Category Music Misc

How to know when to quit your day job

Is there a “right time” to become a professional musician? Many of us know the ache of not being able to make music from sun up to sun down. Instead, we have to drive to work, sit in traffic, and work a job that pales in comparison to our dream of being a musician. On …

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12 ways to make the most money from your music this holiday season

The 12 ways of Christmas (music promotion). Can you believe it? The holidays are almost upon us, which is good news for your music. 20% of industry-wide music sales take place in the last six weeks of the year, and 30% of all sales on CD Baby happen during that same period. Get prepped now …

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WARNING: Don’t put “duplicative” content on your YouTube channel

The DOs and DON’Ts of duplicate content on YouTube. Wait, did I say there are DOs? Sorry. No. There are no DOs. Just DON’Ts. DON’T have duplicate content on your YouTube channel. It could cost you. What is duplicate or “duplicative” content? It’s when two videos on YouTube are very similar or even identical. You …

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Why a FOLLOW is more powerful than a PRE-SAVE on Spotify

What should your top priority be when promoting new music on Spotify? There are many ways to skin a cat, as they say. (Who are they, and why are they skinning cats? I have no idea.) When it comes to promoting your music on Spotify, you have several cool options within Show.co, the suite of …

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The five things you MUST bring to your next music conference

When you make the decision to attend a music conference, it’s a commitment. Here’s how to get the most of it. If you’re serious about your music, you know you’re going to spend some combination of time, money, and effort (probably lots of all three) whenever you attend a music conference. You’re there to take …

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CD Baby announced as an Apple “Preferred Plus” partner, with access to advanced features and analytics

We’re proud that Apple has chosen CD Baby as one of only three “Preferred Plus” distribution partners. Apple recently announced CD Baby was one of only three music distributors that qualified for its Apple-Preferred Distribution Program. IN RELATED NEWS, CD Baby is also one of ONLY TWO distribution services that have preferred status with both …

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The top 10 things musicians don’t want to experience at a show

As a performer, giving your all on stage is taxing enough. You don’t want to leave the gig feeling like it was an uphill battle on enemy terrain the entire time. Here are ten things that can quickly turn a good night bad, listed below to: help you scout out more friendly concert territory encourage …

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How to premiere a new video on YouTube

YouTube launches a “premiere” feature so your viewers can watch a video together the moment it’s published. Weeks ago, Facebook announced that they’d made their scheduled video premiere feature available to all pages. YouTube quickly followed suit by adding a premiere feature of their own, though it’s only available to select creators for now. https://youtu.be/Wbi_Ic1DDwQ …

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8 music myths you need to leave behind

Time to say goodbye to a few false assumptions that have been holding you back! The music industry has stayed loyal to some really destructive myths, and it’s always great to see when independent artists find new methods for success once they’ve freed themselves of bad or outdated ideas and habits. Have you been attached …

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Distribute your music in time for the 2018 holiday season: end-of-year digital delivery deadlines

By the end of 2018, Alexa and Siri will join many more households. CDs and vinyl records will be wrapped under the tree. Apple and Amazon gift cards will be stuffed in stockings. And tons of people, inspired by their new devices, will subscribe to services like Spotify and Apple Music for the first time. …

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