Helpful DIY links

Newsletters/Blogs – To Stay On top of Trends in Music Industry

  • FYI Music News
    can subscribe for daily emails
  • Music Marketing Master (Michael Brandvold)
  • Musician Empowered – Sarah Popejoy
  • Industry trends by Midem
  • Indie Contact newsletter
  • The Prescription
  • Music Industry How to
    Gives access to first portion of articles for free. Subscription required for full version
    Can download “Free Music Marketing E-book” when sign up for newsletter
    Free Articles and resources including simple business plan
    Requires you create an account
  • Make it in Music (also offers free e-book)

Newsletters/Blogs – To Stay On top of Trends in Social Media

  • The Whole Brain group
  • Social media DIY w/ Charlene Kingston (twitter/blog expert)

Social Media Influencers
Follow these people on twitter or visit their websites. Often offer free courses or ebooks.

  • Ariel Hyatt/ Cyber PR
  • Bob Baker
  • Jon Ostrow
  • Jo-Na Williams (Artist Empowerment)
  • Tommy Darker
  • Cory at

Entrepreneur Resources

  • (free online courses and resources for Artist Managers)


  • Bobby Owsinskis inner circle
  • Joe Solo
  • Michael Brandvold (same as newsletter above)
  • We Spin/Dotted Music
  • Zedd Records (blog and podcast)

Other Music Resources/Articles

  • Indie Connectors
  • Canadian Association for the Advancement of Music and the Arts – List of social media and management platforms
    Other parts of website also provide international music trends, industry links, and books
  • Sonicbids
  • CDbaby blog
    Ebook ten Music publicity hacks
  • Taxi Music
  • Hypebot
  • Educated Songwriter


  • International Songwriting Competition
    Sept 10th, $30USD per song
  • John Lennon Songwriting Competition
  • Song of the
  • Great American
  • NSAI Songwriting Contest
  • SOCAN Songwriting Prize
  • Independent Music Awards

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