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CD Baby Launches Free DIY Musician Community App

CD Baby has launched a free DIY Musicians app designed to foster a community of musicians sharing questions, successes, tips and more. While registration is required, users do not have to be a CD Baby customer to join. ______________________ A new DIY Musicians app from CD Baby is designed to...

Sidney Gish playing 2 Brooklyn shows (one with Remember Sports)

Sidney Gish's No Dogs Allowed is one of early 2018's true DIY/indie rock gems, and the Boston musician is continuing to branch out of her hometown by bringing her unique sound to other cities... Continue reading…

Another Great New Artist From NPR's Tiny Desk Concerts: AHI

Jan. 16, 2018 | Bob Boilen -- The first time I heard the music of AHI (pronounced "eye") was in the midst of listening to 120 other song submissions for the DIY Musicians Conference panel I was hosting in Nashville back in August. It...Show More Summary

The Real Secret To Success Most Musicians Don't Want To Hear

Here Chris Robley reveals the real blood, sweat, and tears "secret" to success in the music industry, and why it is that most musicians don't want to hear it. _____________________________ Re-post from CD Baby's DIY Musician blog, by Chris Robley Stop waiting for the miracle. As musicians we spend nearly...

Musician's Guide To Building A Social Media Foundation

For DIY artists, social media is something of a mixed blessing. On the one hand it has made self-promotion much more accessible, but it can also be a challenge to know where to begin. Here we look at some of the most important tips for gaining a following of fans...

Death Cab For Cutie Share Recording Of Their First Show 20 Years Ago Today

3 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Aspiring musicians take note: Record and save everything you do because you never know when your humble DIY band will go on to become one of the most beloved and influential projects in indie rock history. Given the younger generation's widespread inclination toward self-documentation, maybe this goes without saying, but it certainly was not the…

MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: Find The Best

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Why DIY Musicians Need To Be Pressing Vinyl

Vinyl records are on a 25-year sales high. It’s projected that 40 million units will be sold in 2017 alone. That makes it the first time it’s come close to the 1 billion benchmark this millennium. With the death of many music heavyweights...Show More Summary

Why DIY Musicians Should Be Pressing Vinyl

Now at a 25-year sales high, vinyl's resurgence among music lovers is undeniable, and as the cost of record players continues to dip and nostalgia continues to rise, the barriers to entry for artists looking to press their work on vinyl continue to crumble. ___________________________ In this recent post to...

Hom Musicians Can Respond And Help Others In The Wake Of Tragedies And Senseless Acts Of Violence [Bob Baker]

Bob Baker is one of the more thoughtful voices in DIY music; and his ideas about how musicians might respond to the Las Vegas attack are particularly poignant. "I wrote and published the first version of this post after the Boston Marathon bombings in 2013," Baker shared. "Unfortunately, I have...

Do-It-Yourself PR Tips For Musicians, Bands

Without the financial resources available to spend major cash on your PR, DIY promotion on next-to-no budget presents a significant obstacle to artists. Here we look at some helpful tips for artists and bands to help them better overcome said obstacle. _______________________ Guest post by Zac of ZingInstruments As a...

This Little Wireless Gadget Turns Your iPhone Into A DIY Recording Studio

iZotope’s new Spire Studio uses Wi-Fi and smart microphone tech to make mobile audio recording even easier. There are few creativity killers more potent than an overly complex tool. For musicians both casual and pro, such complexity—sophisticated...Show More Summary

WED. BRIEF: Facebook Offers Music Biz "Hundreds Of Millions" • BandLab Acquires Chew.tv • Berklee Buys Power Station • More

Wednesday 9.6.17 Music Business News From Around The Web Are indies, much less the DIY musicians, part of Facebook's offer of "hundreds of millions" of dollars? Updated continuously under our More News tab Related articles Facebook's Hidden Gems: Underused Tools for Facebook Marketing People are creating DIY Powerwalls to power...

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

Our tips and advice for indie and DIY artists this week covered how to manage your finances as a musician, ways in which you can turn mistakes into magical 'moments' with the crowd, how make sure your SoundCloud files are safe should the company crash and burn, plus much more....

These Musicians Said I Do in a Perfectly Artistic Strongwater Wedding

The Strongwater in Columbus, Ohio was the perfect backdrop for Frances and Kurt’s industrial, DIY wedding. With homemade invitations, centerpieces, and bouquets, these musicians used their creative and artistic abilities during the wedding planning process. Show More Summary

Washed Out x Gorilla vs. Bear takeover: Paul McCartney – Ram

I’ve loved this album for a long time. I love the messiness of it - you really get the sense that it was DIY project. Coming from being perhaps the biggest musician in the world (and working on some of the most expensive and professional recordings of all time), I have so much respect for him for making an album like Ram or McCartney... Continue reading…

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

Our tips and suggestions for DIY and indie artists this week covered issues like how to manage your money well as a musician, how to make money with accumulated industry gear and skills, the best practices for using Facebook as a marketing tool in 2017, and more! Musicians Who Managed...

David Nance releasing an LP on Ba Da Bing (stream the Merle Haggard cover)

Omaha musician David Nance is unknown to many but a cult DIY hero to others, known for making noisy, lo-fi, genre-defying jams on a beaten-up analog tape recorder. For his new album Negative Boogie, due out this week (7/14) via Ba Da Bing, he upgraded to an actual studio... Continue reading…

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

The advice for indie and DIY musicians this week covers the best way to market to your core fans, the best way to assemble an effective artist bio, how to identify if you're ready to hire a publicist and more. How To Market To Your Core Fans How To Write...

Things We Learned From Austin Music Foundation’s DIY Musician Marketing Panel

From the Austin Music Foundation's June DIY marketing panel, we learn some of the insights shared at the event regarding marketing tools and techniques available to artists seeking success in a rapidly shifting marketplace. _________________________ Guest by Sarah of Wysidio On June 7th, the Austin Music Foundation hosted “Breaking Through...

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