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Getting It Done: The Week In D.I.Y And Indie Music

Independent DIY artists gather 'round! We have a multitude of helpful tips for you this week, from how to advance a show like a pro, to YouTube optimization for musicians, to five truths about marketing which artists have ignored for far too long. All this plus more! How To Build...

The Golden Ratio Inspired This Projection Mapped Music Visualizer

It took these two artists and musicians 6 months to design and perfect this torus inspired by the golden ratio. Read more on MAKE The post The Golden Ratio Inspired This Projection Mapped Music Visualizer appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.

Today Is Last Day To Buy Tickets To CD Baby's DIY Musician Conferences For $99

Heads up that today is the last day to buy tickets to CD Baby's DIY Musician Conference before the price rises to $129. Filled with networking opportunities, conference speakers and panelists include Patreon's Jack Conte, Bob Boilen of NPR, author and flame thrower Martin Atkins, Pledge Music's Benji Rogers, a...

6 Things Musicians Don’t Really Need In Order To Be Successful

The landscape of the music industry has changed dramatically of late, and DIY artists are no longer as beholden to others in the business as they once were, making it that much easier for artists to find success independently. Here we look at six things musicians no longer need to...

An Artist's Guide To Crowdfunding

While it's nice to think that music is all about artistry and hardwork, money also plays a huge part in finding success as a DIY musician. Here we look go through the best platforms available to artists to fund their music, and how to use said platforms effectively. _________________________________ Guest...

What It’s Really Like To Be A Queer Musician In Brazil

Through his colorful DIY pop music, Jaloo is inspiring Brazilian LGBTQ youth to live without fear.

Facebook vs.Twitter: Promoting Your Music Online

Here we look at why, as in independent musician, Twitter can often be a better starting place than Facebook when it comes to DIY online promotion, owing to its easy accessibility and, unlike Facebook, a notable lack of paywalls. ___________________________ Guest Post by Daniel Hartnett on CD Baby's DIY Musician...

Getting It Done: The Week In D.I.Y & Indie Music

In the wide world of independent and DIY this week, we have tips on sharing YouTube playlists, email marketing for musicians, why more artists ought to tour like its the '90s, and much more. How To Share YouTube Playlists Links And Why [A 77 Second Video Guide] An Introvert's Guide...

Do DIY Musicians Need Publicists?

Although publicists have historically played an important role in the music industry when it comes to making or breaking artists, have we reached a point where it's easier and more effective for artists to do publicity themselves, ask Sarah Goodyer? _____________________________ In this recent piece from MusicThinkTank, Sarah Goodyer asks...

Getting It Done: The Week In D.I.Y And Indie Music

No shortage of tips for independent DIY artists on Hypebot this week, with tips on promoting local shows, effective email marketing techniques, at home recording and production, plus much, much more. 10 Reasons Musicians Fail On Social Media 10 Techniques For Effectively Promoting Local Shows Emerging Tech Offers New Opportunities...

Attention DIY Arists: Windowing Won’t Work For You

While the practice of "windowing" releases has seen a lot of popularity among artists like Adele and Beyonce, the article explore why, for most DIY musicians, making it harder for fans to access your music is probably a mistake. __________________________ Guest Post by Chris Robley on The DIY Musician With...

DIY Music Video Production

In today’s music world, video rules. With the rise of YouTube this proves to be self evident. But many talented musicians and bands opt out, worried they simply do not have the funds to make “professional” music videos. But what does...Show More Summary

Bandzoogle Upgrades DIY Musician Website Platform With Powerful Theme Customization Tools

Musician website builder Bandzoogle has released a new set of design customization tools that improve how users create a custom, professional-looking website and music store, without hiring a web designer. The new technology gives Bandzoogle users much more control over the look of each page element when building their websites,...

DIY Musicians: Trying To Do Everything Is Hurting Your Chances of Success

As a DIY musician, you are typically required to wear many different hats and perform a number of tasks beyond simply playing music, but trying to manage every single component of your musical career can in fact do more harm than good. ____________________________________ In this recent Sonicbids piece on MusicThinkTank,...

DIY Musicians: Trying To Do Everything Is Hurting Your Chances of Success

This article originally appeared on the Sonicbids Blog Pretty much every indie musician I’ve talked to has two big problems: there’s just too much to do, and despite putting a lot of time and effort into their career, they feel stagnant, like they’re not making any progress. In this article, we’re going to solve these two problems with one stone. Show More Summary

Pandora raises its social media game with AMPcast, DIY audio messaging for artists

While Spotify is acquiring startups expand its messaging and social features, Pandora is also raising its game in the artist-to-fan communications sphere for musicians to better target Pandora’s 80 million users. Today, the music streaming company is launching a service called AMPcast — a service to let musicians “speak to their fans” by way of audio messages… Read More

15 Music Stars Who Started on YouTube -- Then and Now (PHOTOS)

Post by Celia San Miguel. Some unsigned, unknown musicians turn to American Idol or The Voice to help launch their careers but an increasing number of aspiring artists have embraced a DIY approach, tapping into the built-in exposure of video sharing site YouTube and foreseeing the potential for viral success. Show More Summary

Phil Elverum Will Name Your Band For $35

8 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Phil Elverum, the Pac-NW musician behind the Microphones, Mount Eerie, and various related projects, is experiencing a resurgence of influence among DIY types. Recent Bands To Watch like Florist or Spencer Radcliffe bear a clear resemblance to quivering analog odysseys like 2001’s masterful The Glow Pt. 2, an album any fan of lo-fi or indie-pop […]

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