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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#234: The 2019 DIY Musician Conference preview
01:14:09

3 days could change the course of your whole music career. In this episode, Kevin and Chris discuss what sets the DIY Musician Conference apart from other industry events, and they preview some of the sessions, workshops, and opportunities they think will have the biggest impact on the way you make, market, and monetize your music. Plus listener calls and emails!

Jun 19, 2019
#233: Building a powerful setlist
01:30:07

Are listeners leaning in at your gigs, or are they tuning you out? There are many ways to build a solid set list, but lots of ways to lose your audience too. In this episode, Kevin and Chris talk about the different kinds of sets musicians perform, and how to put the right songs in the right order for each occasion.

Jun 10, 2019
#232: Before you choose your artist or band name, listen to this!
01:25:21

DIY Musician Podcast - Band names

Good band names are hard to come by. Before you decide what you’re going to call yourself as an artist, listen to this episode. Kevin and Chris list a number of common problems with band names, how to avoid them, and WHY your artist name can spell the difference between success and obscurity.

May 28, 2019
#231: Creating a livestream experience with your fans
01:38:09

Live-streaming gives you as a DIY musician a consistent, low-cost way to reach listeners on huge social platforms like Facebook, YouTube, Twitch, and more. You can also format your broadcasts in a number of ways: concerts, talking about your songs, AMAs, and more. In this episode, Kevin asks Chris Robley about his bi-weekly series of live-streamed concerts called “Lunch Songs Live.” The gear, the mistakes, and tips to get your viewers more engaged.

May 05, 2019
#230: Have your say - what musicians want to know pt 2!
01:08:52

In this listener feedback episode, Kevin and Chris answer emails and calls from DIY musicians who are wondering how to market their music in the streaming world, how to brand themselves, how to make sure every sale counts, and more. Plus, news about Amazon and Google introducing free, ad-supported streaming to Echo and Google Home users.

Apr 25, 2019
#229: How to build your list and make a profit giving away your music
56:00

In this live taping of the DIY Musician Podcast, CD Baby’s Kevin Breuner and Chris Robley compare notes on how they launched and managed their “Free + Shipping & Handling” campaigns to give away their newest CDs for free — while STILL making a profit, building their email lists, and converting casual listeners into fans. Concepts in this discussion can be applied to ANY sales or marketing funnel for your music, not just a traditional “Free + Shipping” offer.

Apr 15, 2019
#228: How to find a producer that won't drive you mad
01:37:36

A good producer can turn your songs into masterpieces. But a bad producer can ruin more than just your recordings. They can sap your self-confidence, wreck your reputation, and exhaust your energy and bank account. In this episode, Kevin and Chris give some pointers on how to find a good producer, what to expect of them, and how you can pave the way for a fruitful collaboration.

Mar 13, 2019
#227: Marketing trends to watch in 2019
01:13:55

The foundations of music marketing stay pretty solid: capture attention, offer value, lead listeners on a journey from awareness to action. But the house you build on that foundation is always shifting. What older marketing strategies still work for musicians in 2019? What are the new tools to tell your story? How do the shifting expectations of your audience alter your approach? In this LIVE taping of the DIY Musician Podcast, CD Baby's Kevin Breuner and Chris Robley will discuss what effective music marketing looks like today — and tomorrow.

Feb 21, 2019
#226: The new way to market you music!
56:04

At CD Baby, we are always looking for new and innovative ways for artists to market and promote their music. That’s why we’re happy to announce  Spotify audio ads and banner ad targeting as a new additions to our Show.co marketing platform. In this episode. Kevin and Jason (Found.ee) walk through the new features that are going to change how artists promote their music to fans. If you still don’t have a a Show.co account, you can get it for free by creating a CD Baby account and clicking on the “Free Marketing Tools” link on the dashboard. 

Jan 30, 2019
#225: 25 ways you're sabotaging your music career
01:31:57

Are you standing in the way of your own success? In this episode Kevin and Chris talk about 25 kinds of self-sabotaging artist. Are you one of them? Listen in to make sure you’re not creating obstacles in your music career.

Jan 15, 2019
#224: Have your say, Pt 2 — what MORE musicians want to know…
01:22:06

As we close out 2018, we have another episode dedicated (mostly) to our listeners, where DIY musicians call and email with great questions and tips! “Mostly” dedicated, because the episode begins with Kevin and Chris sharing some of the successful things they’ve tried recently while releasing singles, touring, marketing music, and selling new merch!

Dec 17, 2018
#223: Have your say - what musicians want to know!
01:49:37

Our listeners ask great questions, so we thought we'd do a whole episode taking calls and emails from DIY musicians, and then try our best to provide answers that aren't bonkers. Plus, inspirational film and podcast recommendations that will help you close out 2018 on an upswing.

Dec 03, 2018
#222: Tips to promote your music in the holiday season (2018 edition)
01:25:15

The holiday season is the perfect time of year to crank up your music promotion efforts and try something new and different to engage your fans. In this episode, Kevin and Chris share their holiday promotion ideas and tips that take advantage of this special time of year. Plus, they reach into the mail bag to tackle listener questions.

Nov 22, 2018
#221: 8 music myths you need to leave behind
01:10:04

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!

Nov 13, 2018
#220: The right way to do cover songs
01:16:06

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!

Oct 29, 2018
#219: Kristen Ford - How to tour Europe without a booking agent or label
01:29:47

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!

Oct 12, 2018
#218: Everything you need to sell and stream your music online
01:29:47

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!

Oct 06, 2018
#217: DIY Musician Podcast Live! – Successful release strategies in a streaming world
01:28:54
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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Sep 29, 2018
#216: Marketing music with Instagram and Instagram Stories
01:38:26
The way musicians — heck, the way ANYONE uses Instagram today — is very different from how we used it years ago. Whether you’ve been marketing your music on Instagram for years or you’re brand new to...

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Sep 21, 2018
#215: 8 takeaways from the 2018 DIY Musician Conference
01:15:07
Whether you were at the 2018 DIY Musician Conference in Nashville, missed out, or didn’t even know it existed, Kevin and Chris talk about 8 lessons learned at the event, and how they apply to...

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Sep 06, 2018
#214: The truth about Spotify playlists, Pt 2
01:20:42
Let’s get beyond the basics of Spotify playlists. How do you determine which playlists will actually make a difference for your career? How do you find them, hunt down the contact info of the curator...

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Jul 22, 2018
#213: The truth about Spotify playlists, Pt 1
01:15:45
Rethinking everything you know about Spotify playlists means you have to revisit your assumptions. In this first of a two-part series, Kevin and Chris talk through the foundations of a playlisting...

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Jul 07, 2018
#212: Promoting a new release – What we tried!
01:35:22
There are a million ways to promote a new release. In this episode, Kevin and Chris discuss some of the things they’ve tried with their new music to reach listeners and amplify that interaction —...

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Jun 12, 2018
#211: DIY Musician Podcast Live! – Everything you need to forget about the music business
01:11:01
The old ways and myths are strong. And many musicians are still making important decisions for their careers based on outdated practices and false assumptions. In this episode, taped in front of a...

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May 25, 2018
#210: Heather Ellis – Marketing music with Pandora AMP
42:59
Are you use Pandora AMP? It’s a no-brainer; DIY musicians should absolutely take advantage of these powerful (free) features of Pandora’s streaming service, particularly the Artist Audio...

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May 04, 2018
#209: DIY Musician Podcast Live! – The new rules of social media
57:54
Have you been wasting your time on social media? Online tools and trends are constantly changing. In this live taping of CD Baby’s DIY Musician Podcast, Kevin Breuner and Chris Robley will discuss...

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Apr 27, 2018
#208: Cheryl Engelhardt – 30 emails to automate your fan list
46:16
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...

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Apr 08, 2018
#207: 5 ways to ruin a press opportunity
01:19:54
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...

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Mar 15, 2018
#206: Suzanne Paulinski – Time management for musicians
54:15
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...

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Feb 23, 2018
#205: More money and more credit – Good news for songwriters!
01:11:36
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...

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Feb 15, 2018
#204: Better music marketing with Show.co
01:35:40
Show.co’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...

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Jan 22, 2018
#203: 3 methods of successful tour booking and tour management
01:02:15
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...

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Jan 16, 2018
#202: The indie musician’s place in 2018
01:43:52
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...

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Dec 20, 2017
#201: Owning your YouTube audience
01:02:41
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...

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Dec 18, 2017
#200: Before you release your next single, listen to this episode!
01:26:14
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...

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Dec 06, 2017
#199: Holiday promotion tips and tricks for 2017
01:07:15
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...

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Nov 22, 2017
#198: 3 Things that will hurt your music on Spotify
01:33:21
Streaming success often involves bucking conventional music industry wisdom. Are bad habits holding you back on Spotify? In this episode, Chris and Kevin talk about common areas where artists are...

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Nov 03, 2017
#197: Rick Barker – Earning $74,000 using Facebook Live
01:05:01
The tools are there for you to monetize with Live Streaming! See what Dawn Beyer did to make over $74,000 in one year using FB Live and how you can too. Walk away with a clear understanding of how to...

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Oct 27, 2017
#196: How to prepare your music for a successful release
47:12
There’s a big difference between making your music available and making your music connect. Thousands of new albums and singles are being “released” every day. But how do you make...

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Sep 22, 2017
#195: Our 5 takeaways from the 2017 DIY Musician Con
01:24:15
“I feel like I got $1000+ worth of information at the DIY Musician Conference,” said guitarist Lance Allen. If you weren’t with us in Nashville, we can’t give you a time...

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Sep 13, 2017
#194: Why you never need to tour…EVER! (A Live Podcast)
01:12:22
“How can I build a successful career without going on tour?” That’s one question we get asked a lot on the DIY Musician Podcast. Whether your travels are limited by a job, a family, or a disdain for...

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Aug 29, 2017
#193: The 2017 DIY Musician Conference preview + more!
01:15:32
What can artists learn and experience at 2017’s DIY Musician Conference in Nashville? In this episode, Kevin and Chris give a detailed conference preview to help you plan your trip. Plus Soundcloud...

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Aug 20, 2017
#192: Fake artist controversy and real artist questions
01:14:44
Spotify’s recent “fake artist” issue: a real streaming rights conspiracy, or a whole lot of nothing?  Who gets to decide what a “real artist” is anyway? In this episode, Kevin and Chris talk through...

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Jul 25, 2017
#191: Music streaming myths debunked
01:11:12
Many of the things you’ve probably heard about music streaming are wrong, yet those myths persist. Why? In this episode, Kevin and Chris debunk some of the prevalent music streaming myths, try to...

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Jul 10, 2017
#190: 5 music branding lessons from Third Man Records
01:06:43
Are you making a clear and powerful impression with your music releases, career choices, merch, visuals, and shows? In this episode, Chris and Kevin discuss five things they learned about artist...

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Jun 28, 2017
#189: Cathy Heller – Turning musical inspiration into focused action
01:09:53
Kevin last spoke to Cathy on Episode #169 of the podcast where she detailed the opportunities in the world of sync licensing for independent artists. That episode garnered a lot of positive feedback...

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Jun 03, 2017
#188: Why you’re not making any money from your music
01:28:31
There’s a good reason why “poor musician” jokes abound: we aren’t known — by and large — for our financial acumen. Have you found yourself complaining about not making any money in this biz? Well,...

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May 26, 2017
#187: How to use Facebook Live to get results
53:06
Anyone can point a smartphone and hit the Facebook Live button. But can you put on a real SHOW through Facebook Live? IN this episode, Kevin talks with Wade Sutton and Amanda Jones about how they...

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May 14, 2017
#186: Jim Jesse – Copyright and music law for indie musicians
53:47
What rights are you entitled to when you create original music? WHY and HOW should you copyright your music? What happens if you don’t properly register your copyrights with the Library of Congress?...

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May 05, 2017
#185: Is your age an obstacle to music success?
01:00:25
Yes, the entertainment industry is obsessed with newness and youth, but your age doesn’t have to be an obstacle to success. In fact, if you play it right, your history can be an asset. In this...

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Apr 24, 2017
#184: Jack Conte – How to get fans
01:09:14
The biggest thing holding your music back might be YOU! In this episode you’ll hear Jack Conte (of the band Pomplamoose) talk about the importance of creative momentum, the crippling effect of...

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Apr 04, 2017
#183: How to get your music career started
01:01:52
You’ve finished your first recording, but how do you turn that into the start of an actual music career? In this episode, Kevin and Chris discuss the essential steps you should take to begin (or...

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Mar 16, 2017
#182: 60 ideas in 60 minutes
01:08:42
Recorded live at the 2016 DIY Musician Conference with Tony van Veen, Karen Marie Mason, Bob Baker, Martin Atkins, Chris Robley and Mark Hornsby. A solid hour of 60 quick tips on marketing, social...

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Feb 23, 2017
#181: How to get your music on Spotify playlists, Pt 2
01:05:24
The first step in establishing a playlisting presence on Spotify is to create your own playlists, seed them with your own music, and attract followers. But what works? What’s a waste of time?...

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Feb 13, 2017
#180: How to get your music on Spotify playlists, Pt 1
55:41
Getting your music onto a popular Spotify playlist is the modern-day equivalent of having a hit song in a local radio market. It’s an important step in reaching a larger following, and it can drive...

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Feb 01, 2017
#179: How I got 50,000 views in 3 days
01:04:48
Checking the data — it’s probably NOT the most inspiring aspect of your music career, right? But the key to success could be waiting just below the surface of those daily reports and analytics. You...

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Jan 23, 2017
#178: Your questions and our answers
01:05:24
We love getting listener feedback, whether it comes in on our listener line, by email, or in comments and tweets. As 2016 nears its close, Kevin and Chris use this final episode of the year to answer...

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Dec 23, 2016
#177: Musician’s guide to conquering the holidays
52:23
“Christmas time is here again,” as the Beatles once sang, bringing with it a huge spike in music sales, streaming activity, concert opportunities, YouTube ad revenue, tablet and smartphone...

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Nov 23, 2016
#176: Ari Herstand – 26 things to do before you release your song or album
01:26:10
Are you really ready to release your new music? In the frenzied juggling act that leads up to the launch of a new song or album, it’s easy to miss some crucial things, or let them slip through the...

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Nov 17, 2016
#175: The Authentic Artist Branding Bootcamp (DIY Musician Podcast Live!)
01:05:36
Most musicians are terrible at telling their story and describing their sound. Why? We’re inside the music AND the mind that made it, so it’s easy to lose perspective. But a band that has a solid...

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Oct 31, 2016
#174: 12 Tips for a Better Band Website
58:53
You don’t need to completely redesign your website to keep your fans engaged. Sometimes all it takes is a few simple tweaks. In this episode, Kevin and Chris discuss 12 tips that will help you get...

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Oct 17, 2016
#173: Kevin Breuner – Cutting Through the Noise
52:55
How do you get music noticed in a world that has become so noisy? Is it possible to get anyone’s attention in an age where we’re bombarded with constant messaging and information? In his...

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Oct 07, 2016
#172: The 2016 DIY Musician Conference Preview
49:58
Deep voice: “In a world where one thousand independent musicians take over a historic and haunted hotel in the heart of downtown Chicago for the weekend…” For this episode, Kevin and...

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Sep 20, 2016
#171: 10 mistakes you might be making with your music right now
01:07:01
We like to think we’re unique as snowflakes, but we musicians can be pretty similar when it comes to the mistakes we (continue to) make. In this episode, Kevin and Chris discuss 10 common...

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Aug 16, 2016
#170: How to deal with negative press and bad reviews
01:12:41
Bad reviews, negative YouTube comments, hecklers: we all experience them from time to time. Criticism is an inevitable part of putting your music out there, but still it always seems to hurt. What...

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Jul 27, 2016
#169: Cathy Heller – Selling songs for sync licensing
01:26:08
Want your songs placed in TV and film productions? Had success in sync licensing, but you’re looking to secure higher-profile placements? In this episode, Kevin talks with Cathy Heller, an...

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Jun 26, 2016
#168: 6 tips for making a no-budget music video
01:17:16
A music video is a practically required these days when promoting new music. But most DIY artists don’t have a budget left for video production after all the expenses of recording, manufacturing, and...

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May 21, 2016
#167: The 4 pillars of a successful performance
01:11:38
Just because you wrote a song and happen to be standing on a stage doesn’t make you a great performer. Captivating a live audience is a skill all its own, one that you must learn and practice —...

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May 03, 2016
#166: The singles vs. album release debate
01:18:09
Once upon a time, the single ruled. Then, for almost half a century, the album dominated. Now that the means of distribution are in YOUR hands, which format makes the most sense for your music? In...

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Mar 29, 2016
#165: Are exclusive blog features worth it?
01:25:36
Blog premieres and exclusives have become a ubiquitous way of promoting new music, but are they WORTH it? Some blogs are putting an end to the practice on their own sites, and many musicians are...

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Mar 14, 2016
#164: Is “marketing” destroying your music career?
01:04:06
Music Marketing: it’s either the art of effectively communicating your story to potential fans or it’s an utter waste of time spent staring at computer monitors and smartphone screens....

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Feb 29, 2016
#163: Justin Evans – How LANDR instant mastering works
32:22
Audio mastering is often the last, mysterious step in preparing a new song or album for mass consumption. That’s if you’re lucky. A lot of artists skip the mastering process for various reasons...

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Feb 23, 2016
#162: Becky Yee – Are your artist photos a barrier or gateway to your music?
01:00:38
Like it or not, photography plays a huge part in how people HEAR your music. Yep, it’s true. Visuals are often the introduction to your artist story, and to the story of your music too. In this...

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Feb 17, 2016
#161: How to double your merch sales overnight!
01:22:37
Want to move twice as many CDs at your next show? Hear all about the merch-table makeover that happened for Chris Robley during his seven-night residency last month, and how switching a few simple...

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Feb 09, 2016
#160: Budi Voogt – How to market your music on SoundCloud
48:21
SoundCloud provides artists with a unique ecosystem in which to promote music and build an audience. But like with most online tools, the more musicians that use SoundCloud, the harder it is to cut...

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Jan 19, 2016
#159: Musical goals and predictions for the biz in 2016
01:10:51
What are your music goals for 2016? Do you work best when other people can hold you accountable? We do too. That’s why in this episode, Kevin and Chris each list a few things they hope to accomplish...

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Jan 12, 2016
#158: Top 5 album release mistakes
01:02:36
Putting out a new album is a rare opportunity to rally fans, the press, and other segments of the industry around your music and your story. It took a lot of work to get your album ready for release,...

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Dec 18, 2015
#157: The Star Wars Episode – What artists can learn from epic mistakes!
01:38:52
With Star Wars, George Lucas built an epic cultural touchstone, and then later left fans feeling betrayed by a series of epic fails. What can musicians learn from his creative mistakes? Lots! Travel...

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Dec 11, 2015
#156: Annie Lin – How to legally sell a cover song
53:52
You’ve recorded a really unique cover version of your favorite song and you can’t wait for your fans to hear it. But hold on a second! Have you secured the proper license to release that tune? In...

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Nov 20, 2015
#155: Roundtable – The Official DIY Musician Conference Recap
01:09:11
Heads are abuzz and hearts are aglow after CD Baby’s first-ever DIY Musician Conference. What made this event so special? What were the key lessons learned over three jam-packed days of workshops,...

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Oct 29, 2015
#154: Simon Tam – A band name trademark story
48:26
Should you trademark your artist/band name? Should an artist even care about a trademark? These questions – and many more – will be answered as we follow the band The Slants on a...

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Sep 26, 2015
#153: Roundtable – The DIY Musician Conference Preview
01:06:05
CD Baby has built a better, stronger, friendlier music conference geared specifically towards DIY artists. But why? And how? And where? And what can you expect when you attend? In this episode, Chris...

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Sep 10, 2015
#152: Roundtable – The Apple Music Review
01:01:09
Has the launch of Apple Music been a dazzling success or a dud? Will fans and artist actually use Apple Connect? In this episode, Kevin and Chris talk about Apple’s new music streaming service, what...

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Jul 16, 2015
#151: Josh Collum – A micro sync success story
44:53
Micro-sync licensing might sound like small peanuts, but indie musician Josh Collum has earned over $200,000 from online sync opportunities, Audio Swap, YouTube lyric videos, and other user-generate...

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Jun 29, 2015
#150: Roundtable – What artists need to know about Apple Music
01:16:16
Apple has officially announced their new music streaming service called Apple Music. The new service will be available for iOS users on June 30th. Will Apple Music change the music industry forever ...

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Jun 15, 2015
#149: Roundtable – How to craft your story
55:01
Your music is the last thing that matters. But once someone’s listening, it’s the ONLY thing that matters. Your artist story is what leads a listener to that moment. What IS your artist story,...

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Jun 01, 2015
#148: Rob Filomena – Professionalizing your music rights
31:16
Meet Rob Filomena, CD Baby’s Director of Music Publishing. In this episode we’ll discuss the growing opportunities for indie artists through music publishing, and why professionalizing all you music...

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May 13, 2015
#147: Roundtable – Do release dates matter anymore?
48:01
The recording industry has determined that Friday will be the new global record release day — but in a digital world of endless options and instant delivery, does it make sense for every artist to...

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Apr 28, 2015
#146: Roundtable – Your best touring tips!
55:14
A great tour can make you feel on top of the world. A bad tour can make you question everything. We asked CD Baby artists for advice when it comes to successful DIY touring, and how to make sure...

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Apr 10, 2015
#145: Roundtable – How do you decide to turn down a gig?
01:09:39
It’s pretty much a universal experience that every artist has had; the drive home from a so-so gig where you can’t help but think it would have been better to pass on that one. But how do you decide?...

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Dec 22, 2014
#144: Roundtable – Are you optimistic with where music is going?
59:15
Is today’s music industry healthier than ever? That’s what rock’s resident curmudgeon Steve Albini thinks. Yes, the legendary recording engineer who once compared the music biz to a...

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Nov 25, 2014
#143: Dave Kusek – New Artist Model
44:24
Dave is the founder and former CEO of Berkleemusic, the world’s largest music school, where he’s helped teach tens of thousands of students around the world and created hundreds of online music...

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Nov 20, 2014
#142: Roundtable – The Coolest Fan Funding Campaign
01:05:50
Welcome to the “coolest” episode of the DIY Musician Podcast. In the news, YouTube has paid out over a billion dollars in content ID revenue, Bono apologizes for assaulting your iPhone...

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Oct 30, 2014
#141: Gretchen Peters – From Songwriter to Performer
39:08
Gretchen Peters is a Grammy nominated, Nashville singer-songwriter who has always been fiercely independent and true to her own vision. In fact, she’s managed to retain ownership of all her...

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Sep 26, 2014
#140: Roundtable – The Biggest Album launch in History?
54:06
In this edition of the remarkably entertaining and educational DIY Musician Podcast, The Bolt has a baby, Kevin launches a fan funding campaign (and gains a few grey hairs in the process) and the...

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Sep 12, 2014
#139: Jack Conte – Turning fans into patrons
25:35
Jack Conte became well known for being half of the musical duo that makes up the band Pomlamoose. A few years back Pomplamoose burst onto the scene through the usage of YouTube and “video songs.” You...

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Sep 05, 2014
#138: Roundtable – The importance of email marketing
52:13
In the news, CD Baby gets featured in the New York Times. A study finds that 91% of people surveyed use YouTube to listen to music before they buy it. BandPage now allows artists to sell merch and...

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Aug 15, 2014
#137: Shanta Thake – Getting the Attention of a Club Booker
47:16
Shanta Thake books artists and bands at Joe’s Pub at the Public, one of New York City’s most celebrated venues for emerging and established performance artists. (They book an astonishing 800 shows a...

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Aug 08, 2014
#136: Mary Gauthier – Love, Trouble, and Indie Success
36:13
In this episode of the DIY Musician Podcast, Kevin interviews Americana Troubadour, Singer, and Songwriter Mary Gauthier. Mary is currently on a world tour to promote her new album, Trouble &...

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Jul 18, 2014
#135: Roundtable – Does your artist image matter?
55:57
Soundcloud removes music creation tools from their popular app. Google buys Songza. Music Vault opens their vault by publishing 12,000 concert videos on YouTube. The podcasters discuss a recent blog...

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Jul 11, 2014