Let’s say you have a song that’s airing on “Grey’s Anatomy” tonight and you want to, quickly, put the song on the front page of your site and on Facebook. What do you do?
Now, I could share with you a bunch of scripts that you can plug into your website, expecting you to know a little bit of programming. The problem, however, is that you can’t put that audio player on Facebook and expect someone to play the song from their feed.
I could also, like a bunch of other websites, show you EVERY option for embedding a song on your site. I’m not going to do that, though. Why? Because they don’t look good. The FREE options below look great. Fans will appreciate that, and take your music more seriously as a result.
The below online streaming music player options will work for you, and are sites that I use frequently:
Create, record and share the sounds you create anywhere to friends, family and the world with SoundCloud, the world’s largest community of sound creators.
Pros: Free, Two player options (size, color, etc), “Download” mp3 option, You can customize the “Buy” link, Embeds nicely into Facebook (plays from the post), Looks the best
Cons: The player has Soundcloud branding (can upgrade to remove)
Bandcamp helps artists sell their music and merch directly to their fans, and helps fans discover new music and directly support those who make it.
Pros: Free, Lots of player options (size, color, etc), “Download” mp3 option, no Bandcamp branding on the player, Multiple download options (high-quality mp3, FLAC, etc), Embeds nicely into Facebook (plays from the post)
Cons: You can’t customize the “Buy” link