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#1131031 - 09/26/17 09:29 AM Considering A Streaming Service For My Material  
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Right now, while home recovering from a second heart attack and waiting to see where my health is concerning a sudden partial blindness in my right eye, I have been writing, recording and producing, in my opinion, decent material of mine. "Not bad." So now I would like to see if I could generate any interest in what I offer by either using Spotify, Soundclick or any other service anyone here has worked with and is happy with.

It is not my intention to make millions I am more interested in stroking my own ego smile and curious to see if what I write and perform could "sell".

I am new at this so ask for all and any advice the pros here have to offer.

Thank you.


"Is this a practice? They are all practices." John Denver


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#1131114 - 09/29/17 03:20 PM Re: Considering A Streaming Service For My Material [Re: Douglas Murphy]  
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I've posted on Sound Click and Sound cloud....I also make videos from my mp3's with my movie maker. I post on my facebook page also. I never tried to sell a song. Right now I can't do any of it because I can't upload from a cd to an mp3 and can't use any of my mp3/s because my computer is broken and I can't afford another one. I have over 400 songs on my Barry Butler youtube page. I'm sorry to hear about your sight and heart attacks. I've had Non Hodgkin's Lymphoma for 4 years so I know what you are going through.....Barry

#1131115 - 09/29/17 03:52 PM Re: Considering A Streaming Service For My Material [Re: Douglas Murphy]  
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Doug, I am just now at that point (and pretty much for the same reasons). Actually, it's not just vanity. Most of my relatives and friends have Spotify, not so much SoundCloud, etc, and, since they are the only ones who actually listen to my stuff occasionally, I thought I might as well make it easier for them. Also, I just enjoy finding out how to do stuff.

You can't go directly to Spotify and the like. You have to go through a distributor, of which there are an increasing number. CD Baby is an established favorite, but there are others like Distro Kid, which are becoming very popular. You might find this excellent link helpful - I certainly did.

I signed up with the newest kid on the block, Amuse. I uploaded one song to them last week, and I must say the process was easy and painless. They have an unusual way of doing stuff. It's all done through a phone app. The recommended way to upload songs is first to send them to DropBox. If you don't have an account, it's easy to sign up. You then also need to download the DropBox app on your phone, which takes about a minute. I sent my song and cover art work to DropBox from my PC, opened the Amuse app, entered the information about the song and hit a button that popped up to download from DropBox. Very quick and easy.

I can't say anything about the reporting, as my song doesn't go live until next Friday, but it looks clear enough.

Oh, and it's free.

Hope this helps.

#1131118 - 09/29/17 05:23 PM Re: Considering A Streaming Service For My Material [Re: Douglas Murphy]  
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It is easy and inexpensive to place your mp3s on those services. Look for DistroKid or CD Baby. The problem is getting anyone interested in them. It takes marketing, social media, etc. etc. etc.


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