#031 : Roundtable – Chicken Soup For the Indie Soul

Robert nearly burns down his apartment building. Yahoo Music folds along with the music that came with it. Chris extols the virtues of gig swapping. We revisit interviews with Anne Roos and Ariel Hyatt. Plus, We’ve got more mistakes and blunders from our audience as well as one story of unbridled success. Kick up your…

#030 : Anne Roos – How to Make Money Playing Weddings

Making a living as a full-time musician is a dream-come-true for most of us. But many artists are so busy looking for their ‘big break’ they forget to consider the more common and obvious sources of income in their own community. Anne Roos is a Celtic harpist who has made a successful career in playing…

#029: Ariel Hyatt – Social Networking Online

Myspace, Facebook, Twitter, Friendster, YouTube and Flickr. Are you on these these websites? Do you know how to take advantage of their many features for self promotion and fan building? Ariel Hyatt of Cyber PR and Ariel Publicity proselytizes that social networking is not just a quaint way of keeping track of your old high…

#028 : Roundtable – Bloopers, Bungles, and Musical Disasters

Don’t set yourself on fire with bad lighting equipment. Back up your recording sessions. Keep an eye on your producer when she takes your masters to the bathroom with her. Be careful what you record on another label’s dime. These stories and more, plus the return of vinyl and bands on bikes. As always our…

#027: Amy McCullough – Your Music in Print

Get your music reviewed by your local weekly! Amy McCullough, is the music editor for the Willamette Week, a popular and award winning weekly newspaper here in Portland with a circulation of almost 90,000. She shares with us details of her job as well as what she and her staff are looking for when deciding…

#026 : Roundtable – Brain-tingleing Indie Goodness

Guess what? We’ve got a hotline: 206-426-5683. We’ve asked artists to call in and tell us about mistakes they’ve made in their music careers and what they’ve learned from these mistakes. In this episode, find out what songs you shouldn’t play at an Narcotics Anonymous meeting house, why not to taunt your audience at a…

#025 : Roundtable – SXSW, Radiohead (does it again) and more!

Kevin shares his adventures in the land of 10,000 bands at SXSW (South by South West). Radiohead hits another line-drive and we wrap up our sync licensing episodes with some final insights. Join us as we do our darndest to help you find success in all your musical endeavors. Music for this episode is provided…

#024 : Music (Sync) licensing – Part 2

This is how to make money in indie music, plain and simple. In this follow up to our previous episode on music licensing, Kevin takes it home with two more in-depth interviews with music industry professionals who share with us the ins-and-outs of getting your tracks placed in commercial media. First he is joined by…

#023 : Music (Sync) licensing – Part 1

See your music featured in movies, TV, radio or the web, and make money doing it! This is Part One of our two part special on sync licensing. Don’t know what sync licensing is? That’s what we’re here for! Increasingly, TV shows, films and advertising agencies are looking to indie musicians to find the perfect…

#022 : Roundtable – Rights, Royalties, Record Companies and More!

Record companies and publishing houses duke it out for cash. Harry Fox throws indies a bone. Hip hop producer Timbaland becomes the first mobile phone music producer in residence at Verizon. All this, as well as a look at our recent interviews with David Harrington and Tom Simonson. Join us for the fun! Closing song…

#021 : Kronos Quartet – The Music of Collaboration

David Harrington is the founder and visionary violinist behind the world renowned Kronos Quartet. Kronos has taken the stage with artists as diverse as Dave Mathews, Tom Waits and the Inuit throat singer Tanya Tagaq. In this interview, David takes us back to his earliest experiences in music and talks with us about his many…

#020 : Tom Simonson – Artist Manager and Consultant

Artist management may not be the first thing on your mind when you’ve got your amp cranked up and your creativity flowing. But management is just as essential to cultivating and maintaining a successful music career as is producing killer new material. It also takes a lot of time, business skills, and connections in the…

#019 : Roundtable – Extra Special Holiday Fun!

Holiday music from our listeners, our favorite tips from past episodes, a follow up with Robert on the Album In a Month challenge, and reflections on our interview with rock god Duff McKagan. Join us in good spirits! Merry Christmas, happy Hanukkah, happy Kwanzaa, and Yuletide tidings! Songs in order of appearance : Auld Lang…

#018 : Duff McKagan – Lose Your Illusions

What does Duff McKagan, bass player for Guns N Roses and Velvet Revolver, know about indie music? More than you might think. All musicians–famous, infamous, or unknown–begin from the same basic place. A place where desire, vision, and ambition move their hands to fret, hit, pluck, or punish an instrument to a perhaps obsessive degree….

#017 : Roundtable – The Artist and the Indie Label

Songwriting, record labels and music seminars, oh boy! Robert fearlessly signs up to write and record an album in one month (gulp), Kevin visits Seattle Music Tech 2007 (and shares his experience) and the Podcasters all discuss the ever changing relationship between artists, record labels and that green stuff called MONEY. Tune your click-wheels to…

#016 : Dylan Magierek – Who Needs Record Labels?

In a time when worldwide distribution is available through companies like CD Baby for less then a pack of new bass strings, what is the use of a record label for an indie musician? These days even “major label” artists are striking out on their own for more lucrative careers as independents. So do you…

#015 : Roundtable Edition – Can Free Downloads Help Your Career?

Famed British rock group Radiohead gives away their album for free. The RIAA strikes again. Led Zeppelin goes digital. And a dog named Bucky interrupts Jourdan’s news report. Join Kevin and the Podcasters as they take a bite out of an exciting week it digital music history and discuss last week’s episode with recording engineer,…

#014 : Jeff Stuart Saltzman – Lend Us Your Ears!

Recording Engineer, Jeff Saltzman, well known for his work with many of the North West’s top indie artists, lets us in on some of the methods and madness that goes into engineering and recording music. Jeff has worked with Sleater Kinney, The Decemberists, Death Cab for Cutie, Stars of Track and Field as well as…

#013 : Roundtable Edition – Back To The Future?

Are CDs going out of fashion or on their way back in? Why don’t MP3s sound better? What is the future of digital music? Is it possible to manage your career without ever leaving your apartment? How do you approach a magazine, radio station, booker or promoter by email? What is the capital of Venezuela?…

#012 : I AM JEN – The World Wide Web As Your Stage

It’s easy to promote in the real world right? All you need is a killer demo, a staple gun and a winning personality. But what if you’re not the outspoken type? What if you’re more the seclusive mad-scientist sort who spends long nights tweeking soundloops or rerecording that xylophone melody 100 times without a thought…

#011 : Roundtable Edition – All About Video

  Today’s Roundtable Episode is, well . . . all about video and how it can help your career. We’ll discuss Kevin’s interview with Moving Rushmore in our last episode, touch on some local news, and discuss the technology, equipment and know-how you’ll need to dazzle your fans with digital video! We’re trying some new…

#010 : Moving Rushmore – Drums, Bass, Guitar and Video

[display_podcast] Moving Rushmore started out a little different than most bands. When the band was just taking shape, they decided that video would be such a crucial part of what they do, that Tim (Their video guy) had to be a full fledge band member. Before they even had a bass player, they had Tim….

#009 : Roundtable Edition – We Discuss Alternative Venues

[display_podcast] Clubs, bars and coffee houses aren’t the only gigs in town! In this action packed episode of the DIY Music Podcast, Kevin, Jourdan, Chris and Robert discuss Fran Snyder’s interview in Episode 08, and then share their own thoughts and stories regarding non-traditional venues. Kevin tells us how his band played the men’s department…

#008 : Fran Snyder – Concerts in Your Home

[display_podcast] Fran Snyder is a musician who’s hit on something that can truly breathe life into your musical career. In fact, his website (ConcertsInYourHome.com) receives thousands of visits each month from artists and audiences looking for a more intimate, fulfilling, and profitable alternative to the club, coffeehouse and bar gigs that most musicians are used…

#007 : Jonathan Coulton – Turning 1 song a week into 1,000’s of new fans!

CD Baby artist Jonathan Coultan, a self proclaimed “codemonkey,” blogger, and musician, hit upon a simple idea that would gain him international attention. In 2005 he began what he aptly named, “Thing a Week” an exhausting songwriting feat which involved, writing, recording, and publishing a new song every week for a year. During this endeavor,…