Even before the days of social media, people were finding ways to share music files with friends online. The urge to share music with friends is still as great as ever – and there are plenty of legal ways to do this. In fact, a large majority of people sharing music files tend to include “undiscovered talent” right along side big hits by Justin Bieber and Katy Perry, which makes file sharing appealing to both independent artists and music fans. Here are some of the best ways for sharing music files with friends.
Think of Blip.fm as the Twitter of music. You can create a playlist by simply “blipping” a song you like. You can sign up as an user and follow up to a hundred other users whose playlists you like – hence the comparison to Twitter. If you correctly use this platform, you can develop a loyal following with a substantial collection of tunes. Invite your friends to join and they can be among your followers or you can follow them.
Last.fm has been around for about a decade or so, but it’s still a great way to share music files. Just click the “add to my playlist” logo when you find a song you like. Your playlist must contain at least 15 songs. You can send the link via your social sites to your friends or you can send your playlist via your Android device with PlaylistR Last.fm for Android.
If you want to share new music from undiscovered artists with your friends, Bandcamp is the site for you. You can listen to a variety of songs and even read the lyrics. If you like what you hear, you can share your choices with your friends. If you are an artist yourself, you can add your own music to the site. Some of the artists on the site will give away free downloads of their tunes in exchange for your email address. What’s great about this site, is that you can be spectator and just enjoy the music or you can dive in and promote your own music.
SoundCloud is kind of like the YouTube of music. While you can certainly share music via YouTube, SoundCloud focuses solely on music. Besides, most people have a bunch of random videos mixed in with their music choices on YouTube. This is a much better way to upload songs and embed the link on your website or social sites to let your friends listen, download, and share. It’s easy to use and an excellent way to organize your music. You can easily delete selections and add new ones.
Facebook is kind of a hodgepodge of everything when it comes to sharing stuff. This is certainly true when it comes to sharing your music files too. If you are just a casual music fan, this is a great way to share tunes you like as you discover them. If you are a true audiophile, however, you may want to opt of one of the other sites above to share your playlists. If you’re an artist and you want to share your music, you can create a Facebook fan page for your band.
MySpace may have been overshadowed by Facebook, but the one-time leading social site has rebranded itself as the place to go to share music. The site has added all kind of cool features that make it easy to create a playlist, share a video or upload your own songs. You can add descriptions and post entire playlists that you can easily share with your friends. If you haven’t been to MySpace in forever, it might be time to take a second look at the site – at least for sharing your music files.
This is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to how you can share music files with friends via your social platforms. If you want to find music to share, you can’t go wrong with Pandora, Spotify, and Amazon. Many of these sites have apps and other cool tools you can use to share your tunes. Now you don’t have any excuse not to share your music files.
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