CD Baby announces return of DIY Musician Conference

Event returns to Austin in August 2020, its flagship gathering for motivated self-managed musicians

CD Baby is announcing its sixth annual DIY Musician Conference, to be held on August 28-30th in Austin, Texas. While the event is still nine months away, CD Baby wants to reward early registration by offering a low price for 2020 tickets. Early-bird tickets for 2020 are now available for just $129.

The annual DIY Musician Conference welcomes more than 1500 musicians of all ages, career stages, and walks of life engaging in actionable presentations by people like them, people who have worked for years to get music heard and to build fanbases. The event spans three days of intensive, celebratory interaction and learning, designed not to give a platform to industry talking heads, but to give artists the tools they need to leave the ballroom and change their creative lives and careers.

“CD Baby pays close attention to what our artists need,” explains Kevin Breuner of CD Baby. “We know they are often hungry for a real plan of action, for helpful advice and encouragement, not for another panel on abstract business issues facing major labels.” The focus is on accessible, actionable ideas and tips that work for musicians at a variety of career crossroads, meaningful takeaways that energize and transform.

Last year, the conference made the move from its long-time home in Nashville to Austin, where it was able to connect with a fresh community of musicians in another deeply musical American city. Attendees will be encouraged to take full advantage of Austin’s quirky, rootsy music scene, connecting them with artists, presenters, and other participants that reflect the city’s idiosyncratic creativity and charm.

Author: Buddy Iahn

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