Monthly Archives September 2020

The Modern Music Glossary

Here are some of the terms you need to know in today’s music industry Like any entertainment industry, the music industry is constantly changing. With this change comes the invention of words and phrases that define new or evolving facets of songwriting, recording, touring, etc. Sometimes existing terms take on new meaning as well.  This …

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The Basics of Bandsintown for Artists

How to use Bandsintown’s flexible tools to promote your music Music fans and frequent show-goers know Bandsintown as a one-stop hub to see when and where their favorite bands are touring. But did you know there’s much more to Bandsintown than just tour dates and ticket links? Like many other music platforms — such as …

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Congrats to 13 CD Baby artists nominated for Latin Grammys in 2020!

Many independent musicians receive 2020 Latin Grammy nominations. The past few years have seen strong showings from CD Baby artists at the Latin Grammys. In terms of CD Baby representation, 2020 is keeping that momentum going with 13 Latin-language artists and one song composition across eleven categories. Those numbers are a reflection of CD Baby’s …

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How many albums did Eric ‘RAVO’ Bravo have to sell to get on the Billboard Charts?

1,052 pure album sales– it sounds pretty straightforward, but it’s not. Let me explain. Hi, my name is Eric Bravo and I make music under the pseudonym RAVO under my entertainment company, Bravo Bros. Studio. I’ve been making music since I was fourteen, but I took a slight detour in my career where I developed …

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Promoting your live stream events on Spotify

Spotify adds a new functionality to help you support your virtual concerts. You can now list your “virtual events” on Spotify. You can also pin them to the top of your artist profile. In certain cases, Spotify will even send an email to your followers about your upcoming live streams. Earlier this year Spotify enabled …

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The truth about LIVE-STREAMING on Facebook (Musicians, DON’T panic!!!)

Most musicians can keep live-streaming on Facebook Musicians, artists, bands, please read: There is so much misinformation and misleading headlines about Facebook’s change to “listening experiences” happening on October 1st, so I wanted to help clarify. In short: If you’re doing a concert from your living room, singing your own songs, you have nothing to …

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How to add your Twitch live streams to Amazon Music

Artists can now live stream on Amazon Music through Twitch The rise of live streaming has been one of the major storylines in the music industry during the current pandemic, with artists who normally would play live shows in person acclimating to the format and expanding it in ways no one could have predicted. Twitch …

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Earn real money with sync licensing!

CD Baby is placing music by many independent artists in high-profile TV shows and films, and you could be the next success! Want your music to be used in film and TV? CD Baby’s sync licensing program has placed an impressive amount of songs on every major network, in big budget films, and on many …

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Your music on Resso, TikTok’s new sister streaming app

Get heard on Resso, the innovative music-streaming service from ByteDance CD Baby continues to make big international moves on behalf of your music, helping your songs reach more and more listeners around the world.  In the past six months we’ve announced partnerships with Tencent in China, Boomplay in Africa, and Hungama in India; now we’ve partnered …

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How to not let your voice fall apart during COVID-19

Singing Away the Sorrows: Maintaining Your Voice During COVID-19 Let’s be honest: COVID sucks. Of course, this deadly virus has impacted every community. And this situation has been rough on musicians and artists of all stripes; especially singers. That’s because singers are at even higher risk of infection. You probably already know this, but singing …

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