Apr 1, 2015

CD Baby Twitter Chat on April 8th: “your best touring advice”

Chat with CD Baby on Wednesday, April 8th

Our first Twitter chat was a huge success thanks to all the artists who tweeted with us about independent music promotion. With people chiming in from all over the globe, the #DIYmusician hashtag even […]

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Mar 30, 2015

“Start with the assumption that the person listening to your music is going to hate it”

Radio Promotion 101: assume the listener won’t like your music

That’s basically what Bob Boilen (creator/host of All Songs Considered) advised during the “Public Relations, Public Radio, & More” panel at SXSW, emphasizing the importance of a […]

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Mar 27, 2015

The best days and times to post new videos on YouTube

When are your fans most likely to view your latest video?

Channel Frederator, a network of animators, recently shared some interesting data (compiled from over 1,300 YouTube channels) that shows when it’s best* to post new videos […]

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Mar 27, 2015

When should you release your new music?

How independent artists can work with (or around) World Release Day

The International Federation of Phonographic Industry (IFPI) has announced that starting this summer, “new albums and singles will be released at 00:01 local time on Fridays.”
In the US […]

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Mar 26, 2015

CD Baby features Ingrid Michaelson in “From the Crates”

It’s #TBT at CD Baby, which means it’s time for another “From the Crates!”

This week, Andrea ventures deep into the warehouse to find a favorite from 2008, Ingrid Michaelson’s sweet folk-pop album BE OK.
Check out BE OK […]

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Mar 26, 2015

CD Baby’s SXSW recap

The CD Baby take on SXSW: Is it “worth it” for independent musicians to attend? What were our favorite moments? Read on…

We sent a great little gang of our very own CD Babies to SXSW this year, and man: what a time […]

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Mar 24, 2015

The music contract you should NEVER sign

Attorney Steve Gordon continues his excellent masterclass in music contracts over at Digital Music News.
In the latest installment he tackles “production companies,” which usually consist of one or two people who will help you record some demos and try to shop you to labels […]

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Mar 23, 2015

Email autoresponders for musicians

How to get your newest email subscribers engaged with your music right away

[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 […]

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Mar 20, 2015

Aloe Blacc talks about the rights of a songwriter, and why the law needs to change

WARNING: Not Suitable for Some Workplaces! (It’s a Real Time interview, so don’t expect Disney language… from Bill Maher.)
Anyway, in this clip Aloe Blacc talks about why copyright and music publishing laws need to catch up with the new technologies […]

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Mar 20, 2015

Get a .rocks or .band domain name for your music website!

Get a new domain extension made just for musicians!

Do you want your website’s domain name to stand out from the pack? HostBaby has got the inside track on two new extensions perfect for today’s independent musician: .rocks and .band […]

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