Monthly Archives July 2019

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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Jim Brickman’s Songwriter Workshop: Get even more from your time at the DIY Musician Conference

Your chance to spend a day learning directly from a hit songwriter. We’re excited to announce that Jim Brickman will be running an intensive workshop for songwriters on Aug 15 in Austin, TX — one day before the DIY Musician Conference. Jim Brickman is a Grammy-nominated songwriter and performer. He has collaborated with artists such as …

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How to legally clear the samples you use in your music

Can I sample copyrighted music without permission if it’s less than 6 seconds of audio? Disclaimer: I’m not a lawyer. Just sayin’… Let’s be honest: Sample clearance is often difficult and expensive for independent musicians. If you’re lucky enough to reach the label and publisher, and even luckier to have them grant you permission …

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Lots of changes with YouTube content management and Content ID

Your audio content on YouTube, now monetized in more and fewer places. (Huh?) It’s been a busy season of big changes at YouTube. If you’re curious what’s different about content claims and global monetization, read on. Go even FURTHER with your music on YouTube… YouTube Music and YouTube Premium are available now in 50 countries. That …

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