A downloadable list of DIY ‘How to’ Guides
(please let us know if any of the links do not work)
How to Live Stream Your DJ sets on Lockdown Grahame Farmer from Data Transmission shows you how to set up a live stream DJ set from you home using your smart phone.
Live Streaming advice, tips and useful links, as well as advice on many other aspects of the music industry, can be found on the blog on the Fresh On the Net website
Starting and running a music business
AIM’s Start up guide to Music Business: A ‘how to’ guide by the UK’s Association of Independent Music (AIM) on starting and growing a business and releasing music. Particularly useful if you are thinking of starting a record label in the UK.
How to Build a Successful Playlist a guide by Simon Field
Sofar Sounds Webinar: Strategies for curating, pitching and releasing music to get picked up by popular streaming services and independent curators. Featuring Mike Warner, Flavia and Mike M
WorkHardPlaylistHard: Helpful blogs, book, courses. Covers strategies for third party playlist marketing on Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer , Napster and more.
Promotion Plugging and Playlists: what do realistic expectations look like is an article written by Neil March and Tobisonics . The article is published on the Fresh on the Net website and discusses some of the pitfalls artists can fall into when promoting their music. The article is divided into two parts, the first providing useful tips and advice, the second explores in more depth the issues surrounding music promotion.
The Dumb Musician’s Guide to self-Releasing Music in the Digital Age by Tony Guerrero. A free e-book providing advice on how to self-release music and avoid some of the common pitfalls. Although this has been written for the American market it has invaluable advice for everyone.
The DIY Access Guide is a guide by Attitude is Everything a UK charity aimed at improving deaf and disabled peoples’ access to live music. The guide provides a collection of ‘top tip’ lists and easy to follow ‘gig hacks’ to help any band, artist or promoter link up with a venue to make a gig as accessible as possible, even if a stage is up or down a flight of stairs.