Internet Promotion for Musicians and Bands

It doesn’t have to cost a lot to get the search engines (& listeners!) to notice your new site. We’ve put together some resources that we’ve found to be most effective in promoting music-related sites.

free music directory & community submissions

They are free & don’t require a link back from your website. (The very few that do are noted.) Check out the lists below.

directory submission tips

For maximum results, I recommend reading my tips for effective website submission / promotion before you start on the list below.

professional directory submission services

If you don’t want to wade through all the links below (it is very time consuming!), I can submit your site for you. Check out my directory submission service page for details, and please email with questions or to get started. I do this for a living and can maximize your chances for success.

Please note: Some of these sites are restricted to only a certain genre of music. Also, (tnas) = temporarily not accepting submissions.

Music Directories for Bands & Musicians

(some include record labels, too)

  1. www.bandarchive.com
  2. www.edge-inc.net
  3. www.indiemusic.com (tnas)
  4. www.moxienation.com (tnas)
  5. www.pureindierock.com (bands)

Directories for Bands, Musicians & Other Music-Related Resources

Submit your URL & description, etc. Some sites offer other services too. These sites each cover a broad spectrum of musical styles. See the list further down this page for genre-specific sites.

  1. www.123artist.com (noncommercial sites only)
  2. www.8notes.com
  3. www.arts-entertainment-world.info
  4. http://www.artistopia.com/
  5. www.audioworld.com
  6. www.autonomousindustry.com
  7. www.bandpromo.me
  8. www.byofl.org
  9. www.capotastomusic.com
  10. www.clearlymusic.com
  11. www.cleverjoe.com (r)
  12. www.directory.fm
  13. www.hearandplay.com
  14. www.iballerdirectory.com
  15. www.localmusicdirectory.com
  16. www.muse411.com
  17. www.musi-cal.com
  18. www.musicdirectory.com
  19. www.musichits.org
  20. www.musiclopedia.com
  21. www.music-movies-download.com
  22. www.music-sites.net
  23. www.musicworld1000.com
  24. www.recordcollectorsguild.org
  25. www.thebigmusicindustrydirectory.com
  26. www.themode.com
  27. www.the-music-directory.com
  28. www.musesmuse.com (r)
  29. www.taxi.com (reciprocal)
  30. www.evor.com (by email)

Location-Specific Music Directories

  1. www.australianmusicdirectory.com (Australia)
  2. www.musicdirectory.com.au (Australia)
  3. www.amws.com.au (Australia)
  4. www.bandhosts.co.uk (UK / Ireland musicians)
  5. www.banddirectory.co.uk (UK local bands)
  6. www.localbandnetwork.com (USA)
  7. www.indie-music.com (USA) (recip)

Music Directories & Communities for Specific Types of Music & Subjects

  1. www.blackgospel.com/links/ (gospel)
  2. www.balladtree.com (folk)
  3. www.ezfolk.com (folk)
  4. www.folkalliance.org.au (Australian folk)
  5. www.folksylinks.it (folk)
  6. www.folkalley.com/community/links/ (folk)
  7. www.folkworld.de/frog/ (folk)
  8. www.efolkmusic.org (folk – pay to get listed, but probably worth it)
  9. www.mudcat.org/links/ (folk/blues)
  10. www.folkandroots.co.uk (UK folk artists)
  11. www.americana.uk.com (Americana, alt-country, UK)
  12. www.viac.co.uk (acoustic venues, UK)
  13. www.guitarnotes.com (guitar)
  14. www.guitarsite.com (guitar)
  15. www.theguitarport.com (guitar)
  16. www.drumsrich.com (drums) (r)
  17. www.jambase.com (jam bands)
  18. www.westcoastrockers.com (rock) (by email)
  19. www.trashsurfin.de (rock/punk)
  20. www.punksearch.org (punk)
  21. www.darkdb.com/eklein/ (industrial /goth)
  22. www.alphamanbeast.com (noise)
  23. www.hiphopcity.com/directory/ (hip hop)
  24. www.musicalonline.com (classical)

More Music-Related Directories

  1. www.dreamharvest.org (music-related, no bands)
  2. www.recordlabelresource.com (music business) (via email)
  3. www.useyourears.com (music business)
  4. www.therecordindustry.com (music business)
  5. www.galaris.com (music industry) (r)
  6. www.voice123directory.com (music / performing arts business)
  7. www.audiomastermind.com (audio)
  8. www.prosoundweb.com (audio)

Music Communities

These are the type of websites where you create a profile, upload mp3s, photos, etc. Some offer promotion opportunities or CD sales.

  1. tweewoo.com NEW!
  2. Artistopia
  3. Sonic Bids
  4. My Space
  5. Pure Volume
  6. Sound Click