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Some links and resources to help you with your Indie Music Success!

There are a lot of great websites that are striving to help Indie Musicians and Unsigned Bands. Here are a few of the best sites we've found:

Garageband offers a range of free and paid services to musicians, such as gig promotion or advice from industry experts. At the core of these services is their unique review process. They use the opinions of their giant community to rank new music. Hundreds of thousands of listeners test and critique new songs. The result of this natural selection is an objective and well-organized ranking of the best new independent music.

CafePress enables you to sell a wide variety of products online with zero upfront costs. They provide all the necessary tools and services for you to design your own products and online shop without investing in any inventory or software! Get your FREE account setup within minutes and start selling shirts, hats, mugs and other goodies with your bands logo - all for no upfront cost!

One of the best places to start selling your CDs online. CD Baby is an amazing company that truly has a passion to help Indie Musicians. It's easy to sign up for and very fair! In a regular record deal or distribution deal, musicians only make $1-$2 per CD, if they ever get paid by their label. When selling through CD Baby, musicians make $6-$12 per CD, and get paid weekly.

They've been in business, and thriving, since March 1998. In fact they are the 2nd-largest seller of independent CDs on the web, 2nd only to Amazon.

This is a great, affordable service that makes it really easy for you put your music on your website for your fans to hear. Also allows you to create unlimited audio messages and audio postcards. Go to there site and hear some samples - you'll be amazed!
A great site for indie musicians featuring lots of articles and other resources.
An amazing collection of ebooks, printed books, audio books on CD, and CD-ROMs related to the music business! Lots of great resources to help you learn to market and promote your band!

The Music Directory
A collection of links to music related websites and newsgroups.
You Can Work From Anywhere is a staggering collection of tools and resources for mobile workers, telecommuters, and any one who works remotely (like touring musicians!). Learn how you can stay connected while on the road and find a flexible job that allows you to still have time to pursue your music!

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To succedd as an indie musician you'll need press and exposure for your band. Here is some help on your quest for press:
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