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A downloadable list of DIY ‘How to’ Guides

(please let us know if any of the links do not work)

Live Streaming

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.

Playlists

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 and also have a Spotify playlist of podcasts . Covers strategies for third party playlist marketing on Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer , Napster and more.

Releasing Music

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.

Venues

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.