Join CD Baby in Chicago Sept. 30th - Oct. 2nd, 2016
for The DIY Musician Conference!

Come to meet like-minded artists and leave with an arsenal of knowledge to help move your career forward.

The second DIY Musician Conference will be even bigger and better than the first. Expect even more sessions, evening events, networking opportunities and, by popular request, a jam room!

Have questions? Take a look at our FAQ.

Registration and Hotel

Tickets are on sale now.
Buy yours for only $99!

Early-Bird Special only $99


Learn • Network • Build your career

Book a room for the discounted
rate of $159 a night




Discount valid through September 15th, 2016.

Conference Speakers

Jack Conte
Jack Conte
CEO, Patreon

Ari Herstand
Ari Herstand
Musician, Blogger

Becky Yee
Becky Yee
Principal, Around Digital Media

Steve Seskin
Steve Seskin
Artist / Songwriter

Kevin Breuner
Kevin Breuner
VP of Marketing, CD Baby / Musician

Tony Van Veen
Tony Van Veen
CEO, AVL Digital

Benji Rogers
Benji Rogers
Berklee Online / Founder & CEO, PledgeMusic

Tracy Maddux
Tracy Maddux
CEO, CD Baby

Schedule of Events

Location Information

The DIY Musician Conference will take place at the historic Congress Plaza Hotel, right on Michigan Ave in the heart of the city, just a stone’s throw from Millennium Park. Reserve your room at a discounted rate of just $159 a night (very affordable for downtown Chicago!)

For info on bus, L, or bike routes to the hotel, check out the CTA website.

Congress Plaza Hotel Website
Chicago Transit Authority Website
Things To Do in Chicago

Our Sponsors

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

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.

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