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29 ways to market your music right now

Right now CD Baby’s Standard Album Distribution is just $29. To celebrate, we came up with this list of… … quick ways to promote your new music today. Make a lyric video. Create a playlist of artists who influenced the new album or single. Pin the release as your Artist’s Pick on Spotify. Do a …

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The Pros & Cons of Playing Cover Gigs

This guest post was written by DC singer-songwriter Dan Fisk. A Bit of Backstory About Cover Gigs About a year ago, I decided to stop working my regular 9 to 5 job and dedicate myself to music much more seriously than I had in the past. But I still had bills to pay! So now …

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Storytelling Is Key to Music Marketing

Music marketing is more important now than ever before. Making a lasting first impression before your song even starts can mean the difference between stardom and obscurity. This rings especially true today because of a thing called “attention economics”. Musicians may find themselves competing for the same aural real estate. They are fighting for your …

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Six Spotify Playlist Types – Which is Best?

Success on Spotify is largely determined by your playlist placements. Before you spend much time thinking about getting your music onto Spotify playlists, you’ll want to make sure you’re a verified artist on Spotify, which is simple to do (and no longer requires that you have at least 250 followers on the platform). You don’t …

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Your music now available in China

How to get your songs onto streaming platforms in China, the world’s largest music marketplace. Wondering if your music can be heard by hundreds of millions of streaming subscribers in China? Here’s the short answer: Yes, if you’re distributing your music through CD Baby. CD Baby partners with the Tencent Group to bring your songs …

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Music Marketing: How to Dominate in a Niche Market

Finding more creative and focused ways to reach, impress, and engage your audience. Throughout his music career, Simon Tam has dominated not just one niche market, but many. It’s impressive, it’s inspiring, it’s frustrating (in a damn, I wish I’d thought of that kind of way), and he does it again and again. In 2019, …

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Booking the right venue for your band: what you need to know

How to get the gig at a venue that fits your music. If you’re an up-and-coming musician, you’ve come to terms with an undeniable fact. Your art is also a business. The success of your enterprise depends on your marketing acumen just as much as your ability to make music. And if you want to …

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CD Baby artists placed in major TV shows

BroadwayWorld.com highlights CD Baby sync placements If you’ve watched the most recent seasons of some popular Netflix, Hulu, and basic cable shows, you’ve likely heard songs by CD Baby artists used in an episode. A post on BroadwayWorld.com today highlights sync placements by CD Baby artists on: Stranger Things Narcos SEAL Team and ads for …

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Here’s what every artist wants…

FANS! (But they don’t invent themselves.) There’s a movie where a ghost tells a guy to build a baseball diamond in the middle of a cornfield, promising that when he does, thousands of sports fans — and a few more ghosts — will show up and pay the guy money. Sounds great, right? Except nothing like …

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The independent musician’s guide to digital distribution

Digital distribution is more than just sending music to Apple Music and Spotify. You’re an artist and you’ve recorded a song you want people to hear. You’ve already done the difficult part of working out arrangements and laying everything to tape or hard drive. Now it’s time to release your music via a music distribution …

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