Mar 20, 2015

Why your band should be able to play in a few different configurations

Performance adaptability helps you play more music, earn more money, and build your audience

I have a lot of friends in Austin this week for SXSW, which means my Facebook and Twitter feeds are full of live concert photos. And one thing I noticed […]

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Mar 19, 2015

How to build your fanbase using YouTube Cards

Cards: the evolution of annotations

Have you used YouTube annotations to enhance your music videos?
Well get ready for YouTube “cards” — the new, mobile-friendly YouTube interactivity feature that will eventually replace annotations.
(Don’t worry, though; YouTube claims […]

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Mar 18, 2015

YouTube launches “YouTube for Artists”

A new resource made specifically for musicians on YouTube

YouTube has made a couple announcements this week that should have a big impact on musicians.
First, they’re rolling out a new mobile-friendly system called “Cards,” which will […]

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Mar 18, 2015

Fans can now stream your Rhapsody tracks on Twitter

Rhapsody’s integration with Twitter

Your Twitter followers can already watch shared YouTube videos and listen to music via SoundCloud without having to leave the Twitter platform.
Now you can add Rhapsody tracks to that list too!
Rhapsody announced at […]

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Mar 17, 2015

#DIYmusician: CD Baby’s 1st Twitter Chat on March 25th

On Wednesday March 25th, join CD Baby (@cdbaby) along with VP of Marketing Kevin Breuner (@kbreuner) and blog editor Chris Robley (@chrisrobley) from 11am-12pm PT (2-3pm EST) to discuss DIY music promotion methods.
Talk with us about your strategies, successes, failures, and surprises when […]

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Mar 16, 2015

3 lessons you shouldn’t learn from Taylor Swift, Thom Yorke, & Beyoncé

Taylor Swift, Thom Yorke, and Beyoncé are some of the most famous musical artists in the world. Whenever one of them has gone rogue with their album release or distribution strategy, it’s obviously become big headlines.
But here’s the thing: Taylor Swift, Thom Yorke […]

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Mar 13, 2015

FROMAGE! (What the “Blurred Lines” ruling means for the music industry)

[This article was written by Rob Filomena, CD Baby’s Director of Music Publishing.]
A few months ago we asked a simple question on the DIY blog: “Homage or Fromage?” We were exploring the blurry lines between paying tribute to something and infringing on another’s copyright. Well […]

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Mar 12, 2015

CD Baby features Grace Potter in “From the Crates”

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

This week, Gary ventures deep into the warehouse to find a favorite album from 2005, Grace Potter & the Nocturnal’s Nothing But the Water. It&#8217 […]

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Mar 12, 2015

Negotiating an artist-friendly management contract

A masterclass on music contracts

Attorney Steve Gordon is running a fantastic series on Digital Music News about music contracts — 11 different kinds of music contracts, to be exact.
Each article in the series dives into one of those types of contract (record deals […]

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Mar 11, 2015

How to save Instagram pictures without posting them

Peeps love pics — which is why Instagram has become one of the most popular ways for musicians to promote their music.
If you’re just getting started with Instagram, or have been using it for a while but aren’t sure how you can build a […]

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