If you are an artist or part of a band, you are always striving to stand out from the crowd. You also know that you have to establish and promote yourself through a web presence to stay on the cutting edge.
Here are some tools that will come in very handy to establish your web presence, reach out to your fans and promote your music.
1. Band Zoogle:
There are tons of tools for creating band websites, but if you want the best, you don’t need to look beyond Band Zoogle. For a very small price, Band Zoogle lets you create a professional website that can let you reach out to your fans, let them download/listen/buy your music and get information about your upcoming events. Check out some of the sample websites created using Band Zoogle.
2. Champion Sound:
Champion Sound is a complete marketing and music management tool for bands. It includes creating guest lists that can be shared with the concert management, email marketing, social media marketing such as twitter and myspace, mobile applications and MP3 storage features.
3. Band Metrics:
Band Metrics is an analytical tool for the music industry. Artists can use it to identify fans, measure social activity, discover trends and explore hot markets for their music. Ofcourse, every band would love to know how many times they have tweeted or how many times their songs have been played on Last.fm. The service is fairly new but its already being used by bands like Maroon5.
Mozes is a marketing tool that allows people to receive and send messages to their favourite bands. It is a very useful platform for bands to create a mobile list of their fans and use it to send updates, gather feedback and send out alerts. These messages can be text or voice messages and can be easily played from the Mozes website.
5. Muzu TV:
Muzu TV is a platform that allows you to upload your music videos and then earn money from it. Once you upload your videos to Muzu, you can embed them on MySpace, Facebook or any other web page or website. This works for bands in 2 ways: firstly, you don’t have to create a complicated website for your band to show your videos, simply copy the embed code and you are all set. Secondly, you can earn money since Muzu shares with you the revenue earned through your videos.