The internet has a lot of free tools that independent artists can use. Especially ones that don’t have help from entire crew or don’t have a budget at all. We suggest a list of tools that all independent artists should use!
Tools to Get to Know Your Fans
It’s very important for you as an artist to know your audience. And, these are tools that can help you achieve that:
Next Big Sound: The tool that can help you find your audience so you can focus on creating your new music. Also, with Next Big Sound, you can get insights for free.
Spotify for Artists: If you’re trying to make it in the streaming world, you should dive into this huge tool. Absolutely, Spotify for Artists can be very helpful to you, for learning more about your listeners and booking future gigs.
Pandora AMP: Pandora’s platform is definitely a free resource for musicians to promote and sell their releases. Additionally, Pandora is a big opportunity for musicians and artists that allows knowing where your audience is coming from and be able to engage with your listeners.
Music Blogs That Want to Help You
StoryAMP: You can spread your story with this platform. It can help you to connect with many journalists.
Electronic Musician: Here you can find all aspects of music production: from studio to stage, performance, recording, and technology.
Noiseporn: This blog will provide you with a 100% guarantee that your track will be listened to, critiqued, and considered for support on their website, for $50 per submission. Not only is worth it to pay, but this will give your track exposure to major record labels, music fans, and producers. As a matter of fact, you can also receive a refund for your purchase.
Create Your Own Website
Furthermore, having a website is crucial in today’s digital world. It is a helpful tool that can use it to connect with fans, sell merch, host all of your music, share photos from past gigs, and promotion. These are some website builder tools: Wix, Weebly, and Squarespace.
Design Tools for Flyers or Cover Art
You’re very excited about releasing your new track but you forgot to include a cover in your budget. Don’t worry. These tools, Canva and the Promo Republic have templates that can help you out and some are even free to use.
If you haven’t tried any of these tools, definitely you should. All of the above is worth trying it.