Unsigned indie bands find fame with 7digital

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7digital indiestore celebrates its second birthday this weekand its successful ‘bedroom to billboard’ campaign this week, with more than50,000 unsigned and independent artists now selling their music through thissuperb service.

7digitalindiestore "empowers unsigned and independent artists to sell their MP3music direct to fans online" and sells itself as an easy and cheap way forunsigned bands to sell their music online, at whichever pricing level theywant.

Building a community of fans

Several artists have secured positions in the UK Top 40through indiestore download sales, such as Koopa - the first unsigned band everto enter the UK Top 40 - who reached number 31 with their single Blag, Steal& Borrow.

Davey Macmanus from the band Crimeanotes that they have: "built a great community of fans through our socialnetworking sites, which we could capitalise on by using indiestore to sell ourdigital downloads. indiestore makes it easy for our fans to listen to and buytracks online. We can also reach fans across the world and not just the UK, which isvital to any online music community."

Deal makers

A number of bands including Envy and Other Sins, Mancini,Glasvegas and others have established considerable indiestore fan bases whichhave then lead to major record deals.

"7digital indiestore has gone from strength-to-strengthsince we launched two years ago, providing a powerful, flexible andcost-effective platform for unsigned and independent artists to sell DRM freeMP3 music to a worldwide audience," comments Tejas Mistry, Project Manager at7digital indiestore.

"The message is clear to new bands that you can now get yourmusic heard in new ways and reach new audiences without the need for hugemarketing budgets previously associated with the music industry. indiestorebands are promoted alongside big name acts such as Kylie and Madonna on 7digital.comalso, which significantly increases their exposure and reach."

7digital indiestore host monthly live nights every month toshowcase independent music. You can see more on those events right here.