Sep 3, 2015

Berklee Online leading three workshops at the DIY Musician Conference

Berklee Online has created a special mini curriculum for CD Baby’s DIY Musician Conference, happening this October 23-25 at Chicago’s Congress Plaza Hotel.

The folks from Berklee Online will host three sessions on Saturday (10/24) in the Buckingham Room, including:

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Sep 2, 2015

Get More Done: 5 Things Every Band Should Do

Stephen Melton performing in Denver, CO. Photo by David Bach.
[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 […]

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Sep 1, 2015

Topics we’ll be covering at the DIY Musician Conference

Last week we announced the full schedule for the upcoming DIY Musician Conference, happening this October 23-25 in Chicago.
It’s a solid lineup of workshops and panels specifically geared towards musicians who manage their own music careers.
If you want to see a breakdown of […]

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Aug 31, 2015

His most famous song? He almost didn’t write it and he doesn’t know what it’s about.

At about 11:50 into this video of Pixies frontman Frank Black (aka Black Francis/Charles Thompson) playing an acoustic set for a wonderful group of kids facing some tough times at the Children’s Cancer Association, he introduces his song, “Where is My Mind?,” by saying it […]

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Aug 28, 2015

A stream on Apple Music is worth 33% more in publishing royalties

How to make more money from your songs on Apple Music with CD Baby Pro

When a listener in the US streams one of your original songs on Apple Music, it’s worth 33% more in publishing royalties than a stream on a […]

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Aug 27, 2015

Announcing the full schedule for the DIY Musician Conference

Your choice of more than 20 educational and networking events, all for only $79

CD Baby is hosting our first ever DIY Musician Conference this October 23-25 in Chicago, and we’ve got quite the assortment of workshops, panels, and showcases lined up […]

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Aug 26, 2015

What’s the best investment you ever made in your music career?

“You gotta invest in your career, man. Especially when nobody else will.”

Big K.R.I.T. had been recording for years on an old beat up laptop. When he received his first big paycheck he spent it on a new computer […]

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Aug 25, 2015

5 ways to raise your band’s Facebook profile from the dead

Is it time to resurrect your band’s Facebook page?

Okay, okay — fine. Facebook wins. We’ve all calmed down. We’ve gotten used to our reduced organic reach. We’ve accepted the fact that our video views will now be split between Facebook […]

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Aug 24, 2015

Fix feedback and stop shocks with these great tips

[This article was written by Alex Andrews of Ten Kettles Inc. It originally appeared HERE. Check out the  new music theory app from Ten Kettles — “Waay: Music theory that matters.” Click here to learn about its video lessons, interactive exercises, progress-tracking tools, and more.]

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Aug 20, 2015

Recording rock drums: pro tips for tuning, mic’ing, and mixing the kit

[This article was written by Adam “Nolly” Getgood, recording engineer, producer, and bass player in the band Periphery. To hear more recording tips from Adam, check out his free class online, broadcasting August 26-27.]
Recording drums is arguably the most difficult part of a session for an […]

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