Rainmak3r wrote:the inability to replace the track when I have updates.
My best recommendation: host your own website with WordPress, Squarespace, etc. Ampache
is an old media-focused CMS that could serve that purpose.
That's what I do. My music site is hosted by Wordpress.com, so I don't even have to maintain the server. I have a lot of freedom, and can replace drafts with new revisions, etc. You can draw people to your site by writing useful tutorials, etc.
Downsides of this approach:
- The free WordPress accounts won't let you upload mp3s, so you have to have a paid account to host music (currently $99/year).
- Your music is less discoverable, because you are an island. Promotion is all on you, and fewer people will stumble across your stuff.
- It's more work to set up and maintain your site, customize the UI theme, groom the html, etc.
Actually, I'm not sure how much the second point matters. How much exposure do you get from having your music on a site like SoundCloud? I don't even know. I used to use Jamendo (years ago), and wasn't super impressed with the exposure it brought my music. Same for Mp3.com back in the early 2000's. Of course, my recordings weren't as good back then so maybe that's why.