You might be vaguely familiar with the world of
online gaming, where people spend hours playing in 3-D virtual realities.
But did you know that you can use this world to your advantage, spreading
the word about your music and making international fans?
a popular online game (or virtual world), has become a helpful tool for all kinds of musicians.
Suzanne Vega has been spotted there, attending an online open mike, and
Regina Spektor once had her own "listening room," where fans could preview
her album before it was released.
Every day, it seems like there's another website for indie artists. We're
already strapped for time with our writing, performing and publicity
activities. So, how can we choose the most effective (and cost-effective)
sites to help our careers? Well, as someone who's been active on the
Internet since the hallowed days of the original MP3.com (back in 2000), I have a
lot of thoughts on this. So I've put together a list of websites for those of
you who want to save time and money while using the Internet