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Looking for a little music marketing & promotion inspiration?

Check out this list of some of our favorite online resources for independent musicians:

1. Ari’s Take

DIY musician and actor Ari Herstand provides direct and relevant tips on how to build a career in today’s music industry.

2. The Future of What

A weekly podcast about the recording industry, produced and hosted by Portia Sabin of Kill Rock Stars.

3. New Artist Model

Music educator Dave Kusek offers both paid courses and free webinars giving you access to experts in various aspects of the music industry.

4. Hypebot

A daily news source for happenings in the music business.

5. The DIY Musician Blog

Hey, that’s us! A blog for independent musicians, providing expert industry advice, news, & promo tips.

6. The DIY Musician Podcast

Nearly 200 episodes of in-depth discussions with musicians and music industry entrepreneurs who’ve taken an unusual approach to building their careers.

7. Steve Rennie

The former manager of Incubus and Senior VP at Epic Records now offers a series of music business courses and video tutorials.

8. Dave Ruch

Dave offers pro instruction for artists who want to make a living OUTSIDE the club circuit, focusing on daytime gig opportunities and carving out a niche that appeals to organizations with funding for educational entertainment.

9. Ariel Publicity

Cyber PR is a digital public relations and social media strategy firm run by Ariel Hyatt, connecting musicians with new media & fans.

10. Bob Baker

Bob Baker is an author & musician offering music marketing tips and self-promotion ideas for indie artists via his website The Buzz Factor.

11. Indie-Music.com

The latest on how to make and market your music, and what tools make you shine.

12. Michael Brandvold

Michael Brandvold is a music marketing consultant, speaker, and author that helps artists “find and keep fans.”

13. Music Think Tank

Managed by the good folks at Hypebot, MTT features well-considered articles on industry trends and music promotion strategies.

14. Passive Promotion

Music promotion tips from mastering engineer and recording artist Brian Hazard.

Think we missed any? Who are your go-to resources when it comes to advancing your creative career? Let us know in the comments below.

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