CD BABY -- which handles a wide range of services for over 350,000 artists -- will hold its very first DIY MUSICIAN CONFERENCE from OCTOBER 23rd through 25th, at the CONGRESS PLAZA HOTEL in CHICAGO. The conference, which is being planned as an annual event, is open to everyone and not just limited to CD BABY artists. The conference -- with an early bird fee of $49 -- will offer presentations to help independent musicians on a wide range of music business topics such as online monetization, touring, online video, publishing, building a team, list-building, and more. The gathering will consist of keynotes, breakout sessions, meet-and-greets, and one-on-one consultations where artists work closely with CD BABY mentors. “With the DIY MUSICIAN blog and podcast, CD BABY has long been a trusted source of actionable information for independent artists,” commented CD BABY VP Marketing KEVIN BREUNER. “Creating a conference where artists gather together as a community to learn and be inspired by one another was an idea that’s time has come.” For more information on the event, or to purchase your ticket go to www.diymusiciancon.com.