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Questlove and DMC will be teaching at the 2019 DIY Musician Conference

JUST ANNOUNCED: 2 legendary Hip-Hop ambassadors — Questlove and DMC — to give keynotes at CD Baby’s DIY Musician Conference. We’re thrilled that Questlove (of The Roots) and Darryl McDaniels, aka DMC (of Run-DMC), will be with us for CD Baby’s 5th annual DIY Musician Conference. They’ll be joining an already impressive roster of keynote …

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5 ways to get the most out of your 2019 DIY Musician Conference experience

Tips from an independent artist (and 3-time conference attendee) on how to best spend your time at the DIY Musician Conference. CD Baby’s 2019 DIY Musician Conference is right around the corner (August 16-18 in Austin, TX). I’ve been for the past 3 years and this is one of the best conferences out there for …

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SALE ENDS SOON: Release a Pro album and get 2 free Standard singles

Through July 31st, when you pay for album distribution & worldwide publishing administration, you’ll also get FREE standard distribution for 2 singles! Now through the end of July, when you sign up your album for CD Baby Pro Publishing, you’ll also get two free Standard singles.  Never released music under your current artist name? Release …

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Music Video Premieres: YouTube vs. Facebook

Which social platform is better for premiering new music videos? You may have noticed that whenever you schedule a video release on YouTube or Facebook, you have the option of making it a premiere. In the spirit of “why not?” I tested the feature out on both platforms to determine the premiére premiere-er. The winner, …

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CD Baby offers much more than music distribution

Distribution is about MUCH MORE than pushing files. With the sudden closure of Spotify’s direct upload tool, there’s been a lot of talk in the industry about music distribution: What it is, why it’s hard, and how to get it right. I wrote an article recently for Berklee called “The 5 Most Important Things to …

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Lots of changes with YouTube content management and Content ID

Your audio content on YouTube, now monetized in more and fewer places. (Huh?) It’s been a busy season of big changes at YouTube. If you’re curious what’s different about content claims and global monetization, read on. Go even FURTHER with your music on YouTube… YouTube Music and YouTube Premium are available now in 50 countries. That …

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How to make an effective iHeartRadio audio ad for your music

Guidelines and examples for musicians creating an iHeartRadio audio ad. Show.co’s simple Ad Builder tool helps you reach new audiences on major streaming platforms like iHeartRadio and Spotify, as well as premiere music websites like Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, MTV, etc. Because you can target listeners based on geography, genre, and radio station, iHeartRadio is a …

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Want to perform this summer in Austin, Texas?

More performance opportunities than ever before at the 2019 DIY Musician Conference! There are so many ways to share you music with fellow musicians and industry professionals at the DIY Musician Conference: showcases open mics song-pitch sessions one-on-one mentorship the “jam room” and more Learn More Explore new ways to MAKE, MARKET, and MONETIZE your …

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The top 10 cities for full-time songwriters

Looking for the best places to live, tour, or visit as a songwriter?  Hi friends. I know many of you are on the road a great portion of your life. I wanted to build a list that will help you find new touring markets, locate potential co-writing opportunities, and maybe even find a new place …

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Releasing a single song: The best strategies for 2019

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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