AGENDA

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Day 1: August 25th
9:30 - 5:00
Registration open
Entrance Hall
9:30 - 10:15
Artist Meetup
Legends Hallway
10:30 - 10:50
Welcome to the DIY Musician Conference with Tracy Maddux
Ballroom
11:00 - 12:00
Find and Build an Audience Online and then Make Money From It
Ballroom
Good Publicity: Why You Need It and How You Get It
Legends A/B
SoundExchange: What It Is, Why It Pays, and How Independents Can Get Their Share
Legends C
Publishing 101
Music Row 5
YouTube Monetization and Content ID
CD Baby HQ
12:15 - 1:15
How To Make It in the New Music Business
Ballroom
Artist Managers: When You Need One and How to be Your Own Until Then
Legends A/B
House Concert Legalities: Insights From a Singing Lawyer
Legends C
Kickstarter: How To Plan, Execute, and Ful ll Your Kickstarter Music Project to Maximum Success
Music Row 5
Belmont University: When to Use a Private Studio vs. Commercial Studio
Music Row 1
Building Your Presence on Spotify
CD Baby HQ
1:15 - 2:15
Lunch Break
 
2:15 - 3:15
Keynote: Love, Trouble, and Indie Success with Mary Gauthier and Kevin Breuner
Ballroom
CD Baby Office Hours
CD Baby HQ
3:30 - 4:30
How I Did It: Owning Your YouTube Audience
Ballroom
A Songwriter’s Path: Understanding Publishing and Working in the Creator Community
Legends A/B
Making Your Band Photos Work For You
Legends C
Merch Cat: Making Music Merchandise Work for You: Merch Basics
Music Row 5
The Promo Tools You May Not Know You Have!
CD Baby HQ
Mentoring Session 1
Legends Hallway
4:45 - 5:45
Creating a Great Show Without a Band
Ballroom
From Clubs to Parties: How to Start Getting Paid Gigs
Legends A/B
The DIY Musician as an Entrepreneur
Legends C
YouTube: Creator Support
Music Row 5
CD Baby Office Hours
CD Baby HQ
Mentoring Session 2
Legends Hallway
6:30 - 11:00
Open Mic at BB King’s Blues Club
152 2nd Ave N
Nashville, TN 37201
Day 2: August 26th
9:00 - 5:00
Registration open
Entrance Hall
9:30 - 10:30
Keynote: Making YouTube Music Work for You
Ballroom
CD Baby Office Hours
CD Baby HQ
10:45 - 11:45
Influence and Attention - The Keys to Building an Audience on Instagram
Ballroom
How I Did It: Indie Is Better and Crowdfunding $125K
Legends A/B
Berklee Online: Music Marketing in a Direct-to- Fan World
Legends C
GigSalad: Be Unforgettable - How to Attract More Clients Online
Music Row 5
YouTube Monetization and Content ID
CD Baby HQ
12:00 - 1:00
Earning $74,000 Using Facebook Live
Ballroom
The Secret To Authentic Branding (and How It Can Boost Your Career)
Legends A/B
Berklee Online: What Is Copyright, and What Do I Have a Right to Copy?
Legends C
Kickstarter: How To Plan, Execute, and Ful ll Your Kickstarter Music Project to Maximum Success
Music Row 5
Building Your Presence on Spotify
CD Baby HQ
1:00 - 2:00
Lunch Break
 
Artist Meetup
Legends Hallway
2:00 - 3:00
The Anatomy of a Major Music Marketing Campaign
Ballroom
Get Booked at Local Venues
Legends A/B
Berklee Online: 10 Secret Techniques for Writing Hit Songs
Legends C
Merch Cat: Making Music Merchandise Work for You: Merch Strategy
Music Row 5
Putting Your Music to Work
CD Baby HQ
Mentoring Session 3
Legends Hallway
3:15 - 4:15
The Song Pitch Session
Ballroom
Book Tours and Sell Tickets with Streaming Data
Legends A/B
Preparing Your Music for a Successful Release
Legends C
Your Blueprint for Production and Mixing
Music Row 5
CD Baby Office Hours
CD Baby HQ
Mentoring Session 4
Legends Hallway
4:30 - 6:30
Keynote: Live Band Makeover with Tom Jackson
Ballroom
CD Baby Office Hours
CD Baby HQ
7:30 - 12:30
Showcase at The Cannery Ballroom featuring JEFF the Brotherhood, Hillbilly Casino, The Blow, Alex Winston, and AHI
1 Cannery Row
Nashville, TN 37203
Day 3: August 27th
9:00 - 11:45
Registration open
Exhibit Hall
9:30 - 10:30
Get Your Music on Spotify Playlists
Ballroom
Building an Artist’s Team to Handle Business
Legends A/B
Authentic Artist Marketing in Hip-Hop
Legends C
GigSalad: Communicate Successfully and Build Better Client Relationships
Music Row 5
The Promo Tools You May Not Know You Have!
CD Baby HQ
Mentoring Session 5
Legends Hallway
10:45 - 11:45
Three Methods of Successful Tour Booking and Tour Management
Ballroom
How I Did It: Getting on the Charts and Using SoundCloud to Earn $25,000
Legends A/B
Copyright Registration Workshop
Legends C
Live DIY Musician Podcast: Why You NEVER Have to Tour...Ever.
Music Row 5
Putting Your Music to Work
CD Baby HQ
Mentoring Session 6
Legends Hallway
12:00 - 1:00
Keynote: “Your Song Changed My Life” with Bob Boilen and Pokey LaFarge
Ballroom
CD Baby Office Hours
CD Baby HQ
1:00 - 1:30
Closing
Ballroom
3:00 - 5:00
Recording Workshop at Ocean Way Studio (Pre-Registration required)
1200 17th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37212
7:00 - 11:00
After-Party at Tin Roof Broadway sponsored by Viral Music Media
316 Broadway
Nashville, TN 37201