Monthly Archives July 2019

Copyright Your Music: The 2019 Guide

Music Copyright 101: How to copyright your music as an artist, songwriter, or producer. As an independent musician, you own your songs and recordings. It’s YOUR intellectual property. That might seem obvious, but it’s worth repeating: YOU control the copyright to the songs you write and the recordings you create. That copyright ownership gives you …

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The 2019 Comprehensive Music Copyright Guide

Music Copyright 101: How to copyright your music as an artist, songwriter, or producer. As an independent musician, you own your songs and recordings. It’s YOUR intellectual property. That might seem obvious, but it’s worth repeating: YOU control the copyright to the songs you write and the recordings you create. That copyright ownership gives you …

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The 2019 Comprehensive Guide to Copyright for Musicians

Music Copyright 101: How to copyright your music as an artist, songwriter, or producer. As an independent musician, you own your songs and recordings. It’s YOUR intellectual property. That might seem obvious, but it’s worth repeating: YOU control the copyright to the songs you write and the recordings you create. That copyright ownership gives you …

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Copyright for Musicians

Music Copyright 101: How to copyright your music as an artist, songwriter, or producer. As an independent musician, you own your songs and recordings. It’s YOUR intellectual property. That might seem obvious, but it’s worth repeating: YOU control the copyright to the songs you write and the recordings you create. That copyright ownership gives you …

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Questlove and DMC will be teaching at the 2019 DIY Musician Conference

JUST ANNOUNCED: 2 legendary Hip-Hop ambassadors — Questlove and DMC — to give keynotes at CD Baby’s DIY Musician Conference. We’re thrilled that Questlove (of The Roots) and Darryl McDaniels, aka DMC (of Run-DMC), will be with us for CD Baby’s 5th annual DIY Musician Conference. They’ll be joining an already impressive roster of keynote …

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5 ways to get the most out of your 2019 DIY Musician Conference experience

Tips from an independent artist (and 3-time conference attendee) on how to best spend your time at the DIY Musician Conference. CD Baby’s 2019 DIY Musician Conference is right around the corner (August 16-18 in Austin, TX). I’ve been for the past 3 years and this is one of the best conferences out there for …

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Get heard by Bob Boilen at the DIY Musician Conference!

Conference attendees can submit a song to be heard by Bob Boilen. Bob Boilen, creator and host of NPR Music’s All Songs Considered and Tiny Desk Concerts, will be back at the DIY Musician Conference this year, meeting artists, leading sessions, and offering feedback on attendees’ songs. Whose music will he fall in love with …

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SALE ENDS SOON: Release a Pro album and get 2 free Standard singles

Through July 31st, when you pay for album distribution & worldwide publishing administration, you’ll also get FREE standard distribution for 2 singles! Now through the end of July, when you sign up your album for CD Baby Pro Publishing, you’ll also get two free Standard singles.  Never released music under your current artist name? Release …

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Music Video Premieres: YouTube vs. Facebook

Which social platform is better for premiering new music videos? You may have noticed that whenever you schedule a video release on YouTube or Facebook, you have the option of making it a premiere. In the spirit of “why not?” I tested the feature out on both platforms to determine the premiére premiere-er. The winner, …

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CD Baby offers much more than music distribution

Distribution is about MUCH MORE than pushing files. With the sudden closure of Spotify’s direct upload tool, there’s been a lot of talk in the industry about music distribution: What it is, why it’s hard, and how to get it right. I wrote an article recently for Berklee called “The 5 Most Important Things to …

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