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Sharing Your Music Through Digital Media

  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. 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 Songs-Sold.html 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. _Hanggai_en_concert_le_6_août-_028.jpg Quotes on-one-directions-rise-to-stardom-20120409 Logos