Here are some useful sites for the business side of music.





Posted on May 26, 2020.



I've compiled a list of useful sites that I regularly use for my music business dealings.





Grammarly


When it comes to all things writing, Grammarly will be your secret weapon. I send thousands of emails each year; besides that, I'm very active on social media, and I use Grammarly to make sure my writing is exceptional. When you're emailing talent buyers or agents trying to book an opening slot on tour or book a gig, lousy grammar is your worst enemy.


Click here to check out Grammarly.


Printful & Big Cartel


If you've been looking to sell merch, here's an excellent way to get started at a low cost. I use Big Cartel as my storefront and then create mockups and drop ship most of my online merch by fulfilling orders with Printful. The upside to using Printful is that there is no upfront cost, and you can start selling merch right away.


Click here to check out Big Cartel. Click here to check out Printful.


Upwork


I've used Upwork several times for graphic design, hiring professional writers for press releases, and more. You can quickly post a job, and skilled freelancers will respond with bids for your job. Think of it as Fiverr but with higher quality results.


Click here to check out Upwork.


We Transfer


I use We Transfer weekly to send large files to people I'm working with on a project. The best part is that it's free to send up to 2GB. This service comes in handy when you need to send song stems consisting of multiple WAV files. If you need to send larger files, you can also upgrade for a small monthly cost.


Click here to check out We Transfer.


Wise Stamp


I use Wise Stamp to create a professional-looking email signature on the many email accounts I use regularly. You can easily add an image of yourself, your social media links, and still manage to keep things looking clean.


Click here to check out Wise Stamp.


Written by Mike Xavier. Follow Mike on social media at @MikeXavier__