YouTube Monetization for Musicians

How to monetize all your music on YouTube YouTube monetization is a vital source of money for many musicians — and it’s just ONE of several important forms of music revenue … Continue reading

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Musician photo shoot tips from a pro photographer

How to prepare for your band’s photo shoot Good photos are a key part of your promotional toolkit as a musician.  Whether you’re using these photos for social media, album … Continue reading

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7 kinds of singles you should be releasing in 2021

Frequently releasing single songs might be easier than you think. We’re living in the age of singles. As music streaming has grown in popularity over the past decade, it’s taken … Continue reading

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How to monetize your music on every platform

Your guide to maximizing your music revenue everywhere These days, there are more ways for musicians to make money from their work than ever before. In the modern era, downloads … Continue reading

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A few positives for indie music from 2020

A look back on music in a tough year Look, 2020 sucked. That shouldn’t be a controversial take at the end of a year with a seemingly endless string of … Continue reading

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How to promote your music on YouTube

Optimize your YouTube channel to grow your audience The first big question about promoting your music on YouTube is: why? Why do the work of creating a channel, optimizing it, … Continue reading

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12 Tips For Your Next Podcast Interview – As a Musician or a Podcaster!

Prepping for your next podcast interview Whether you’re being interviewed on a podcast or interviewing artists as a podcast host yourself, you want to come to it prepared. Having been on both sides of the mic, I’ve put together some guiding principles that have helped me deliver better interviews. I hope these tips will help …

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“How I got hundreds of Spotify streams & email addresses for less than $50”

Building your Spotify audience on an indie budget. When independent musician Anne Reburn released her cover version of Kermit the Frog’s “Rainbow Connection,” she wanted to use it as a chance to expand her audience beyond YouTube, the platform where she’s most active. In the quick video above she tells us how she used two of …

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What is the MLC and do I still need a publisher?

What the new Mechanical Licensing Collective means for songwriters In official music biz terms, the MLC is a new U.S.-based Mechanical Rights Organization (MRO) designated by the U.S. Copyright Office to issue and administer the digital audio mechanical blanket license in accordance with the Music Modernization Act to DSPs in the United States. What this …

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29 current and former CD Baby artists nominated for 2021 Grammys

Another impressive Grammy showing for CD Baby artists! CD Baby artists are no stranger to the Grammys. Last year, over fifty current and former CD Baby artists were nominated for a Grammy Award. This year, five CD Baby artists won Latin Grammys (with thirteen total nominations). Congrats to the 29 CD Baby clients nominated for …

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