Monthly Archives November 2018

How to know when to quit your day job

Is there a “right time” to become a professional musician? Many of us know the ache of not being able to make music from sun up to sun down. Instead, we have to drive to work, sit in traffic, and work a job that pales in comparison to our dream of being a musician. On …

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12 ways to make the most money from your music this holiday season

The 12 ways of Christmas (music promotion). Can you believe it? The holidays are almost upon us, which is good news for your music. 20% of industry-wide music sales take place in the last six weeks of the year, and 30% of all sales on CD Baby happen during that same period. Get prepped now …

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WARNING: Don’t put “duplicative” content on your YouTube channel

The DOs and DON’Ts of duplicate content on YouTube. Wait, did I say there are DOs? Sorry. No. There are no DOs. Just DON’Ts. DON’T have duplicate content on your YouTube channel. It could cost you. What is duplicate or “duplicative” content? It’s when two videos on YouTube are very similar or even identical. You …

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Why a FOLLOW is more powerful than a PRE-SAVE on Spotify

What should your top priority be when promoting new music on Spotify? There are many ways to skin a cat, as they say. (Who are they, and why are they skinning cats? I have no idea.) When it comes to promoting your music on Spotify, you have several cool options within Show.co, the suite of …

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The five things you MUST bring to your next music conference

When you make the decision to attend a music conference, it’s a commitment. Here’s how to get the most of it. If you’re serious about your music, you know you’re going to spend some combination of time, money, and effort (probably lots of all three) whenever you attend a music conference. You’re there to take …

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CD Baby announced as an Apple “Preferred Plus” partner, with access to advanced features and analytics

We’re proud that Apple has chosen CD Baby as one of only three “Preferred Plus” distribution partners. Apple recently announced CD Baby was one of only three music distributors that qualified for its Apple-Preferred Distribution Program. IN RELATED NEWS, CD Baby is also one of ONLY TWO distribution services that have preferred status with both …

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