Category Music Misc

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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7 kinds of singles you should be releasing in 2020

We’re living in the age of singles As music streaming has grown in popularity over the past decade, it’s taken the single-song format along for the ride. While a full-length album shows you’re serious about your music, the digital single is an indispensable tool in an artist’s belt.  Singles are especially useful for new artists, …

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The Musician’s Guide to Live Streaming

Live streaming is not a replacement for the visceral experience of a real-deal, in-person show; it’s an engaging medium all its own. In this article, we’ll briefly cover the history of live streaming and provide some helpful tips to get your started. If you’re already on the live streaming kick, you might learn something that …

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6 things you should do before you finish your recording session

Don’t leave the studio without doing these things So you’re all done recording your next song. You’ve laid down final takes for all the tracks, mixed everything and decided on the final master. Congrats! But before you call it a day and prepare to distribute to streaming platforms, there are a few things many musicians …

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HearNow announces donation link option on profiles

Add a donation link to your HearNow promo page We’ve all been to a show where the band sets out a tip jar on their merch table for anyone to pay them a little extra for their hard work, either to help fill the van or pay for their next Taco Bell burrito. In the …

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Get your lyrics on Spotify with Musixmatch

Add real-time lyrics to your songs on Spotify. Spotify has launched a real-time lyrics feature in 26 markets around the world. Listeners in participating countries can opt to view lyrics that scroll onscreen in sync to the music. The whole thing is powered by Musixmatch, the music industry’s preferred provider of lyrics. CD Baby has …

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The 7 keys to successfully pitching your music

Whether you want to get your song on a playlist, book yourself at a venue, or work with a publicist, you’re going to need to sell them on your music. That means pitching your music. In the DIY Musician Minute video below, we give you seven tips on how to make a successful music pitch. …

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How to get an Official Artist Channel on YouTube

Take control of your YouTube presence. Do you want more control over your music and branding on the #1 streaming platform in the world? Then you need an Official Artist Channel on YouTube. We’re really excited to give CD Baby clients first access to YouTube artist verification, helping you claim your Official Artist Channel from …

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Q&A With Singer-Songwriter Alli Russell

Allison (“Alli”) Russell is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist in the acclaimed Americana band Birds of Chicago. Recently Alli joined forces with Rhiannon Giddens, Amethyst Kiah and Leyla McCalla for the powerful project Our Native Daughters. Alli talked to us about being an empathy junkie, juggling motherhood with music, her forthcoming solo project, and digging into …

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