Here at the New Rockstar Philosophy we’re always looking for new tools and resources that musicians can add to their arsenal and connect with more fans. Recently I saw that one of my friends bands had connected with a new service called Bandsoup. I got in touch with Ryan from Bandsoup to find out a little bit more about their service.
What makes Bandsoup different from other music services?
- First and foremost– we’re faster. Our music player is quick to load and plays instantly.
- We focus on emerging unsigned artists and their newer releases.
- The other differences are in the simplicity of the site: navigation, registration, and playing for the listeners and registration, uploading, and maintenance for the artists.
- We are also in Beta mode and will be continuously adding features for both listeners and artists.
What are your plans with the site?
We plan to continually develop new features to empower artists and listeners and make the uploading, listening, and sharing of music as fast, easy, and fun as possible. We also hope to continuously build our blog (http://blog.bandsoup.com/) and break new artists that share their music on our site, as well as continue to have fun with all the bands and listeners that have become like a mini-family to us.
What’s the benefit for artists?
BandSoup is a fast, simple, and free way for artists to get their music in front of new audiences. Every song that is uploaded goes directly to the homepage (as opposed to being buried in the depths of Pandora, iTunes, Spotify, SoundCloud, Bandcamp, etc). We want to facilitate new musical connections and, ideally, form long lasting musical relationships. Once connected, artists and listeners directly engage in a variety of commerce as they see fit. Artists have complete control of how they use BandSoup and can delete their songs at anytime.
As Ryan said, Bandsoup is still in its Beta mode and they’ll be adding new features. But even in its present state Bandsoup could be a great way to share your music. The service definitely focuses on the music first with no annoying ads and I found myself exploring the site checking out random bands and enjoining what I heard. So if you’re looking for new music or looking to share your own sign up to Bandsoup.com here.