Monthly Archives March 2019

10 vocal tricks to unlock your songwriting

Improve your songwriting with these ten vocal and melodic tricks.  We’ve all been there: You’ve got an amazing hook for your new song. But you freeze as you realize you have no idea what to write next! The pride you felt just a few moments ago disappears as you struggle to write the next part; for …

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How to boost streams with a pre-save campaign on Spotify

Pre-saves make it easy to build momentum on Spotify before your music’s official release date. A high stream-count on its first day can be an indicator of success for your newest song or album on Spotify, as it shows Spotify that your music might be worth sharing with their users via: algorithmic playlists (such as …

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How to create an effective Spotify audio ad for your music

Guidelines and examples for musicians recording a Spotify audio ad. With Show.co’s simple Ad Builder tool, your music and message can reach a huge audience on Spotify. If you don’t know what the Ad Builder is yet, it can help you share your messaging with the right listeners on huge streaming platforms and premiere music websites. That …

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What musicians should know about Spotify’s personalized editorial playlists

Spotify has made some big changes that affect where your music appears when you share playlists. Spotify has been quietly testing around 1,000 personalized editorial playlists. You might also hear them referred to as semi-personal or adaptive playlists too, though those aren’t official terms. Spotify has determined that listeners of these kinds of playlists are …

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Is your lifestyle getting in the way of your creative dreams?

Do you have an endless source of cash to fund your music pursuits? No? Me neither, so that makes two of us. If you do, huge congrats!  … annnndddddd……this article probably isn’t for you. But if you feel like you’re having to pinch those pennies to perform, record, or pursue your passion, then let’s do …

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CD Baby just changed the way you market your music

Now you can finally target music fans on Spotify. CD Baby is always trying to find new, effective ways that artists can market and promote their music. So we’re really excited to tell you we’ve launched a first-of-its-kind tool on Show.co (our music marketing system) to help you reach the right audiences on platforms like …

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The way you advertise your music is about to change

You now have a much easier way to run audio & banner ads for your music. CD Baby is always on the lookout for new, effective ways artists can market and promote their music. So we’re really excited to tell you we’ve launched a new tool on our Show.co music-marketing platform to help you reach the …

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LAST CHANCE to get early-bird tickets for the 2019 DIY Musician Conference!

Want first dibs on performance opportunities in Austin? Get your $99 ticket by March 15th. $99 can buy you a pair of khaki pants. Or you could be part of an intensive three-day weekend that will change your music career, plug you into a supportive network of peers and industry professionals, and give you the …

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Why DIY musicians need a marketing plan (and how to create one)

“Music Marketing Plan” — It all sounds so boring and corporate, right? Yet every DIY musician has a story about being overwhelmed, frustrated, and deflated when promoting their music. As a musician friend once said, it feels like “drowning.” If this describes you, you can benefit a great deal from a music marketing plan. A well-defined …

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Four ‘Wild West’ Principles that hold true in the modern music world

I survived the polar vortex and now spring appears to be just around the corner, although I have not yet consulted with the groundhog. To get out of my comfort zone a bit, I went ahead and hopped in a rental car for a day to go experience an open mic night in Denver at …

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