CD Baby is hosting its seventh annual DIY Musician Conference, the independent music ecosystem’s most accessible, educational and motivational gathering for independent musicians. From August 26-28, the conference returns to an in-person experience at the Hilton Austin in Texas, offering musicians the first chance since 2020 to gather, learn and connect with some of the tastemakers and industry representatives. industry that will launch the next phase of their career.
Attendees can expect an array of sessions hosted by industry leaders and fellow artists, with topics touching on key moments in the lives of independent musicians. The hands-on sessions will cover everything from livestreaming strategies, connecting with fans on social platforms, launching a release, music marketing, and more. Over three days, attendees will also have the chance to work one-on-one with expert mentors, perform with fellow artists, and hear great music. People who can’t attend in person won’t miss out, as CD Baby will also include a virtual option.
CD Baby and its DIY Musician conference hope attendees will discover what success means to them in a new era for music. “One of our goals is for musicians to walk away with action plans and the fire to make it happen,” says Kevin Breuner, senior vice president of artist engagement and education at CD Baby.
CD Baby is dedicated to making the DIY Musician Conference a gateway to everything artists need to succeed, including new revenue streams and new offerings to meet artists’ needs. Guided by artists for artists, speakers reflect the makeup of true DIY music communities. “We challenged ourselves here to find the right people to connect with the wide range of attendees,” notes Breuner.
Past speakers and speakers include Questlove, DMC (Run DMC), Mary Gauthier, Jack Conte (Patreon), Alejandro Escovedo, Bob Boilen (NPR), and music supervisor Alexandra Patsavas. The 2022 lineup will be announced later this spring.
According to Canadian indie-soul artist, Ahi, “The DIY Musician conference changed my life”, Ahi, who previously attended the conference, was later nominated for a Juno Award and performed on NPR’s Tiny Desk concerts. . exceeded my expectations. I’m in the clouds.”
About CD Baby
Home to more than one million artists and 9 million tracks, CD Baby has paid out more than $1 billion in artist royalties since its inception in 1998. CD Baby, a Downtown Music Holdings company, gives musicians emerging, niche and hobbyists everything they need to successfully distribute, publish, promote and monetize their music around the world. Our expert guidance simplifies and streamlines the complexities of global music distribution through tools, partnerships, education, and over 20 years of community building and advocacy. Our comprehensive artist services platform connects independent artists to new audiences and revenue streams so they can enjoy creative autonomy and thrive on their own terms. Founded and run by artists for artists, CD Baby exists to make success in the world of music accessible to everyone.