Monthly Archives February 2018

Mega March: Pay $149 during the month of March and get 13 months of web hosting

Mega March is all about getting $260 worth of hosting for $149 and releasing UNLIMITED music while you’re at it. Mega March at HostBaby has arrived‚ and you don’t want to miss your chance to get a year of hosting for way below our normal price. All you have to do is log into your …

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“Streaming at the Top of Our Lungs” (The DIY Musician Live)

What should indie artists be doing to get attention for their music in the streaming environment? Now that streaming has been enthusiastically embraced by both music consumers and the music industry at large, many artists are shouting for the same kinds of attention on streaming platforms. This can render certain promotion strategies less potent or …

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YouTube and the ever-confusing world of Art Tracks

What is an Art Track on YouTube? One of the most common areas of confusion among artists distributing their work on YouTube is Art Tracks. Who can view them? Who owns them? Where do they live? Can I see mine? Wait, do I need any Art Tracks? Let’s start with a simple definition of “Art …

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The little known secret to booking gigs consistently

The key to playing more (and better) shows. Remember the first time you picked up your instrument? What about the first song you learned to play or sing? For me, one of my favorite first memories was the excitement of my very first gig. My first gig was in 10th grade at a hotel bar. …

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Don’t get sick on tour: always keep these five things in your travel bag

Touring presents obstacles to optimum health. Here’s how to stay healthy on the road. I used to tour a lot. These days I travel a lot for music conferences. They’re similar experiences. Both involve busy days, late nights, meeting loads of people, and some element of partying. It’s a recipe for illness if you’re not …

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20 stories of creative musical independence, Pt. 1: John Sifuentes

3 ways to make big moves in a small music town. 2018 marks CD Baby’s 20th anniversary, and I wanted to take some time this year to highlight twenty stories of creative DIY music-making. Not necessarily artists who’ve become famous, or conquered their genre, or made boat-loads of cash (we’ve featured plenty of those artists …

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Ever wanted to hear your music pressed on vinyl? Enter CD Baby’s Vinyl Prize Package worth over $2300!

It’s your chance to win CD Baby’s 20th Anniversary Vinyl Prize Package! Ever dreamed of hearing your music on vinyl? If you live in the United States, now’s your chance. As part of CD Baby’s 20th Anniversary celebration, we’re offering up a Vinyl Prize Package worth over $2300 to one lucky winner! One grand prize …

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Musicians, there is no “next level”: It’s all about setting specific goals

What I learned at Folk Alliance International. I just spent a few days in Kansas City for the 30th Folk Alliance International, a conference where thousands of musicians gather from around the globe — and I got to ask a lot of them a pretty simple question: “Why are you here?” Simple question. Perhaps tougher …

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Why You should know EVERYTHING there is to know about your YouTube channel

The no-no of not knowing. Everyone gets a little boost from feeling like their channel is doing well, but what are your Key Performance Indicators (KPIs, for short)? Chances are, the main metrics you’re measuring for success are views and subscribers — and you wouldn’t be wrong.  But what exactly goes into a “view?” And …

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One band. Two members. Three songs. Hundreds of thousands of monthly listeners on Spotify.

How Post Precious built a big audience, by themselves, with just a few singles. Alex Winston, one half of the new synth-pop duo Post Precious, played a showcase of her solo material at the 2017 DIY Musician Conference in Nashville. Her return to the stage after a long hiatus due to Lyme Disease was energetic …

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