The DIY Musician’s Radio Handbook (Paperback)


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If Dale Carnegie wrote How To Win Friends & Influence People for modern musicians it would read like this!

The DIY Musician’s Radio Handbook:

How To Growth Hack Your Fan Base & Build Stronger Networks Using Indie Radio Airplay

Submitting music to radio stations, radio programs, college radio, commercial radio, online radio stations and beyond is a very simple process. It just takes a system that organizes your outreach in a finely tuned method, just like a good guitar on a record.

The keys to growing your music through indie radio have to do with how you reach out to radio and what your ultimate purpose for reaching out is. What can indie radio give you beyond airplay? Find out in the book.


3 Big Takeaways From The DIY Musician’s Radio Handbook

  1. Proven step-by-step process that has worked for the best DIY, indie and unsigned artists to get radio airplay and gain the attention of music influencers for incredible growth
  2. How to target the right stations for your music and how to communicate shared value with station managers
  3. Principles and methods to use to build relationships with music industry professionals that makes for bigger and better wins for your music and your career.


diy musicians radio handbook print how to get radio airplayHere’s what musicians and industry pros are saying about the DIY Musician’s Radio Handbook:

“The DIY Musician’s Radio Handbook is a good tool with great advice for musicians wanting to contact radio hosts about getting airplay. I appreciate that D Grant emphasizes the importance of relationship building, something that is overlooked.”

-Tim Board, producer & host of Front Range Radio on KCMJ in Colorado Springs, CO


“As a station owner I sift through hundreds of emails a week from bands hoping to get radio airplay for their songs.  D Grant Smith’s book “The DIY Musician’s Radio Handbook” is a great guide for any musician looking for radio airplay.  It is a concise information-packed guide for artists of any genre.  The short chapters and quick questionnaire at the end of each chapter causes musicians to take the time to seriously think about things like sound quality, researching stations, and networking. Most of the principles taught in this book can apply to other aspects of life not just music (specifically sales, and customer service industries).  The DIY Musician’s Radio Handbook may prove to be one of the most important books in an indie artists library next to the Indie Bible.”

-Jowanna Lewis, founder and programmer at

“Learning an instrument can never be taken away from you, and neither can the things in the Radio Handbook. There are no theories or “ought-to-do’s”. Everything is based on proven principals. You can apply it anywhere and see results. I encourage you to give D’s book a read, internalize what he teaches, and go practice it. Doing that will pay dividends for the rest of your life. I know, because I’ve personally experienced the results of following the principals D teaches in the Radio Handbook. And the difference they make can truly change your life.”

-Greg Wilnau, musician and host of the Musician Monster Podcast

“It’s an essential reading for any music act new to the world of radio promotion. Although someone who has already been pitching their music to stations should find a lot of use in the practical parts of the book, such as tips on researching relevant contacts, or email templates. The cool part: if you are interested in hiring a radio plugger, or placing your music in music blogs, or even being signed by a label, the advice you can find in the book will come handy, too.”

-Andrew Apanov, We Spin Podcast & Dotted Music


Don’t miss the special bonus link to my Ultimate Connection Bundle inside the Introduction of the DIY Musician’s Radio Handbook. It’s exclusive to book readers and it’s yours once you buy and receive the Radio Handbook!

Additional information

Weight 6.4 oz
Dimensions 5.8 × .4 × 8.3 in


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