Excerpted from our “9 Free Revenue Streams for the Working (and Weekend) Musician” guide, this post provides three ideas you can employ to boost revenue from your music. Read the post.
Being blind hasn’t stopped Joey Stuckey from living a life of intention, joy, and music-making. He also helps design and sell his merch, which is a big part of his revenue stream as an indie artist. Read the post.
You already know that Disc Makers sets the standard for independent CD manufacturing for musicians. Now it’s time to get social with Disc Makers’ social media. Read the post.
Independent artists rely on the tangible media that is the music CD. As a physical representation of their hard work, a means of increasing revenue, and to establish their brand, independent musicians use CDs in ways major label artists don’t. Read More.
From playing shows to selling CDs and merch to finding time for self care, life on the road requires a balance between your personal, public, and business life. The Accidentals share some #TourLife hacks with us. Read More.
It’s not a mystery that many musicians don’t have the personality to cut it as a business or music manager as a music industry career. It’s also clear that not everyone interested in music has the personality fit for the limelight. Read more.
Updated December 2018. Social media marketing is free (mostly), it gives you worldwide reach, and it helps you interact with new and existing fans of your music. Learn to manage and optimize your social profiles with these posts and then pick up your guitar, hit the studio, or play your next show. Read the post.
We’ve posted songwriting advice that covers music theory, the use of interesting (and basic) chords to spice up your writing, lyric writing, and being generally creative as a writer. We also have exclusive interviews with hit songwriters, include excerpts from books, and explore a variety of other topics that relate to the craft of writing a song. Check ’em out! Read the posts.
We’ve been covering the topics and trends of crowdfunding for musicians for years. Here’s a collection of posts that tackle topics spanning settling on a platform, setting goals and timelines, pricing rewards, and a whole lot more. Check out these posts, and keep coming back, we’ll keep adding new content. Read more.
CD Baby is hosting its premiere DIY Musician Conference at Congress Plaza Hotel in Chicago on October 23-25 in Chicago. There’s an impressive assortment of workshops, panels, and showcases scheduled, built specifically around the needs of independent musicians. Read more.
From being able to sort by vocal range and high or low note, the graphic with the keyboard and the chart layout is impressive stuff. From the same folks who brought us the “100 Years of Rock” infographic, here’s another interactive gem that’s worth a few minutes of your time. Read more.
This amazing infographic is an exhaustive exploration of just about every genre of music you can imagine – and a ton you’ve never heard of – with music clips and animation to help you connect any given musical style to its influences and the styles it spawned. Read more.
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Sasha Brown of Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds had set an appointment to get music instrument insurance. Two days before the call, $11K worth of instruments were stolen out of the band’s van. Read more.