Creating and Submitting Music Online

03/25/2013 15:33


            With the integration of the Internet into almost ever facet of the media, an individual that wants to create and share their own creations can do it effortlessly. A potential artist has their choice of ways to submit music online and make it available for purchase or download. They can privately host their songs on a website that they purchase or maintain, or they can submit beats to a platform website that specializes in supporting and spotlighting up and coming artists by making their music easy to find and download.


            When a potential artist is looking to sell music online, the process becomes a bit trickier. Selling music online has a lot of stipulations concerning copyright infringement, processing of funds, and receiving credit for a piece of work. There are host websites that can help maintain downloads and purchases for artists without the artist having to plot the logistics of it themselves. These websites usually require memberships and have a limit on downloads and purchases, and often charge a small percentage of purchases for their part in the transaction.


            Music publishing isn’t any easier. It’s one thing for a potential artist to throw a couple of home brewed MP3s up on a domain or self maintained blog for public consumption. Having that music recognized and purchased for a fair price is a different spectrum all together. Music publishers are usually very discriminating when it comes to putting their name on a certain artist or band If an artist or band is a flop, music publishers run the risk of being humiliated for promoting one lack luster song. Because musical trends tend to fluctuate over time, music production jobs are difficult to secure and even more difficult to keep.


            If artists want to be the next big thing, the key element they have to remember is originality. Music publishers and record companies get thousands of submissions a day because of the availability and lack of skill it takes to operate a keyboard and computer program. There is an overload of new songs and artists that record labels can choose from, especially when mixing and music-publishing software is either free or cheap and easy to use. Because anyone with the drive and time to write and mix their own songs can potentially become the next musical sensation, the future for possible artists and bands looks promising, especially on the Internet.