If you’re a musician and haven’t heard of ReverbNation, then you have some research to do. Here’s a quick breakdown of what they offer:
What ReverbNation Offers
Of course, ReverbNation allows you to upload your music to be discovered, streamed, and shared by fans. It also offers:
- newsletter templates to email fans
- the option to create mobile app for your band
- the option to turn your profile into a website
- the option to sell music, either on the site or externally through digital distribution
- the option to create press kits
- networking with other musicians, promoters, venues, labels, and industry professionals
Profit From Your ReverbNation Account
To make money from your ReverbNation account, take advantage of their Digital Distribution opportunity. This helps you sell your music on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, ect. You also can sell your music right off of their streaming player by providing a link.
ReverbNation offers three account levels with distinct pricing options.
- Basic (free): provides a page for fans to stream & download music; provides you with access to their gig finder*.
- Pro ($19.95/mo): offers the same but adds music distribution options.
- Max ($41.67/mo): offers the same but with more music distribution options.
Other services are offered a la carte. The Site Builder ($89.95/yr), which turns your profile into a website, and Digital Distribution ($34.95/yr) options are both available outside of the account packages. Adding these features to the basic account could be a great decision.
Setting Up Your Account
Begin by going to www.reverbnation.com, and click the button titled “sign up for free”. Create your profile using the guided set up process; be sure to include your name, genre, city/state, and so on. After you’ve entered your details, you can upload your songs and music. When you have finished your profile, you’ll have the opportunity to upgrade your account if you wish.
ReverbNation is easy for you and your fans to navigate, and the instructions for building a profile page are very clear. Should any questions arise, turn to their help page for a solution. They also have a support team available to answer any specific questions via email.
ReverbNation is a great website with a lot to offer artists, and at a reasonable cost. Check it out!
* As we stated in another article, ReverbNation requires that you use their Press Kit Builder ($5.95 per month) to submit booking requests.
Have you or your band used ReverbNation? How did you use it? Was it a good resource?