101 Awesome Resources for Musicians

Hello and thanks for stopping by. This 101 resource guide for musicians is designed to give you a basic outline of how you can manage your music career. Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Musical Instruments & Gear

First things first. Before you can get to the main stage, you’ve got to pick up some instruments. Whether you’re a beginner musician and an old pro. These are the top music shops we recommend.

1. Amazon [Musical Instruments]

2. zZounds

3. Musicians Friend

Additional Music Sites: Guitar Center, Sam Ash, Sweetwater, and American Music Supply.

Practicing / Learning

Alright, now that you’ve got you’re gear it’s time to start mastering your sound.

4. JamPlay

5. Fender Play

6. Superior Singing Method

7. Singorama

8. Rocket Piano

9. Virtual Sheet Music

10. Soundfly

11. Guitar Player

12. Ultimate Guitar

Bandmates / Collaborators

Getting the band together. It’s likely you already know some musicians in you’re local town but you can use these resources to help find out musicians.

13. MusicianFinder.com

14. Kompoz

Songwriting

Crafting you’re best work. Theses tools will help you create the best songs you can.

15. The Chord Wheel: The Ultimate Tool for All Musicians

16. Music Theory: From Absolute Beginner to Expert

17. Writing Better Lyrics

18. Songsalive!

Recording / Producing

You’ve got the band together and the songs are written. It’s time to record an album!

19. Home Recording Gear

20. Studios

21. Production Software

22. Beatport

Branding / Merchandise

Work on your band image. Get your logo designed and put together an awesome band biography.

23. Fiver – Bio

24. UpWork

25. BigCartel

26. Threadless

27. Band Name check

28. Wornstar

29. Disc Makers

30. Vinyl

Website

Get on the internet!

31. GoDaddy

32. Bandzoogle

You can also hire a web designer at Fiver, UpWork

Social Media

Engage with your fans!

33. Facebook

34. Twitter

35. Instagram

36. Snap Chat

37. YouTube

38. Pinterest

Performing / Touring

Get on the main stage!

39. EventBrite

40. SonicBids

41. Indieonthemove

42. SXSW

43. Insurance

Streaming / Distribution

Let it be heard!

44. Spotify

45. Tidal

46. BandCamp

47. Songcast

48. iTunes

49. CDBaby

50. Pandora

51. Sound Cloud

52. ReverbNation

53. Ditto Music

54. Beatport

55. Napster

56. Amuse

57. Spinnup

58. iHeartRadio

59. TuneCore

Team

Building your team. You might need a Manager, Publicist, Booking Agent, Music Lawyer.

60. Taxi Music

61. Artist Reach

62. Label Submissions

63. Music Link Up (networking)

64. Music Managers Forum

65. Unsigned Only

66. Music Law Advice – Lawyer

Marketing / Promotion

Tell the world!

67. Spotify for Artists

68. Indepreneur

69. Mail Chimp

70. NoiseTrade

71. RazrMusic

72. Dotted Music

73. Tinderbox

74. Hype Machine

75. Gary Vaynerchuk – Jab Jab Jab Right Hook

76. List of Music Blogs / Magazines / Radio Stations

Publishing / Licensing

Cash in!

77. ASCAP

78. BMI

79. Royalty Exchange

80. Sound Exchange

81. Songtradr

82. Songtrust

83. Synchtank

Music Industry Help (Virtual Manager)

Get the help you need!

84. Ari’s Take

85. Indie Music Bus

86. Indie Band Coach

87. Jett’s Music Hacks

88. Indie Music Plus

89. Music Think Tank

90. The Indie Bible

91. Music Connection

92. HypeBot

Metrics / Trends / Charts

Stay in the know!

93. Next Big Sound

94. Billboard – Music Awards

95. Grammy

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Funding

Get that capital!

98. Patreon

99. IndieGoGo

100. GoFundMe

101. Kickstarter