CD Baby celebrates artists at the Latin Grammys

CD Baby artists make a huge showing at the Latin Grammys. Last year, CD Baby celebrated 20 years of helping independent musicians achieve their dreams. This November, another venerable institution hit the two-decade mark: the Latin Grammys held its 20th ceremony recognizing excellence in the fields of Spanish and Portuguese-language music. From the very start, …

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The top 10 articles for DIY musicians in 2019

Catch up on our most popular music tips this year. It’s almost a new DECADE! First, where does the time go? Second, what kind of amazing things are you going to do with your music in the 2020s?! Hopefully you’re gearing up to hit the ground running in the new year, but before we look …

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Over 50 current and former CD Baby artists nominated for 2020 Grammys

CD Baby artists continue to make huge showing at the Grammys. CD Baby already saw 18 of our artists nominated for the Latin Grammys last month (more on their success at the ceremony soon), and our artists are continuing their success at the U.S. Grammys. Over 50 current or former CD Baby artists have been …

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TELL YOUR FANS: 1¢ shipping on 3 or more CDs at CD Baby (now through the holidays)

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

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11 things to do once you book the show

11 Things to Do Once You Book the Show Pg. 269   This is an excerpt from Ari Herstand’s book How to Make It in the New Music Business (second edition). Congratulations! You just secured a date at your dream venue. You locked it in. Negotiated, signed, sealed, delivered, I’m yours! Ok, but your work …

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Music Publishing Explained

What is music publishing? Music publishing is the exploitation of a song’s composition copyright. The composition of a song is the lyrics and melody as written by one or more songwriters. This is an important distinction to make between the two types of copyright we covered in our Copyright 101 guide: the difference between the …

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All the ways to make money from your recordings

How do I earn money from my sound recordings? Making money from your sound recording involves the exploitation of that copyright. But what is your copyright?  As we covered in our Copyright 101 article, copyright signifies the ownership of intellectual property by a person or group. In the case of a sound recording specifically, if …

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What to do before you release your music

You’re an independent artist who has recorded new music. You’re ready to get your tunes out to the world, but you don’t know what to expect from the wide world of digital distribution. Where do you start? What do you need? CD Baby is here to help. Whether you’re a brand new artist releasing music …

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5 mindset tips to ace your next vocal performance

Having the right mindset when you perform is just as important as vocal technique! The truth is as a voice teacher, a huge part of my job is helping singers find the right headspace for their next performance. And it doesn’t matter whether you’re playing sold-out shows or you’re just starting out, you can improve …

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Insights and takeaways from today’s music biopics

What can we learn from movies about famous musicians? It’s no secret that music biopics are on the rise. Nostalgia, the potential for renewed fame, and box office earnings have all contributed to their popularity in recent years. Though these big-budget films offer much in the way of glamour and fantasy, their growing presence has …

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