Who's Online Now
19 registered members (maccharles, couchgrouch, Fdemetrio, Joe Wrabek, Barry David Butler, Dave Rice, Harriet Ames, 3 invisible), and 344 guests, and
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Shout Box
Member Spotlight
Perfectpitch
Perfectpitch
Indianapolis,IN USA
Posts: 515
Joined: May 2002
Show All Member Profiles 
What's Going On
I Like Walking Beside You
by Noel96. 06/23/18 12:23 AM
What Everyone Says
by Noel96. 06/23/18 12:07 AM
So Blue (acquired taste song)
by Noel96. 06/22/18 11:58 PM
Charles Krauthammer
by Fdemetrio. 06/22/18 11:49 PM
So Beautiful
by Noel96. 06/22/18 11:43 PM
Win Your Heart
by Noel96. 06/22/18 11:42 PM
Father & Son (My Version) HAPPY FATHERS DAY
by Noel96. 06/22/18 11:38 PM
What is your favorite Broadway Musical Song?
by Moosesong. 06/22/18 09:16 PM
Race to the Bottom
by Moosesong. 06/22/18 07:55 PM
I'm Not Givin' Up On Love
by mikegouthro. 06/22/18 03:54 PM
What are friends for. Vic
by mikegouthro. 06/22/18 03:45 PM
Sometimes I Can't Breathe
by mikegouthro. 06/22/18 01:32 PM
Far From My One True Love
by mikegouthro. 06/22/18 12:52 PM
Going Home To Heaven (For Charles Krauthammer)
by mikegouthro. 06/22/18 12:43 PM
Cross Your Heart
by mikegouthro. 06/22/18 12:18 PM
How Many Tears In A Broken Heart
by Michael LeBlanc. 06/22/18 10:30 AM
Downloading Music for CD Question???
by John Lawrence Schick. 06/22/18 10:15 AM
Don't Feel the Rain
by Dave Rice. 06/22/18 08:12 AM
SONG TONE
by Delmont. 06/21/18 10:58 PM
NEW MEMBERS CHECK HERE
by mikegouthro. 06/21/18 06:41 PM
New CD from Colin's band, Rosewood Creek
by Brian Austin Whitney. 06/21/18 06:26 PM
Playing To An Empty Room
by niteshift. 06/21/18 11:55 AM
New Album release.
by 9ne. 06/21/18 08:30 AM
Joe Watt
by Dave Rice. 06/21/18 08:24 AM
Another Gone Midnight Song
by Deej56. 06/20/18 10:25 PM
Sidewinder
by Deej56. 06/20/18 10:20 PM
A Love Like Bogey & Becall
by Deej56. 06/20/18 09:45 PM
DAMN POETRY
by Vicarn. 06/20/18 01:48 PM
The Service Dog Hal & Jane...
by Deacon. 06/20/18 02:19 AM
Dark Side of The Moon Ensemble Seeking....
by Firebull777. 06/19/18 07:21 PM
Top Posters(All Time)
Calvin 19,466
Travis david 10,896
Kevin Emmrich 10,539
Jean Bullock 10,330
Kaley Willow 10,240
Two Singers 9,571
Joice Marie 9,186
Mackie H. 8,830
glynda 8,574
Mike Dunbar 8,574
Tricia Baker 8,318
Colin Ward 7,880
Corey 7,357
couchgrouch 7,313
Dave Rice 6,706
Wyman Lloyd 6,578
Mark Kaufman 6,432
Joe Wrabek 6,401
ben willis 6,092
Lynn Orloff 5,788
Louis 5,725
Vicarn 5,648
Linda Sings 5,604
niteshift 5,385
KimberlyinNC 5,210
Derek Hines 4,893
DonnaMarilyn 4,618
Blake Hill 4,528
Neil Cotton 4,365
Bob Cushing 4,351
Bill Osofsky 4,199
Cindy Miller 4,178
Tom Shea 4,173
TamsNumber4 4,029
Roy Cooper 3,996
nightengale 3,965
Caroline 3,865
Kolstad 3,781
Dan Sullivan 3,710
MFB III 3,687
Dottie 3,427
joewatt 3,411
beechnut79 3,381
Bill Cooper 3,279
John Hoffman 3,199
E Swartz 3,120
Skip Johnson 3,027
Pam Hurley 3,007
Terry G 3,005
PopTodd 2,885
Harriet Ames 2,869
Nigel Quin 2,806
MidniteBob 2,706
Nelson 2,562
Tom Tracy 2,558
Polly Hager 2,526
Jerry Jakala 2,524
Al Alvarez 2,499
Eric Thome 2,448
Hummingbird 2,401
Stan Loh 2,263
Sam Wilson 2,241
Judy Hollier 2,232
Erica Ellis 2,202
Wendy D 2,182
TrumanCoyote 2,096
Marty Helly 2,012
DukeWill 1,984
floyd jane 1,910
Clint Anglin 1,904
cindyrella 1,888
David Wright 1,866
maccharles 1,855
Clairejeanne 1,851
Cindy LaRosa 1,824
Ronald Boyt 1,675
Noel Downs 1,620
Iggy 1,615
Rick Heenan 1,576
Cal 1,574
Jack Swain 1,554
Pete Larsen 1,537
Ann Tygart 1,529
Tom Breshers 1,487
RogerS 1,461
Tom Franz 1,452
Ralph Blight 1,440
Chuck Crowe 1,435
Kenneth Cade 1,429
Rick Norton 1,428
Janice & Bud 1,413
bholt 1,411
Letha Allen 1,406
in2piano 1,404
Stan Simons 1,402
mattbanx 1,384
Jen Shaner 1,373
Charlie Wong 1,347
GocartMoz 1,340
KevinP 1,324
Vondelle 1,316
Tom W. 1,313
Jan Petter 1,301
scottandrew 1,292
DakLander 1,265
Ian Ferrin 1,230
PeteG 1,228
Glen King 1,212
IdeaGuy 1,209
AaronAuthier 1,177
Diane Ewing 1,158
summeoyo 1,085
Gerry 1,084
joro 1,077
BobbyJoe 1,075
S.DEE 1,040
yann 1,037
Tony A 1,016
lane1777 1,013
argo 986
peaden 984
Wolvman 960
IronKnee 929
Jak Kelly 912
krtinberg 890
Drifter 886
Petra 883
RJC 845
Brenda152 840
Nadia 827
Juan 797
TKO 784
frahmes 781
teletwang 762
90 dB 745
tbryson 737
Andy K 734
Andy Kemp 733
ant 732
Jackie444 722
3daveyO3 704
Dayson 703
Dixie 701
Joy Boy 695
9ne 694
Knute 686
Lee Arten 678
Katziis 652
R.T.MOORE 638
quality 637
Deej56 633
CG King 622
douglas 621
Mel 614
NaomiSue 601
Pat Hardy 599
Irwin 589
Shandy 589
Ria 587
TAMERA64 583
qbaum 570
nitepiano 565
pRISCILLA 556
Tink2 553
musica 539
deanbell 528
Moosesong 527
RobertK 527
BonzaiWag 523
Roderic 522
BB Wilbur 511
goodfolks 499
Zeek 487
Stu 486
Steve P. 481
KathyW 462
allenb 459
MaxG 458
R&M 458
Philjo 454
fanito 448
trush48 448
Fdemetrio 443
dmk 442
arealrush 437
DGR 436
avweek 435
Stephen D 433
Emmy 431
Rob L 426
marquez 422
kit 419
Softkrome 417
kyrksongs 415
RRon 408
Laura G. 407
VNORTH 407
Debra 407
eb 406
cuebald 399
EdPerrone 399
Dannyk1 395
Hobart 395
Davyboy49 393
Smile 389
GJShades 387
Ezt 384
tone 380
Marla 380
Cecilee 379
iggyiggy 378
coalminer 377
java 374
spidey 371
sweetsong 370
danny 367
Jim Ryan 360
papaG 353
Alek 352
Z - man 350
John K 348
JamesDF5 347
Jaden 344
ddreuter 341
TheBaz 340
Steggy 339
leif 339
tonedeaf 336
rickwork 334
Eddie Ray 332
Johnboy 328
Bob Lever 328
Helicon1 327
lucian 326
Muskie 321
kc 319
Z. Mulls 318
ptondreau 313
ONOFFON 312
Chris B. 310
trush 304
ed323 297
Ellen M 293
lizzorn 291
nicnac49 290
pomeranj 289
Char 286
ktunes 285
mastrose 280
Register Today!
Welcome to the Just Plain Folks forums! You are currently viewing our forums as a Guest which gives you limited access to most of our discussions and to other features.

By joining our free community you will have access to post and respond to topics, communicate privately with our users (PM), respond to polls, upload content, and access many other features. Registration is fast, simple, and absolutely free; so please join our community today!
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate This Thread
#1131031 - 09/26/17 09:29 AM Considering A Streaming Service For My Material  
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 6,136
Douglas Murphy Offline
Top 40 Poster
Douglas Murphy  Offline
Top 40 Poster

Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 6,136
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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.

Douglas


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

www.soundclick.com/dougmurphy

Skype Contact: douglas.murphy8
#1131114 - 09/29/17 03:20 PM Re: Considering A Streaming Service For My Material [Re: Douglas Murphy]  
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 3,227
Barry David Butler Online content
Top 100 Poster
Barry David Butler  Online Content
Top 100 Poster

Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 3,227
Sebring, Florida USA
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]  
Joined: May 2017
Posts: 226
Gavin Sinclair Offline
Serious Contributor
Gavin Sinclair  Offline
Serious Contributor

Joined: May 2017
Posts: 226
Conover, North Carolina, USA
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.
http://aristake.com/post/cd-baby-tunecore-ditto-mondotunes-zimbalam-or

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]  
Joined: May 2006
Posts: 7,880
Colin Ward Offline
Colin Ward  Offline

Top 25 Poster

Joined: May 2006
Posts: 7,880
Saint Petersburg. FL
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.


Colin

I try to critique as if you mean business.....

http://colinwardmusic.com/

http://rosewoodcreekband.com/



Support Just Plain Folks

We would like to keep the membership in Just Plain Folks FREE! Your donation helps support the many programs we offer including Road Trips and the Music Awards.


Membership
Join Just Plain Folks
to receive the free
JPNotes Newsletter!
*this is separate from
message board registration*

Newest Members
Frauwin, mikegouthro, Firebull777, KaseyNi, mehdiahmadvand
21047 Registered Users
Forum Statistics
Forums116
Topics118,072
Posts1,112,573
Members21,047
Average Posts Daily39
Most Online1,506
Mar 16th, 2017
Just Plain Quotes
"If you choose the right rut to get stuck in, you'll enjoy the journey the whole way, regardless of the final destination!" -Brian Austin Whitney
Today's Birthdays
Andrew Aversa (31)
Popular Topics(Views)
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0