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Kevin Breuner, CD Baby VP Of Marketing Looks Back On 2014

Kevin Breuner, Host of DIY Musician Podcast, and VP of Marketing, CD Baby joins us today on Hypebot.com's year end virtual panel. As an independent artist, Breuner responds to the current streaming debate saying, "You never know where your fans are going to come from. Show More Summary

How to Craft Your Band's Pitch for 5 Types of Media Outlets

The world of media has expanded into a myriad of outlets that can seem overwhelming. However, as a DIY musician, having a proper PR strategy is an essential tool in your branding arsenal. But what makes you stand out as a band in the...Show More Summary

Move over Spotify and Rdio. YouTube Music Key is finally here.

By Chris Robley on The DIY Musician Blog After much anticipation, YouTube has just announced the launch of its subscription streaming service: YouTube Music Key. YouTube Music Key, available in the US and 6 European countries, will let...Show More Summary

DIY Tool Max 7 Arrives; Here Are The Best New Features

Being “software about nothing” isn’t easy. Max has for years been a favored choice of musicians and artists wanting to make their own tools for their work. But it’s been on a journey over more recent years to make that environment ever more accessible to a wider audience of people. Show More Summary

Sound & Vision #9: Brian McTear

Music producer Brian McTear talks with Allyson McCabe about building a studio centered on relationships with musicians, his non-profit Weathervane, and the end of the DIY era.

MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: DIY Musician Debunked: Of Course You Don't Do It All Yourself

Kyle Williams | DIY Musician Debunked: Of Course You Don’t Do It All Yourself Dave Kusek | Score a License: What Music Supervisors are Looking For

DIY Musician Debunked: Of Course You Don't Do It All Yourself

I first heard the term DIY when perusing a scrapbook store. It’s simple. Whatever it is you do it all by yourself…without any help. That’s what that term means. Understand? Good, glad that’s settled. Now what about DIY musician? When...Show More Summary

How To Put On A Profitable Virtual Concert

By Concert Window's Matt Thomas from The DIY Musician. Whether you’re an emerging artist or a seasoned professional, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the amount of online resources out there these days, all claiming to be the best way to either engage with your fan base, reach new audiences, or make money. Show More Summary

Pre-sale Your Music On iTunes And Amazon For Increased Sales And Attention

By Chris Robley from The DIY Musician. Start “selling” your new music before its official release date A digital pre-sale (via iTunes or Amazon) allows your fans to order your music in advance of its release. All pre-sales will be credited on the official release date — so the more pre-sales you get, the higher your sales ranking for that day. Show More Summary

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

10 Reasons A Lawyer Won't Shop Your Demo Social Media Pre-Planning For Busy Musicians eMusic Drops Major Labels, Returns To Indie Roots Eventbrite Launches Artist Studio Featuring DIY Music Biz Resources Music Collaboration PlatformShow More Summary

Eventbrite Launches Artist Studio Featuring DIY Music Biz Resources

Eventbrite has a long history of blogging and creating other resources for the event organizers that use their ticketing services. Today they debut a new resource for DIY and indie musicians, Eventbrite Artist Studio. It's currentlyShow More Summary

How To Promote Your Music Using Google's Hangouts On Air

By Yannick Ilunga from CD Baby's DIY Musician. When it comes to online promotion, there is a social media that is often ignored by musicians: Google Plus. While its potential has been recognized and utilized by many entrepreneurs around the world, for quite many musicians Google Plus is still unexplored territory. Show More Summary

Bandzoogle Partners With AllThatJazz

Bandzoogle has partnered with top rated online jazz destination All About Jazz to promote the DIY musician website, marketing and sales platform to the 65,000 musicians who have created profiles on AAJ. “Bandzoogle is very excited to...Show More Summary

DIY Tour Tips: Surviving The Long Drive

By Matthew Ebel who is currently Kickstarting a new album. I’ve played concerts all over the USA and there’s one constant that most touring musicians already know: People don’t know how to drive. Seattle drivers are maniacs, Boston drivers...Show More Summary

WordPress For Musicians: Getting Started With Hosts, Themes and Plugins

WordPress, especially the open source software available via WordPress.org, is an incredible world of its own. It's also a popular option for music websites, from music bloggers to DIY artists, and there are lots of people who can help you join the cult club. Show More Summary

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

Vinyl Crunch Worsens For Indie Labels: Time For A Record Press Kickstarter? Rormix Offers Indie Musicians A Mobile Platform For Promoting Music Videos How To Get Press For Your Band Like The PR Pros Do 9 Tips For Successful DIY TourShow More Summary

9 Tips For Successful DIY Tour Booking

By Lee Buck for the Sonicbids Blog. It’s no secret that in today’s industry, musicians are much more than musicians. Often we have to be our own booking agents, publicists, marketing teams, merch coordinators, and a myriad of other tasks that are often overlooked: chef, accountant, driver, babysitter, and much more. Show More Summary

Courtney Love Plotting Something DIY-Related…We Think.

Courtney Love put out a call on Twitter today for musicians who want to learn how to “PROPERLY make the most” of their DIY skills in a contest setting. Which is exciting! …Right? Unlike other contests we’ve mentioned in the past, we have absolutely no idea what this means. Is Ms. Love looking for an…

DIY Marketing For Musicians on a Shoestring Budget

6 months agoInternet / SEO : SEO Scoop

A lot of my friends have been asking me lately if I'd share something about how musicians can further their SEO efforts, so this post is dedicated to them. In this article I will detail step by step how a musician can leverage the Internet as a marketing tool without ever having to hire a [...]Show More Summary

Advertising Tips For DIY Musicians

DIY musicians using advertising to promote their work is rarely discussed on Hypebot though we do cover a wide range of marketing approaches including other forms of advertising. But given the ability to target specific populations with low-cost online ads, it's something DIY musicians should certainly consider. Show More Summary

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