by Andrew Drake on 14-Mar-13
You can now add custom CSS styles to your website design, overriding the standard CSS or creating whole new styles. Some documentation and how to guides will be available soon.
by Andrew Drake on 13-Mar-13
Great news, now artists can sell both digital and physical products with zero commissions or fees. Using the premium ecommerce addon, and your paypal account, you can sell directly to your fans from your custom website.
Artists wanting to use the new ecommerce addon make sure you adjust the settings for your store, for example add your Paypal account for payments and your sales tax settings. Then simply go to the store section, upload some products and you're done.
by Andrew Drake on 11-Mar-13
After almost 8 years online MyMusicStream has an all new brand, and new focus for 2013. Many of you will have already noticed the new website that went live a few weeks ago.
The new MyMusicStream brand better reflects the focus of MyMusicStream on providing an awesome platform for artists to establish themselves online, with their own custom website. Stay tuned for ongoing improvements to the site throughout the year.
by Andrew Drake on 22-Aug-12
After many months in development we have just completed the release of the new site admin panel. This new admin panel, combined and a whole new backend is the beginning of series of major updates over coming days, weeks and months.
The new admin control panel is accessed by adding /admin to your website url. See below for the structure of the url you should bookmark to access your new admin panel.
http://< your website url >/admin
If you log into MyMusicStream the "Manage Website" link will redirect you also to the correct url for admin login.
You can access all your websites in the MyMusicStream account area.
by Andrew Drake on 26-Oct-11
The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) Deadline Is Approaching On November 1, 2011 ISC's deadline is quickly approaching on November 1, 20011, so enter your songs now for a chance to share over $150,000 in cash and prizes, including a Grand Prize of $25,000 cash and over $25,000 in prizes. Now is your chance to enter what the NY Times calls "the songwriting competition to take note of." Renowned for having the most prestigious judges of any music competition in the world, ISC offers a judging panel comprised of high-profile recording artists and influential music industry professionals. Included are Tom Waits, My Morning Jacket, Kelly Clarkson, Jeff Beck, Ozzy Osbourne, Lucinda Williams, McCoy Tyner, Monte Lipman (President of Universal Republic Records), David Massey (President of Mercury Records), and many more. For entry information and a complete list of judges, please visit:http://www.songwritingcompetition.com
Also here is a full list of ISC's judges:
Tom Waits; Tori Amos; Jeff Beck; Ozzy Osbourne; Lucinda Williams; Simon Le Bon and Roger Taylor (Duran Duran); My Morning Jacket; Billy Currington; Kelly Clarkson; Keane; McCoy Tyner; Wynonna; Francesca Battistelli; Tegan and Sara; Massive Attack; Michael W. Smith; Alejandro Sanz; Johnny Clegg; Jeremy Camp; Ray Wylie Hubbard; John Mayall; Craig Morgan; Basement Jaxx; James Cotton; Trombone Shorty; Robert Earl Keen; Black Francis (The Pixies); Mose Allison; Robert Smith (The Cure); Amadou & Mariam; Sandra Bernhard; Darryl McDaniels (Run D.M.C.); Toots Hibbert (Toots & The Maytals); Matt Thiessen (Relient K); and Chayanne.
Monte Lipman (President, Universal Republic Records); David Massey (President, Mercury Records); Brian Malouf (VP A&R, Walt Disney Records); Bruce Iglauer (Founder/President, Alligator Records); Angel Carrasco (Sr. VP A&R, Latin America, Sony/BMG); Ric Arboit (President, Nettwerk Music Group); Anastasia Brown (Music Supervisor, FORMAT); Dr. Demento (Radio Host, The Dr. Demento Show); Allison Jones (VP of A&R, Big Machine Label Group); Steve Lillywhite (Producer); Dan Storper (President, Putamayo World Music Records and Putumayo Kids); Kim Buie (Head of A&R, Thirty Tigers); Douglas C. Cohn (Sr. VP, Music Marketing & Talent, Nickelodeon); Trevor Jerideau (VP of A&R, J Records); Antony Bland (A&R, American Recordings); and Steve Smith (VP of A&R, Aware Records); and Cory Robbins (Founder/President, Robbins Entertainment).
2011 Categories include:, AAA (Adult Album Alternative), Adult Contemporary (AC), Americana, Blues, Children's Music, Country, Dance/Electronica, Folk/Singer-Songwriter, Gospel/Christian, Instrumental, Jazz, Latin Music, Lyrics Only, Comedy/Novelty, Music Video, Performance, Pop/Top 40, R&B/Hip-Hop, Rock, Teen, Unsigned Only, and World Music Entrants may submit as many songs as they wish - in the same category or in multiple categories.
For entry information, please go to our submit page: http://www.songwritingcompetition.com/submit
by Andrew Drake on 19-Aug-11
If you're an up-and-coming or established artist, one of the biggest steps to take is to sell your music online. You have access to huge audiences, and have the potential to reach global markets with ease. So, when it comes to a major and popular digital music retailer like iTunes, many artists find themselves wondering, "How do I sell my music on iTunes?" There are two major ways you can sell your music through iTunes: you can either go through the application process yourself, or work with a music distribution company that Apple has already established as a trusted iTunes Store content provider.
The tedious process of going through iTunes application and review can take months to complete. Did you know that SongCast cuts this process down to just a quick upload and only a few days of waiting time?
If you're thinking to yourself, "How do I sell my music on iTunes without the big application process?" then you would benefit from working with SongCast. Our service is hassle-free because we are experienced in the music distribution industry, and we want to help you succeed. We take care of your music from start to finish; all we need you to do is register an account with us, fill out the information associated with your album, upload your cover artwork and the tracks you want on your album, and then submit. That's it! We take care of converting the files for you so that iTunes can start listing your music within only a few days.
As you can see, the process is very straightforward and you won't have to sign any long-term or extensive deals with anyone. In fact, you can opt out of our service at any time because we operate on a month-to-month membership payment of just $5.99. As an added benefit, you only have to pay $19.99 per album (or $9.99 per single) as a one-time setup fee when you submit your music. After that, all you have to do is enjoy the thought that your music has been given a global audience!
SongCast provides you with the tools you need to sell your music successfully worldwide. Through the extensive amount of features available to our members, we'll be able to help you expand your audience in such a way that you'll be reaching more listeners, gaining more fans, and earning more royalties - 100% of which you get to keep! What more could you ask for?