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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.

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    • 4.7 • 316 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.

    #279: Productivity hacks for musicians

    #279: Productivity hacks for musicians

    As a DIY artist, you need to manage every aspect of your music creation and marketing. At the same time, your audience's attention span is shortening, so you feel the pressure to be MORE productive than ever. It can be a grind. So how do get things done, on time, every time, without burning out? In this episode, Kevin and Chris talk 10 productivity hacks for independent musicians. Plus, they answer listener calls and questions.
     
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    • 1 hr 22 min
    #278: 10 music videos you should be making right now

    #278: 10 music videos you should be making right now

    As a musician today, your VIDEO presence is likely what has the most impact on your ability to reach new listeners and engage your fans. So you need a steady flow of good video content. In this episode, Kevin and Chris talk through some video ideas that will help you stay inspired, get videos published on a realistic timeline, and (most importantly) help you build your following.
     
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    • 1 hr 25 min
    #277: Tips for getting back on the stage in 2021

    #277: Tips for getting back on the stage in 2021

    Are you ready, like REALLY ready, for the return of live gigs? In this episode, Kevin and Chris talk about what artists should (and shouldn't) be doing to make the most of the return to concerts and touring. Plus listener calls and emails.
     
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    • 1 hr 15 min
    #276: How I grew my Spotify monthly listeners over 2,000%!

    #276: How I grew my Spotify monthly listeners over 2,000%!

    Growth on Spotify. We all want it. And there are a hundred online courses teaching you how to run PAID traffic to boost your streams. But Siren & the Sea grew their monthly listeners on Spotify by more than 2000% WITHOUT running ads — using only email and organic posts on Instagram. In this episode, Kevin and Chris talk to Cristina Cano of Siren & the Sea about her creative social content, her playlist pitching, and more.
     
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    • 1 hr 23 min
    #275: How you know when you're ready?

    #275: How you know when you're ready?

    DIY musicians don't actually want to do it all themselves. Nor should they! BUT... there's a right time and wrong time to grow your team, take a big risk, or attempt the next big thing. In this episode, Kevin and Chris talk through some criteria for knowing when you're ready for the next step in your career.
     
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    • 1 hr 23 min
    #274: Create the perfect release plan

    #274: Create the perfect release plan

    We have big dreams whenever we releases new music — more fans, more money, more recognition. But there's a difference between a goal and a wish. In this episode, Kevin and Chris provide a detailed framework for your next release that will help you get actual results. Plus listeners calls and emails.
     
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    • 1 hr 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
316 Ratings

316 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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