CD Baby client Cienfue appears in the latest installment of The Game Plan

Spotify’s instructional video series features independent artist Cienfue. CD Baby is happy to see one of the artists we distribute, Cienfue, appear alongside Sheryl Crow and Matt & Kim to talk about music royalties in the latest video from Spotify’s The Game Plan series. Check it out above, and get a quick look at the …

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Mark Erelli joins forces with Sheryl Crow, Josh Ritter, Rosanne Cash, Anaïs Mitchell, and Lori McKenna to help end gun violence

Star lineup joins with Mark Erelli to address the gun violence epidemic. I’ve been a big fan of singer-songwriter Mark Erelli for a while. Not to oversell it or anything, but his 2016 tune “Look Up” is a work of flawless songwriting IMHO. Check it! So I’m psyched that Mark has been working with CD …

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“Hey Alexa, please compete with Spotify and Apple Music”

“Okay, I will.” Spotify is the buzz-creating giant of music streaming. Apple Music is the solid service where EVERY user is a paid subscriber. And Amazon Music… … has quietly been plotting against the others. Don’t put all your eggs in the Spotify basket. I say quietly plotting because the news has largely ignored Amazon …

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This! (Four funny current musician archetypes)

Cartoonist Tommy Siegel has got the music industry in 2018 pretty much all figured out…

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TELL YOUR FANS: 1¢ shipping on 3 or more CDs at CD Baby (between November 15th and December 31st)!

Your fans will pay just a penny for shipping when they purchase 3 or more CDs (or vinyl) at CD Baby. ‘Tis the season – the perfect time to give the gift of great independent music: YOUR music! And here’s a sweet holiday treat for your fans and loved ones: When they purchase 3 or …

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How to know when to quit your day job

Is there a “right time” to become a professional musician? Many of us know the ache of not being able to make music from sun up to sun down. Instead, we have to drive to work, sit in traffic, and work a job that pales in comparison to our dream of being a musician. On …

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12 ways to make the most money from your music this holiday season

The 12 ways of Christmas (music promotion). Can you believe it? The holidays are almost upon us, which is good news for your music. 20% of industry-wide music sales take place in the last six weeks of the year, and 30% of all sales on CD Baby happen during that same period. Get prepped now …

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WARNING: Don’t put “duplicative” content on your YouTube channel

The DOs and DON’Ts of duplicate content on YouTube. Wait, did I say there are DOs? Sorry. No. There are no DOs. Just DON’Ts. DON’T have duplicate content on your YouTube channel. It could cost you. What is duplicate or “duplicative” content? It’s when two videos on YouTube are very similar or even identical. You …

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Why a FOLLOW is more powerful than a PRE-SAVE on Spotify

What should your top priority be when promoting new music on Spotify? There are many ways to skin a cat, as they say. (Who are they, and why are they skinning cats? I have no idea.) When it comes to promoting your music on Spotify, you have several cool options within Show.co, the suite of …

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The five things you MUST bring to your next music conference

When you make the decision to attend a music conference, it’s a commitment. Here’s how to get the most of it. If you’re serious about your music, you know you’re going to spend some combination of time, money, and effort (probably lots of all three) whenever you attend a music conference. You’re there to take …

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