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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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Releasing a single song: The 10 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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How streaming is changing the way music is produced, and what you can do about it

Get more streams by understanding the new structure and sound of popular music. Streaming platforms are measuring success through new metrics, which is changing the way musicians are creating music, which is changing the whole industry.  Today music is consumed at an insane rate. The amount of music that hits my ears on any given …

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5 areas where musicians can get MORE by doing LESS

Downsizing for DIY musicians. Striving independent artists want MORE. More listeners, more money, more opportunities, more recognition. But there are a few areas where you could actually benefit by doing less. If “downsizing” sounds scary, just think of it as streamlining. How to clear the mental clutter, make things simpler, and free up time on …

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How to get your Spotify URI before your music is released

In order to set up a Spotify pre-save, you’ll need the URI for your unreleased music. A URI is Spotify’s unique identifier for music on their platform. If you’re looking for the URI for music that is already available on Spotify, it’s simple; you just click the ellipses (the three dots) next to the track, …

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Grow your email list and make a profit by GIVING AWAY your albums for free

How to build your audience (and NOT lose money) by giving away free CDs. Last year I started doing something kinda unusual. I offered to mail fans a FREE signed CD of my album The Great Make Believer if they’d help me cover the shipping and handling. Even after factoring in advertising costs to share the …

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How an indie hip-hop artist charted on Billboard and iTunes

The direct marketing strategy that helped me chart at #3 on iTunes and #50 on Billboard. It was all a dream: “I believe I can chart on Billboard with this album!” I convinced my producer, engineer, mentor, and—most importantly—my wife to buy into the dream. The odds of charting Billboard were clearly stacked against me. …

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How an indie hip-hop artist, Call Me Ace, charted on Billboard and iTunes

This direct marketing strategy helped me chart at #3 on iTunes and #50 on Billboard. It was all a dream: “I believe I can chart on Billboard with this album!” I convinced my producer, engineer, mentor, and—most importantly—my wife to buy into the dream. The odds of charting Billboard were clearly stacked against me. No …

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Get EVERYTHING you need to properly distribute, monetize, and promote your album online!

CD Baby’s Total Monetization Package (distribution + publishing + monetization) is just $49 — including a free UPC barcode. Do you have a new album that’s ready to meet the world? Don’t fret over a-la-carte monetization options, weird platform delivery fees, or the prospect of an annual bill that grows every time you put out …

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