Apr 15, 2015

The fundamentals of being a great player on your instrument

[This post was written by guest contributor Lorna Earnshaw, a singer-songwriter and vocal coach now living in Los Angeles after years in Argentina and Brazil.]
Ok, you can play music. But are you actually GREAT?
Are you so good that you can be considered a PROFESSIONAL MUSICIAN […]

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Apr 14, 2015

10 ways to get your music in the press (besides the usual album release and tour PR)

As a musician, when are you most likely to contact the press?
Probably when you’re putting out a new album or heading out on tour. Well hopefully a few months prior to those events, actually.
But there are a lot of other ways to […]

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Apr 13, 2015

13 things every DIY musician should know how to do

Photo of the band Black Light Discipline taken by Sabine Van Gameren at Tulliklubi-Tampere, Finland.
If you’re one of those artists who thinks it’s enough just to be a good musician, check out Pigeons and Planes’ recent article “Things Every Indie […]

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Apr 8, 2015

Sell shirts at your show and save!

Merch that looks as good as your music sounds.

Your band is your brand, and the non-music items you sell at shows aren’t just a great way to earn a little extra income at gigs — they’re also mobile promotional items that […]

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Apr 7, 2015

How Starbomb used YouTube to drive 6000 CD sales in one week

“If your music is good, your fans will want to buy the CD”

In one week, Starbomb sold almost 6,000 CD copies of its Player Select album through CD Baby, including 3,438 in pre-sales. The comedy synthpop/hip-hop […]

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Apr 6, 2015

A musician’s guide to merch: how to sell more CDs and t-shirts at your next show

Merch makes the difference

[Use coupon code TEES10 during the month of April and get 10% off your next order of custom band t-shirts at Merch.ly.]
As the band was packing up, I brushed by and could hear the owner […]

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Apr 3, 2015

Instagram for Musicians: how to use the social photo platform to promote your music

More than a thousand artists are now using HostBaby’s Instagram tool to display awesome photos on their websites, and it reminded me… we’ve written quite a few articles over the years about promoting your music with Instagram.
Time for a recap!

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Apr 1, 2015

CD Baby artists’ music now available on TIDAL

You’ve probably heard a lot of talk this week about a newly launched music streaming service called TIDAL, which offers:
* high-fidelity sound quality (yes, hi-fi streaming)
* high-def music videos, and…
*  curated editorial  content
Oh […]

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Apr 1, 2015

How to get your music on TIDAL

CD Baby artists’ music will be available on TIDAL

You’ve probably heard a lot of talk recently about a newly launched music streaming service called TIDAL, which offers:
* high-fidelity sound quality (yes, hi-fi streaming)
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Apr 1, 2015

The power of data for indie musicians

[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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