Monthly Archives November 2018

Behind an all-star Americana collaboration (Mark Erelli interview)

How a “largely unknown independent folksinger” partnered with Sheryl Crow, Rosanne Cash, Josh Ritter, Anaïs Mitchell, and Lori McKenna on his new single. It’s funny to hear Mark Erelli describe himself as “largely unknown,” since I’ve admired his songwriting and singing for years. But I suppose all things are measured on a scale, and weighed against …

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8 ways to defeat self-doubt as a musician

How to win the battle against ‘Starving Artist Syndrome.’ This guest post was written by Jamie Leger. Sometimes it feels like we’re treading water in this competitive music business. And those daily challenges can drain us, deplete us, leave us feeling hopeless. The pervasiveness of Starving Artist Syndrome is what makes it so destructive. It …

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Is Taylor Swift a punk-rock rebel for artist royalties?

Yes or no, she just helped a LOT of artists earn more money… potentially. Earlier this year Taylor Swift — one of the biggest acts in the music industry — was a free agent. Then she entered a deal with UMG, the world’s biggest record company. So what happens when a global superstar partners with …

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Save 50% on all album distribution through December 7th

Get HALF OFF when you distribute your album worldwide with CD Baby. Now through December 7th, save 50% on the cost of global music distribution and monetization for your next album. CD Baby Standard distribution gets you: digital distribution to Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, Pandora, YouTube, and 150+ other music platforms physical distribution for your …

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Save 50% on all album distribution! (BLACK FRIDAY DEAL)

Get HALF OFF when you distribute your album worldwide with CD Baby. Now through November 30th, save 50% on the cost of global music distribution and monetization for your next album. CD Baby Standard distribution gets you: digital distribution to Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, Pandora, YouTube, and 150+ other music platforms physical distribution for your …

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CD Baby client Cienfue appears in the latest installment of The Game Plan

Spotify’s instructional video series features independent artist Cienfue. CD Baby is happy to see one of the artists we distribute, Cienfue, appear alongside Sheryl Crow and Matt & Kim to talk about music royalties in the latest video from Spotify’s The Game Plan series. Check it out above, and get a quick look at the …

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Mark Erelli joins forces with Sheryl Crow, Josh Ritter, Rosanne Cash, Anaïs Mitchell, and Lori McKenna to help end gun violence

Star lineup joins with Mark Erelli to address the gun violence epidemic. I’ve been a big fan of singer-songwriter Mark Erelli for a while. Not to oversell it or anything, but his 2016 tune “Look Up” is a work of flawless songwriting IMHO. Check it! So I’m psyched that Mark has been working with CD …

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“Hey Alexa, please compete with Spotify and Apple Music”

“Okay, I will.” Spotify is the buzz-creating giant of music streaming. Apple Music is the solid service where EVERY user is a paid subscriber. And Amazon Music… … has quietly been plotting against the others. Don’t put all your eggs in the Spotify basket. I say quietly plotting because the news has largely ignored Amazon …

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This! (Four funny current musician archetypes)

Cartoonist Tommy Siegel has got the music industry in 2018 pretty much all figured out…

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TELL YOUR FANS: 1¢ shipping on 3 or more CDs at CD Baby (between November 15th and December 31st)!

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

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