Aug 19, 2015

3 merch rules most musicians break

Off stage? Get to the merch booth NOW!

Last month I took my daughter to her first rock show. We saw the band Dawes perform on the lawn of L.L. Bean’s flagship store.
I love Dawes. The lyrics. The tunes. The vocals […]

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Aug 18, 2015

Live performance tip: plan for disaster (so you can turn it into the highlight of the show)

What was your biggest mid-show emergency, and how did you deal?

I went to a wedding this weekend and danced for hours to the music of Funktapuss, a super fun funk band from Hyannis, Massachusetts.
They were great players, but what impressed me […]

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Aug 17, 2015

Protect .music websites from the exploitation of big tech companies, pirates, and domain squatters

Save .music for the indie artist!

What if all musicians and bands had websites that visitors could be certain were safe, legit, above-board, official — like .gov and .edu websites? In the coming years, .music domains will become the norm for musicians worldwide […]

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Aug 14, 2015

Louis C.K.’s performance advice for songwriters and singers

[This post was written by guest contributor Anthony Ceseri.]
Recently I heard Louis C.K. being interviewed on The Howard Stern Show. After Howard asked Louis if he ever changes his act when he’s performing at bigger venues, like Madison Square Garden, Louis revealed some great advice […]

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Aug 13, 2015

How to get a cover song license, then LOSE IT for good

The importance of re-upping your mechanical licenses

It started out as a lark, the product of a late-night joke with your bandmates.
“Why don’t we bring the cassingle back?” you asked. “We could put out a cover […]

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Aug 11, 2015

Behind the Black Curtain: what really happens when you master a track?

The challenge of home producing is that what you want your audience to hear is rarely what they will hear.

When I started out, my studio was totally barebones, just a small desk shoved in the corner of a skinny, vinyl floored room […]

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Aug 10, 2015

The Healing Power of Your Voice: 7 Reasons Why Everyone Should Sing

[This article was written by Maya Rogers, a singer, composer, educator, and former member of the CD Baby team!]
I believe that everyone who is physically capable of making sound with their vocal cords can and should sing everyday. I know what you’re thinking, but […]

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Aug 6, 2015

15 tips from music producers who’ve changed the game

[This article, which originally appeared on the LANDR Blog, was written by Rory Seydel, a musician and Brand and Community Manager at LANDR.]

In an era where 1-billion new songs are produced every nano-second, it’s more important than ever to find your own sound.
After […]

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Aug 5, 2015

Promote your music on YouTube

Watch CD Baby’s Artist Sessions with Black Milk (with Nat Turner)

How to build a loyal following with your YouTube videos

[This article was written by Dave Kusek, founder of the New Artist Model, an online music business school for independent musicians, performers […]

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Aug 4, 2015

Apply to join Illustrated Sound, CD Baby’s YouTube network

Want to make more money from your YouTube channel? Join Illustrated Sound‚ CD Baby’s YouTube network.

If you have a YouTube channel with over 500 subscribers‚ we can help you make more YouTube money with CD Baby’s YouTube network […]

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