Category Music Misc

Promoting your music online during COVID-19

How to use Show.co’s free tools to get more impact from your music marketing efforts. The means for selling, sharing, and promoting music have moved entirely online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Out of necessity, and almost overnight, musicians have adopted live-streaming, digital advertising, and other forms of online community engagement and marketing. Since 100% …

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Spotify announces COVID-19 Music Relief project

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has hit every area of business, and we’re still realizing the entire scope of its effect on all industries. With live performances currently unavailable as a source of income, independent artists have been especially hit by the mandated shutdown of social gatherings to help slow the spread throughout communities. Over the …

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Your music available on India’s largest music service

Get your music heard in India and beyond! Last month CD Baby announced an exciting partnership with Boomplay Music, making your music available to the fast-growing marketplace of streaming users in Africa. This month we’re getting your music into another huge market in India and Southeast Asia through a new partnership with Hungama. What is …

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CD Baby continues full services during COVID-19 Pandemic

A letter from CD Baby CEO Tracy Maddux: Dear musicians, Since we operate a mostly digital business, CD Baby’s team is capable of delivering the same level of service and support while working remotely. As a CD Baby client you shouldn’t notice any differences; we’ll just be working a little differently behind the scenes (telecommuting). …

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CD Baby continues services during COVID-19 Pandemic

A letter from CD Baby CEO Tracy Maddux: Dear musicians, Since we operate a mostly digital business, CD Baby’s team is capable of delivering the same level of service and support while working remotely. As a CD Baby client you shouldn’t notice any differences; we’ll just be working a little differently behind the scenes (telecommuting). …

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Resources for musicians during the COVID-19 pandemic

What can you do as a gigging musician in the face of Coronavirus? If you’re a gigging musician, you’re probably hurting right now. Your livelihood depends on travel and public events, neither of which are advisable during the COVID-19 pandemic. Health experts and governments are encouraging “Social Distancing” (avoiding non-essential contact with larger groups) to …

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Working at Home for Dummies (and smart people that are “social distancing”)

10 tips for staying sane and productive while telecommuting. During the Coronavirus pandemic everyone at CD Baby is telecommuting. Our business is fully functional and we can keep all our usual services and artist support going from home. But over the next few weeks everyone is going to have to find new rhythms to their …

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How to get verified on Amazon Music for Artists

Claiming your artist profile on Amazon Music’s analytics app. Here’s some exciting news from Amazon Music and CD Baby: If you’re a CD Baby client, you get first access to claim your artist profile on Amazon Music for Artists, the newly launched analytics tool available for iOS and Android devices. We’re helping you get fast-tracked, …

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The Grammy process for independent musicians

How to get nominated for a Grammy as an independent musician. For most viewers and musicians, the Grammy awards are what we see on TV: big-time artists and much-hyped newcomers accepting trophies in a night dominated by the major players in the music industry. But here’s the big, not-so-well-kept secret: there are tons more awards …

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How to promote your next song on Spotify

How do I reach more listeners on Spotify? Gaining traction on Spotify often involves planning and effort. You shouldn’t rush to get your music released as soon as possible. Sure, CD Baby can deliver a single to Spotify in a matter of days, but you’ll get way more from your release if you plan ahead, …

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