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How to use Spotify Canvas

Access Spotify Canvas to add looping visuals to your songs Spotify Canvas is a feature that allows you to upload 3-8 second looping videos for each of your tracks on Spotify. This visual branding tool has proven to draw listeners deeper into the music. Spotify claims that beta testing of high-quality Canvases increased: track shares …

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How to Use Spotify Canvas for Cool Video Features

Access Spotify Canvas to add looping visuals to your songs Spotify Canvas is a feature that allows you to upload 3-8 second looping videos for each of your tracks on Spotify. This visual branding tool has proven to draw listeners deeper into the music. Spotify claims that beta testing of high-quality Canvases increased: track shares …

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Verify your Spotify for Artists profile to grow your audience

Verifying your artist page is the most important thing you can do on Spotify That’s a bold statement, but it’s true. Verifying your Spotify artist page with Spotify for Artists is the first step to growing your audience and succeeding on the platform. To be clear: NO artist who has seen success on Spotify has …

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7 ways to make money through your music website

Being in the music industry is always a wild ride, but the last few months have been some of the most turbulent in recent history. So much of what we knew about how to make money as DIY musicians has been disrupted, paused, or flipped on its head. Now more than ever, it’s crucial to …

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What I learned from coaching three artists…

How to quickly multiply your audience, secure endorsement deals, and develop a more consistent music workflow. I’ve spent most of this year coaching three artists, on these concepts and other ideas, through a special collaboration between CD Baby and The Slants Foundation that we called the DIY Music Accelerator program. And even though I’ve been …

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Want to contribute to the DIY Musician Blog?

How to become a regular contributor to CD Baby’s educational resources. No two music careers look the same. There’s no single way to create or promote music. In fact, how you even define “successful” music production and marketing differs based on your genre, your country or region, and the demographics of your audience. Those differences …

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The Modern Music Glossary

Here are some of the terms you need to know in today’s music industry Like any entertainment industry, the music industry is constantly changing. With this change comes the invention of words and phrases that define new or evolving facets of songwriting, recording, touring, etc. Sometimes existing terms take on new meaning as well.  This …

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Congrats to 13 CD Baby artists nominated for Latin Grammys in 2020!

Many independent musicians receive 2020 Latin Grammy nominations. The past few years have seen strong showings from CD Baby artists at the Latin Grammys. In terms of CD Baby representation, 2020 is keeping that momentum going with 13 Latin-language artists and one song composition across eleven categories. Those numbers are a reflection of CD Baby’s …

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How many albums did Eric ‘RAVO’ Bravo have to sell to get on the Billboard Charts?

1,052 pure album sales– it sounds pretty straightforward, but it’s not. Let me explain. Hi, my name is Eric Bravo and I make music under the pseudonym RAVO under my entertainment company, Bravo Bros. Studio. I’ve been making music since I was fourteen, but I took a slight detour in my career where I developed …

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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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