Three revised and three recent additions to the Online Music Business Resource are the; Guide To Marketing Your Band, Funding Tips and the Guide To Getting Your Music On The Radio which have just been revised in September 2017 and three recent publications Where do you want to be – a business planning manual for jazz music students and musicians, the Guide To Music Organisations – Including Copyright, royalties and IRCSs and A Quick Guide to Contracts for Jazz Musicians which are available below as free downloads. There is also the indispensable Guide to Getting Bigger Audiences For Jazz by Heather Maitland.
Promoting live gigs is vital to a healthy jazz scene. A Guide To Getting Bigger Audiences For Jazz is a superb manual by Heather Maitland. That is well researched and lays out a set of principles in laypersons terms that gets to grips with how to market gigs and bands to a wider audience. Most of the guide is still relevant – the segmentation tool has changed but the conclusions and descriptions are still useful.
A new addition is We Love You Madly – A Concise Guide To Good Communications
A new addition is Mental Health in the Music Industry: Ways to look after your wellbeing
There are four manuals you can download here: Marketing Your Music 101, The Ultimate YouTube Guide for Musicians, Twitter for Musicians in 10 Minutes a Day and Music Publishing 101. Looking for tried an tested tips and promotional ideas, advice from the experts, or you just want to hoist yourself up by your bootstraps? CD Baby’s musician guides are and excellent way to further your career. CDBaby’s manuals can be downloaded for free from CD Baby’s manuals
Further detailed guides to various topics from CD Baby and are free to download and available here:
Marketing Your Music 101 – Essential tips for getting your music out there
Remarketing for Musicians – A better way to tell your story, build a loyal fanbase, and drive music sales online.
50 Music Promo Ideas You Can Do Right Now – No budget? No time? No problem.
The Complete Music Promotion Checklist – Do you have everything you need to share your music with the world?
Email Marketing For Musicians – Six steps to growing and monetizing your email list
The 30-Minute YouTube Bootcamp for Musicians -Turn your YouTube presence into a real promotional tool and revenue stream.
CD Baby’s TikTok Guide for Musicians – Building your audience with short-form video
Creating Effective Facebook Events – Fourteen rules to get more people to your show
Music Publishing 101 – Make the most money from your music
The Complete Music Distribution Checklist – Make sure you’ve got everything ready to go for successful worldwide distribution.
Making Money from Digital Music – An independent musician’s introduction to the new music industry
Crowdfunding for Musicians – How to harness the financial power of your fans
Online Music Business Resource Archives
Jazz Services published a series of useful guides. Please note that some of the manuals may seem out of date and in terms of digital developments a bit behind the times but the principles do not change.
The guides below deal with media and copyright. It is crucial that musicians know copyright both as performers and composers. The guide to the Internet and Digital music needs updating. The Guide to Copyright is still useful and so is the The Guide to search Engine Optimisation is being re-evaluated.