We are excited to announce that SaulPaul will be teaching at CD Baby’s DIY Musician’s Conference. Though it is their 5th annual conference run, it will be their inaugural year in Austin. This is the first time that the conference has made it’s way over to the ATX. Joining the lineup this year is Questlove (of The Roots) and Darryl McDaniels, aka DMC (of Run-DMC).

The conference unites musicians who are taking charge of their own careers and offers a wide range of actionable talks and workshops on musicianship, royalties, marketing, live performance, and other key elements making a musical life and living.

This year’s speakers and presenters include many that represent Austin and its independent spirit. Thought-provoking stories will be complemented by one-on-one mentoring and in-depth workshops on everything from songwriting and beat making to marketing, PR, and royalties. NPR All Songs Considered host and indie music kingpin Bob Boilen will talk about what he listens for in new music.

Days of learning end in evenings of jamming and listening to fellow indie artists’ showcases. The conference regularly attracts participants from all fifty states, as well as several dozen countries. These are musicians brand new to the scene and seasoned veterans making a living from music. They are all ages, all ethnic backgrounds, all musical styles and approaches you can imagine, from hip hop MCs to old-time one-man bands. Everywhere at the conference, not just behind the podium, however, you can find tales of artistic satisfaction–on musicians’ own terms.

*Article features excerpts from Broadway World