Monthly Archives August 2020

5 low-cost, grassroots strategies to effectively promote your band

How to promote your band without breaking the bank You want an affordable way to promote your band, but you don’t have it in the budget to pay for the standard marketing strategies. Fortunately for you, expanding your fan base is easier than you think. It’s less expensive as well. With a little help from …

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Tell us why you love CD Baby and win some sweet gear!

Our I Use CD Baby giveaway starts today! One thing is clear from the events of the past few months: independent artists are writing, recording and releasing more music than anyone anticipated. As a CD Baby artist, you’re part of that community, and we want to celebrate your creativity while giving you a chance to …

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Turn your Spotify track or YouTube video into an interactive ad that reaches real music fans online

Want to get your song or video in front of the right new listeners?   We do too. That’s why we’re really excited to announce the launch of a new Interactive Ads format within Show.co’s Ad Builder tool. It’s the easiest way to build your audience online.  You can now instantly turn any Spotify track …

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The most common mistake artists make when sharing their new music

Don’t send links to your music on every platform! You’ve got new music. You’re excited to share it. So it’s understandable that you want to include ALL the links to streaming platforms where your music is available when you write an email or social post. However, that is NOT the best way to promote your …

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How to make an Instagram Reel with your music

Want to create an Instagram Reel using your own music? Instagram has launched its answer to TikTok: Instagram Reels. Your fans can now create 15-second “Reels” that are cut to your music. An established artist will have fans that use that artist’s music in Instagram Reels out of the gates. If you’re an emerging musician though, …

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How to get your music on Instagram Reels

Want people to use your songs in their Instagram Reels? Instagram now has a short-form video feature similar to TikTok called Instagram Reels, which lives right there within the existing Instagram app. You’re going to want your songs to be there so people can record 15-second “Reels” set to your music. CD Baby makes it …

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