The 2021 DIY Musician Conference will not be held in person this year.
Stay tuned for info on virtual events!

Excited attendees of the DIY Musician Conference
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we are the northern lights

“If you’re serious about being a professional musician, you NEED to attend this conference. There’s nothing better you can do.”

- We Are the Northern Lights
Trumpet Grrrl

The CD Baby DIY Musician conference was very uplifting and it was energizing to be around so many dreamers and go-getters. It kind of felt like when I went to music summer camp as a child; the freedom of being away from a world that tells you what you want to do can’t be done, surrounded by mentors who have proven them wrong and new friends going through the same battle. I highly recommend this conference to indie musicians.

- Trumpet Grrrl

“The magnitude of this experience has been amazing. It exceeded my expectations beyond belief. Bob Boilen said I was his favorite new discovery. I’m on clouds. The DIY Musician Conference changed my life.”

- Ahi
Laini and the Wildfire

“The DIY Musician Conference is an incredible event that left me feeling invigorated, motivated, and confident that I can handle the current challenges of being an independent musician. There is nothing more valuable than having face-to-face interactions with industry pros. But the thing that makes this experience unique is the positive atmosphere and welcoming community of musicians, which is clearly the core of the conference. I definitely will be attending next year, and would recommend this event to any artist who’s ready to take control of their future as a musician.”

- Laini and the Wildfire
Gospel Lee

“The DIY Musician Conference is one of the greatest investments you can make in your career. From amazing insider information from industry professionals to the collaboration with amazing artists from around the country. I also got amazing opportunities like YouTube filming a music video for us and recording with Spotify Genius Studio. Every year is packed with incredible value. The CD Baby conference is the premiere conference for the independent musician looking to take their career to the next level.”

- Gospel Lee
Mike Brindisi, The New York Rock

“My band The New York Rock has showcased at a handful of other music conferences. We learned that most conferences are more about the industry folk networking for themselves. With the CD Baby music conference, it was a conference FOR the artists. I personally learned more in that weekend than in the last 10 years of my career. The panels were aimed to help independent artists succeed. There was NO ego.”

- Mike Brindisi, The New York Rock