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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

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

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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

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