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CD Baby Achieves YouTube Preferred Partner Status

We’re thrilled that YouTube has named CD Baby as a flagship member of their Preferred Distributor Program. What is a YouTube preferred partner? CD Baby’s inclusion in the Preferred Distributor … Continue reading

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How to Distribute and Promote Your Music on Deezer

Deezer is an absolute music streaming powerhouse, and an important global platform you should harness to promote your music. If you live outside the United States, you’re likely aware of … Continue reading

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The Music Marketing Guide for Indie Musicians

If you’re like a lot of musicians, music marketing is that scary thing you’re supposed to do once you’ve finished making the music. And yet it's essential for building your audience. This guide will help you successfully market your music to the right fans, with a small budget. Continue reading

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Facebook and Instagram Ads for Musicians: A Beginner’s Guide

Can Facebook and Instagram ads really help you promote your music, build an audience, and sell merch? In short: yes. And here's how. Continue reading

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SMS Text Marketing for Indie Musicians

SMS (a fancy term for text messaging) can be a really effective channel to market your music. If done well, marketing your music through SMS can help you communicate with … Continue reading

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10 things you should do as soon as you sign up for music distribution

Preparing your music for a successful release. Whenever you release new music, you don’t want it to just be AVAILABLE on platforms like Spotify and Apple Music. You want people … Continue reading

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The Acronyms That Protect Your Music Rights

If you’re digging into all the ways you can collect money from the use of your music, you might’ve noticed that the music industry seems to love acronyms and initialisms … Continue reading

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What artists need to know about Apple Music, Apple’s new streaming service

Apple has finally announced its new music streaming service, Apple Music CD Baby has covered the news about Apple Music’s launch from a few angles already, including: * a basic … Continue reading

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Sync Placements and Licensing

What is sync licensing? Sync licensing, or “synchronization,” is the use of music in visual media such as TV, film, advertisements, trailers, or video games. It literally describes the “synched” … Continue reading

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Making Money from Your Recorded Music

How do I earn royalties from my sound recordings? Making money from your sound recording involves the exploitation of that sound recording’s copyright. But what is your copyright?  As we … Continue reading

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