Below are 5 very valuable resources containing an abundance of information about moving forward with a DIY marketing strategy.
Free music marketing tips and self-promotion ideas for independent songwriters, musicians and bands.
Bob Baker is the author of books such as:
- Guerilla Music Marketing Handbook
- Guerilla Music Marketing Online
- Unleash the Artist Within
- Killer Music Press Kits
- Killer Music Web Sites
- and many more…
Reading the Guerilla Music Marketing Handbook was probably the most pivotal point in my life.
It’s safe to say its his fault we’re doing what we do now.
2. Derek Sivers
I highly recommend following his blog and looking through his website. He knows his stuff and well, just go check it out.
Make sure you download his FREE e-book. You won’t regret it.
As their website says, this is where the music industry thinks out loud.
My favorite part of MTT is that it is an open forum and anyone can contribute. Below is the first paragraph you see when visiting the site.
Anyone can contribute relevant articles to Music Think Tank. Begin by signing up and then logging in to publish your posts directly to MTT Open; popular articles are occasionally moved to the front of the site. Contributors own and operate this blog (more info). Founded March 4th, 2008. Interested sponsors: please review our stats prior to contacting us.
Another dope aspect of the site is MTT Radio, where anyone can post a song and be heard by their audience. They are visited by approximately 25,000 music industry readers every month. Sweet!!
4. Indie Guide
This site is one big database of resources any musician or band needs to survive independently. They also have really helpful e-books available.
Helping Musicians and Music Entrepreneurs Create Sustainable Careers
A WEALTH of information about everything in the music business. Legal, Production, Marketing Strategies, the list keeps going and you get it all in a variety of formats including videos, articles, and open discussions.
More Helpful Links
- mi2n.com – site that allows you to submit Press Releases for distribution to their network
- Ariel Publicity – Digital PR Firm and an educational experience wrapped up in one
- GenY Rock Stars – home of the New Music Economy
- Kacey Jones Songwriting Workshop – improve your songwriting with one of the best
- Home Studio Corner – learn all you need to know about recording your music