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Latest episode: January 15, 2018 | 5:58 pm - #203: 3 Methods of Successful Tour Booking and Tour Management

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#203: 3 Methods of Successful Tour Booking and Tour Management January 15, 2018 | 5:58 pm
Getting gigs and building out a tour is always a challenge for indie musicians. In this episode, Craig Grossman talks about how to utilize three proven methods for networking, contacting venues, and closing bookings. This episode, which was recorded at t
#202: The indie musician’s place in 2018 December 20, 2017 | 1:10 pm
What opportunities and challenges lie ahead for independent musicians in 2018, and what lessons can they carry forward from the past year? In this episode, Kevin and Chris do some soul searching, and a little industry analysis, to ask questions about whe
#201: Owning your YouTube audience December 17, 2017 | 10:19 pm
Want to know how to grow your YouTube channel and increase audience interaction? In this session recorded at the 2017 DIY Musician Conference, YouTube’s Ted Kartzman chats with Hip Hop artist Illmac to break down the steps Illmac took to truly own his au
#200: Before you release your next single, listen to this episode! December 06, 2017 | 11:40 am
Releasing singles is arguably more important for artists today than any time since the 1960s. But is there a RIGHT way to release a single?  In this episode, Chris and Kevin talk about five key strategic concepts you should apply to the launch of any sin
#199: Holiday promotion tips and tricks for 2017 November 22, 2017 | 12:36 pm
It’s not too late for your music to get a bump from the holiday season’s dependable spike in streaming, YouTube, and music-buying activity. Are you and your songs ready? In this episode, Kevin and Chris run down a list of both standard and unusual holida
#198: 3 Things that will hurt your music on Spotify November 03, 2017 | 5:18 pm
Streaming success often involves bucking conventional music industry wisdom. Are bad habits holding you back on Spotify? In this episode, Chris and Kevin talk about common areas where artists are either missing opportunities or shooting themselves in the
#197: Rick Barker – Earning $74,000 Using Facebook Live October 27, 2017 | 5:00 pm
The tools are there for you to monetize with Live Streaming! See what Dawn Beyer did to make over $74,000 in one year using FB Live and how you can too. Walk away with a clear understanding of how to use the tools to better engage and monetize your audie
#196: How to prepare your music for a successful release September 22, 2017 | 12:44 pm
There’s a big difference between making your music available and making your music connect. Thousands of new albums and singles are being “released” every day. But how do you make sure YOUR NEXT RELEASE will make an impact? In this disc
#195: Our 5 takeaways from the 2017 DIY Musician Con September 13, 2017 | 3:23 am
“I feel like I got $1000+ worth of information at the DIY Musician Conference,” said guitarist Lance Allen. If you weren’t with us in Nashville, we can’t give you a time machine, but we CAN share some takeaways, tips, and highligh
#194: Why you never need to tour…EVER! (A Live Podcast) August 29, 2017 | 4:39 pm
“How can I build a successful career without going on tour?” That’s one question we get asked a lot on the DIY Musician Podcast. Whether your travels are limited by a job, a family, or a disdain for sharing a van with stinky bandmates for weeks on end, i
#193: The 2017 DIY Musician Conference preview + more! August 19, 2017 | 11:44 pm
What can artists learn and experience at 2017’s DIY Musician Conference in Nashville? In this episode, Kevin and Chris give a detailed conference preview to help you plan your trip. Plus Soundcloud news, listener questions, and a necessary game of bad co
#192: Fake artist controversy and real artist questions July 25, 2017 | 4:50 pm
Spotify’s recent “fake artist” issue: a real streaming rights conspiracy, or a whole lot of nothing?  Who gets to decide what a “real artist” is anyway? In this episode, Kevin and Chris talk through the controversy and also answer real emails and real ph
#191: Music streaming myths debunked July 09, 2017 | 9:06 pm
Many of the things you’ve probably heard about music streaming are wrong, yet those myths persist. Why? In this episode, Kevin and Chris debunk some of the prevalent music streaming myths, try to separate truth from fiction, and talk about the factors th
#190: 5 music branding lessons from Third Man Records June 28, 2017 | 1:28 pm
Are you making a clear and powerful impression with your music releases, career choices, merch, visuals, and shows? In this episode, Chris and Kevin discuss five things they learned about artist branding from Jack White’s Third Man Records. Plus, big new
#189: Cathy Heller – Turning musical inspiration into focused action June 03, 2017 | 1:40 pm
Kevin last spoke to Cathy on Episode #169 of the podcast where she detailed the opportunities in the world of sync licensing for independent artists. That episode garnered a lot of positive feedback with the top question being, “How do I turn that inspir
#188: Why you’re not making any money from your music May 26, 2017 | 12:37 pm
There’s a good reason why “poor musician” jokes abound: we aren’t known — by and large — for our financial acumen. Have you found yourself complaining about not making any money in this biz? Well, maybe it’s not just bad luck. It could be a bunch of smal
#187: How to use Facebook Live to get results May 14, 2017 | 5:47 pm
Anyone can point a smartphone and hit the Facebook Live button. But can you put on a real SHOW through Facebook Live? IN this episode, Kevin talks with Wade Sutton and Amanda Jones about how they used Facebook’s streaming video feature — and a whole lot
#186: Jim Jesse – Copyright and music law for indie musicians May 05, 2017 | 2:18 pm
What rights are you entitled to when you create original music? WHY and HOW should you copyright your music? What happens if you don’t properly register your copyrights with the Library of Congress? How do you put together an agreement that’ll keep your
#185: Is your age an obstacle to music success? April 24, 2017 | 10:12 am
Yes, the entertainment industry is obsessed with newness and youth, but your age doesn’t have to be an obstacle to success. In fact, if you play it right, your history can be an asset. In this episode, Chris and Kevin talk about some ways to make sure yo
#184: Jack Conte – How to get fans April 04, 2017 | 11:27 am
The biggest thing holding your music back might be YOU! In this episode you’ll hear Jack Conte (of the band Pomplamoose) talk about the importance of creative momentum, the crippling effect of premature self critique, and why you need to put out as much


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