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Jason Feinberg Offers Straight Talk for DIY Musicians About Direct-To-Fan Music Marketing

(HT: The DIY Musician) So much of what DIY musicians do to promote themselves feels like shooting in the dark—throwing a bunch of mud on the wall and seeing what sticks. This can waste a lot of valuable time and energy, but it seems like par for the course. Thankfully, CD Baby has been good enough to release an interview on YouTube with Jason Feinberg, VP of Digital Strategy and Development for Concord Music Group, in which Feinberg offers some extremely practical and valuable “straight talk” about the realities of direct-to-fan music marketing, as well as advice for independent music marketing in general.

Conducted at the 2012 Bandwidth Music Technology Conference, in this interview Feinberg confronts the idea that digital technology has leveled the playing field for indie musicians, following up with solid advice on how DIY musicians can use the tools at their disposal to their best advantage. I highly recommend watching the entire 24-minute interview embedded below. As an added bonus, look below the video embedded for a few additional links to even more helpful advice found around the Interwebs this week. Enjoy!



Important tip for targeting your audience from Chris Robely of The DIY Musician.

Interesting case study on what can happen when you give away your music for a day—via Hypebot.

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About the Author


Jeff McQ is a songwriter/composer/musician with a diverse resume that includes everything from directing music in church to scoring short films. In addition to his role as chief editor for Music Is My Oxygen (and writing our DIY Musician Channel), Jeff also covers the local music scene for Examiner.com in his hometown of Denver, Colorado, and maintains The Developing Artist [http://artistdevelopmentblog.com], a blog dedicated to offering advice and encouragement to indie musicians.

When he's not tinkering in his home studio or blogging for hours on his laptop at the local coffee shop (to the annoyance of the baristas), Jeff McQ enjoys taking in local shows, going on road trips, wandering aimlessly, and talking to himself.

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