What the heck is alonetone?

alonetone is a place for small label, DIY, bedroom and other musicians and bands to upload and share their mp3s for free. We've been around since 2008.

If you make music (and own the rights to it) then this site is built for you.

Can I upload my podcast or radio show?

We prefer that you don't. If you do, it might be removed without warning.

I don't get it. Why alonetone instead of XYZ?

Most of the 'free' services where you can host your music run ads, are funded by investors or flat out owned by media conglomerates. In general, they are hoping to make money off of your "content"...erm...music.

Music communities tend to be overly obsessed with genres and popularity and contests — we're not into that!

alonetone was started to provide a non-commercial alternative. Something useful, something different, something that the musicians can feel like they own.

Beyond that, we want to do it right. Clean, only the essentials. Not too dorked-out. Easy to get around.

Wow, no company! So who makes alonetone?

alonetone is conceived and built by Sudara

montgomeru handles frontend coding.

We get some regular design love from: Samo.

After our initial launch in 2008 most features were inspired, recommended by, and build to please alonetoners who spoke up and helped by providing their valuable feedback in chat and the forums.

How long will it be free?

The basic ability to upload and share music without ads or payment will exist as long as alonetone exists.

Can I sell my music here?

Nope.

alonetone is for people who want to give our music away, share it freely. There are many places where you can try and sell your tunes (Bandcamp) if you want to take a crack at it.

So, I can upload my music and give it away?

Yeah, that's the most important bit, but there is more.

Track who is listening to your music (and from where). Put your music on any website, and we handle all of the traffic. Upload it once here, use it wherever you want.

Anywho, nothing to lose, so stop reading, take 45 seconds and sign up.

Is alonetone open source?

Yup! We are open-minded to contributions at github

Thanks to the nice people at Browserstack and Skylight.io for providing their services free for open source projects.



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