Jul 10, 2015

5 common studio mistakes you can easily avoid

[This article was written by Joey Sturgis, a music producer and recording engineer who’s worked with bands like Asking Alexandria, Of Mice & Men, Attila, and more. He is offering a free mixing masterclass on July 16 & 17 at CreativeLive.com.]
Well you’ve […]

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Jul 8, 2015

10 totally uncommon ways to better your mixes

Ways to avoid the grumpy mastering engineer adage: “garbage in, garbage out.”


In the era of modern editing and correction tools, infinite tracks, and no outside-world time constraints, it’s super-easy to get carried away and disappear down […]

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Jul 6, 2015

5 music career lessons I learned from gardening

I finally get gardening. I mean the appeal of it, not the green thumb part. Over the past few months I’ve been building and tending to my very first vegetable garden. Naturally, this made me think of… DIY music careers!
It’s one of the […]

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Jul 2, 2015

Join CD Baby’s next Twitter Chat on Wednesday, July 8th — all about YouTube

YouTube for musicians: a Twitter chat

Ready to chat with us again?
Join CD Baby on Wednesday, July 8th at 11am PST to talk about YouTube!
Do you have a YouTube channel? What is the best way you’ve found to gain […]

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Jul 1, 2015

How to post an update on Apple Connect (Apple Music’s new social network)

Connecting with your fans on Apple Music

I just posted my first update on Apple Music using Apple Connect, the streaming service’s social networking feature, and I figured I’d share some step-by-step instructions.
Before you can use Apple Connect […]

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Jun 30, 2015

A strolling tour of Apple Music

I’ve been looking forward to the interactive streaming aspect of Apple Music with excitement for a while now.
As for the radio (Beats 1) and social networking (Apple Connect) features of the new service? Well, I suppose you could say I’ve been a skeptic in advance […]

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Jun 29, 2015

6 music networking tips nobody tells you

[This article by Amy Sciarretto originally appeared on the Sonicbids Blog.]
Networking in the music industry is an art more than a science. There’s no rule book on how to network, but there are some tips that can make navigating the act of schmoozing more […]

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Jun 26, 2015

The dark side of life on the road: what has touring cost you?

One of the valuable things about this blog that might not be evident to casual readers is that its comment section is a forum for musicians to communicate and help one another out.
Every week, as I moderate comments, I see artists thanking other artists for their contributions […]

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Jun 24, 2015

How to write a pop song

What do you get when you put the hits of Justin Timberlake, Kesha, Psy, Mumford & Sons, Carly Rae Jepsen, and The Black Eyed Peas in a blender?
Something like the pop music instructional shown above!
I know this video is from last summer, but I […]

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Jun 23, 2015

The importance of watch time and subscribers to your YouTube Channel

[This article was written by Gray Gannaway. To make the most money from your music and videos on YouTube, check out Illustrated Sound.]
Watch time is one of the most important but misunderstood concepts that affect the health of your YouTube channel and videos.
While many […]

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