London (Top40 Charts/ Sounds2Buy Limited) - A new professional platform for unsigned and independent bands to sell and promote their music has been launched at Sounds2Buy.com. Musicians are using the site to expand their current audiences and to sell their songs online, offering the rare opportunity to make some cash from their art. In addition to this service, Sounds2Buy.com includes a range of other useful services for up-and-coming bands and artists, including:
- Merchandising areas where users can design their own t-shirts before selling them on the site
- A review section that allows musicians and listeners to leave feedback on each other's music - potentially boosting their profile through recommendation for a front-page feature
- A range of articles aimed at people in the music business, offering guidance and advice on making it as a commercial success
Although a huge number of firms claim to offer the world to young musicians, Sounds2Buy.com has a new slant in that it provides a straightforward way for bands and musicians to actually sell their music to paying and willing audiences for cash.
The website prides itself on being user-friendly and seems to be an effective way for new musicians to enhance their public profile.
Interestingly, the site has a partner radio station, Ore Stone Radio, which plays submitted music from the site, providing another route to notoriety for hopefuls.
The site's founder, Ben Rivaux explains that there are different types of accounts open to new users: "the first type of account is free and lets users upload one video and as many as five of their tracks for streaming and sale, so artists can start building a fan base straightaway."
Devoted music fan Ben says he came up with the idea for the site after growing frustrated with big companies making huge profits from artists. He claims he is aiming to put song royalties back where they belong: in the pockets of the musicians who created them.