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How to apply to music festivals in the U.K.

This post was originally published at the Unsigned Guide. How do I get on the bill at a U.K. music festival?   If you fancy playing on a festival line-up or several next summer, then you’re in luck! There are hundreds of UK festivals with slots up for grabs for unsigned and emerging bands and …

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Releasing a single song: The 10 best strategies for 2020

How to plan your next single release: promotion and distribution tips for a standalone track. It all starts with a song. You write a song, or you find a song; the song moves you and you want it to move the world. So you record and distribute that song as a single to platforms like …

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Seven reasons to release a single

The streaming era is driven by singles, which means you should be releasing standalone tracks. But let me clarify something upfront: Albums are still important. The album format gives you a better chance to shape a story around your music, define your sound, get press coverage, and sell merch. Plus, many streaming platforms still prioritize …

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Cover art design tips to ensure your music goes live

Why making acceptable cover art is so important. In the streaming era, you need cover art for every single and album you release. Not only should that artwork LOOK good; it also has to meet the visual guidelines of the big streaming platforms if you want your music to stay available online. Does cover art …

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The top 10 articles for DIY musicians in 2019

Catch up on our most popular music tips this year. It’s almost a new DECADE! First, where does the time go? Second, what kind of amazing things are you going to do with your music in the 2020s?! Hopefully you’re gearing up to hit the ground running in the new year, but before we look …

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11 things to do once you book the show

11 Things to Do Once You Book the Show Pg. 269   This is an excerpt from Ari Herstand’s book How to Make It in the New Music Business (second edition). Congratulations! You just secured a date at your dream venue. You locked it in. Negotiated, signed, sealed, delivered, I’m yours! Ok, but your work …

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Music Publishing Explained

What is music publishing? Music publishing is the exploitation of a song’s composition copyright. The composition of a song is the lyrics and melody as written by one or more songwriters. This is an important distinction to make between the two types of copyright we covered in our Copyright 101 guide: the difference between the …

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All the ways to make money from your recordings

How do I earn money from my sound recordings? Making money from your sound recording involves the exploitation of that copyright. But what is your copyright?  As we covered in our Copyright 101 article, copyright signifies the ownership of intellectual property by a person or group. In the case of a sound recording specifically, if …

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What to do before you release your music

You’re an independent artist who has recorded new music. You’re ready to get your tunes out to the world, but you don’t know what to expect from the wide world of digital distribution. Where do you start? What do you need? CD Baby is here to help. Whether you’re a brand new artist releasing music …

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Insights and takeaways from today’s music biopics

What can we learn from movies about famous musicians? It’s no secret that music biopics are on the rise. Nostalgia, the potential for renewed fame, and box office earnings have all contributed to their popularity in recent years. Though these big-budget films offer much in the way of glamour and fantasy, their growing presence has …

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