Artists all over the world, both indies and majors, use soundcloud to upload and share their music to the world. However, the biggest difference between what major label signed artists do and what independent artists do is distribution. So, if you’re an independent musician, then the next step in your career should be to secure a distribution deal.
Record labels aren’t signing people like they used to. Back in the day, if you had talent, and they felt it was marketable, they might sign you and take a gamble on you because (back then) people were actually getting off their lazy asses and driving to record stores to buy music. But, these days, in order for a record label to even look at you you would have to have a pre-established buzz.
So, why bother dealing with a record label at all? Why not just sign your damn self and skip them completely by getting your own music distribution deal?
That’s where companies like ADED.US Music Distribution come into play. They will secure a distribution deal for you which will allow you to sell your music on iTunes without the need of being signed to a major label.