We have the scoop on different ways to save money on music. So whether you’re a musician in a band or a casual music fan, check out these money-saving music tips:
With just a computer and the right software, you can produce your own album for next to nothing. There are tons of free resources available including GarageBand, which comes bundled with Apple computers. GarageBand lets you record, apply effects and mix your masterpiece. For Windows computers, try freemusicsoftware.org for free music resources including dj tools, drum machines and sounds.
Who says you need a huge record label to sell your music? Use a MySpace artist page to sell music to your MySpace friends. If you have a website, mysongstore.com will let you create a widget to sell downloads just like iTunes. Make sure to have your profits deposited into your credit union account so you can earn dividends!
Listening to Music
Internet radio is the way to go for free music. Although you can’t download music, you can listen without cramming your computer with mp3s. Another cool feature of Internet radio: there’s plenty of stations to choose from. Try Apple iTunes or Zune Internet Radio for hundreds of free stations.
Going to a Concert
Don’t want to pay $75 to see a band with one hit song? Skip the big ticket acts and check out bands in your own backyard. Summer fairs are great places to see a band AND spend a fun day at the fair. Also, don’t overlook local churches for up and coming artists putting on free or inexpensive shows.
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