Category Music Misc

7 ways to make money through your music website

Being in the music industry is always a wild ride, but the last few months have been some of the most turbulent in recent history. So much of what we knew about how to make money as DIY musicians has been disrupted, paused, or flipped on its head. Now more than ever, it’s crucial to …

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CD Baby Pro Publishing reaches 250,000 songwriters

More than a quarter-million songwriters, composers, lyricists, and producers now use CD Baby Pro Publishing to collect their composition royalties.  Since February 2013, CD Baby Pro Publishing has been helping independent songwriters collect all their publishing royalties worldwide. Over the past seven-and-a-half years, this service has surpassed a few milestones. By March of 2017 we …

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Your music now on Xiami, one of China’s most popular streaming platforms

Get heard on Xiami, Alibaba’s music streaming platform CD Baby has made major moves into markets outside the U.S. recently, including our foray into China about a year ago via our partnership with Tencent. Now, we continue to expand our reach into the massive market in China by distributing to Xiami Music. What makes China …

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Use Spotify Promo Cards to personalize your streaming promotion!

How to create your own Spotify Promo Cards to share music on social media. Spotify has released yet another feature to help you promote your music online: the Spotify Promo Card. This new tool can be used by you (or your fans) to make good-looking, sharable social content related to your music on Spotify. There …

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What I learned from coaching three artists…

How to quickly multiply your audience, secure endorsement deals, and develop a more consistent music workflow. I’ve spent most of this year coaching three artists, on these concepts and other ideas, through a special collaboration between CD Baby and The Slants Foundation that we called the DIY Music Accelerator program. And even though I’ve been …

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Want to contribute to the DIY Musician Blog?

How to become a regular contributor to CD Baby’s educational resources. No two music careers look the same. There’s no single way to create or promote music. In fact, how you even define “successful” music production and marketing differs based on your genre, your country or region, and the demographics of your audience. Those differences …

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An interview with writer & rapper Dessa

“It’s ok to just be a human being for a while.” Dessa is a rapper, singer, and writer who’s made a career of defying genre conventions and audience expectations. As a musician, she’s collaborated with full orchestras, contributed to The Hamilton Mixtape on the invitation of Lin-Manuel Miranda, appeared on the Billboard Top 200 charts, …

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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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