Resources for Musicians and Bands

This list includes some great resources for musicians, bands, DJs, and music producers. It includes everything from promotion, collaboration, tech setup, learning tools and apps, to other useful guides.

Music Promotion

How to Create a Music Website – Quick Start Guide – We have written an easy to follow guide on how to create a music website. It’s simple to follow, and you don’t need any previous technical knowledge of web design.

How to Start a Band Mailing List – It may seem boring but your mailing list is an incredibly important music promotion tool. You are actually in control of your email list, and it’s often far better in the long term than trying to build social media followers. Check out this guide to show you how to start and grow an email list.

How to Get Your Songs On iTunes and Spotify for Free – It may seem daunting to get your music up on Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, Apple music, and more. But it’s actually a lot easier than you might think when you use music aggregators. You can even do it for free, as long as you’re okay with paying a small commission on earnings from your streams. This is not really a problem for most, so be sure to check that one out.

Home Studio

How to Record Music at Home – If you were just getting started with home recording, then check out our guide, which tells you everything you need to know from microphones to audio interfaces to software that you can use your computer. This is a no-nonsense guide that tells you exactly what you need to get started. The face of the music industry has changed. Some global music names have literally recorded their tracks from their bedroom laptops. There is nothing stopping you apart from passion, perseverance, and a willingness to learn. 

The 5 Best Plugin Bundles for a Pro Sound – If you want to get a pro sound, then invest in a good suite of audio plugins (VST, AU, AAX) can make quite a positive impact on the quality of your productions. Buying a plugin bundle often works out as much cheaper than buying them individually. You also do not have the hassle of installing and activating and managing lots of different plugins from different plugin makers.

Collaboration

10 Great Music Collaboration Websites and Apps – Some of the best music collaboration websites online that can help you work and get in touch with other musicians, producers, and singers.

Teaching Music Online (Setup, Apps, Finding Students, Tips) – Tips on how to teach music online. Everything from your tech setup, to tips on how to excel in virtual teaching!

Useful Tools to Improve and Learn

Music Making Apps for iOS and Android – You don’t have to have a high-tech setup to make some music digitally! There are plenty of great apps for your phones that can do a great job. 

Music Theory and Ear Training Apps – It’s easy to feel like you’re stuck in a dead-end when trying to learn music theory. There are some apps available that make the job easier. Also, you may feel that you’re lacking in the skill of being able to recognize notes. You may not be gifted with perfect pitch, but you can still get as close to it as possible!

Key Finder Websites – This is a very useful tool for DJs and music producers that want to quickly find the key that the music is in. This includes websites, apps, and plugins that can be useful.

Best Podcasts for Musicians – If you’re looking for some inspiration from musicians and others that are very active in the music industry, then check out this list of podcasts. It’s a great option to listen to while you’re traveling, exercising, or on a commute, as opposed to listen to the news all day long!

Instruments

The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Ukuleles – A great quick-start guide written to help you answer all of your questions about Ukuleles, in order to get started right away!

Top 10 Easiest Instruments to Learn – Struggling to figure out what musical instrument to start playing, check out this article!

DJ

How To Become A DJ – The Beginner Guide on Equipment and Gigging –  The amount of DJ related information out there can be a little overwhelming. This guide is intended to give you a nice run-through of the most important things you need to know in order to get a start at DJing.

Summary

That’s our list of some of our best resources that we can point you to. We will update this list as we add more useful guides and resources on this site.