The music conference built for you

CD Baby’s first ever DIY Musician Conference is happening this fall in Chicago. The event, which is geared specifically towards your needs as an independent artist, will take place at downtown Chicago’s historic Congress Plaza Hotel from October 23-25.

This isn’t going to be an industry gab fest. You’ll get actionable advice and walk away with a realistic plan to move your music career forward.

Who should attend?

Well, chances are if you’re reading this blog, we’d love to see you there.

But to be more specific, all our keynotes, breakout sessions, and workshops will address the needs of:

* Independent artists (in any genre)

* Songwriters

* Musicians / band members

* Music producers

* Artist managers

* Label owners

What to expect at the DIY Musician Conference

The DIY Musician Conference will kick off on Friday night with an artist meetup and open mic at The Bottom Lounge (so be ready to jump on stage and play a few songs). Come out and meet fellow musicians as we start this weekend together.

Saturday’s seminars and keynotes will cover topics like:

* How to get press for your band

* How to prepare for your next album release

* And much more

We’ll also have live performance coach Tom Jackson do a live band performance makeover that will inspire you to take your own show to new places.

Then hip hop artist Black Milk will headline a showcase of fantastic CD Baby artists. We’ll hang out more, hear great music, and — I’m sure — talk about what we learned during the day.

Sunday’s seminars will focus on driving more sales from your email list, getting the most from your music publishing rights, and how to tap into more revenue streams (particularly while performing and touring), with a keynote from the always energized and brilliant Martin Atkins.

Throughout the event you’ll also have the chance to meet with CD Baby staff (including CEO Tracy Maddux), and the folks from Gig Salad, Berklee Online, and Rumblefish — our awesome sponsors.

Get inspired. Feel more connected to the independent artist community. And take your career to the next level.