Your music now available in China

How to get your songs onto streaming platforms in China, the world’s largest music marketplace. Wondering if your music can be heard by hundreds of millions of streaming subscribers in China? Here’s the short answer: Yes, if you’re distributing your music through CD Baby. CD Baby partners with the Tencent Group to bring your songs …

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Music Marketing: How to Dominate in a Niche Market

Finding more creative and focused ways to reach, impress, and engage your audience. Throughout his music career, Simon Tam has dominated not just one niche market, but many. It’s impressive, it’s inspiring, it’s frustrating (in a damn, I wish I’d thought of that kind of way), and he does it again and again. In 2019, …

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How to choose the best headphones

Finding the right headphones for the job. One fine evening last June I sat down after a workout to eat dinner and enjoy a few episodes of Frasier. I plugged my headphones into my computer so as not to disturb my neighbors (thin walls in my old building), but when I clicked Play, only the …

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18 CD Baby Artists Nominated for Latin Grammys

Congratulations to all the CD Baby clients nominated in 2019 for a Latin Grammy! CD Baby artists have made huge showings at the Latin Grammys in recent years, and 2019 is no different. This year’s ceremony in Las Vegas will see 18 Latin-language CD Baby artists nominated across 10 categories: Best Instrumental Album: Gustavo Casenave — …

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Booking the right venue for your band: what you need to know

How to get the gig at a venue that fits your music. If you’re an up-and-coming musician, you’ve come to terms with an undeniable fact. Your art is also a business. The success of your enterprise depends on your marketing acumen just as much as your ability to make music. And if you want to …

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Why artists loved the 2019 DIY Musician Conference

Why should independent artists go to the DIY Musician Conference? What makes this weekend so much better than other music industry events? We asked artists who were there, and it’s clear they loved attending as much as we loved hosting: “I have never been so excited and inspired.” “This is your chance to really meet …

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CD Baby artists placed in major TV shows

BroadwayWorld.com highlights CD Baby sync placements If you’ve watched the most recent seasons of some popular Netflix, Hulu, and basic cable shows, you’ve likely heard songs by CD Baby artists used in an episode. A post on BroadwayWorld.com today highlights sync placements by CD Baby artists on: Stranger Things Narcos SEAL Team and ads for …

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Here’s what every artist wants…

FANS! (But they don’t invent themselves.) There’s a movie where a ghost tells a guy to build a baseball diamond in the middle of a cornfield, promising that when he does, thousands of sports fans — and a few more ghosts — will show up and pay the guy money. Sounds great, right? Except nothing like …

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Your fans can now stream your music on Amazon in CD-quality

Amazon creates Amazon Music HD for high-resolution streaming. Amazon Music has become the first of the three major streaming services to offer its library in lossless CD quality, a considerable step up compared to the compressed (or “’lossy”) files of Amazon Music’s normal level. On September 17th, the digital platform announced the launch of Amazon …

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The independent musician’s guide to digital distribution

Digital distribution is more than just sending music to Apple Music and Spotify. You’re an artist and you’ve recorded a song you want people to hear. You’ve already done the difficult part of working out arrangements and laying everything to tape or hard drive. Now it’s time to release your music via a music distribution …

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