Internet technology has provided musicians with fantastic tools to promote their music. For example, my son has just released a couple of his songs on the website reverbnation.com. He writes the songs himself and also sings them in the band, The Damned and the Dirty. They will be giving a broadcast on BBC Radio Wiltshire on 31st. March 2013.
Here are the two songs only just released. They are now spreading virally around the social networks of the Internet.
The Damned And The Dirty UK – It Don’t Work:
The Damned And The Dirty UK – This is what I’ve got:
The band is profiled on reverbnation.com. “ReverbNation provides over 2.79 million music industry professionals — artists, managers, labels, venues, festivals/events — with powerful, easy-to-use technology to promote and prosper online. Our wide array of distribution and promotional solutions provide the hands-on tools and actionable insights that allow musicians and industry professionals to reach their goals in an increasingly complex music world. We operate worldwide with customers on every continent. In fact, over 30 million visitors come to reverbnation.com every month. And of course we Love Music!!!”
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