Alonetone.com - More of the same...?
Okay so above you can find a widget from http://alonetone.com/winterjargon/ I know technically the Girl From Winter Jargon Gluefactory gig is already on http://winterjargon.bandcamp.com/, but I just wanted to raise a bit of awareness about who alonetone are and what they do, as I am sure they will likely be just what someone out there is looking for. Essentially alonetone is like an alternative to soundcloud, except that they don't have any means of upgrading and apparently are not actually after your money.Everything you upload there can be downloaded for free. There isn't actually any other option, neither is there any means of selling. The whole deal with alonetone is that they are a one person operation (and a few friends) and have set up a simple, non commercial website for musicians who want to share things for free and meet other musicians.
Or in their own words:
"alonetone is a place for small label, do-it-yourself and everyday musicians and bands to upload their music and freely share it on the internets.
If you make music (and own the rights to it) then this site is something you should know about!
Really speaking though, I will always favour bandcamp.com as my #1 choice because I think it's a superior place for unsigned, independent bands and artists, and I have yet to find anything better. You can sell your music, or give it away.
- Bandcamp only take a small percentage of sales - certainly compared to other high trafficked places like itunes where you have to be prepared to say goodbye to any hope of profit in exchange for the exposure you'll get in return.
- You can collect email addresses from anyone who downloads your music.
- You can customise the look of the page so it looks like an extension of your actual website. Your band's music page can look far more professional on bandcamp.com than it will ever look on reverbnation, myspace, soundcloud, etc... because you'll be confined to the design of those websites.
- Possibly best of all... No flippin social network integration. (Hooray!!)
Soundcloud however, do allow covers and remixes and it seems to be quite a popular place and first choice for many. For some reason though, I just can't seem to get along with soundcloud. Possibly if you'd never heard of bandcamp.com before then I could understand why soundcloud.com it might seem like the best thing since... erm... myspace.