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« on: July 02, 2005, 11:27:28 AM »

  I have been recording my own stuff for about two years now at home and I gave out my cd as Christmas presents last year.  I'd like to be able to start sharing some of my music by posting it on the internet.  My cd isn't one that I'm taking to stores, but I'd like to at least make it available to friends, family and (hopefully) even a few interested strangers.  Does anyone have a favorite site where you put up your music?

I'm looking for:
A site that is serious enough to be safe (noone is going to "steal" my material and make money on it),
but nice enough to be useful (people can listen or even download for their own pleasure.)
Big enough to be easy.
Fits a productive, ambitious musician who might not become famous.  I actually like my day job.
Doesn't cost- or at least not much.
Doesn't have virus-laden pop-ups

Thanks for any suggestions,

Kip
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« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2005, 02:40:54 PM »

Once you post music out there anyone can "borrow" your music - it is not a function of the website you choose to stop that.

If you are really concerned about this then start with registering your CD with:
http://www.copyright.gov/register/sound.html
then go to http://www.ascap.com/index.html  and sign up

If you are not too cheap to spend a few dollars a month for a rock solid website then check out
http://www.hostexcellence.com/documentation.php

Post again when it is up and running and let us hear your stuff.
Rick
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« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2005, 03:22:37 PM »

Thanks Rick,

Yes, I'm hoping that people will take it, just don't want them to claim to have written it.  The copyright is on my "to do" list right above the internet access. 

Thanks for the invitation to share:  I will definitely be spreading the word when I finally get these ducks in a row.

I was just looking at sound click, it looks pretty up and up but low key.  Anyone have experience with it?
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« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2005, 02:36:33 AM »

Take a look at  http://www.broadjam.com/   it's a very professional site.   I have some songs on there that I posted over a year ago.  You can post 3 songs for free and other members will review them for you.  You can also review other's songs.   You can post 50 songs with a $50 per year membership.  It doesn't have pop ups, people can visit and listen to your songs without having to register or provide an email address.  They only accept original material of course,  unless you have a mechanical license.
No matter what site you post on, there's always the chance someone can steal your song idea unless you have a copyright.   I'm sure my material isn't worth stealing so I don't worry about it for now.   :GRN>
Search for my song  "Wellandgood"   I also have one called "Rattler"    I have a couple more on there... but they stink.  ^_^
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« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2005, 08:38:42 PM »

Thanks for the warnings about risk, I'm pretty aware and not TOO worried-  maybe just enough to keep my ego active. 

I really like your songs and even went looking for the stinky ones afterward. It's great inspiration.  The site itself looks nice and I'm making my way through the somewhat overwritten FAQ. 

Kip
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« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2005, 04:01:49 AM »

If you want to set things up so that people can actually buy the CD in physical form, cdbaby.com is good, and my experience has been that they deliver quickly. 
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« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2005, 04:56:45 AM »

If you want to set things up so that people can actually buy the CD in physical form, cdbaby.com is good, and my experience has been that they deliver quickly. 

I have a CD there already. Pretty simple to set up. http://cdbaby.com/cd/derekcoombs
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« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2005, 06:37:34 AM »

Thanks.  I don't think my cd is in "sellable" condition right now, but it's a good ambition for the future. 

Ric-slo, I've just gotten through reading the hostexcellence pages and I'm still fairly confused about what it is.  Do they have a template like broadsound or soundclick for musicians, or are they simply a server that will host my sight (presumably that I have made or had made for me)?  It looks very good, but I'm not really up to designing a sight right now, though the prospect is tempting.  Tell me what you know.

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« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2005, 04:22:51 PM »

Thanks.  I don't think my cd is in "sellable" condition right now, but it's a good ambition for the future. 

Ric-slo, I've just gotten through reading the hostexcellence pages and I'm still fairly confused about what it is.  Do they have a template like broadsound or soundclick for musicians, or are they simply a server that will host my sight (presumably that I have made or had made for me)?  It looks very good, but I'm not really up to designing a sight right now, though the prospect is tempting.  Tell me what you know.

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« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2005, 12:30:40 AM »

Well, I went for it. Made myself a soundclick page and hope to make my own site with hostexcellence some day soon. ^_^

I am all excited with the one song I have up there so far, THANKS FOR THE ADVICE AND INSPIRATION! :GRN>

 I'll put it up as a new topic in "Technique and Playing" but the site is http://www.soundclick.com/bands/5/kiphendryandtheonestarhotel.htm
if you're up to taking a look.

Thanks,

Kip
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« Reply #10 on: July 06, 2005, 12:56:43 AM »

It appears that we'll have to wait until someone at Soundclick reviews your files for content before we can listen.

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« Reply #11 on: July 08, 2005, 04:17:47 AM »

Well, I went for it. Made myself a soundclick page and hope to make my own site with hostexcellence some day soon. ^_^

I am all excited with the one song I have up there so far, THANKS FOR THE ADVICE AND INSPIRATION! :GRN>

 I'll put it up as a new topic in "Technique and Playing" but the site is http://www.soundclick.com/bands/5/kiphendryandtheonestarhotel.htm
if you're up to taking a look.

Thanks,

Kip

Good music Kip. Glad you are getting it out there. Rick
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« Reply #12 on: July 09, 2005, 10:31:25 AM »

Rick,

Thanks for listening.  I appreciate your advice as well.  My wife has been working on a website as well and hostexcellence looks like a good space for both of us.

Kip
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