Music industry resources to help you grow & advance your music career
Looking for music industry resources to help you grow and advance your music career?
It’s often been said you can’t go it alone.
But equally true is you can’t do it all yourself.
What you need is a powerful list of resources to help you on your journey.
In this post, I cover a lot of indispensable music industry resources. So, let’s get to it!
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The New Music Industry helps you find your footing in the modern music industry and tells you everything you need to know about digital marketing.
The Music Entrepreneur Code teaches you how to get paid for your passion and impact more fans without wasting years of your life and thousands of dollars.
How To Make It in the New Music Business covers everything you could ever want to know about releasing music, promotion, playing live, and more.
Six-Figure Musician makes you present to the level independent musicians can rise to without even being signed. Six-figures isn’t even the ceiling.
All You Need to Know About the Music Business is fun, easy to read, and packed to the rafters with valuable information.
Music Entrepreneur HQ covers essential marketing, mindset, and monetization topics every musician must be aware of.
Ditto Music always has plenty of great advice for unsigned artists looking to build a profitable and successful music career.
DIY Musician Blog covers everything you could ever want to know about doing it yourself and making it happen as an independent artist.
Ditto Music gives you expansive reach and allows you release as much music you want for one, low annual fee.
CD Baby is O.G. music distribution and they are still among the best. For a flat fee (per release), your music will basically remain on mainstream music streaming sites and online stores perpetually. Releasing under many artist or band names is easier with CD Baby than just about anyone else.
DistroKid offers the same advantages as Ditto Music and is even more focused on distribution than many other companies that are constantly expanding their offerings.
The New Music Industry Podcast covers the latest strategies, tactics, and mental models in creating the life you want through music.
Being in a Band with Monica Strut offers excellent lessons in mindset, advertising, making money and more.
The New Music Industry Blueprint Podcast gives you direct access to the former manager of Taylor Swift, Rick Barker. The show features great interviews, cutting-edge social media strategies, and mindset dumps you’ll find paradigm-shifting.
DIY Musician Podcast is a long-running podcast covering news, interviews, and the music business through the lens of the leading music distributor.
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WordPress is still the best tool to build your central online hub on. But I do recommend the self-hosted solution, as that gives you more control than WordPress.com (also see the Web Hosting section).
Bandzoogle is an incredible alternative to WordPress, though it won’t give you as much control. If you want a simple solution that just works, though, Bandzoogle is killer.
Elegant Themes is the best provider of premium, customizable themes including one of my favorites — Divi Theme. Trust me, Divi Theme is incredibly easy to use, especially compared to the alternatives.
10XPro is my absolute favorite funnel builder (and it’s so much more than that!). It’s possible you haven’t heard of it yet, as it’s new compared to ClickFunnels. But I think it’s got considerably more to offer.
Music Industry Resources, Final Thoughts
To get to where you want to go in your music career, chances are you’re going to need to grow.
You will need to work on your craft and become a great musician.
You will need to develop your brand, which will guide every decision.
Further, you will need to grow into a skilled digital marketer, build a rock-solid mindset, and even harness your inner entrepreneur.
So, never underestimate the value of powerful music industry resources. Always keep them at your fingertips, especially for those rainy days.
Shh… Don’t tell anyone. Only the cool kids are talking about it.
Originally published at https://davidandrewwiebe.com on September 15, 2020.