Apr 23, 2015

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Apr 22, 2015

What every musician should do before releasing an album

The definitive album release checklist

[This article was written by recording artist Brian Hazard. It originally appeared on his Passive Promotion blog. I’ve made a few notes throughout, as certain items were directly related to CD Baby services.]
Your album is mixed […]

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Apr 21, 2015

CD Baby now offers cover song licensing to its 350,000 artists

License your cover songs the easy way

CD Baby now offers a simple solution that enables musicians to properly license the cover songs they want to distribute.
We’ve partnered with Loudr, a San Francisco-based music rights company […]

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Apr 20, 2015

Improving your speaking skills between songs

3 steps to better stage banter at your next show

Lots of musicians are comfy-cozy when it comes to playing through their songs on stage, but they freeze up when they have to tell a story, thank the crowd, draw attention to merch […]

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Apr 20, 2015

Take an intimate tour of Abbey Road Studios, with Google

Before heading to London a few years ago, I wrote the folks at Abbey Road Studios (perhaps the most famous recording studio in the world) to see how much it’d cost to reserve a few hours with an engineer to track an acoustic demo. It was […]

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Apr 20, 2015

How to book a profitable gig at a venue that doesn’t have their act together

Photo of CD Baby artist Broadway Blake.
There are essentially three different types of music venues.
The first type of venue is one that really knows what they’re doing. It’s managed by someone with good business sense, and they have plenty of experience booking […]

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Apr 17, 2015

How to sell out an out-of-town music club

Lots of artists can draw a big crowd in their hometown. The big leap comes when you can fill music venues with fans every night on tour.
So, how do you start building an audience in a city where no one’s ever heard of you before […]

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Apr 15, 2015

A quick guide to YouTube advertising for musicians

[This post was written by music marketing strategist Tyler Allen. It originally appeared on the Sonicbids Blog.]
Today’s society loves a good visual, so music videos, live performances, and even lyric videos are becoming huge components in a musician’s tool kit. Plenty of fans […]

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Apr 15, 2015

3 Lessons from the Indie Artist Summit

[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 of Berklee Online, co-author of The Future of Music book, and a member of […]

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Apr 15, 2015

“No matter what you think about Facebook, you have to market your music there”

As a musician, do you NEED to be on Facebook? And if so, how often?

A couple months ago we posted an article written by singer-songwriter Eric Eckhart called “Time to STOP marketing your music on social media?”
In it, he […]

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