Dedicated Music Site - http://music.daveeddy.com
Three years ago I released my first album
Memories. This album was
recorded from 2008 to 2012, and contains songs written from as early as 2006.
The recordings were resurrected, mastered, and finalized in 2014. Most of these
songs were composed in college, with a few done in high school and some after
college as well.
I uploaded this album to
iTunes. Since then,
I've made a lot more music that I've uploaded to SoundCloud, as well as
randomly to my
channel. While these sites and services have been great, in the last 3 years
I've identified 3 main issues I have using them.
I pay a yearly fee to have my album hosted on iTunes as well as other services
(spotify, etc.) using TuneCore. I pay a yearly fee
to SoundCloud to have as many tracks as I have uploaded to them. And,
while I don't pay a yearly fee to BandCamp, I do pay a percentage of any of the
proceeds I make from my album sales (which has been nothing in the last 2.5
years). In the last 2 years I've made around $3.00 from my music, and have
paid over $100.00 in hosting fees.
I don't mind paying for good service - and these services are great! But when
it comes down to it, I'm just not that popular of an artist, and I don't make much money
off of music - certainly not enough to cover these costs. Part of the cost, of
course, is for them to store and serve my music files over the Internet, which
brings me to my next point: