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The Three Networks DIY Musicians Need To Build [2013 In Review]

Continuing our review of key MIMO articles from 2013…this piece Jeff McQ wrote back in July offers valuable information for DIY musicians who are responsible for doing their own networking and promotion. Learning how to make connections and how to manage those connections is a skill every serious independent musical artist should learn.  Definitely a topic worth revisiting. –Ed In the music industry, connections are key. This is especially true […]


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The Three Networks DIY Musicians Need To Build

In the music industry, connections are key. This is especially true of indie musicians who cannot rely on industry “people” to make connections for them. To be well-connected as a DIY musician, you need to focus your efforts on building three important networks—three groups of people with whom you need to form relationships. There can be overlapping between these three groups, but you will approach each one a bit differently, […]


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Common-Sense Social Networking Tips for DIY Musicians

This article has been adapted from a piece posted in The Developing Artist about 18 months ago, and gives some common-sense tips for DIY musicians regarding social networking. Because social media is a constantly changing landscape, I purposefully avoided too many specifics regarding specific best practices, because what works now might not work a month from now. But the flip side is that these tips I give below are still […]


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Creating a Smart Web Presence for Your Music (part 1)

For DIY musicians, the Internet can be one of the most exciting prospects for sharing music—and also one of the most intimidating. There’s no disputing that having a web presence for your music is a good idea, but the sheer number of websites, applications and social networks promising to help DIY artists connect with their audience is overwhelming, to say the least. If you’re not careful and selective with your […]