Monthly Archives April 2020

How musicians can stay productive while social distancing

The Complete Guide to Productivity During Covid-19 There is nothing like working from home. I’ve done it for over a decade. It requires discipline, a routine, and getting out of my pajamas (most of the time). Working from home provides me so much freedom and peace as I create my days however I want. Of course, there …

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Strategies for releasing independent music among COVID-19

None of us could have predicted a 2020 like this Rolling Stone reported at the close of March that music streaming was down during this time of quarantine and social distancing, and then Billboard announced on April 7th that streaming was actually back on the uptick. Artists and groups are navigating uncharted waters, offering discounts …

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CD Baby has most successful month ever for sync placements

CD Baby is no stranger to getting songs placed in TV, movies, and commercials. Last fall we celebrated a number of our artists having their songs featured in major cable and on-demand streaming shows, and our synchronization successes have only grown since then. This April has proven to be the most successful for our sync …

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CD Baby secures placements for artists in major media

CD Baby is no stranger to getting songs placed in TV, movies, and commercials. Last fall we celebrated a number of our artists having their songs featured in major cable and on-demand streaming shows, and our synchronization successes have only grown since then. This April has proven to be the most successful for our sync …

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Spotify announces Artist Fundraising Pick

Last month Spotify announced their COVID-19 Music Relief Project in an effort to raise funds for organizations who are helping musicians during the current pandemic and social distancing measures. Along with that, Spotify also announced a function they were developing that would allow artists to create fundraising of their own. This would enable fans to …

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Patreon for Musicians: The Ultimate Guide Preview

With the shutdown of the live music sector due to COVID-19, independent artists have been seeking alternative ways to generate income. Naturally, musicians gravitated towards livestreaming because it’s easier to access and it’s the closest thing that resembles live performance. However, it’s not exactly a reliable way to earn money. Another potential income stream that …

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How do I format my artist name correctly?

The different types of artist names An artist name seems pretty straightforward, right? We all know Lizzo, Simon & Garfunkel, and Jay-Z & Kanye West. But did you know each of those artists falls under a different name designation with the digital platforms like Spotify? In this article, we’ll explain how each of those artists …

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