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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    • 4.7, 296 Ratings

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.

    DIY Musician Stories: Maya de Vitry

    DIY Musician Stories: Maya de Vitry

    Maya de Vitry is a singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. 

    In this episode Maya tells us about releasing her beautiful album How To Break a Fall just as the pandemic started to hit. Maya and Montse also chat about holding day-jobs as an artist, self-forgiveness, and social media breaks.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    #260: Creating videos for 2020 and beyond

    #260: Creating videos for 2020 and beyond

    When it comes to creating videos to promote music, most artists and labels are still operating under that old paradigm of one “Official” music video, which drastically limits their reach and potential impact they get from video. In this episode of the podcast, Kevin is joined by Diarmuid Moloney, the CEO and Co-Founder of Rotor Video to discuss how developing a video strategy in 2020 and beyond looks very different than what we were used to in the past.
     
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    • 42 min
    DIY Musician Stories Ep: 03: Mary Gauthier

    DIY Musician Stories Ep: 03: Mary Gauthier

    Mary Gauthier is a Grammy-nominated folk singer-songwriter who has struck a balance between her own artistry and penning songs for singers such as Blake Shelton and Jimmy Buffett. In this episode, Mary discusses songcraft, vulnerability, loneliness, her forthcoming memoir "Saved by the Song," and much more. If you’re a songwriter, or want to be, this episode is a must listen.

    • 51 min
    DIY Musician Stories Ep. 02: Amythyst Kiah

    DIY Musician Stories Ep. 02: Amythyst Kiah

    In this episode of the NEW DIY Musician Stories podcast, Singer-songwriter Amythsyt Kiah talks openly about overcoming trauma and pain and how music was her emotional vehicle to process deep feelings. She speaks on the transition of music in her life from an escape into a career, on being a part of the Grammy nominated project Our Native Daughters, and how she’s been leaning into live streams during this time.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    #259: 10 Strategies for releasing a single in 2020

    #259: 10 Strategies for releasing a single in 2020

    It’s time to rethink the way you release singles. Standalone tracks are no longer SOLELY tied to larger album promo efforts. In this episode, Kevin and Chris discuss 10 strategies for releasing single songs so you can grow your audience, build algorithmic momentum on streaming platforms, and stay inspired. Plus listener questions!
    Distribute, monetize, and promote your music at cdbaby.com.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Misty Boyce

    Misty Boyce

    Misty Boyce is a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. She is part of Sara Bareilles and Lord Huron’s band, and has an incredible solo career to boot! 

    In this episode of the NEW DIY Musician Stories podcast, Misty talks about what it's like being a "sideman" vs. a solo artist, the artist/manager relationship, and her recent collaboration with Dawes frontman Taylor Goldsmith.

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
296 Ratings

296 Ratings

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.

Eric T Skis ,

Get to the subject!

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

steph divine ,

They have all good knowledge

Love it

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