May 5, 2015

Small Screen Wonders: CD Baby artists featured on NBC’s The Voice

CD Baby-distributed artists are no stranger to the small screen, having competed in and won every major talent contest show, from The Voice (Javier Colon, Beverly McClellan, The Swon Brothers, Will Champlin) to American Idol (Beach Avenue’s Nick Fradiani, Lee DeWyze, Megan Joy, Nikki McKibbin […]

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May 4, 2015

7 common mistakes musicians make on Instagram

[This article was written by Amy Sciarretto. It originally appeared on the Sonicbids Blog.]
Instagram is a terrific tool to connect bands and artists with their fans. It’s the direct line in and the lens through which the fan can experience the band in ways other than […]

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May 1, 2015

Showcase your music and get bookings with Busker

I just pre-registered for Busker with VIP status, and you can too. Just type the code DIYMUS into the “VIP code” field on their registration page.
“OK, great — but what’s Busker,” you’re probably asking.
Well, it’s a new live music video platform that gives […]

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Apr 30, 2015

Give fans the opportunity to support you

9 Mile Roots performing at Seacrets in Ocean City, MD. Photo by Garland’s Exposures.
[This article was written by Dave Kusek, founder of the New Artist Model, an online music business school for independent musicians, performers, recording artists, producers, managers, and songwriters. He is also the founder […]

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Apr 29, 2015

CD Baby Twitter chat: “the place of physical music formats in a digital world”

It’s about time for another #DIYmusician Twitter chat!

This month we will be getting together on Wednesday, May 6th at 11 AM PST (2 PM EST) to talk about “the place of physical music formats in a digital world.”
CD Baby continues to […]

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Apr 28, 2015

How to design an instantly recognizable band logo

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[The following article was written by Tyler Allen and it originally appeared on The Sonicbids Blog.]
I’ve harped way too often that your band is your brand, but it’s true. I’ve also said this in other posts, and […]

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Apr 27, 2015

Flvto YouTube To Mp3 Converter

Today I talked with the folks at FLVTO concerning their plug in that rips audio from YouTube videos, straight to your computer, so you can add the audio to your iTunes or mp3 library, or do whatever you want to with it.

Honestly, at first I was […]

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Apr 24, 2015

25 ways to optimize your YouTube channel

YouTube channel for Walk Off the Earth.

A YouTube channel checklist for musicians

What do all successful YouTubers have in common? They create great videos.
That’s Step #1, at least.
Beyond that, you’ve probably noticed how smart video creators are using some […]

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Apr 24, 2015

Dimensions for social media images

How should you size your social media cover photos and profile pictures?

The header sections of your social media profiles are prime real estate for promoting your next album release, crowdfunding campaign, or tour dates. And your smaller profile photos give you a great […]

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Apr 23, 2015

How monetization works on YouTube

A closer look at the process for determining WHEN, HOW, and WHAT advertisements are displayed on any YouTube videos that feature your music

[This article was written by Gray Gannaway and Chris Robley.]
One of the questions we get asked most frequently by artists […]

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