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29 ways to market your music right now

Right now CD Baby’s Standard Album Distribution is just $29. To celebrate, we came up with this list of… … quick ways to promote your new music today. Make a lyric video. Create a playlist of artists who influenced the new album or single. Pin the release as your Artist’s Pick on Spotify. Do a …

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Artists may qualify for Napster/Rhapsody class-action suit

In March 2016, musician David Lowery filed a class-action lawsuit against music streaming company Rhapsody International Inc., now known as Napster after their purchase of the older music service. The suit alleged Napster/Rhapsody had unlawfully reproduced and distributed certain copyrighted compositions by Lowery’s bands Camper Van Beethoven and Cracker via its streaming music service. Almost …

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The Pros & Cons of Playing Cover Gigs

This guest post was written by DC singer-songwriter Dan Fisk. A Bit of Backstory About Cover Gigs About a year ago, I decided to stop working my regular 9 to 5 job and dedicate myself to music much more seriously than I had in the past. But I still had bills to pay! So now …

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Understanding Music Metadata in 2019

What is music metadata? Music metadata is data embedded in your songs and albums that gets used to display information on digital streaming platforms (DSPs), and make collection of royalties easier. Music metadata might include… Song title, artist name, album title, and release date. Genre, tempo, mood/style, and similar artists. Songwriters, record label, copyright owner, …

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Six Spotify Playlist Types – Which is Best?

Success on Spotify is largely determined by your playlist placements. Before you spend much time thinking about getting your music onto Spotify playlists, you’ll want to make sure you’re a verified artist on Spotify, which is simple to do (and no longer requires that you have at least 250 followers on the platform). You don’t …

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All About Music Publishing Administration

What Is Publishing Administration? It’s the act of making sure compositions are collecting all of the royalties they are entitled to, plus accounting (and payment of those royalties) to the songwriter or publisher. What is the difference between a Publisher and Publishing Administrator? A publisher is the owner of a composition copyright. If there is …

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Your music now available in China

How to get your songs onto streaming platforms in China, the world’s largest music marketplace. Wondering if your music can be heard by hundreds of millions of streaming subscribers in China? Here’s the short answer: Yes, if you’re distributing your music through CD Baby. CD Baby partners with the Tencent Group to bring your songs …

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Music Marketing: How to Dominate in a Niche Market

Finding more creative and focused ways to reach, impress, and engage your audience. Throughout his music career, Simon Tam has dominated not just one niche market, but many. It’s impressive, it’s inspiring, it’s frustrating (in a damn, I wish I’d thought of that kind of way), and he does it again and again. In 2019, …

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How to choose the best headphones

Finding the right headphones for the job. One fine evening last June I sat down after a workout to eat dinner and enjoy a few episodes of Frasier. I plugged my headphones into my computer so as not to disturb my neighbors (thin walls in my old building), but when I clicked Play, only the …

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18 CD Baby Artists Nominated for Latin Grammys

Congratulations to all the CD Baby clients nominated in 2019 for a Latin Grammy! CD Baby artists have made huge showings at the Latin Grammys in recent years, and 2019 is no different. This year’s ceremony in Las Vegas will see 18 Latin-language CD Baby artists nominated across 10 categories: Best Instrumental Album: Gustavo Casenave — …

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