WMC 2014 Schedule Event

Panel Information:

Date: March 24
Time: 3:00 PM
Room: A-208
Ready Room: A-102

Kick Start My Career: The DIY Launch Pad

Do you want to release your music without the controlling hand of a label? Want to have complete artistic freedom? Then this DIY panel could be the perfect launching pad for your career! Considering using a crowdfunding service to finance your musical endeavors? The internet and social media have provided unsigned artists and small labels with a way to market their music without relying on major label support. This panel will explore how sound this strategy really is, which specific "Do-It-Yourself" methods ("DIY") artists have been using, whether artists are actually making money using these methods, how to fund your projects and the legal pitfalls of doing so. How this new DIY era will affect the music industry remains to be seen.