Monthly Archives December 2019

Music industry milestones in the 2010s

A look back at the decade that was. The music industry is no stranger to change in the past five decades. While the vinyl record dominated recorded music in the first 90 years of its existence, the cassette tape finally posed a threat in the 1970s, 10 years after its invention. But at the start …

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Cover art design tips to ensure your music goes live

Why making acceptable cover art is so important. In the streaming era, you need cover art for every single and album you release. Not only should that artwork LOOK good; it also has to meet the visual guidelines of the big streaming platforms if you want your music to stay available online. Does cover art …

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The DIY Musician Podcast’s TOP 5 episodes of 2019

Catch up on the year’s best podcast episodes for independent musicians. Twelve years and hundreds of episodes later, Kevin Breuner and I still find the occasional hour to talk through the latest trends in music distribution, promotion, and monetization. You’ll usually hear us get real about the ongoing wins and losses in our own musical …

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CD Baby celebrates artists at the Latin Grammys

CD Baby artists make a huge showing at the Latin Grammys. Last year, CD Baby celebrated 20 years of helping independent musicians achieve their dreams. This November, another venerable institution hit the two-decade mark: the Latin Grammys held its 20th ceremony recognizing excellence in the fields of Spanish and Portuguese-language music. From the very start, …

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The top 10 articles for DIY musicians in 2019

Catch up on our most popular music tips this year. It’s almost a new DECADE! First, where does the time go? Second, what kind of amazing things are you going to do with your music in the 2020s?! Hopefully you’re gearing up to hit the ground running in the new year, but before we look …

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