Frequently Asked Questions

Welcome to Musicians.com, also known as the Musicians Channel.

Please select from the categories below that most accurately describes your question.

About Musicians.com

What is Musicians.com?
How is Musicians.com different from other music and video sites?
Who can join?
Does it cost money to join Musicians.com?
If joining is free then how do you make money from members?

I am a Fan

What is this site?
Is there a subscription fee?
What can I do as a free member?
How do I join Musicians.com?

I am an Artist or Band

What is this site?
Is there a subscription fee?
What can I do as a free member?
What can I do as a premium member?
How do I join Musicians.com?

I'm an Agent/Manager or represent a Business in the Music Industry

What is this site?
Is there a subscription fee?
What can I do as a free member?
What can I do as a premium member?
How do I join Musicians.com?

Online Store / Digital Downloads

What is the Online Store?
Does Musicians.com take commission?
Who can sell music?
How do I choose which songs to sell?
Can I choose the price to charge per song?
How do customers purchase songs and download purchased songs?




About Musicians.com

What is Musicians.com?

Our site provides artists, fans, and businesses in the music industry with the resources to create, to share, and to connect with each other about the music industry by providing social networking and e-commerce services.
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How is Musicians.com different from other music and video sites?

We cater to music professionals, aspiring artists, and industry participants. This site is not about gawking at videos showing people or pets doing stupid things. We are about music and we feature bands across many musical genres, and provide a networking platform where artists can connect with fans and where businesses in the music industry can offer their services and products to targeted audiences.

Bands can promote themselves, upload their music, photos and concert schedules, and sell their music commission free.

Fans can listen to music produced by independent and signed bands, read articles written by our editorial staff, post reviews of artists and shows, and buy music directly from artists.

Businesses can promote their products and services to performers and spectators while reaching highly targeted audiences.
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Who can join?

Anybody interested in music can join - Artists, Fans, and Commercial Enterprises engaged in any facet of the music business and industry are all welcome by simply completing our online registration form and agreeing to our terms and conditions. Commercial enterprises include venues, recording studios, ticket sellers, instructors, management firms, booking and talent agents, equipment suppliers and resellers, manufacturers, and others.
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Does it cost money to join Musicians.com?

There is no cost to join. Membership is free and open to fans, artists, and music-related businesses. Artists can get a a free band profile and Companies can get a free listing in our online business directory. Fans can browse articles, listen to music libraries, read artist profiles and get concert information and industry news.
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If joining is free then how do you make money from members?

We offer two levels of service - Free Member Service and Premium Member Service. We earn money when a free member upgrades to a Premium Account. Please see the sections below for more information about Premium Accounts.
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I am a Fan

What is this site?

We provide music fans access to emerging independent artists and bands, as well as established musicians.
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Is there a subscription fee for fans?

No. This is a free site for fans.
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What can I do as a Fan?

Fans can search for new artists and join mailing lists, listen to music, and purchase the latest songs and albums produced by bands appearing on our site. They can also add limited music related media to the site in the form of music, videos or photos.
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How do I join Musicians.com?

All you need to do as a fan is to fill out our registration form and agree to our terms and conditions. You should also read our privacy policy.
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I am an Artist/Band/Musician

Is there a subscription fee for musicians?

Not necessarily. We offer two types of memberships where one is a free membership and the other is a premium membership where you pay a small monthly fee for extra features and services.
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What can I do as a free member?

As a free member, artists can upload basic information about themselves or their band. We allow a limited number of photos, songs, videos, as well as other information about your band.
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What can I do as a premium member?

Premium members are entitled to present much more information about themselves with access to enhanced promotional tools (mailing lists and unlimited events promotion) as well as community resources that allows them to sell their music commission free, as well as being able to upload much more music related media in the form of music, photos, and videos.
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How do I join Musicians.com?

Any artist or band can register as a free member or premium member. In order to complete registration, users provide a valid e-mail address with some basic information about themselves so that each application or request for membership can be properly verified. We do not sell or distribute member information without the written consent of each member. Please see our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy
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I'm an Agent/Manager or represent a Business in the Music Industry

What is this site?

This site is an online music community of artists, fans, music professionals, and businesses in the music industry.
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Is there a fee to join?

Not necessarily. We offer two types of memberships where one is a free membership and the other is a premium membership where you pay a small monthly fee for extra features and services.
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What can I do as a free member?

Create a profile page with basic information about your business, upload limited music related media, buy music, and add other users as contacts or add yourself to Premium members' mailing lists.

What can I do as a premium member?

Add more detail about your business' products and services; add other members to your contacts list and network with them; have a mailing list available on your profile for people to add themselves to.
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How do I join Musicians.com?

Businesses can join by registering and creating an account. Please see our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.
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Online Store / Digital Downloads

What is the store?

In the store you can buy/sell digital music files (mp3) directly from/to Musicians.com users.
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Does Musicians.com take commission?

No, we do not take commission. The money goes directly to the sellers.
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Who can sell music?

Musicians with a Premium Musicians.com Account can sell their music. A PayPal Account is required in order to receive the money.
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How do I choose which songs to sell?

All songs you upload to your profile will be placed in the store automatically, but you have to enter your PayPal account detail on your profile in order to activate the store. If you want to only enable certain songs in your store, you can go to your music settings (when you are logged in) and disable them individually from being available in the store.
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Can I choose the price to charge per song?

Yes, we provide you with 4 different pricing options for each song. These prices are market related. Keep song production quality and length in mind when choosing your prices.
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How do customers purchase songs and download purchased songs?

Users have to be registered on Musicians.com and logged-in in order to buy songs. After payment is successful, an email is dispatched to the user with details on how to download the song. You also have direct access to the songs you've purchased inside your account. Purchased songs are only available for download for 24 hours after payment is received.
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