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Indie Musician's Toolkit by Mind Map: Indie Musician's Toolkit
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Indie Musician's Toolkit

Created by Helen Baxter at Mohawk Media for a series of workshops at Colab, Auckland University of Technology.

Published by Helen Baxter, Mohawk Media, NZ under a Creative Commons, Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike (BY-NC-SA) License. You can share, remix and republish this work for non commercial use, as long as you give attribution and publish using the same CC license.

Helen Baxter

MD Mohawk Media

Mindmap address

http://www.mindmeister.com/75888780

Password: mohawkmedia

Tours

Try asking fans where to tour

Artists Data

1Night

Crowdbands

CrowdFunding

Crowdfunding tools

Not new idea

Sellaband

Indiegogo

Paypal account

Give a little

Distribution

Soundcloud

Bandcamp

Heartening factoids: On Bandcamp, albums outsell tracks 4 to 1 (in the rest of the music buying world, tracks outsell albums 16 to 1). On name-your-price albums, fans pay an average of 50% more than whatever you set as your minimum. We've driven 624,910 paid transactions and served 10,046,430 downloads to happy fans.

CD Baby

Tunecore

Merchandise

Traditionally artists made money through touring and merchandise

Calendars/Photobooks

Sell Tshirts etc.

QR Codes

Marketing

The only thing artists have to fear is obscurity not piracy.

Think of services labels offer then go indie

Website or social media?

Work your social networks

Get Social

Tagging Strategy

Streaming Gigs

Behind the scenes blogs

Mobile Media

Encourage remixes & mashups

Management

Band Central

Communication

Docs & files

Projects/People

Financial

Inspiration

Bob Baker

Andrew Dubber

Tshirts & Suits

Bootstrappers Bible

Intro

BPI 2010 UK report

Music 'Deals'

Reality

Indie approach

TMet Recordings

Production

Use Creative Commons licensing to encourage remixes

Creative Commons is a non-profit making organisation founded in 2001, to provide an alternative copyright system for artists in the digital millennium. On the Wikipedia entry on Creative Commons their focus is stated as 'Expansion of "reasonable", flexible copyright'. The Creative Commons Information Flyer (pdf) explains that CC Licenses are not an alternative to copyright. 'They apply on top of copyright, so you can modify your copyright terms to best suit your needs'. The end result is clearly defined terms of how a work is to be used, and a growing pool of legally remixable and mashable content.

Jams

Soundsnap

All starts with good audio