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The 12 Best Chrome Extensions For Indie Musicians In 2023.

Updated: Sep 19, 2023


The Best Chrome Extensions For Indie Musicians
The Best Chrome Extensions For Indie Musicians

It's estimated over 3.2bn people use Google Chrome as their default website browser. While Google Chrome helps you find the best website content, it doesn't help you find the best Extensions. Here is our guide to the 12 best Chrome Extensions for indie musicians and their managers.


What is a Google Chrome Extension?

Before we dive in, we recognise some people might not even know what a Google Chrome Extension is. In simple terms, Extensions are free tools or utilities that live in your browser, so the moment you sign in to Google Chrome on any computer you can use them. Because they are attached to your browser they interact with the content you create, view and search for within Google Chrome. Think of them like a lens that sits on top of your browser. To find and add a Chrome Extension to your Browser visit the Chrome Store.


1. Bubbles

As someone that works with musicians, I used to waste so much time on the phone or email trying to explain how to set up that Facebook Ad, YouTube Ad, attach that Pixel or create that landing page. If you recognise this situation Bubbles is for you. Now you can record your screen and record a voice-over showing someone exactly what to do. It's a game-changer. Get the Chrome Extension here. Click the image below to see Bubbles in action.

2. CSS Peeper

Looking for some design inspiration for your website or blog, download the CSS Peeper plugin! The next time you find a stylish website you can use this plugin to find the fonts and the colours they use. Get the Chrome Extension here. Click the image below to see CSS Peeper in action.

3. Facebook Pixel Helper

This Plugin allows you to quickly check whether the Facebook / Meta Pixel has been installed on a website or web page and whether it's correctly working. This plugin is essential if you are trying to create retargeting audiences to build engagement with your fanbase or promote your new release. Get the Chrome Extension here Click the image below to see it in action.

4. Grammarly

Grammarly is like having an English teacher in your pocket, correcting your grammar and spelling as you type. If you are writing press releases, bios or emails, you can't afford to get it wrong. Get the Chrome Extension here Click the image below to see it in action.


5. Headline Studio

Headline Studio optimises your headlines or titles to ensure SEO optimisation and the greatest chance of engagement. We use it for blog posts, artist bios and press releases. Get the Chrome Extension here Click the image below to see it in action.

6. Hunter Email Finder

If you are struggling to find contact details for that PR company, venue or booking agent you need the Hunter Email Finder extension. It will scan any website to find the email addresses often buried deep within the code. Get the Chrome Extension here Click the image below to see it in action.

7. Influencer Analytics

This clever little plugin allows you to analyse the followers of a social media influencer to check whether their followers are real, their engagement rates and the location of their followers. So before you agree to pay an influencer to promote your next single do your due diligence. Get the Chrome Extension here Click the image below to see it in action.

8. Ubersuggest

Digital Marketing guru Neil Patel knows a thing or two about SEO and his brilliant plugin Ubersuggest will help you improve yours. We use it in several different ways. Firstly we use it to quickly understand and compare the actual traffic to music blogs before agreeing to a feature. Secondly, we use it to snoop on our competitors and understand which keywords they are using to drive traffic to their sites. Visit the website to get a free analysis of your own site, and what you could do to improve SEO optimisation. Get the Chrome Extension here Click the image below to see it in action.

9. Keywords Everywhere

This is a great tool to understand the tags other indie musicians are using to promote their music videos on YouTube. It also appears in general Google search popping up to give you the historic search volume for any word so you can quickly see if the buzz around an artist or band is growing or declining. Get the Chrome Extension here Click the image below to see it in action.

10. Milanote

Milanote is your online to-do list, pinboard, and creative collaboration space all rolled into one. We use their web app to organise everything we do in music. We also use their Plugin to collect creative inspiration for social content, and artist marketing campaigns. You can share your boards with anyone, so it's brilliant for remote workers. Want to try it for FREE? Click here to use our referral code. Once you have signed up, get the web clipper plugin here so you can collect inspiration from around the web.

11. Crowd Tangle

The Crowd Tangle allows you to understand where content has been shared across social media and also which sites are driving the most referral traffic to your page. Get the Chrome Extension here.

Major Labl's Best Chrome Extensions 2023 - Crowd Tangle
Major Labl's Best Chrome Extensions 2023 - Crowd Tangle
12. Mail Tracker

How many times as a musician have you sent an email to a blog, promoter, label, or manager and heard nothing back? This smart plugging sits in your Gmail and notifies you when your email has been opened or when it's been ignored. Get the Chrome Extension here.


Words Mark Knight


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