DIY Musician Podcast

By CD Baby

About this podcast   English    United States

The music business is rapidly changing! Technology has transformed the way musicians record, promote and distribute their music. The internet has also changed the way fans discover and listen to the music they love. In light of these changes, being a do-it-yourself musician can be a daunting task to say the least. With the CD Baby DIY Musician Podcast, we hope to tread the murky waters of the indie music world and provide an added tool for your musical journey. Born out of their daily work with artists at CD Baby, Kevin, Chris, and the Bolt work to educate and encourage artists while building community among fellow musicians. The DIY Musician Podcast features interviews with promoters, lawyers, publishers, bookers, and artists of all styles and backgrounds. Kevin and the gang will also share tips, tricks, breaks, and mistakes---all in the name of being indie. Join us!
April 8, 2018
If you’re like most artists, you’ve been collecting fan emails to build that coveted email list. However, once you build that list, it’s hard to figure out what to send so your emails continue to feel fresh and useful to the people who subscribe. On this episode of the podcast, Cheryl Engelhardt is going to... The post #208: Cheryl Engelhardt – 30 emails to automate your fan list appeared first on DIY Musician Podcast.
March 15, 2018
As musicians, we work hard to get press coverage. But when the moment arrives, we sometimes squander the opportunity, or worse, let it go completely off the rails. In this episode, Kevin and Chris... So what's it take to be Indie anywho?
Feb. 23, 2018
Independent musicians today have LESS time and MORE responsibilities. Plus, we can waste a lot of hours just daydreaming. How do you juggle all the DIY tasks without dropping the ball or wandering off track? In this episode Kevin talks with Suzanne of Rockstar Advocate about time-management strategies, finding a place of efficiency that balances... The post #206: Suzanne Paulinski – Time management for musicians appeared first on DIY Musician Podcast.
Feb. 15, 2018
Artists that create original music will make more money from on-demand streaming over the next five years. In this episode, Kevin and Chris discuss two recent wins for songwriters in the world of music streaming: a huge hike in interactive mechanical royalty rates, and the addition of songwriter and producer credits in Spotify’s track-level metadata.... The post #205: More money and more Credit – Good news for songwriters! appeared first on DIY Musician Podcast.
Jan. 22, 2018’s music marketing tools make it easy for you to create online campaigns that will get your fans to take specific actions. But the effectiveness of these tools is directly related to the thought and creativity you put into your campaigns. In this episode, Kevin and Chris tell you how to get the most out... The post #204: Better music marketing with appeared first on DIY Musician Podcast.
Jan. 16, 2018
Getting gigs and building out a tour is always a challenge for indie musicians. In this episode, Craig Grossman talks about how to utilize three proven methods for networking, contacting venues, and... So what's it take to be Indie anywho?
Dec. 20, 2017
What opportunities and challenges lie ahead for independent musicians in 2018, and what lessons can they carry forward from the past year? In this episode, Kevin and Chris do some soul searching, and a little industry analysis, to ask questions about where DIY artists stand right now. Plus, a bunch of great listener calls and... The post #202: The indie musician’s place in 2018 appeared first on DIY Musician Podcast.
Dec. 18, 2017
Want to know how to grow your YouTube channel and increase audience interaction? In this session recorded at the 2017 DIY Musician Conference, YouTube’s Ted Kartzman chats with Hip Hop artist Illmac... So what's it take to be Indie anywho?
Dec. 6, 2017
Releasing singles is arguably more important for artists today than any time since the 1960s. But is there a RIGHT way to release a single?  In this episode, Chris and Kevin talk about five key... So what's it take to be Indie anywho?
Nov. 22, 2017
It’s not too late for your music to get a bump from the holiday season’s dependable spike in streaming, YouTube, and music-buying activity. Are you and your songs ready? In this episode, Kevin and... So what's it take to be Indie anywho?
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