About Kevin

Kevin is a Grammy nominated artist, podcaster, and indie musician advocate. He resides in Portland, OR where he is the Director of Marketing for CD Baby (cdbaby.com). Oh, yeah, he also plays guitar in Smalltown Poets.
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    Music Subscription Service – Will it be voted off the island?

    The Isle of Man, a small island in the Irish sea, plans to institute a music tax which would make every citizen pay a tax in exchange for an unlimited music subscription service. Payment of the tax would be added to the internet service provider bill and would be required, even if the user doesn’t [...]

    Please don’t do this at your show!

    I recently had the chance to interview, Tom Jackson, of Tom Jackson Productions for the DIY Musician Podcast(Episode 43 listen here). Tom’s career as a performance coach runs the whole musical spectrum from working with solo indie artists to chart toppers like Taylor Swift. I’ve also had the pleasure to work with Tom personally, and [...]

    Is there a digital music showdown looming in 2009?

    Like everyone else, I was glued to the TV for the inauguration of Barack Obama to the US presidency. Later that night, as the media bounced from one inaugural ball to another, I was a little surprised to see a ball sponsored by the RIAA. I started thinking that just as Americans have high hopes [...]

    Hidden opportunities do exist – Make all your music available!

    This is just a little story about why I think it’s important to get all of your music catalog available (even the old stuff that you think sucks!) online in stores like CD Baby and iTunes. About a year ago, I started a sync licensing division at CD Baby. I had been a student of [...]

    Twitter 101 for musicians and bands

    Well, at the urging of a few friends, I’ve taken the Twitter plunge. At first, I was confused by the micro-blogging format and thought it to be a little ridiculous, but I hung in there, and I have to say, they were right. Much to my surprise, I’ve found Twitter to be an extremely useful [...]

    A new year, and a new blog!

    Many of you know that I produce a podcast for CD Baby called the DIY Musician Podcast(http://cdbabypodcast.com). It’s been a serious labor of love! As much as I’m a podcast addict, I have to admit that the format by itself can be somewhat limiting. There’s a lot more pressure to create something that is worthy [...]