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The Unstarving Musician

The Unstarving Musician’s Podcast features interviews with indie music artists an industry pros who share their experience and expertise on songwriting, recording, touring, getting gigs, marketing, and much more. It’s all intended to help indie artists to more of what they love–make music.

May 20, 2022

Kevin Breuner, CD Baby, small town poets, diy musician podcast and conference, diy musician education

Kevin Breuner of CD Baby joins me in this episode to discuss music distribution, education for the DIY musician, his journey with CD Baby, his band Small Town Poets, and the DIY Musician podcast.

CD Baby started out as a place where musicians could circumvent the middleman by selling music CDs direct to fans. It has since evolved into an artist-services platform that helps independent musicians to distribute, promote, and monetize their music outside of the major-label system.

Kevin recently celebrated 16 years with CD Baby. When he joined the company, his job was to talking artists. Now he's SVP of Engagement and Education. Kevin also started DIY Musician podcast and he's part of the team that heads up the DIY Music Conference, which returns in August 2022, following a hiatus that was driven by the COVID-19 pandemic.

In this conversation, Kevin and I talk about remote work, the return of his band Small Town Poets, CD Baby (of course), education overwhelm that indie artists face, recent changes in the music industry, music distribution and more.

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