Best site to download music from? Although there are a lot of cons to joining Spotify as an artist is undeniable that this Swedish start-up is in control of the music industry and hosting your songs on the platform can help you increase your fanbase exponentially especially if you can get your music in playlists curated by Spotify. For indie musicians without a label Spotify can help you kick-start your career but lately this has become increasingly difficult as some major labels like Sony, Universal and Warner own a significant piece of shares of the company so in reality a lot of these major playlists suffer monetary influence from these labels and work similarly to radio stations.
The name “SoundCloud” doesn’t really need any explicit introduction – I’d probably be having a hard time trying to find a musician who has never heard about it in his life. When the service was first introduced to the world 12 years ago (in 2007), it kinda revolutionized the way of publishing music online by creating a large, community-driven platform able to connect underground music creators with fans who were looking for new music to listen to. Anyone could upload almost anything instantly and there were always some ears to listen – no wonder that the popularity of the service quickly skyrocketed and there were quite a few big musicians whose careers took off from SoundCloud. But it was too beautiful to last forever.
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As an artist, if you’re looking to reach your fans directly by cutting out the assortment of middlemen, YungCloud is a great alternative to Soundcloud. According to its founders, “Yungcloud is meant to connect up-and-coming artists and provide them with a platform to get their music heard by larger audiences”. True to its name, the service is much younger than any of the other platforms above it in out list, having been launched only in 2015. The YungCloud website is pretty similar to that of SoundCloud in terms of its look and feel, so existing SoundCloud users will feel at-home while using the platform. While YungCloud has all the makings of an effective SoundCloud alternative, there are a few things that are holding it back right now. One of the major complaints about the platform has been the relatively high number of bootlegs that exist unabated. The company will obviously have to tackle this problem seriously if it wants to be taken seriously by musicians from around the world. Secondly, the service’s relatively small user-base is also a problem for indie artistes who want their music to reach as many listeners as possible. However, once YungCloud tackles these issues, chances are, it will be a more effective SoundCloud alternative than it is at the moment.
Producers: You’re welcome to upload your original music and use the sharing feature. In fact, we HIGHLY RECOMMEND uploading your music and begin sharing ASAP to increase your statistics. This will ensure that your profile and music will be higher on the charts and will get the ultimate visibility when the flood of DJs, producers and listeners are invited to TheFuture. This will convert into the highest commissions for your music from the very start. The “Share” function works for both links and embedded. Feel free to use our global network for streaming your music to your fans, which is 100% free. While we are in the BETA stage, all DJs and Listeners will be able to download without charge, so there will be no commissions distribution. However, as soon as the platform is announced publicly and we begin accepting subscription signups, you will begin to receive commissions on every download from paying subscribers! Explore a few extra details at thefuture.fm.