100 episodes

Making music has never been easier, but building a music career today is altogether different. Finding the right audience for your music takes an entrepreneurial mindset, a lot of hard work, and a willingness to experiment. The DIY Musician Podcast features interviews with artists of all styles and backgrounds who’ve found a unique but authentic pathway to success, as well as in-depth discussions with music publicists, promoters, lawyers, publishers, talent buyers, and more. This podcast is geared towards independent musicians who want to build a sustainable music career without giving up (too much) financial or creative control. Hosts Kevin and Chris work with hundreds of thousands of artists at CD Baby, and are actively releasing and promoting their own music too; they're part of the same community they’re helping to educate and encourage with each new episode.

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Making music has never been easier, but building a music career today is altogether different. Finding the right audience for your music takes an entrepreneurial mindset, a lot of hard work, and a willingness to experiment. The DIY Musician Podcast features interviews with artists of all styles and backgrounds who’ve found a unique but authentic pathway to success, as well as in-depth discussions with music publicists, promoters, lawyers, publishers, talent buyers, and more. This podcast is geared towards independent musicians who want to build a sustainable music career without giving up (too much) financial or creative control. Hosts Kevin and Chris work with hundreds of thousands of artists at CD Baby, and are actively releasing and promoting their own music too; they're part of the same community they’re helping to educate and encourage with each new episode.

    #249: Evolving with the music business

    #249: Evolving with the music business

    The music business is constantly evolving. Streaming dominates. Markets are truly global. The way people promote & monetize music shifts every year. And videos are growing shorter and more important than ever before. In this episode, Kevin and Chris talk about some important changes at CD Baby that will help artists stay ahead of the curve.
    Distribute, monetize, and promote your music at cdbaby.com.

    • 51 min
    #248: TikTok 101 for musicians

    #248: TikTok 101 for musicians

    TikTok has more than half a billion active users, it's the most downloaded app in the world, and the entire platform runs on music! Now that CD Baby is delivering YOUR music to TikTok, Kevin and Chris walk you through TikTok culture, features of the app, and a few of the opportunities you have to promote your music with short video.
    Distribute your music to TikTok and 150+ other digital platforms at http://cdbaby.com.

    • 1 hr 19 min
    #247: Dave Cool - Building a compelling artist website

    #247: Dave Cool - Building a compelling artist website

    Having your own pro website is even MORE important in an age where fan relationships are often owned by anyone but the artist. In this episode, Bandzoogle's Dave Cool talks about creating a good experience for your followers online, capturing their contact info, and using your website as the hub for your music career.

    • 52 min
    #246: Starting your music career from the beginning

    #246: Starting your music career from the beginning

    First time releasing music? Returning to music after a hiatus? Where do you even start? With a plan — then you build the foundation. In this episode, Kevin and Chris outline the basic steps artists should take before, during, and immediately following their first release.
    Distribute, monetize, and promote your music at cdbaby.com.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    #245: Merch sales and your music career

    #245: Merch sales and your music career

    What kind of merch is selling in the streaming era? How do you experiment with t-shirts and other kinds of band merch without going broke? In this episode, Kevin and Chris talk through some of the things they've tried recently, both on tour and online, and some of the trends they see working for DIY musicians today.
    Distribute, monetize, and promote your music at cdbaby.com.

    • 1 hr 34 min
    #244: How to monetize your Instagram

    #244: How to monetize your Instagram

    With over 600 million users on Instagram every day, you need your IG game to be strong. In this session recorded at the 2019 DIY Musician Conference, Rick Barker shows you how to use IG to build your music career. Learn the tips and tricks that have helped Barker’s clients take their IG to the next level. He will cover IG Stories, IGTV and IG Live in detail, giving you the most up-to-date strategies and tactics in real time.

    • 57 min

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Eric T Skis ,

Get to the subject!

Nearly 20 min and the subject has yet to be addressed.

John Henry Sheridan ,

Excellent for DIY music creators!!

Fantastic show for a DIY music creative like myself!! Always some useful and practical nuggets to take away. Hosts are warm, fun, engaging and pretty transparent. I look forward to tuning in.

steph divine ,

They have all good knowledge

Love it

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