Posts Tagged ‘DIY Musician Blog’

Between cdbaby.com (our music store),members.cdbaby.com (the site for musicians looking for information about CD Baby), and this DIY Musician Blog, we’ve got a lot of places to feature awesome photos of the artists who use our services — like the one to the left of the rambunctious rockers in Nasalrod.

If you’d like a little extra online promo love for your music, here’s what we’re looking for:

1. Great live shots

2. Interesting pictures of you recording in the studio

3. Sweet pics of you just being a musician (life on the road, practicing, putting up posters, etc.)

Got just the right image? Please share the photo or an image link (with photographer attribution) in the comments section below.

If we end up using your picture on our site, we’ll give your band a shout-out on this blog and via social media.

Note: We’re not really looking for publicity shots — especially headshots — but if you’ve got one that is super compelling, feel free to show us!

POST YOUR PICS IN THE COMMENTS AT THIS LINK:
Got a cool photo of your band we can feature on our website? DIY Musician Blog
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[This post was written by Hugh Mcintyre and it originally appeared on the SonicBids Blog.]

These days, everybody’s email inboxes are fuller than ever, and people are becoming more and more selective about what newsletters they sign up for. If it doesn’t truly seem like something they want to read or provide some real value to them, most decide not to bother – which is a shame for any band with a well-done newsletter. Getting people to sign up for your newsletter (even if they identify as a fan) can be tricky, but it certainly isn’t impossible. Here are six tips that could help you.

6 ways to persuade people to sign up for your band’s email newsletter – DIY Musician Blog.

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Your band is an investment. You’ve probably already spent hundreds or thousands of dollars on equipment like PA systems, stands, strings, new instruments, and a plethora of other equipment, right? It’s normal to put money into something you care about and invest in something that helps pay the bills. So, just as we put money into our equipment and sound, we should also set aside money for marketing our work.

Naturally, this seems like a daunting task, as no one wants to take a gamble on marketing if the outcome is unsure, especially when labels and wealthier artists dump thousands upon thousands into their marketing. But it’s actually easier than you think. Even better, it can also be cheaper than you think.

Let’s say you only have $100 a month to spend on marketing your music. If you have no idea where to start or how you can get the most bang for your buck, here’s how you might want to split up that cash.

How to effectively market your music for less than $100 a month DIY Musician Blog.