How to Price Your CDs

How much should you charge for your CDs? $5? $10? $12.99? $15.72? Let me say upfront that there’s no clear answer to this question. Your CD’s selling price will be … Continue reading

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7 Reasons You Should Release a Cover Song

  These are a few of the common objections I hear when it comes to cover songs: “I’m not a serious artist if I do covers.” “The world has enough … Continue reading

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8 Things Every “Link in Bio” Needs

You probably already have a “link in bio” that directs your audience on Instagram or Twitter or TikTok to go… somewhere else.  Parking your website URL in your social bio … Continue reading

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Our Top 10 Favorite DIY Musician Podcast Episodes

We just released our 300th episode! That’s a lot of info about building & sustaining an independent music career. If you’re new to The DIY Musician Podcast, we don’t expect … Continue reading

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The DIY Musician Podcast Hits 300 Episodes!

The Indie Revolution Continues When we started the DIY Musician Podcast back in 2007, we never imagined we’d get to episode 300 — with many more episodes on the way! What … Continue reading

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5 Steps to Protect Your Music (At All Stages of the Creative Process)

From the moment you create your content, it belongs to you. But is it protected? Whether you’re creating music, videos, documents, imagery, or other content, things can get hairy when … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Feel More Confident About Your Music

It’s easy to get down about your music. Your dreams, your talents, your identity, your time — they’re all wrapped up in your music. So while you work hard to … Continue reading

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Dear Musicians, Your Friends are NOT Your Fans

Here’s a hard truth: Your friends are not your fans. Neither are your family or co-workers. It’s important to know this early on, because you can’t count on these people … Continue reading

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Make the Most Money from Your Gigs

Whether you’ve been touring for years or just starting out and trying to book your first gig, working with a talent buyer has many benefits. What is a talent buyer? … Continue reading

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3 Things WORSE Than Describing Your Own Music

We’ve all felt it. That knot in the gut. An oafishness. The panic… …whenever someone asks: What kind of music do you make? How DARE they! Oh those poor, poor … Continue reading

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