Posts Tagged ‘DIY’

On this episode of ON THE RECORD, we discuss whether or not music labels still play an important role in a band’s success, the growing DIY culture of self releasing, and the future of music distribution. Interviews with representatives from Nuclear Blast Records, Century Media Records, Relapse Records, Brutal Panda Records, eOne Music, Red Distribution, Pirates Press, Intronaut, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Periphery, Crowbar, Trivium, Primitive Weapons, Cloudkicker, Candiria, Revocation, MetalSucks, Metal Injection, Rolling Stone, and more!


Jerry Seinfeld is arguably one of the most successful comedians of our time. Wealthy beyond words, he ran his smash hit show ‘Seinfeld’ year after year which snapped up countless awards and all without ever running short of material.

So how did he do it? The answer is actually much simpler than you may think and it’s a proven method to helping you effectively smash any goal you set for 2015.
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Smash any goal for 2015 using the Seinfeld Strategy – DIY Musician Blog DIY Musician Blog.

How NOT to pitch your music to journalists…excerpt…

[This post was written by Jhoni Jackson and it originally appeared on the SonicBids Blog.]

Pitches from brand new bands and artists not tied to a public relations company are unarguably the ones that catch the most skepticism from journalists. Sometimes it only takes an unfamiliar name amid an avalanche of emails from recognizable PR reps for a writer to pass you over. If they’ve actually opened your message, then any sort of blunder could easily cost you.

Does that sound harsh? It’s not, really. I can’t speak for everyone, but generally, journalists aren’t unnecessarily mean; it’s just that there is more music than there are writers. There are expectations about the quality of music, of course, but also the presentation of your inquiry. Outlined here are five general types of pitches to avoid, and the mistakes commonly found within them. Keep them in mind when getting your pitch together, and you’ll better the likelihood of receiving a response….

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5 types of emails all music journalists hate getting from bands DIY Musician Blog

This is a really cool article on how the music industry is changing and the areas today’s artists should consider focusing on. There seemed to be several big messages in this article:
1.) the whole band needs to be involved in the success of the band
2.) bands and musicians today need to be much more DIY
3.) being in a successful band is not just about creating music
If you’re a highly motivated band or musician, there was a lot of great other information in this article, and I highly recommend reading all the way through.   If you’re playing music just for fun, you’ll probably find this article to be a little “high-strung”.
Why Music Managers Just Don’t Cut It | Digital Music NewsDigital Music News.

Music Marketing for Independent Musicians DIY Musician Blog:  The Musician’s Path: How to Market Music Without Compromising

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