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Getting Social Media Content For A Month From A Single Event

As a DIY musician, it's essential that you have fresh social media content often to ensure that your fans are engaged and feel connected to your work. However, many artists are so focused on their work that properly filling up their social channels becomes a bit foreign. Original Post Written...

The Soul of Czech DIY, at Noise Kitchen Nerdfest and Party

From gear to music, welcome to the capital of DIY. Music technology makers and musicians from the experimental to the party end of the spectrum are gathering soon in central Europe, and they’re worth a listen and look wherever you may be. Show More Summary

Tweet-Sized Touring Tips For DIY Musicians

It’s springtime, so naturally touring is on the brain. CD Baby’s Twitter chat in April was all about touring.Then Kevin Breuner and I had a discussion on the DIY Musician Podcast about our best touring advice. Guest Post by Chris Robley on The DIY Musician In that same week Carlos...

One Direction Is Now a DIY Band

The DIY movement is music is not traditionally associated with Top 40 musicians. It's more commonly viewed as an integral part of the punk and indie rock scenes, wherein scrappy groups of musicians set out to succeed without help from the establishment. So how did One Direction, the biggest boy...

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

This week in DIY & Indie Music we learned about tracking Social Media engagement on Google Analytics, the most commonly made Instagram mistakes made by musicians and how to avoid them, how musicians can get paid more for their shows and much, much more! 7 Mistakes Musicians Commonly Make On...

DIY Touch Lights Let You Send People Your Mood Across The Globe

Electrical engineer and musician John Harrison was looking for a way to communicate with distant friends and relatives in a more personal way, without using Facebook, email or other such service. He came up with the idea of “Filimins”...Show More Summary

ReverbNation Launches CONNECT Songs Publishing Services In Partnership With Sentric Music

The suite of services available to indie and DIY musicians continues to broaden. Artist services platform ReverbNation today added to its already robust offering via a partnership with Sentric Music. ReverbNation today launched CONNECT Songs, a publishing administration service in partnership with Sentric Music. The new service will collect publishing...

How Starbomb Used YouTube To Drive 6000 CD Sales In One Week

In one week, Starbomb sold almost 6,000 CD copies of its Player Select album through CD Baby, including 3,438 in pre-sales. How’d they do it? YouTube. Guest Post by Chris Robley on The DIY Musician “If your music is good, your fans will want to buy the CD” In one...

Releasing New Music: Working With (Or Around) World Release Day

Benji Rogers, President of Pledge Music, recently gave an interview exploring best practices for indie artists releasing new music on or around the newly mandated World Release Day. Guest Post by Chris Robley on The DIY Musician The International Federation of Phonographic Industry (IFPI) has announced that starting this summer,...

YouTube launches Artists initiative to give musicians more promotion tools

Early punk pioneered an ethic called DIY (Do It Yourself). Record labels were still weary of these musicians and the artists took it upon themselves to book shows, promote their self-produced albums and create merchandise. Fast forward to now and that DIY ethic has grown to all types of music and YouTube wants to be the center of it all. Show More Summary

Music Marketing: Why Social Media Isn't The Answer For All Indie Musicians

Guest Post by Eric Eckhart on CD Baby's The DIY Musician Blog I’ve been part of the DIY musical community for nearly 10 years, creating my own label, booking agency, PR team, being active in social media and speaking at conferences and writing blogs on how to survive and thrive as an independent musician. Show More Summary

13 Essential Elements Of An Effective Marketing Plan

Guest Post by Bobby Borg, Author of Music Marketing For The DIY Musician A marketing plan (or as I sometimes call it, a Marketing Plan of Attack™) is a written document that outlines your band’s goals and the strategies you intend to use to achieve these goals. Show More Summary

Does Anyone Actually Discover Music On Twitter?

Guest Post by Chris Robley on The DIY Musician Blog Hip hop blogger Mike Trampe wrote an interesting article you might want to check out about online music promotion called “5 Things Rappers Shouldn’t Be Doing on Social Media.” It’sShow More Summary

YouTube under fire from musician Zoe Keating after threat to block her channel

Google’s video service may have agreed music deals with indie labels, but DIY artist says she’s still being pressured to sign unfair terms Musician Zoe Keating has criticised YouTube for threatening to block her channel unless she signs up to new terms covering its recently-launched YouTube Music Key service. Show More Summary

5 Minute Music Marketer - Get Bob Baker's New Book For Only 99¢

Bob Baker has been preaching the gospel of DIY and D2F music marketing sine before either term was invented. He's written essential books and blog posts, and taught courses, all with one aim - to empower musicians to take control of their lives and careers. Show More Summary

11 Forms Of Promotion You May Be Overlooking

Guest Post by Bobby Borg, author of The DIY Musician The Internet may be one of the most popular and convenient forms of promotion today, but it’s also flooded with independent artists all trying to get attention. Thus, with consideration...Show More Summary

What Do Teens Really Think About The Big Social Networks?

By Chris Robley on The DIY Musician Blog How are teens using the big social platforms when it comes to building relationships, sharing media, and discovering music? Well, maybe a better question to ask yourself first is: do you care?If...Show More Summary

Day Wave - Total Zombie

Sounds like: The Drums, Mac DeMarco Song: Day Wave - Total Zombie What's so good? Day Wave is the alias of Oakland DIY artist Jackson Phillips. Under the moniker, the talented musician offers up new tune "Total Zombie," giving a tiny taste...Show More Summary

C&L's Late Nite Music Club With Damu The Fudgemunk

Damu is pretty much the definition of DIY ethic as far as hip hop goes. He has released albums for free, performed as a street musician in multiple cities (using a generator to power his speakers), and built up a fan base through YouTube. It's not often that talent rises this way, but it's a welcome sight when it does. What are you listening to tonight?

Artist of the Week – Glasgow, Scotland’s Paul McLinden

From an attic in rainy Glasgow, Scotland, DIY composer/musician Paul McLinden crafts wonderfully rich and diverse musical masterpieces as evidenced by the September release of his debut album, Head Happy. We love this album – every song is a gold nugget. It’s an indie masterpiece that somehow slipped under the radar. After listening to Head [...]Show More Summary

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