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Learn + Experience + Interact

This is the only conference focused wholeheartedly on the needs of today's independent artist. You'll learn from active industry leaders, make lasting connections, and walk away with not only a plan of action, but also a renewed sense of direction and excitement about your career.


The DIY Musician Conference will be packed with programming, beginning Friday morning and continuing through Sunday afternoon. Plan to be in Nashville Thursday night through Monday morning so you don’t miss a thing!


"The CD Baby DIY Musician Conference is the best, most engaging, most relevant music conference we have ever attended. It is a critical resource for the independent artist. The panels were informative, encouraging and enlightening. The knowledge we acquired continues to play a colossal role in the expansion of our online presence, social networking and the growth of our community and career. An absolutely incredible experience that will leave any artist feeling fueled and supported with new tools and new friends!" - Scarlett Flynn, Running Red Lights

"The DIY Musician Conference is a must for anyone who wants to take their career to the next level, on their own terms. You WILL leave empowered and inspired to achieve great things." - Ryan Van Slooten

"The CD Baby Conference is a must if you're an Indie Artist who is serious about their career. The speakers present the latest trends along with tried and true processes for success. The really kool thing that separates this conference from others is that those same industry pros attend other sessions, and are generally accessible. Some even do one-on-one mini consultations! I've been to both conferences, and now have new family members all over the world! See you in Nashville!" - Sean Ardoin

"The opportunity to meet and really talk with the speakers, as well as my fellow DIY artists, makes the conference truly outstanding and worthwhile. The atmosphere each year has been so positive, and the connections that I have made at the 2015 & 2016 conferences have helped to move my music career forward." - Matt Wheeler

"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." - Christina Coleman, Trumpet Grrrl

"My band The New York Rock has showcased at a handful of other music conferences. We learned that most conferences are more about 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

Our Sponsors
Music City Song Star

Foxhedge Music is a management company and recording studio located in Leipers Fork, Tennessee. Our mission is to encourage songwriters and to invest back into the music community. Music City SongStar Awards is a songwriting contest open to all ages and genres. We want to give songwriters a chance to have their music heard, share their craft, and offer inspiration along their musical journey.

Berklee Online

Berklee Online is the award-winning online school of Berklee College of Music. Learn directly from Berklee faculty inside our highly interactive online classrooms and connect with musicians around the world. With our online Bachelor of Professional Studies degree program, multi-course certificate programs and individual courses covering all areas of music, gain the skills to succeed in the modern music industry.


GigSalad is an online platform for artists to promote their talent, connect with event hosts and planners, and get booked for private and public gigs ranging from weddings and parties to corporate events and festivals. As the largest entertainment booking platform in the U.S. and Canada, we help talented people do what they love.