Where to Host Your Music Online for Free

There’s no such thing as a musician that’s so in love with the object of their craft – music – that they’re completely oblivious of the fact that somehow, the music they create needs to reach an audience. Even music geniuses have to understand the merits of distribution.

But we live in the 21st century, and one of the things that define us is our reliance on online tools and services for just about anything — music storage and distribution included. If you’re wondering where a novice musician can upload their music and start building momentum, don’t worry. We’ll show you.

Let’s start with Spotify

What can go wrong? One of the world’s biggest music streaming platforms will give you a potential reach you can only dream of, as well as a couple of ways to kickstart your career more easily. The Discover tool and the Release Radar will soon become your best friend.

Of course, getting playlisted is extremely important, too. But while you’re trying to find a way to work on that, remember that a promotional service with an official website can help you start getting noticed on the platform. The rest could fall in after that.

Next, Try YouTube

YouTube is, first and foremost, a video sharing platform. Does this make it a lesser place for hosting your music online? Of course, it doesn’t! YouTube has been instrumental in the careers of some of the biggest pop stars of today. Why wouldn’t you be one of them?

You will need a catchy video, though. But then again, the better you are, the less catchy the video has to be. As long as there’s the talent to be showcased and the footage manages to do just that, YouTube can be a magical platform for hosting aspiring musicians’ music.

Bandcamp, When Things Get Serious

Okay, maybe not too serious, but Bandcamp is a platform for musicians that offers much more than simple music hosting. At the point when you start thinking about sales, and what else you can offer besides music — musicians have to make a living, too, and merch is a stream profit — Bandcamp becomes one of the better options out there.

SoundCloud, For Building Community

Bandcamp isn’t the only hip place where people like to host their music. SoundCloud’s large user base that includes both creators and those who listen to music will give you something other platforms might lack – a sense of community.

Of course, it doesn’t hurt that you’ll have the option to monetize your music. And you’ll be able to access statistics that will show you how engaging your music and presence on the platform is. In this measure-than-manage world, those kinds of metrics count for an awful lot.

Finally, Your Website

If your hosting packet doesn’t support it, you can host the actual music files somewhere else. The important thing about having your website is that it can act as a sort of a focal point of all your other online assets.

It’s a concept you can easily lift from marketing — they would create campaigns on several channels but have them all lead to the website, as the place where the grand proposal is. Using the same approach, you can post everything from exclusive content to exclusive merch on your website and make it a necessary stop on the road to your fandom.

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