These are some of our favorite tools and resources for making music and recording audio.

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Virtual Instruments & Effects Plugins

Music Distribution

  • Distrokid — Lets you distribute unlimited tracks to Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, and other services. You only pay a small annual fee and keep 100% of the earnings.
  • Bandcamp — Upload your music and sell it directly to your fans. You keep most of the profit.

YouTube Channels

  • Guy Michaelmore — Composing for film, TV, and video games.
  • Podcastage — Microphone reviews and buying guides for podcasters and content creators.
  • Sync My Music — Teaches about music licensing.
  • Tom Buck — More microphone reviews and general content about AV production.

Online Courses About Music Business

  • Sync My Music — Learn how to make a living licensing your music for film and TV. You’ll get access to an expanding library of business courses and production tutorials, and be part of a community of like-minded musicians. Additional add-ons give you access to pro feedback from accomplished producers, composers, and library owners.
  • Video Game Music Alliance — A community for serious composers who want to make money writing video game music. You’ll get direct coaching from accomplished game composers and develop critical business skills. Enrollment only opens up a few times a year, so be sure to join the waitlist.

Website Hosting

  • Squarespace — An all-in-one solution for building and hosting a website. Its drag-and-drop builder makes it easy to create a professional-looking website without learning any coding.
  • Namecheap — Buy a domain for your website. Namecheap also provides inexpensive web hosting.
  • WP Engine — The absolute best hosting provider for WordPress websites. Use this if you’re building a serious online business. (Sonic Atlas is hosted on WP Engine!)
  • GeneratePress — A fast WordPress theme that also looks beautiful. It’s what we use to build Sonic Atlas.