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CD Baby celebrates artists at the Latin Grammys

CD Baby artists make a huge showing at the Latin Grammys. Last year, CD Baby celebrated 20 years of helping independent musicians achieve their dreams. This November, another venerable institution hit the two-decade mark: the Latin Grammys held its 20th ceremony recognizing excellence in the fields of Spanish and Portuguese-language music. From the very start, …

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The top 10 articles for DIY musicians in 2019

Catch up on our most popular music tips this year. It’s almost a new DECADE! First, where does the time go? Second, what kind of amazing things are you going to do with your music in the 2020s?! Hopefully you’re gearing up to hit the ground running in the new year, but before we look …

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Over 50 current and former CD Baby artists nominated for 2020 Grammys

CD Baby artists continue to make huge showing at the Grammys. CD Baby already saw 18 of our artists nominated for the Latin Grammys last month (more on their success at the ceremony soon), and our artists are continuing their success at the U.S. Grammys. Over 50 current or former CD Baby artists have been …

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Music Publishing Explained

What is music publishing? Music publishing is the exploitation of a song’s composition copyright. The composition of a song is the lyrics and melody as written by one or more songwriters. This is an important distinction to make between the two types of copyright we covered in our Copyright 101 guide: the difference between the …

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All the ways to make money from your recordings

How do I earn money from my sound recordings? Making money from your sound recording involves the exploitation of that copyright. But what is your copyright?  As we covered in our Copyright 101 article, copyright signifies the ownership of intellectual property by a person or group. In the case of a sound recording specifically, if …

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5 mindset tips to ace your next vocal performance

Having the right mindset when you perform is just as important as vocal technique! The truth is as a voice teacher, a huge part of my job is helping singers find the right headspace for their next performance. And it doesn’t matter whether you’re playing sold-out shows or you’re just starting out, you can improve …

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Insights and takeaways from today’s music biopics

What can we learn from movies about famous musicians? It’s no secret that music biopics are on the rise. Nostalgia, the potential for renewed fame, and box office earnings have all contributed to their popularity in recent years. Though these big-budget films offer much in the way of glamour and fantasy, their growing presence has …

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How this artist grew to 500,000 monthly listeners on Spotify without playlists

This is an excerpt from Ari Herstand’s book How to Make It in the New Music Business (second edition). Three years ago the northern Virginia conscious hip hop artist Lucidious was struggling to get listeners to his music. He had about 150 monthly listeners on Spotify (no I didn’t forget a zero) with merely 45 …

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What is music mastering and why do I need it?

What is music mastering? Music mastering is the final step in the recording process. During mastering, additional audio treatments are applied to your mix to correct problem frequencies and enhance the musicality of your track.  Since magnetic tape replaced straight-to-lathe cutting in the late 1940s, audio mastering has become its own artform. But many in …

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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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