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Verify your Spotify for Artists profile to grow your audience

Verifying your artist page is the most important thing you can do on Spotify That’s a bold statement, but it’s true. Verifying your Spotify artist page with Spotify for Artists is the first step to growing your audience and succeeding on the platform. To be clear: NO artist who has seen success on Spotify has …

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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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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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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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Promoting your live stream events on Spotify

Spotify adds a new functionality to help you support your virtual concerts. You can now list your “virtual events” on Spotify. You can also pin them to the top of your artist profile. In certain cases, Spotify will even send an email to your followers about your upcoming live streams. Earlier this year Spotify enabled …

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The truth about LIVE-STREAMING on Facebook (Musicians, DON’T panic!!!)

Most musicians can keep live-streaming on Facebook Musicians, artists, bands, please read: There is so much misinformation and misleading headlines about Facebook’s change to “listening experiences” happening on October 1st, so I wanted to help clarify. In short: If you’re doing a concert from your living room, singing your own songs, you have nothing to …

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How to add your Twitch live streams to Amazon Music

Artists can now live stream on Amazon Music through Twitch The rise of live streaming has been one of the major storylines in the music industry during the current pandemic, with artists who normally would play live shows in person acclimating to the format and expanding it in ways no one could have predicted. Twitch …

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