is widely known among the amatuer music bands/artistes as a source to promote unsigned music.People talk about this,write about this and even publicize their garageband profiles but usually consume a lot of time to gain experience with it and get to know the garage really well.But not you!
''''s main intension is to promote up coming music
acts and expose them to record labels.And yes,they actually do that
.In the year 2004 the Alternative Rock band "Ten Years"
uploaded their song "Wasteland"
on garageband and Universal Records
noticed them and signed them in.In 2006 Wasteland entered Billboard charts
and topped most of them.Also Bo Bice,American Idol Season 4 finalist
,and his band Sugar Money
used to Garageband to promote their music.In fact they still do!!!So yes,you actually do have a chance.
The concept of garageband spreads itself over two branches.You can promote your music,that''''s the main idea.The two ways are money-based and review-based.Once you create your artiste page you can upload an audio file by paying a reasonable sum of money.I will not mention the price because it is subject to change.Or you can start reviewing other amatuer music acts,in review pairs.To upload a single audio file,you have to complete 15 review pairs.But the more you review,the less the payment gets.Let''''s say you have to pay X.XX$ to upload a song,if you complete a single review pair,it will be less than X.XX$,so it''''s kind of similar to purchasing credit by and by reviewing.
Reviewing also has another amazing advantage.You get to explore the site and you get in touch with other bands and artistes,who might be reviewres just like you.So the chances are that if you give them a decent review,they''''ll check out your band/artiste page.
Garageband is also linked with iLike
,so your music can be promoted on iLike widgets on facebook
and other social networking sites
If you are not interested in promoting your music
but still wanting review music,you can do that too.But who wants to do it for free?Not,me!Well,starting from the first review pair you complete,irrespective of the quality of it,you are eligible for the garageband review contest,sponsered by "The John Lennon Song Writing Contest"
.This is done according to a credit based programme of gargeband.For more details paste this URL to your address bar: http://www.garageband.com/review/rewards.html
with the garageband review system is certain individuals tend to write reviews without very insightful content,only to upload more of their music.Well,this will however result in poor review rating and those amazing prizes will fly further away from you.
All in all,garageband.com is currently THE BEST SOURCE
to promote independant music.