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Just in CASE: the bill every musician needs to know about

What the CASE Act means for you This summer, a major artist sampled one of our artist’s songs, even after the artist rejected the original sample request. The major artist sampled the song anyway and over 100,000 physical copies of the record containing the sample were sold. Our artist wanted to file a lawsuit, but …

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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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Booking the right venue for your band: what you need to know

How to get the gig at a venue that fits your music. If you’re an up-and-coming musician, you’ve come to terms with an undeniable fact. Your art is also a business. The success of your enterprise depends on your marketing acumen just as much as your ability to make music. And if you want to …

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Your fans can now stream your music on Amazon in CD-quality

Amazon creates Amazon Music HD for high-resolution streaming. Amazon Music has become the first of the three major streaming services to offer its library in lossless CD quality, a considerable step up compared to the compressed (or “’lossy”) files of Amazon Music’s normal level. On September 17th, the digital platform announced the launch of Amazon …

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The independent musician’s guide to digital distribution

Digital distribution is more than just sending music to Apple Music and Spotify. You’re an artist and you’ve recorded a song you want people to hear. You’ve already done the difficult part of working out arrangements and laying everything to tape or hard drive. Now it’s time to release your music via a music distribution …

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Being a musician in the audience (What we REALLY think)

What every musician is secretly thinking during someone else’s show. Just as teachers can make the worst students, so too can musicians make the worst audience members. Sure, we’d like to think we lead by example, but the truth is far more cynical. We’re fickle creatures, our pride barely masked by a veneer of modesty. …

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How to write a stand-out biography (and what it can do for your music career!)

Effective music PR begins with a good artist bio. As an independent artist, it’s your job to wear a plethora of hats if you want to make it in the music business. You’re basically an entrepreneur—congrats on the new job title!  One of those entrepreneurial hats is being a publicist. When acting as your own …

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What is an EP?

The difference between an EP, LP, and single on platforms like Spotify and Apple Music. Pity the poor EP, that oft-overlooked music format; the middle child between the single and long playing album (LP). Often misunderstood and forever caught in format purgatory by digital music services, the EP has languished long enough. Heck, even its …

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