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

This week Hypebot's advice for the indie and DIY musician includes tips for effective crowdfunding, a look at how to use Flipagram, the best way to utilize cover songs in order to grow you fanbase, and much, much more. Deconstructing The Cover Song And How To Use The To Grow...

Berklee Online Brings To The DIY Musician Conference

CD Baby's DIY Musician Conference this October has had a special curriculum crafted for it by Berklee Online, and will be covering the value of data, new opportunities for bringing fans and artists together, as well as some Pro Tools 101. _____________________________________ Guest Post by Chris Robley on The DIY...

13 Great Apps For Touring Musicians

Before loading up the van and hitting the road, here are a few apps to consider downloading that can help to make the whole process of DIY touring both easier and more entertaining. _____________________________ For a band that's just starting out, touring means long periods of time in cramped spaces...

5 Signs You're Not Built To Be A DIY Musician

Do you have what it takes to blaze your own trail in the music industry? Being a DIY musician requires an incredible amount of work, as well as a certain degree of tenacity and an ability to handle rejection. As lifestyles go, it's not for everyone. ______________________________________ Guest Post by...

Today Is Last Day To Get Early Bird Pricing To CD Baby's DIY Musician Conference - SAVE $30

Today is the last day to get discount pricing to CD Baby's inaugural DIY Musician Conference. The DIY Musician Conference will take place October 23 - 25, at the historic Congress Plaza Hotel in downtown Chicago. Tickets for the CD Baby DIY Musician Conference are available now through July 31...

HateSong: Chastity Belt’s Julia Shapiro on why “Happy” makes her anything but

In HateSong, we ask our favorite musicians, writers, comedians, actors, and so forth to expound on the one song they hate most in the world. The hater: A four-piece group out of Seattle, Chastity Belt blends DIY sounds with references to John Carpenter and feminist theory. Show More Summary

CD Baby's DIY Musician Conference Early Bird Pricing to End Soon

CD Baby will host its inaugural DIY Musician Conference in Chicago, IL this fall. The DIY Musician Conference will take place Friday, October 23 through Sunday, October 25, at the historic Congress Plaza Hotel in downtown Chicago. Tickets for the CD Baby DIY Musician Conference are available now through July...

When Hippie Musicians Are The Most Tech-Savvy In The Biz

3 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“The Grateful Dead remains one of the most innovative and tech-savvy bands in pop history. Long before it became necessary (or cool) to do so, the band embraced a DIY ethos in everything from manufacturing its own gear to publishing its own music to fostering a decentralized music distribution system. The Dead’s obsession with technology […]

A Physicist Is Crafting MIDI Controllers Out of Paper

Full of echoing electronica and entrancing beats, Swedish musician Cornelia's latest album, Balun, drops today on DIY label Camp Mozart records, available in all the usual formats and one unusual one too: Should you desire, you can buy the album as a playable album poster with a built-in speaker that lets you play songs by touch. Show More Summary

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

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