Shannon Curtis is a touring musician and author. Her new book, “No Booker, No Bouncer, No Bartender: How I Made $25K On A 2-Month House Concert Tour (And How You Can Too)” explains how independent artists can make more money and build more meaningful fan relationships by performing in homes instead of traditional music venues. Shannon shares stories and advice from her experiences playing living rooms and tells us how she discovered house concerts in the first place.
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“Music is dying,” said Cue. “It hasn’t been growing. You see it in the number of artists. This past year in iTunes, it’s the smallest number of new releases we’ve had in years.”
– via readwrite
And, in other news, the internet is buzzing about a controversial announcement by YouTube. Listen in, and find out what the buzz is all about!
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In this episode of the DIY Musician Podcast, Kevin interviews Mike King, instructor and CMO of the Berklee OnlineÂ school of music. Â Mike has written and teaches four courses forÂ Berklee Online: Online Music Marketing with Topspin; Music Marketing 101; Online Music Marketing: Campaign Strategies, Social Media, and Digital Distribution;Â andÂ Music Business Trends and Strategies. He’s also author ofÂ Music Marketing: Press, Promotion, Distribution, and Retail (published by Berklee Press in 2009).
Mike King has worn many hats over the course of career, from intern at Ryko Disc to running the largest online music school in the US. Mike discusses how the music business has changed over the years, what challenges musicians face today, and what marketing techniques work and which don’t.
If you’re interested in growing your fan base, and marketing your music, don’t miss this podcast.