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Helpful Musician Resources

Dan has used or is currently using all of these companies, resources and services.  If you decide to use one of them...Tell them that Dan Vaillancourt sent you!

Music Tips and Music Contacts

  • Indie Bible - Thousands Of Contacts For CD Reviewers, Radio Stations, Music Lawyers, Etc. This is a must for anyone looking for contact information for anyone in the industry.
  • CDbaby Advice and Tips - Cdbaby Founder Derek Sivers Has Compiled a very comprehensive list of music contacts and articles. 
  • CDbaby is the largest seller of independent CDs on the web. CDbaby can also help get your music on iTunes, accept credit cards at shows, and more.
  • Siver.org - Derek Sivers is best known as the founder of CD Baby.  He sold the company in 2008, keep up with his going ons and all of the great ideas he has that can help you with your music career.  If you are on just one music advice mailing list. This is the one.
  • Guerilla PR Wired - Written by Michael Levine. This book will give you the tools you need to learn how to do your own entire PR on a Musician's Budget!

Music Database

  • Indie Band Manager - Designed by Charlie Cheney, this all-in-one database is perfect software for managing tours, venues, fan email, press, contracts, merch sales and inventory.  Dan has used it for many years and has even become friends with Charlie.

T-Shirts & Other Merch Companies

Writing Services

  • Shanna Trenholm - Shanna helps Dan writes bios and more!  She writes poetry, essays, travel pieces, reviews, grants, proposals, and  business collateral such as case statements, development plans, web copy, bios, etc. If it needs to be written, she can write it!
  • Emily Heinlen - Emily has edited press releases, CD booklets and more for Dan.  She is a freelance editor and specializes in e-books, college research papers, dissertations, theses, poetry and fiction and non-fiction books. 

Recording/Mastering Studios

  • Monastery Studio - Owned by Ric Hordinski.  Ric has worked with Phil Keaggy, Ellery, David Wilcox, Over the Rhine and more. Dan worked with Ric to record/mix his Lovely Distractions album.
  • Final Stage Mastering - Quality Mastering at affordable rates. Randy LeRoy mastered Dan's Melodic Snapshot album. Randy has worked with Victor Wooten, Relient K, Sam Bush, John Prine & more.
  • Engineer Richard Dodd - Marked with milestones as notable as winning the coveted Best Engineer Grammy Award for Tom Petty's "Wildflowers", Richard Dodd's career is one of the best in the worl in the fields of Recording, Mixing and Mastering Engineer/Producer for over 3 decades.  Richard Mastered Dan's Lovely Distractions album.

CD Replication/Duplication

  • Disc Makers - The industry standard for CD duplication. Dan has worked with them for multiple projects including Dan Vaillancourt, Songs & Stories, Melodic Snapshots, Lovely Distractions & More.
  • Disk Faktory - Dan has used Disk Faktory for short-run CDs such as the Bootleg Series and FAWM 2008.

Radio Promotions

  • Tinderbox Music - Dan has partnered with Tinderbox to help promote Lovely Distractions to Radio Stations across North America.