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Is your lifestyle getting in the way of your creative dreams?

Do you have an endless source of cash to fund your music pursuits? No? Me neither, so that makes two of us. If you do, huge congrats!  … annnndddddd……this article probably isn’t for you. But if you feel like you’re having to pinch those pennies to perform, record, or pursue your passion, then let’s do …

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The way you advertise your music is about to change

You now have a much easier way to run audio & banner ads for your music. CD Baby is always on the lookout for new, effective ways artists can market and promote their music. So we’re really excited to tell you we’ve launched a new tool on our Show.co music-marketing platform to help you reach the …

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CD Baby just changed the way you market your music

Now you can finally target music fans on Spotify. CD Baby is always trying to find new, effective ways that artists can market and promote their music. So we’re really excited to tell you we’ve launched a first-of-its-kind tool on Show.co (our music marketing system) to help you reach the right audiences on platforms like …

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LAST CHANCE to get early-bird tickets for the 2019 DIY Musician Conference!

Want first dibs on performance opportunities in Austin? Get your $99 ticket by March 15th. $99 can buy you a pair of khaki pants. Or you could be part of an intensive three-day weekend that will change your music career, plug you into a supportive network of peers and industry professionals, and give you the …

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Why DIY musicians need a marketing plan (and how to create one)

“Music Marketing Plan” — It all sounds so boring and corporate, right? Yet every DIY musician has a story about being overwhelmed, frustrated, and deflated when promoting their music. As a musician friend once said, it feels like “drowning.” If this describes you, you can benefit a great deal from a music marketing plan. A well-defined …

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Four ‘Wild West’ Principles that hold true in the modern music world

I survived the polar vortex and now spring appears to be just around the corner, although I have not yet consulted with the groundhog. To get out of my comfort zone a bit, I went ahead and hopped in a rental car for a day to go experience an open mic night in Denver at …

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Get a pro musician website + unlimited music distribution + 13 months of hosting! ($149 through the end of March)

Save $111 on everything you need to release, manage, and promote your music online. HostBaby is running a HUGE sale this March. Want to get everything you need to release and promote your music like a pro? For $149, you get: A mobile-optimized website 13 months of web hosting Unlimited music distribution and monetization Major …

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How to get your music on Instagram Stories

Your songs can be used in Stories on Instagram. Instagram Stories are huuuuuuuuge right now, with at least 400,000,000 users creating and viewing Stories on Instagram every day. For the average person, adding 15 seconds of a song to their Story is a great way to convey a feeling and make Instagram content more engaging. …

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The easiest way to register the copyright for your music

Protecting your music is simpler than ever.  CD Baby is thrilled to partner with Cosynd to provide a quick, easy, and affordable way for musicians and collaborators to register their copyrights with the U.S. Copyright Office. As a CD Baby client, you can now register the copyright to your album, song, video, literature, or images …

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Problems at PledgeMusic

PledgeMusic is having trouble paying artists. PledgeMusic, the popular crowdfunding platform for musicians, has drawn a lot of criticism in recent weeks. Numerous reports emerged that the service was not paying money it owed to some artists. This included notable acts like Jesus Jones and Fastball (who were owed $20k, yet couldn’t get a response …

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