Today’s DIY Rundown looks at articles about subjects every DIY musician comes across: low-budget publicity, crooked booking agents, and social media.
Coming up with ways to get attention and stay in the public eye as a DIY musician is difficult, and finding the time to support a publicity campaign is even harder. Kosha Dillz, a DIY musician, wrote this very useful post on Audible Hype about creative DIY publicity. I especially like the bonus tip: Be Relentless (with boundaries). Read the full article here. (via Hypebot)
Clubs and Booking Agents take advantage of DIY musicians all the time. CD Baby recently published this article pointing out helpful “tells” of a crooked booker. Of note: having to pay just to play at an event. (via Hypebot)
Brendan Moore (@webmusicguy) of Receptive Music created one of my new favorite infographics for DIY Musicians: the “Artist Roadmap to Social Media”. Check it out by clicking the link. It’s a great illustration of how and when musicians should use the different social media tools at their disposal. Key line: “Only use what you can use effectively. Focus on quality, not quantity of your networks.” That’s the first conversation with have with potential clients. (via MusicThinkTank)
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