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
What do you think? Please share your thoughts below!
Denise

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