I have been meaning to announce this here sooner, but I have been “distracted” with other recent events.
I have been taking the lessons learned by creating and managing this site and have applied them to a new site. This new site is very similar to AnimeMusicVideos.org except without the anime or the video. The new site is for independent bands and musicians to showcase their works similar to how the Org handles AMVs. This new site is called:
This site will give bands a place to have their music searchable and available to the world. Bands can set the price of their music from free to whatever they want per track or per album. The royalties generated by sales of songs go directly to the individual artists and copyright holders automatically.
The site features member profiles, band profiles, band recordings, band concert dates (calendar), customizable member and band home page layouts, and a forum. Bands can upload songs, group them into albums, and set the prices of each. There will be unlimited upload space (handy if you record all your show and want them all available to the world) in any format they want (mp3, ogg, etc). Bands keep all rights to their songs and are not bound by any long-term contract. Members can search and download music that they like, review, and discuss it all.
The site is very much in “beta” mode right now. Not everything has been fully tested. (Think of it as if the Org, with all the functionality it has now, were created yesterday and members are just now filling in forms and uploads for the first time on the system and that’s the state NMH is in.) As such, everything is free. Uploads, downloads, everything.
If you are in or know a band that has written and recorded their own music (no cover songs, yet), please have them check out the site. As soon as the site reaches a critical mass, the site should start to grow nicely on its own. In the mean time, let all bands you can think of know about the site.
Let me know what you think of the site. Feedback is greatly appreciated. Good luck and have fun!!