Thursday, February 20th, 2014


In our weekly series, goes through the dregs to bring you the best in DIY focused news, tips, and advice on the topics of touring, marketing, promoting, social media, PR, & more.

1. 7 Ways a VA Can Create Your Best Youtube Trailer

With the change to Youtube One in June of 2013, you are now able to upload a promo trailer for you channel. While you might not need a virtual assistant, this article still shows you how to benefit from the videos already on your channel! A promo trailer might help bring subscriptions to your channel.

2. How To Get Through To Busy Music Industry Writers

This deals with more on how to get music business writers, rather than people reviewing records. If you think the way you approach your band’s business is worthy of coverage, have a music startup company, or something of the like, this article will help you write to music industry writers to get the coverage you deserve.

3. Tax Advice For Musicians

Ringing in the new year also means ringing in the start of tax season. If you still have not done your taxes, DIY musician is here to help. With suggestions of what else you can write off and links to other articles to help with taxes, maybe you will be able to break even or get money back this year!

4. Writing A Better Booking E-Mail

Have you not been getting the responses from the booking e-mails you are sending out? Band Hacks might be able to help you. While some of it contradicts one another (which the author points out) it’s a useful start. One of the best lines in the article is “If you’re not growing and creating, you’re falling behind.” Now, go forth and book.

5. How To Find Your Audience

Do you want to make music for more than just your friends and family? Music Think Tank helps you to identify your audience, create a loyal fan base, and why you need to do this. If you feel like you are lost with your fan base, this might be the push you need.

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