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6 Ways DIY Musicians Have More Power Than Ever

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Sometimes it can feel like your path as a DIY musician is paved with obstacles. It’s a lot of pressure, budget, and responsibility for just one set of people to handle, and having a label to help you out (especially with the budget side) can feel incredibly refreshing.

While it’s true that having a team to help you out when it comes to things like press or booking tours is something you’ll want to eventually budget for, there’s also a lot of power to be had by being a DIY musician.

3 Ways to Determine if the Media Thinks Your Album is a Flop

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If you’ve recently run your own music PR campaign or hired a music publicist to do it for you, you may have been disappointed in how few media outlets reviewed your album. The album you thought was your best piece of work felt like an enormous flop.

Why 'Risk' Shouldn't Be a Four-Letter Word for Musicians

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After we've been burned or fail at something, we've all heard the little voice that says, “Think twice about this before you do it again.” No one can fault us for being cautious. After all, only the strongest survive, and we have to hedge our bets, right? But, how can we determine what’s worth the extra reach outside our comfort zone and what’s not?

3 Ways Your Smart Phone Ruins Your Creativity as a Songwriter

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There aren't many people left that don't have smartphones of some type (myself included), and those that don't have one of these hyper-connected pocket computers tend to get looked at with a certain amount of skepticism and even scorn.

I was having a discussion with a fellow songwriter recently about how our writing has changed since the advent of these miraculous devices, and we both agreed that it certainly has a downside, especially for these three key reasons.

3 Differences Between a DIY Musician and a 'Musicpreneur'

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The term "DIY musician" is thrown around quite a bit within the independent music scene. It has become an all-encompassing umbrella for anyone who isn't signed to a label or considered mainstream.

However, the term "musicpreneur" has emerged and recently grown into a common term to describe anyone building a career in the industry. Musician and consultant, Tommy Darker, founder of musicpreneurhub.com, has been writing about the shift towards musicpreneurship since 2013.