Monthly Archives August 2018

Get your songwriting splits right, or you might not get paid at all

Why accurate songwriting splits are crucial when paying music publishing royalties. Our friends at ASCAP just made a fun little animated video that explains why it’s so important to get all your co-songwriting splits in writing as soon as you finish a song — and why those splits better add up to 100%!!! The video …

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The DIY Musician Conference is coming to Austin in 2019!

The DIY music community’s annual gathering for education and inspiration gets a big Texas update. The only music conference geared specifically towards the needs of independent artists in charge of their own careers is setting up shop in “the live music capital of the world.” Three unforgettable days of educational sessions, networking, showcasing, and one-on-one …

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Watch full sessions from the 2018 DIY Musician Conference

Fifteen sessions from the main stage of our 2018 DIY Musician Conference are viewable now. Didn’t make it to the DIY Musician Conference? Didn’t catch the livestreams? No problem: Check out this YouTube playlist where we’ve archived a bunch of sessions that happened on the ballroom stage at the Omni in Nashville, TN. Take notes. …

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CD Baby Publishing reaches 1,000,000 songs!

We’re now helping 160,000 songwriters in over 50 countries collect all the publishing royalties they’re owed worldwide. CD Baby Publishing reached a big milestone recently: ONE MILLION SONGS. That’s how many compositions we’re administering the publishing rights for on behalf of +160k songwriters around the world. Music Business Worldwide covered the news, saying: To put …

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Facebook 101: how and why to make a band page on Facebook

Creating a page on Facebook for your music in minutes. Setting up a Facebook band or artist page is usually one of the first steps musicians take when establishing their online presence, and there’s good reason for that; Facebook is the largest social network in the world.  It’s an important place to connect with fans …

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5 music business podcasts you can’t live without

Use your commute or workout to become a smarter music marketer. Had enough Cardi B on the car radio? Tired of Trump-talk on the news? Sick of hearing Rupert Holmes’ “Escape” on Sirius XM’s Yacht Rock station? I am. So for the past few months I’ve been diving back into music business and songwriting podcasts …

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Why planning your release is more important than ever!

Four music promotion opportunities that are tied to your release date. Release dates matter MORE (and less) than ever before. On the one hand, since shelf space is no longer a factor in making music widely available, there’s less pressure to have a quick win with your new release. And — as I often say …

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Get your music mastered instantly (for FREE!) with CloudBounce

CD Baby artists, get two of your songs mastered for free. Sometimes you have sufficient budget and time to get your music mastered by a professional mastering engineer. Sometimes you need mastering that’s affordable and quick, but still gets the job done. If you need instant mastering for your music, CD Baby has partnered with …

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How much money will I make from that playlist placement?

A quick way to estimate how many spins you’ll get when your song appears on a Spotify playlist. It can be tough to determine beforehand what it will be “worth” to get your song placed on a particular playlist. Some playlists have tens of thousands of followers but hardly any active listeners. Other playlists have …

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