Category Music Misc

Your Music Revenue Checklist (31 Sources Total)

There are more ways for musicians to earn money today than any other point in music history. From publishing and sync licensing to merch and NFTs, we’ve made a quick … Continue reading

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9 Things to Expect When You Market Your Music

Marketing your music can be a nerve-wracking experience, especially if it’s your first time. You’re putting your new music in the spotlight, and it’s going to get a reaction. Music … Continue reading

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The Spotify Algorithm: What Musicians Need to Know

Want your music to reach Spotify listeners through playlists like Discover Weekly and Release Radar? Then there’s something very important you should know about Spotify’s algorithm: Chasing vanity metrics can … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Ruin Your Spotify Presence

If your songs do well on Spotify, it means reach and revenue. Sending the right signals to Spotify can lead to huge audience growth driven by personalized playlists like Discover … Continue reading

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The Musician’s Latest Hamster Wheel (Is This What We Signed Up For?)

If the recent drama between Halsey and Capitol Records hints at anything, it’s that artists are sick of certain content and social media expectations. Here’s the gossip in a nutshell: … Continue reading

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7 Kinds of Singles You Should Be Releasing in 2022

Releasing singles might be easier than you think. We’re living in the age of singles and “attention economics.” As music streaming has grown in popularity, it’s taken the single-song format … Continue reading

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CD Baby Artists: Get Your Music on Peloton!

Like countless other people, I ordered a Peloton during the first full winter of the pandemic. Snow was piled five feet high. It was negative something degrees outside. We were going … Continue reading

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10 Music Videos You Should Be Making Right Now

Get a free music video with all CD Baby distribution through June 8th. Details below! When you hear the term “music video,” do you think of a band playing along … Continue reading

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How to Price Your CDs

How much should you charge for your CDs? $5? $10? $12.99? $15.72? Let me say upfront that there’s no clear answer to this question. Your CD’s selling price will be … Continue reading

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7 Reasons You Should Release a Cover Song

  These are a few of the common objections I hear when it comes to cover songs: “I’m not a serious artist if I do covers.” “The world has enough … Continue reading

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