TOPSPIN is an industry leader in providing a plethora of services for independent, unsigned musicians and chart-topping talent alike. From free services to custom white label solutions, TopSpin will scale with your career. They have all the bases covered and are strongly focused on turning your official website into a marketing and sales powerhouse. It's a 360° solution for bands and their managers.

TOPSPIN is an industry leader in providing a plethora of services for independent, unsigned musicians and chart-topping talent alike. From free services to custom white label solutions, TopSpin will scale with your career. They have all the bases covered and are strongly focused on turning your official website into a marketing and sales powerhouse. It's a 360° solution for bands and their managers.

MUSIC XRAY bills itself as a "song to opportunity matching" service. Its digital A+R staff evaluates your tracks and submits the good stuff to industry reps for consideration in licensing and other deals. There's no annual membership fee, but submission fees vary and can add up quickly unless offset by landing a gig. For those with great music, pro production and tunes that can play on ads or radio, it can be worth the investment.

MUSIC XRAY bills itself as a "song to opportunity matching" service. Its digital A+R staff evaluates your tracks and submits the good stuff to industry reps for consideration in licensing and other deals. There's no annual membership fee, but submission fees vary and can add up quickly unless offset by landing a gig. For those with great music, pro production and tunes that can play on ads or radio, it can be worth the investment.

INDABA MUSIC has a unique model in which they curate a selection of opportunities from brands, industry reps and even other, bigger bands and musicians. Each gig is run like a contest, and its sponsors award the winner with the opportunity they competed for. For professional remix artists it's an essential service -- Indaba caters to profesional remixers. With reasonable rates that top out at 25 bucks a month, it's a good investment for many different kinds of independent musicians.

INDABA MUSIC has a unique model in which they curate a selection of opportunities from brands, industry reps and even other, bigger bands and musicians. Each gig is run like a contest, and its sponsors award the winner with the opportunity they competed for. For professional remix artists it's an essential service -- Indaba caters to profesional remixers. With reasonable rates that top out at 25 bucks a month, it's a good investment for many different kinds of independent musicians.

PUMP AUDIO is Getty Image's music licensing catalog, and it's wide open to independent musicians to join. The terms -- 35% of licensing fees -- aren't the most favorable, but then again, it is free to submit music to the catalog. As long as your production quality is acceptable, each track will get a listen and will be cataloged and classified. That makes Pump Audio a great tool for folks who want a shot at a licensing deal without any work or cost.

PUMP AUDIO is Getty Image's music licensing catalog, and it's wide open to independent musicians to join. The terms -- 35% of licensing fees -- aren't the most favorable, but then again, it is free to submit music to the catalog. As long as your production quality is acceptable, each track will get a listen and will be cataloged and classified. That makes Pump Audio a great tool for folks who want a shot at a licensing deal without any work or cost.

CASH MUSIC is an open-source initiative founded by champions of independent music. It's essentially an all-inclusive content management system and web store for bands. Though still in early stages of development, the suite of web-based tools are already robust, with elegant design and functionality. For now it's suited to musicians with a background in web development, but this platform could really take off if it sparks interest from the open source community and enterprising indie…

CASH MUSIC is an open-source initiative founded by champions of independent music. It's essentially an all-inclusive content management system and web store for bands. Though still in early stages of development, the suite of web-based tools are already robust, with elegant design and functionality. For now it's suited to musicians with a background in web development, but this platform could really take off if it sparks interest from the open source community and enterprising indie…

ONE RPM gives musicians the opportunity to distribute their music to almost all the world's largest digital distribution platforms. Unlike competitor TuneCore which provides wide distribution for a flat annual fee, ONErpm charges a small fee (usually 2 bucks) for each distribution platform you want to reach. This is a one-time fee meaning you're not pressured to pay TuneCore's 50 bucks a year just to keep your titles in online stores.

ONE RPM gives musicians the opportunity to distribute their music to almost all the world's largest digital distribution platforms. Unlike competitor TuneCore which provides wide distribution for a flat annual fee, ONErpm charges a small fee (usually 2 bucks) for each distribution platform you want to reach. This is a one-time fee meaning you're not pressured to pay TuneCore's 50 bucks a year just to keep your titles in online stores.

TUNECORE helped democratize the music industry years ago with a revolutionary business model: Charge a flat annual fee for distribution to all the major digital music outlets. For those who will sell at least 50 bucks worth of downloads and streams per year per album, it's financially sound. But many indie musicians' album sales drop below this level after a year if they reach it at all, only to be forced to pay 50 bucks per album per year or disappear from stores and services, so use…

TUNECORE helped democratize the music industry years ago with a revolutionary business model: Charge a flat annual fee for distribution to all the major digital music outlets. For those who will sell at least 50 bucks worth of downloads and streams per year per album, it's financially sound. But many indie musicians' album sales drop below this level after a year if they reach it at all, only to be forced to pay 50 bucks per album per year or disappear from stores and services, so use…

CDBABY is one of the oldest web services for independent musicians. It was acquired by Discmakers but continues to offer musicians digital distribution to major platforms on fair terms that bridge the gap between Tunecore and ONErpm. A one time 50 dollar fee per album and a 9% take on net income from digital sales and streaming is a deal that suits emerging artists who want to be on the virtual shelves but don't expect to sell in volume. Other services include bar codes, hosting and…

CDBABY is one of the oldest web services for independent musicians. It was acquired by Discmakers but continues to offer musicians digital distribution to major platforms on fair terms that bridge the gap between Tunecore and ONErpm. A one time 50 dollar fee per album and a 9% take on net income from digital sales and streaming is a deal that suits emerging artists who want to be on the virtual shelves but don't expect to sell in volume. Other services include bar codes, hosting and…

SELLABAND pioneered crowdfunding for musicians years before Kickstarter, and is really Kickstarter's predecessor. The majority of participating artists are European, keeping it largely off US artists' radars. Sellaband differs from the modern selection of crowd funding platforms in that it takes a 15% fee in exchange for offering pro support to see successful fundraising campaigns to fruition. Backers can also get access to exclusive content, and the community is enthusiastic about music.

SELLABAND pioneered crowdfunding for musicians years before Kickstarter, and is really Kickstarter's predecessor. The majority of participating artists are European, keeping it largely off US artists' radars. Sellaband differs from the modern selection of crowd funding platforms in that it takes a 15% fee in exchange for offering pro support to see successful fundraising campaigns to fruition. Backers can also get access to exclusive content, and the community is enthusiastic about music.

BANDHAPPY connects independent musicians with amateurs who are still learning their instruments. Musicians give lessons either online through video sharing, or in person. "Teachers" are vetted by the Bandhappy staff and "Students" have the opportunity to learn directly from musicians. They take a 15% fee from the lesson rates you set.

BANDHAPPY connects independent musicians with amateurs who are still learning their instruments. Musicians give lessons either online through video sharing, or in person. "Teachers" are vetted by the Bandhappy staff and "Students" have the opportunity to learn directly from musicians. They take a 15% fee from the lesson rates you set.

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