There are a LOT of things a musician needs to make it in the digital world. One little secret thing that I’ve found EXTREMELY valuable is getting a G Suite Business account. Why you want to spend $12 a month on this…?
First, you get to host your domain on there. And you should have your own domain or slice of the internet and not ONLY have your stuff on social media sites like Facebook, Instagram, and others. A domain name is a great way to brand yourself or your band. Paired with a hosting company (such as squarespace) or using Google Sites, you can have a website in the style you want.
Second, you get email and groups. You can now have access to creating your own email lists. Using Google forms, you can make an easy signup for people to know what you are doing. Gigs, events, etc. Using your domain name.
Third, you get Google Drive…..and unlimited space. Basically, you can put all your recordings, videos, photos, documents, pdfs…..everything, in the cloud. Unlimited is that……unlimited.
Fourth, you can backup to Google. I bought ARQ Backup, and have used it now to backup my laptops, my desktop, and connecting my NAS to my desktop, backed up all 7 TB of my Synology to Google.
So is $12 a month worth it to me? Hells ya.
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Awesome advice; I use G Suite Business for exactly this! Doesn’t the unlimited Google Drive storage require five users, though? IMO, the $60/mo is still worth it!
Typical of Google, they haven’t updated their documentation.
If you refer to this announcement they made in January, when they announced the price increase to $12 a month (from $10), they also refer you to this guide, which indicates we now have UNLIMITED storage. My Drive storage says UNLIMITED and I have only one user.
Yup. Regardless, I have 7 TB worth of stuff on Google now. I can access my PDFs whenever and where ever I want. I have a cloud backup of stuff I care about.
I sleep well at night.