28 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 28 CD Baby clients nominated for …

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Congrats to the 5 CD Baby artists who won a 2020 Latin Grammy!

Many independent musicians receive 2020 Latin Grammy nominations and wins. The past few years have seen strong showings from CD Baby artists at the Latin Grammys, and the 2020 Latin Grammys were no different. This year, 13 Latin-language CD Baby artist were nominated across eleven categories, along with one song composition. And 5 nominees claimed …

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How to Use Spotify Canvas for Cool Video Features

Access Spotify Canvas to add looping visuals to your songs Spotify Canvas is a feature that allows you to upload 3-8 second looping videos for each of your tracks on Spotify. This visual branding tool has proven to draw listeners deeper into the music. Spotify claims that beta testing of high-quality Canvases increased: track shares …

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How to use Spotify Canvas

Access Spotify Canvas to add looping visuals to your songs Spotify Canvas is a feature that allows you to upload 3-8 second looping videos for each of your tracks on Spotify. This visual branding tool has proven to draw listeners deeper into the music. Spotify claims that beta testing of high-quality Canvases increased: track shares …

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Verify your Spotify for Artists profile to grow your audience

Verifying your artist page is the most important thing you can do on Spotify That’s a bold statement, but it’s true. Verifying your Spotify artist page with Spotify for Artists is the first step to growing your audience and succeeding on the platform. To be clear: NO artist who has seen success on Spotify has …

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What’s the difference between a Spotify pre-save and an Apple Music pre-add?

Each streaming platform has their own way to save songs before release Music industry terminology can be confusing, especially when platforms use similar terms for features they offer. Case in point: both Spotify and Apple Music offer the ability for users to add songs or albums from an artist to their playlists ahead of the …

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7 ways to make money through your music website

Being in the music industry is always a wild ride, but the last few months have been some of the most turbulent in recent history. So much of what we knew about how to make money as DIY musicians has been disrupted, paused, or flipped on its head. Now more than ever, it’s crucial to …

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CD Baby Pro Publishing reaches 250,000 songwriters

More than a quarter-million songwriters, composers, lyricists, and producers now use CD Baby Pro Publishing to collect their composition royalties.  Since February 2013, CD Baby Pro Publishing has been helping independent songwriters collect all their publishing royalties worldwide. Over the past seven-and-a-half years, this service has surpassed a few milestones. By March of 2017 we …

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Your music now on Xiami, one of China’s most popular streaming platforms

Get heard on Xiami, Alibaba’s music streaming platform CD Baby has made major moves into markets outside the U.S. recently, including our foray into China about a year ago via our partnership with Tencent. Now, we continue to expand our reach into the massive market in China by distributing to Xiami Music. What makes China …

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Use Spotify Promo Cards to personalize your streaming promotion!

How to create your own Spotify Promo Cards to share music on social media. Spotify has released yet another feature to help you promote your music online: the Spotify Promo Card. This new tool can be used by you (or your fans) to make good-looking, sharable social content related to your music on Spotify. There …

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