It's amazing. And it'...
Sources
Statistics
http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2013/02/06iTunes-Store-Sets-New-Record-with-25-Billion-
Songs-Sold.html...
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  1. 1. Sharing Your Music Through Digital Media
  2. 2. Can musicians keep up in the digital age? Yes - The internet makes it easier than ever to share your music with the world.
  3. 3. iTunes The iTunes store remains the world’s biggest and most popular music store. Over 15,000 songs are downloaded every minute and over 25 billion songs have been sold since 2013.
  4. 4. YouTube YouTube videos are used by musicians to stream songs and full albums. Over a billion unique people visit the site every month.
  5. 5. Amazon Amazon MP3 is another online music retailer. It is available in many countries including Germany, Spain, Japan and the United Kingdom.
  6. 6. Soundcloud Soundcloud is an audio sharing site directed towards musicians. As of 2013, the site consists of 250 million active listeners.
  7. 7. Bandcamp Bandcamp is a distribution site directed towards independent bands and musicians. In total, fans spend over 3 million dollars a month on artists’ music.
  8. 8. Spotify Spotify is a song streaming service for artists. It offers unlimited music streaming to both free and paid users.
  9. 9. Last.fm Last.fm tracks song plays for millions of fans worldwide. Artists are provided with statistics and information about their music for free.
  10. 10. CD Baby CD Baby provides both CD’s and digital downloads. It remains a good way for independent artists to distribute physical music.
  11. 11. ReverbNation ReverbNation provides music as well as news, tour dates and other statistics. The site is home to over three million artist profiles.
  12. 12. Bandzoogle Bandzoogle is one of many services that host websites for musicians. Many layouts and payment types are available, some of which are free.
  13. 13. “We are at a crossroads in the music business: with the rise of the internet, the world we live in has changed, and the past is not coming back. But I see the glass as half-full: the internet and social networking are new avenues for the next Bob Dylan to be born on.” Jon Bon Jovi
  14. 14. Social Media Social media sites can be effectively used to promote music as well.
  15. 15. Facebook Facebook’s artist pages allow users to interact with the site’s 1.28 billion active users.
  16. 16. Twitter Twitter’s 255 million active users make it a great place to promote your band as well.
  17. 17. Tumblr Tumblr is a flexible blogging site that allows musicians to share all sorts of digital media.
  18. 18. Wordpress Wordpress is not only limited to words, users can now pay to host audio and video on their blogs.
  19. 19. Myspace Myspace’s new and updated layout makes it a good tool for bands connect with fans.
  20. 20. Instagram Despite being know for its filters and brief videos, Instagram can still be used to interact with a fanbase.
  21. 21. “For the music business, social networking is brilliant. The whole world is linked through a laptop. It's amazing. And it's free. I love it. It's absolutely brilliant..” Simon Cowell
  22. 22. Sources Statistics http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2013/02/06iTunes-Store-Sets-New-Record-with-25-Billion- Songs-Sold.html http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=201292020 https://www.youtube.com/yt/press/statistics.html http://rainnews.com/soundcloud-reaches-250-million-listeners/ http://bandcamp.com http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spotify http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Last.fm http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CD_Baby http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ReverbNation http://investor.fb.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=821954 https://about.twitter.com/company http://en.wordpress.com/music/ Images All background images are used and/or modified under a Creative Commons License. Check the links for the name of the creator, attribution, copyright, licenses, disclaimers, and the original material. They are listed in order of appearance. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Stars_trails_(7853368254).jpg http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Festival_du_bout_du_Monde_2011_- _Hanggai_en_concert_le_6_août-_028.jpg http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Space_music_(6778156841).jpg https://www.flickr.com/photos/dominicspics/12262226094/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/mohamedn/3004270145/ http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Cloud-to-ground_lightning2_-_NOAA.jpg http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Camping_in_Death_Valley.jpg https://www.flickr.com/photos/egansnow/77872262/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/skohlmann/9500764761/ http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Night-sky-stars-forest-trees_-_West_Virginia_-_ForestWander.jpg http://www.flickr.com/photos/markhillary/3713684066/ http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bauhaus_concert.jpg http://www.flickr.com/photos/46945682@N00/5675843441 http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Computer_inside_(1).jpg http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:BlueMarble-2001-2002.jpg http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Hypothymis_azurea_-_Kaeng_Krachan.jpg http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Florence_Welch.jpg http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Old_Dusty_Radio_on_a_shelve_with_books_on_the_left.jpg http://www.flickr.com/photos/48372530@N00/1424254604 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Refraction_through_glasses_090306.jpg http://www.flickr.com/photos/37527185@N05/11769114373/ Quotes http://www.theguardian.com/culture/2010/nov/01/jon-bon-jovi-musician http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/exclusive-q-a-simon-cowell- on-one-directions-rise-to-stardom-20120409 Logos http://bandzoogle.com/press https://bandcamp.com/buttons https://www.flickr.com/photos/slippyd/8292777643/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/chadarizona/3251558885/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/93609956@N05/10040668044/ http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Lastfm.svg http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wordpress.svg http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Twitter_icon.png http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:ReverbNation.jpg http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Amazon-icon.png http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:CD_Baby_logo.png http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:ITunes_Store_icon.svg http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Myspace_2012_icon.svg http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d2/Youtube2.svg http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Facebook_logo_(square).png http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Spotify_logo_vertical_black.jpg
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