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Many websites have been put up to warn people about scams
and services that do not live up to expectations. As a result we have
had a huge void in websites that list services that reach or exceed our expectations.
Every March I send out emails to thousands of people requesting that if they had a great
experience with any company, service, or website involved in the music business to please send me
that information. Well, it seems as if it is much harder to get people to respond and share a
good experience then a bad one so we will slowly build each of our sections based on the results of the March
emails and we will continue to add more and more topics and compliments as we move forward.
EvO:R does not take responsibility for any site or service in this section. We are simply providing
websites and services that have exceeded expectation in the past.
MP3 Hosting Services Suggestions|
I have a page there. And the users tend to be very positive and upbeat. I
sometimes wonder if they are a cult... but can't find the evidence of it.
You can have a free page there that will generally fit three tunes. Or you
can go premium and get more exposure, disk space, etc. The owner of the site
is very approachable. The forums there are great for networking with other
The president is a guy called Alan Horvath whom I first met at mp3.com as an artist. So it's
a new website model, built for artists by artists. The site itself may be off-line at present as they are planning a big public
relaunch but I've been with them a couple of months and reasonably well established as a charting artist. I think this is a great little set-up
with a lot of potential.
We have had a good experience with Garageband.com. It is a great
way to get random honest feedback on your material! This site allows you to have your own
(garage) and for a set amount of reviews---15 words or more you can upload your own mp3's
for review! Not only can you choose your own genres there are also sub-genres to further
categorize your music! upon upload you have a choice of "storing" your music or entering
it into a contest with other bands of your genre.....We had a great honest experience
with this site!
Coming Very Soon
It is a site that promotes...for a fee, your music or you
can use it for free to enter your music on the Internet "charts" separated by genre
of course! Anyway these sites have a potential for promotion and it is fun to watch
your music rise and fall!.....Bend 'em Brotha!
It has been a long journey since online music distributors
(OMDs) began offering precious bandwidth for independent musicians. I only go back as
far as 1994, but that is ancient history.
We all found out about OMDs in the mid- to late-90s and, of course, we all found out
about mp3 dot com. And most of us jumped on to that bandwidth wagon quickly. After all,
it was free. And before long it was offering royalties for downloads and for plays. Along
came other OMDs, all free. A lot of others. All of 'em were free, so, it made sense
to get a page on each one.
One of those "other" OMDs was Ampcast dot com. And if you would have made me forecast
in '98 that it would still be standing, no less thriving, while mp3 dot com burned to
cinders, I would have said, "No way." And I am a betting man.
Fortunately for me, after mp3 dot com became an unmanageable mess and was only truly
servicing those who paid to be there (and stopped paying anyone money that was being
scammed by too many artists anyway), I put up some bucks to stay at Ampcast dot com.
Yes, the free ride at OMDs was over and most of the growing OMDs were charging.
There were others that continued to be free but they weren't offering much and
most of them collided with the economy and dismantled.
Why did I stay at Ampcast? For one, they had the best CD program. Rebook-quality CDs.
I was tired of those mp3 dot com digital disks. Before that joint even crashed I was
planning a CD release at Ampcast.
Another great reason for staying was that people who actually answer emails ran
Ampcast. Not just a staff of hired hands-I'm talking the owners of the joint.
True. I got to know one of them pretty well, just from emails and phone calls.
That's right, most of us at Ampcast have the phone numbers of an owner or two
and these guys talk with you, call you back, write emails to respond to questions
and problems. It's revolutionary. At least considering the poor standard that
mp3 dot com set.
And, of course, Ampcast wasn't just pushing the digital envelope in the customer
service department. No sir, they also had internet broadcasting. Live programs that
played music from the site. Not stupid "stations" like mp3 dot com offered-those
lists of songs that anyone could develop. Ampcast dot com "radio" had real people
talking and playing Ampcast music.
This place was a bastion of hip notions. It was the only club that mattered,
as I saw it. And so I became more and more involved in it, focusing my indie
working time on a relationship that seems to have no end. Because Ampcast is
still around, even as other OMDs bite the cyber dust. And slowly, Ampcast gets
better, with more features and stronger support to all who hang their musical
Of course you can still have pages and music anywhere else you want.
Ampcast is not demanding exclusivity. However, if you are serious about
being on an OMD, about releasing quality CDs, having the page of your choice
and design, getting "airplay" on the internet and having the best support
any OMD has available, then you need to become exclusive to Ampcast. If you
are going to pay rent to be on an OMD, you can live in a palace at basement
room prices at Ampcast....Frank Cotolo
Cotolo @ Ampcast
High Grass Boys @ Ampcast
Chronicles @ Ampcast
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