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Attention DIY Arists: Windowing Won’t Work For You

While the practice of "windowing" releases has seen a lot of popularity among artists like Adele and Beyonce, the article explore why, for most DIY musicians, making it harder for fans to access your music is probably a mistake. __________________________ Guest Post by Chris Robley on The DIY Musician With...

DIY Music Video Production

In today’s music world, video rules. With the rise of YouTube this proves to be self evident. But many talented musicians and bands opt out, worried they simply do not have the funds to make “professional” music videos. But what does...Show More Summary

Bandzoogle Upgrades DIY Musician Website Platform With Powerful Theme Customization Tools

Musician website builder Bandzoogle has released a new set of design customization tools that improve how users create a custom, professional-looking website and music store, without hiring a web designer. The new technology gives Bandzoogle users much more control over the look of each page element when building their websites,...

DIY Musicians: Trying To Do Everything Is Hurting Your Chances of Success

As a DIY musician, you are typically required to wear many different hats and perform a number of tasks beyond simply playing music, but trying to manage every single component of your musical career can in fact do more harm than good. ____________________________________ In this recent Sonicbids piece on MusicThinkTank,...

DIY Musicians: Trying To Do Everything Is Hurting Your Chances of Success

This article originally appeared on the Sonicbids Blog Pretty much every indie musician I’ve talked to has two big problems: there’s just too much to do, and despite putting a lot of time and effort into their career, they feel stagnant, like they’re not making any progress. In this article, we’re going to solve these two problems with one stone. Show More Summary

Pandora raises its social media game with AMPcast, DIY audio messaging for artists

While Spotify is acquiring startups expand its messaging and social features, Pandora is also raising its game in the artist-to-fan communications sphere for musicians to better target Pandora’s 80 million users. Today, the music streaming company is launching a service called AMPcast — a service to let musicians “speak to their fans” by way of audio messages… Read More

15 Music Stars Who Started on YouTube -- Then and Now (PHOTOS)

Post by Celia San Miguel. Some unsigned, unknown musicians turn to American Idol or The Voice to help launch their careers but an increasing number of aspiring artists have embraced a DIY approach, tapping into the built-in exposure of video sharing site YouTube and foreseeing the potential for viral success. Show More Summary

Phil Elverum Will Name Your Band For $35

5 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Phil Elverum, the Pac-NW musician behind the Microphones, Mount Eerie, and various related projects, is experiencing a resurgence of influence among DIY types. Recent Bands To Watch like Florist or Spencer Radcliffe bear a clear resemblance to quivering analog odysseys like 2001’s masterful The Glow Pt. 2, an album any fan of lo-fi or indie-pop […]

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

For independent DIY musicians looking to further their careers, Hypebot has tips on how to entice customers to buy their albums, get a publicist's attention, engage with "lite" fans, and much, much more. Extra Perks That Entice CD Buyers [INFOGRAPHIC] 3 Easy Ways To Give Back To Your Fans During...

Confessions Of A DIY Musician: Alex White Of White Mystery

In this article we hear from Alex White, one half of the critically acclaimed brother sister duo White Mystery, who discusses some of the challenges of running a independent band and the toll which being a full-time musician can take. _____________________________________________ Guest Post by Jhoni Jackson on the Sonicbids Blog...

4 Music Marketing Tips From DIY Musician Conference

Over 1,000 musicians from all across the globe, spanning every genre – from acoustic metal-rap to Zydeco pop covers – headed for Chicago to empower themselves with the knowledge handed down from leading music industry experts at CD Baby’s first ever artist-oriented DIY Musician Conference. By Justin Zupnick of Nativ...

Suzy Bogguss finally lands back in L.A. on her tour saluting Merle Haggard

It's not unusual to hear musicians gripe about jobs they have been forced to take on that used to be handled by others in the flusher days of the music business. Some, however, are enthusiastically embracing the DIY spirit that is the new normal in leaner times. SIGN UP for the free Essential Arts...

4 Services Musicians Should Register With To Make More Money

While most big-name artists will have people to set them up with these services, DIY artists who don't take the time to register their music with organizations like SoundExchange and the Harry Fox Agency are likely to miss out on diverting several trickles of revenue into their income pool. _______________________________________...

Music Publishing News Roundup 10.23.2015: Wix Launches Artist Tools • Apple Music • Soundcloud Lawsuit Options

This week, web development platform Wix launched a DIY product suite to cater to up-and-coming musicians by providing a new platform to sell, distribute, and share their music. The all-new Wix Music 2.0 provides a wide variety of features including the Wix music player- a utility for artists to present...

DIY website builder Wix targets musicians with new tools to manage songs, events, more

Web development platform Wix.com is going in-depth into new verticals starting with music. The company has launched a solution it believes is the “one-stop-shop” for musicians and the online music industry. Essentially this package deal lets artists and music companies not only manage their online presence, but distribute music to over 120 streaming services and […]

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...

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