The #1 conference for independent artists is coming to Europe!
For the first time, CD Baby is bringing its popular DIY Musician Conference to Europe, giving musicians from across Spain and Europe the opportunity to learn from industry experts, get one-on-one mentoring from the CD Baby and Berklee staff, and meet like-minded musicians from all over the world who are making a life (and a living) in music without the help of big labels or managers.
Every serious musician in Valencia or within travelling distance should take note of this event. Aside from this being good news in general for European bands and musicians, this is amazing opportunity for local artists who might normally have to travel a long way to gain access to such important career resources. The famous CD Baby DIY Musician Conference is the only conference focused wholeheartedly on the needs of today’s independent artist. Held annually in the United States, it attracts thousands of musicians who want to learn about the many opportunities and strategies available to the DIY musician.
Kevin Breuner, VP of Marketing for CD Baby says about the event and their partnership with Berklee: “We’ve worked with Berklee for many years in the US. They approached us with the idea of bringing our DIY Musician Conference to Valencia, which fit nicely with our business goals to grow our artist base in Europe. We started the conference in 2015, and it has quickly grown to be one of the largest music conferences in the US with 1,500 artists in attendance. When we started the conference, we wanted to create a conference experience that was specifically designed for artists to learn how to move their career forward. For the conference in Valencia, we’re expecting about 200-300 artists. It will be a more intimate event, but the mission of providing actionable advice to artists still the same. Valencia is the perfect host city and backdrop to what will be an amazing weekend.”
The first European version of this conference will be held this year on April 14-15, 2018 in Valencia, Spain at the prestigious Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía and on the grounds of Berklee College of Music in the City of Arts and Sciences. With the US conference often out of reach for many European musicians to attend, this year´s European version of the conference (the first of many we hope) should attract quite a crowd. Sign up for a weekend full of workshops, networking, and more — offered at a price that’s even more affordable than the US-based version of the DIY Musician Conference.
More information, sign-up and prices available here.
CD Baby is one of the world´s largest independent music distributors.
By: Claude Robillard – Valencia International.
Author´s Note: I´m not just promoting a great event, I´ve been releasing music through CD Baby myself for well over a decade and truly feel they have done great things for independent artists worldwide.