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A Musician’s Guide to Online Advertising

How to build an audience for your music with online advertising There’s one thing that every artist wants: FANS! Loyal listeners don’t invent themselves though. They have to be found, wowed, and converted. Found, wowed, and converted — by you.  Why should you advertise your music? There’s a movie where a ghost tells a guy to …

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Tell us why you love CD Baby and win some sweet gear!

Our I Use CD Baby giveaway starts today! One thing is clear from the events of the past few months: independent artists are writing, recording and releasing more music than anyone anticipated. As a CD Baby artist, you’re part of that community, and we want to celebrate your creativity while giving you a chance to …

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7 kinds of singles you should be releasing in 2020

We’re living in the age of singles As music streaming has grown in popularity over the past decade, it’s taken the single-song format along for the ride. While a full-length album shows you’re serious about your music, the digital single is an indispensable tool in an artist’s belt.  Singles are especially useful for new artists, …

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The Musician’s Guide to Live Streaming

Live streaming is not a replacement for the visceral experience of a real-deal, in-person show; it’s an engaging medium all its own. In this article, we’ll briefly cover the history of live streaming and provide some helpful tips to get your started. If you’re already on the live streaming kick, you might learn something that …

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6 things you should do before you finish your recording session

Don’t leave the studio without doing these things So you’re all done recording your next song. You’ve laid down final takes for all the tracks, mixed everything and decided on the final master. Congrats! But before you call it a day and prepare to distribute to streaming platforms, there are a few things many musicians …

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How to get an Official Artist Channel on YouTube

Take control of your YouTube presence. Do you want more control over your music and branding on the #1 streaming platform in the world? Then you need an Official Artist Channel on YouTube. We’re really excited to give CD Baby clients first access to YouTube artist verification, helping you claim your Official Artist Channel from …

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Q&A With Singer-Songwriter Alli Russell

Allison (“Alli”) Russell is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist in the acclaimed Americana band Birds of Chicago. Recently Alli joined forces with Rhiannon Giddens, Amethyst Kiah and Leyla McCalla for the powerful project Our Native Daughters. Alli talked to us about being an empathy junkie, juggling motherhood with music, her forthcoming solo project, and digging into …

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A Musician’s Guide to Getting on a Podcast

Unless you’re living under a rock, you know podcasts are EVERYWHERE – and more popular than ever. You might promote your concerts through Facebook Events or market a new single using ads on Instagram Stories, but where do you turn when you want to share the story behind the music? Podcasts are the perfect place …

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How to make a live “Zoom call” video that your fans will love!

The “Zoom call” style video can be a great alternative to a live stream. As tours and shows were being canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we saw artists jump immediately into the live stream world in order to stay connected with fans. We also saw the emergence of another type of video, one that …

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CD Baby secures placements for artists in major media

CD Baby is no stranger to getting songs placed in TV, movies, and commercials. Last fall we celebrated a number of our artists having their songs featured in major cable and on-demand streaming shows, and our synchronization successes have only grown since then. This April has proven to be the most successful for our sync …

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