February 5, 2023 at 3:40 am #41697
I’d like to know what people are using these days for sharing new work with libraries/supervisors. Around 10 years ago I was largely using Soundcloud, then directly sharing and uploading MP3s/WAVs with a couple of libraries I began to work with.
I’m aware Disco is more commonplace now (www.disco.ac) and seems straightforward. Just wondered if there are other great ways of sharing new tracks when approaching new libraries/supervisors/publishers that work well?
Many thanks!February 5, 2023 at 7:22 am #41701
I can’t see how it matters, as long as you can share functioning links.February 5, 2023 at 11:01 am #41704
Thanks, Art!February 9, 2023 at 12:33 pm #41742composerParticipant
Reelcrafter is great for this.February 12, 2023 at 7:59 am #41777
Nice! I wasn’t aware of Reelcrafter.February 12, 2023 at 12:36 pm #41781michalParticipant
I second Reelcrafter. Been with them for over five years, and it works great.November 19, 2023 at 10:41 am #43889
Hi everyone, I am extremely new to this – as you will probably realize by my question below – but following up on best practices for sharing work, I’m currently working on building my catalog, and I keep all my finished work in soundcloud. I see other users liking, commenting, and reposting some of my tracks and I’m wondering whether this could be an issue the day I try to pitch some of these tracks to a library. Any advise? Thanks in advance!November 19, 2023 at 11:38 am #43891November 19, 2023 at 11:42 am #43892
Soundcloud has this ‘social media’ aspect to it, so you can repost someone else’s songs and that would show up in your feed, it’s just a way to share songs you like.November 19, 2023 at 12:43 pm #43895
@sebgar. If you are going to be pitching to exclusive libraries I would not allow reposting. If non-exclusive libraries, I don’t see a problem. But I’m not a lawyer and I don’t play one on TV. 🙂November 19, 2023 at 4:58 pm #43897
I think I get the idea here. It’s ok to have your songs in a public site where everyone can play them, but don’t allow sharing, reposting, downloading, etc. Thanks for the advice Art! 🙂November 19, 2023 at 10:18 pm #43898White_StripesParticipant
if youre pitching for exclusive libraries your music shouldnt be public at all.
on soundcloud you can create private playlists, so only the recipient is able to listen to the playlist.
Im sure the other services offer a similiar feature.November 20, 2023 at 1:32 pm #43902casnc1Participant
I used Soundcloud for a number of years but now use my own website. I build a private URL with a playlist. I can still track if it’s been played, and one of the main reasons for doing this over SoundCloud is the ads on SoundCloud could potentially kill a listen if the end listener has to sit through ads first. I saw this point somewhere in a video from a music supervisor (I believe) and since then I’ve used my website unless the relationship is already established. That said, I’ve heard great things about Reelcrafter and Disco, too. Disco could potentially be a great option if you might want to eventually build your own library.December 1, 2023 at 2:55 pm #44014StevieBlunderParticipant
I’m in the same boat right now. I want to send links to my individual songs to people who need to hear. I had a Godaddy website that would only allow linking to a page and I’d have to tell the target recipient to find the song. I wanted better and dont want to use Soundcloud as its been a source of piracy. I asked around including here and was told that a Wix site could do this. I just went live with my site and now I find out that Wix cant do this at all.
Im sitting here stunned , since I wasted time and money and still cant get the most basic functionality. I’m sure that ,like most folks here, customer service isnt always that important since most things are fairly apparent , but Wix is lacking almost all human contact. I should have stayed with Godaddy and it looks like Soundcloud is in my future