Monthly Archives February 2018

Why You should know EVERYTHING there is to know about your YouTube channel

The no-no of not knowing. Everyone gets a little boost from feeling like their channel is doing well, but what are your Key Performance Indicators (KPIs, for short)? Chances are, the main metrics you’re measuring for success are views and subscribers — and you wouldn’t be wrong.  But what exactly goes into a “view?” And …

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One band. Two members. Three songs. Hundreds of thousands of monthly listeners on Spotify.

How Post Precious built a big audience, by themselves, with just a few singles. Alex Winston, one half of the new synth-pop duo Post Precious, played a showcase of her solo material at the 2017 DIY Musician Conference in Nashville. Her return to the stage after a long hiatus due to Lyme Disease was energetic …

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5 tips for delivering a “press-worthy” stage performance

This article was written by guest contributor, bandleader, and producer Tony Ozier. To deliver your best stage performance, you need to: Prepare The first item of business is actually preparing a stage show—this makes all the difference. When you step on stage, you want to know what’s happening at every moment. That’s difficult enough as …

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Capture music WHEREVER it happens with Spire Studio (video premiere)

The whole world is your recording studio with Spire Midway through last year I started hearing a lot about a new product called Spire Studio from iZotope, the award-winning company that makes recording and production software. I was curious and checked it out (which didn’t take long since the device is about the size of …

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Get the app that’s custom-made for independent musicians

Announcing the DIY Musician app! Last summer at our DIY Musician Conference we tested an app that helped attendees interact during the event, learn from one another, and continue the relationships they’d made long after that weekend was over. The app got an amazing response, and now we’re rolling it out to all independent artists! …

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The complete Facebook Live toolkit for musicians

What you need to take your Facebook Live game to the next level. Here’s the thing about Facebook Live: you can go live with nothing more than your phone! Hardly any toolkit needed at all. And if we’re going to learn a lesson from Steve Lacy, it’s to just start. Don’t wait around for the …

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“7 things I wish I knew when I became a full-time musician”

This article by Dave Ruch originally appeared on his blog. I quit my suit-and-tie marketing job at age 27 to pursue the only thing I’d ever really cared about, which was playing music. That was 26 years ago. Looking back on it, there are lots of things I wish I’d known then – things that …

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Spotify now displays songwriter credits: Why musicians should make a habit of documenting ALL credits

How a lack of credits in track metadata hurts the music industry. Producers, engineers, songwriters, and session players have all been hurt over the past two decades by a lack of digital liner notes and proper credit within the metadata that accompanies each song. Once upon a time you’d hear a song you liked, find …

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