About NoiseTrade

NoiseTrade helps artists build their fan email lists by giving away free music in exchange for email addresses and postal codes.

Artists distribute their music instantly.

Artists upload an album, EP, single, or live recording. Within minutes, their content is available for discovery and download. And it's completely free for both artists and fans.

A huge community of music lovers.

Thousands of fans visit every day looking for great new artists. Artists get email addresses and zip codes for everyone who downloads their music. Artist meet fan. Fan meet artist.

Artists get fans on their marketing team.

At every turn, it's easy for fans to support artists. With one click, everyone they know on Facebook or Twitter will hear about the artist's music. They can even leave the artist a tip.

Some great examples of how to use NoiseTrade

Fun. and The Lumineers put up bonus material, b-sides and extras from recent albums.
The Oh Hellos released a full-length record on NoiseTrade to build awareness and show generosity to their fans.
The Civil Wars gave away an intimate live show recording from Eddie’s Attic in Decatur, GA.
Dawes and Shovels & Rope gave away a tour sampler.
Anti Records, Nettwerk, ATO Records and many others use NoiseTrade to distribute their label sampler albums.
HANSON released a sampler of old songs, plus a new single to build anticipation for their upcoming record.
Josh Garrels gave away his entire catalog for two weeks and raised over $71,000 for a humanitarian cause in Congo.

Analytics Dashboard

See day-by-day stats for each album's downloads and tips. You can also view your top markets at a glance with our new heat map. (International coming soon.)

Unlimited Albums &
Label / Manager Logins

You can upload as many projects as you'd like to NoiseTrade. Put up full-length albums, EPs, singles, live shows. And we'll organize them all on your newly designed Artist Page. Artist managers and labels can manage all the artists on their roster with one convenient login. You can even create logins and share access with other members of the team - management, label, booking, PR.

The Evolution of the Clipboard.

Now NoiseTrade will help you collect fan info right at your merch table. Choose an album, sampler or single to give fans at your live shows in exchange for a quick email sign-up (via tablet or laptop).  By the time your fans get home, they’ll have your free music waiting in their inbox as a thank you, and you’ll be able to make sure they never miss a chance to catch your show in their town again. Visit the Tools section of your artist account and put NoiseTrade on your merch table tonight. (Requires wifi or mobile internet.)

Some of the artists featured on NoiseTrade

Aimee Mann
Alexi Murdoch
Amanda Palmer
Andrew Bird
Brandi Carlile
Dr. Dog
Family of the Year
Foy Vance
Josh Garrels
Josh Ritter
Katie Herzig
Kopecky Family Band
Lord Huron
Matt Pond
Mindy Smith
Paper Route
Punch Brothers
Shovels & Rope
Sufjan Stevens
The Lone Bellow
The Lumineers
The Vespers

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