It goes without saying that as an independent artist you should be promoting your music and brand consistently in order to be “successful”.
In the digital age, it’s much easier to access information and get your music out there thanks to online media publications. In this post we will look at South African Music websites (Only five though) that you should pay attention to.
There are plenty of music related websites in South Africa. But I decided to pick the ones which I believe can more value for unsigned and Independent musicians from an educational and marketing standpoint.
So without further ado, let’s dive in (In no particular order).
- The Fuss
- Texx and the City
- SA Music News
Stundar Blog is fairly new on the scene and was only created in 2019. You might say that I’m biased for including it on the list (maybe I am biased), but I only did so with good reason. And I’ll tell you why.
This blog was created as an online information hub for unsigned and Independent artists. This platform is different from most blogs in South Africa.
Instead of reporting on the latest music news, digital downloads and so forth; we decided to focus on creating content from scratch in order to educate artists (especially young and unsigned) about the music industry.
If you want to know about the music business, copyright, production and recording, this is the right platform.
2. The Fuss
The Fuss is a South African music website and was created in 2017. The platform focuses on music news, promoting artists via interviews and music reviews. You can also find out about forthcoming events in case you are searching for gig opportunities.
If you want to promote your new single, EP or album you can get in touch with their team to find out more about their submission requirements.
Slikouronlife was created by Skwatta Kamp member and co-founder, Siyabonga Metane (famously known as Slikour) in 2013.
The website is an Urban (Hip Hop) publication which shares music, video, artist interviews, and downloads. If you are an aspiring artist you can create a profile and start uploading your music, share your link by encouraging your followers to download your music.
4. Texx and the city
Similar to Slikouronlife, Texx and the City is a South African music website which keeps you up to date about the industry.
Besides industry updates, they have a feature section on their website where you will find out about other independent musicians.
5. SA Music News
SA Music News is music and entertainment platform. As an unsigned and indie this what it means for you:
You can add and promote your event on the website OR submit your music for a possible feature and/or review OR Both.
Of course as mentioned already, there are plenty of South African music websites which I did not include here.
But websites are not created equal and you have to know and understand your market before submitting your music.
I would like you hear your opinions and suggestions though. How do you promote your music? Do you upload your material on download websites or online publications or both?
Please leave your comments below.