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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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CD Baby has most successful month ever for sync placements

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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Promoting your music online during COVID-19

How to use Show.co’s free tools to get more impact from your music marketing efforts. The means for selling, sharing, and promoting music have moved entirely online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Out of necessity, and almost overnight, musicians have adopted live-streaming, digital advertising, and other forms of online community engagement and marketing. Since 100% …

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Resources for musicians during the COVID-19 pandemic

What can you do as a gigging musician in the face of Coronavirus? If you’re a gigging musician, you’re probably hurting right now. Your livelihood depends on travel and public events, neither of which are advisable during the COVID-19 pandemic. Health experts and governments are encouraging “Social Distancing” (avoiding non-essential contact with larger groups) to …

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The Grammy process for independent musicians

How to get nominated for a Grammy as an independent musician. For most viewers and musicians, the Grammy awards are what we see on TV: big-time artists and much-hyped newcomers accepting trophies in a night dominated by the major players in the music industry. But here’s the big, not-so-well-kept secret: there are tons more awards …

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How to make quality video content quickly AND cheaply

Video content rules the world. How can you keep up? Musicians are getting famous from short viral videos on TikTok. Artists are finding creative ways to promote their songs through Instagram Stories. Social video ads outperform other kinds of advertising almost every time. Live streaming on Facebook and Twitch has become a regular means for …

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