Helpful DIY links

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

  • FYI Music News
    http://fyimusicnews.ca/
    can subscribe for daily emails
  • Music Marketing Master (Michael Brandvold)
    http://www.michaelbrandvold.com/blog/
  • Musician Empowered – Sarah Popejoy
    http://buildingabrandonline.com/MusiciansEmpowered/how-to-be-a-rock-star-on-facebook-with-no-advertising-budget/
  • Industry trends by Midem
    http://blog.midem.com/new-music-industry/
  • Indie Contact newsletter
    http://www.indiebible.com/
  • The Prescription
    http://www.prescriptionmusicpruk.com/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
    http://www.musicindustryhowto.com/
  • MiddleTennesseMusic.com
    Free Articles and resources including simple business plan
    Requires you create an account
  • Make it in Music (also offers free e-book) http://www.makeitinmusic.com/blog/

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

  • The Whole Brain group
    http://blog.thewholebraingroup.com/
  • Social media DIY w/ Charlene Kingston (twitter/blog expert)
    http://socialmediadiyworkshop.com/twitter-landing-page/

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

  • Ariel Hyatt/ Cyber PR
    https://twitter.com/cyberpr
  • Bob Baker
    http://bob-baker.com/buzz/category/indie-music-promotion/
  • Jon Ostrow
    https://twitter.com/jon_ostrow
  • Jo-Na Williams (Artist Empowerment)
    https://twitter.com/jwilliamsesq?inf_contact_key=7ace023967d49dce179f54337de330868f26ce1f8b53590185264fec9b59fdc3
  • Tommy Darker
    www.tommydarker.com/
  • Cory at MusicGoat.com

Entrepreneur Resources

  • http://www.inc.com/
  • http://www.entrepreneur.com/
  • http://smartbandmanagement.com/ (free online courses and resources for Artist Managers)

PODCASTS

  • Bobby Owsinskis inner circle
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bobby-owsinskis-inner-circle/id871227959?i=341315597&mt=2
  • Joe Solo
    Videos
    http://www.joesolo.com/video-nuggets/index.html
  • Michael Brandvold (same as newsletter above)
    http://musicbizweeklypodcast.com/wp/
  • We Spin/Dotted Music
    http://wespin.co/wsr36/
  • Zedd Records (blog and podcast)
    http://zeddrecords.com/blog/

Other Music Resources/Articles

  • Indie Connectors
    http://www.indieconnectors.com/articles.html
  • Canadian Association for the Advancement of Music and the Arts
    http://www.caama.org/marketing-tools/ – 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 http://members.cdbaby.com/campaigns/10hacks.pdf
  • Taxi Music
  • Hypebot
  • Musicsupervisor.com
  • Educated Songwriter
    http://www.educatedsongwriter.com/
  • http://www.aandronline.com/
  • Nitehighmusic.com
  • MakeitinMusic.com

SONG COMPETITIONS

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

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