DIY Musician PodcastAuthor: CD Baby
13 Nov 2018

DIY Musician Podcast

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Making music and building a career is more accessible to musicians than ever before, but how do you actually get your music in the ears of real music fans? The DIY Musician Podcast features interviews with promoters, lawyers, publishers, bookers, and artists of all styles and backgrounds to bring you the all the latest in music promotion and marketing. Born out of their daily work with artists at CD Baby and their own musical pursuits, Kevin and Chris are leading the charge to educate and encourage artists while building community among fellow musicians.

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    #221: 8 music myths you need to leave behind

    Time to say goodbye to a few false assumptions that have been holding you back! The music industry has stayed loyal to some really destructive myths, so it’s always great to see when independent artists find new methods for success once they’ve freed themselves of bad or outdated ideas and habits. In this episode, Kevin and Chris discuss those myths and bad habits. There are eight of them in all!


  • Posted on 13 Nov 2018

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    #220: The right way to do cover songs

    Cover SongsDo "real" artists do cover songs? What kind of songs should you cover? And what are the different uses of a great cover version? In this episode, Kevin and Chris talk about the controversy and opportunities of recording or performing another songwriter's material. Plus some great listener emails!


  • Posted on 29 Oct 2018

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    #219: Kristen Ford - How to tour Europe without a booking agent or label

    Kristen FordThe European market has a rich live-music tradition, but artists often feel lost when trying to infiltrate the scene as an outsider. However, with the aid of online tools like Google Translate and Skype, booking your own successful European tour might be easier than you think. In this session, recorded live at the 2018 DIY Musician Conference, Kristen talks Euro-tour logistics including accepting payments, renting music equipment, lodging, meals, merchandise, arranging a vehicle or cheap flights, busking, and non-traditional venues. Grab your passport and get booking!


  • Posted on 12 Oct 2018

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    #218: Everything you need to sell and stream your music online

    MicrophoneOnce you've finished recording your new album or single there is still some work to do in order to get the release over the finish line. In this episode, Kevin and Chris discuss all the final pieces and bits of information needed to ensure success in the distribution process. Plus, we answer listener calls, emails, and tweets!


  • Posted on 06 Oct 2018

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    #217: DIY Musician Podcast Live! – Successful release strategies in a streaming world

    Streaming has opened up new opportunities for artists to get creative with the way they release music. What strategies actually work? How can you ensure your album release has maximum impact? In this...

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  • Posted on 29 Sep 2018

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