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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...

5 Easy Hacks to Make Your Cover Songs Stand Out – WEBINAR Wednesday 12 noon EST

New Artist Model - Online Music Business School for Indie Musicians With the DIY revolution and the rise of the music middle class in today’s music industry, it’s really easy to get caught up in all the business and music promotion stuff. Show More Summary

A Sneak Peak At CD Baby's 2017 DIY Musicians Conference

Here we preview 2017's upcoming DIY Musician Conference, an event curated specifically with independent, do-it-yourself musicians in mind, designed to assist with their careers and allow them to meet others in their field. ______________________________ Guest post by Chris Robley of DIY Musician Tickets to the DIY Musician Conference are only...

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

We have a whole slew of advice for independent and DIY musicians this week, including a look at how to set up your website with a 'gig magnet' what to do with an inherited song catalog, the best way to secure your band a coveted support slot, and more. Does...

Member of Queer Punk Band PWR BTTM Accused of Sexual Assault

5 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

On May 11 the musician Ben Hopkins, one half of the rock duo PWR BTTM, was accused in a Facebook post of sexual assault and predatory behavior. The accusation appeared in the closed Facebook group DIY Chicago, but the post was widely circulated on social media Thursday. Read more...

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

This week in our DIY and independent musician advice section, we provide useful tips and information on why you should understand metadata, the best way to get your band a coveted festival slot, how the different "story" features compare across social media platforms and more. 5 Reasons You Should Know...

Meet The Judges For 2017 Emerging Artists Fund

PledgeMusic and Help Musicians UK have teamed up to create the Emerging Artists Fund, a talent development initiative designed to provide legitimate DIY acts with funding needed to build a long term career. Here we look at six esteemed panalists who will help to select the awardees. ___________________________ Guest post...

Legal Basics For The DIY World

Here we look at four essential copyright and legal rules for musicians and creators of any type, including how to properly trademark your name, as well as what to be conscious of when signing a contract. __________________________ In this recent post to MusicThinkTank, music industry lawyer Wallace Collins shares some...

Legal Basics For The Diy World: Artists, Authors, Creators And Musicians

Four Essentials: 1) Copyright Protection Under US copyright law, copyright (literally, the right to make and sell copies) automatically vests in the creator the moment the expression of an idea is “fixed in a tangible medium” (in other words, the moment you write it down, type it or record it on tape). Show More Summary

5-Step Guide To Getting Music Blog Coverage For Your Next Release

Most musicians want their music heard, and hiring a publicist can be a great way of getting the word out. Unfortunately, publicists are also expensive, and not always affordable on a DIY budget. Here we walk through a five-step guide on how to be your own PR agent. _______________________ Guest...

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