Jun 22, 2015

8 things every musician should know about Global Release Day

What will Global Release Day mean for YOUR music?

All over the world, the music industry is shifting towards a unified “Global Release Day” in order to deter piracy, avoid fan confusion, and help coordinate marketing efforts across multiple territories.
Instead of album and […]

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Jun 19, 2015

“Apple Music could be great for indie musicians”

Tracy Maddux, CD Baby’s CEO, wrote a piece for Billboard about the positive impact Apple Music could have on the independent music economy.
Tracy makes some good points in the full article (check it out HERE), but the part that interested me most was his […]

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Jun 18, 2015

A Musician’s Guide to Patreon

[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 of The Future of Music book, and a member of […]

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Jun 17, 2015

7 signs your music grind is finally paying off

[This article is written by guest contributor Brandon Waardenburg, founder of artist coaching service Apparatus.]
The lustre of performing live can die pretty quickly.
When you’ve seen more dive-y bars than you’ve seen daylight hours.
When you step in yet another unidentifiable sticky object on […]

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Jun 16, 2015

Why bands should play two (or more) shows in the same town in the same week, and how venues can benefit from it

[This article was written by Cristof Ensslin, cellist and manager of The Wilhelm Brothers, a cello-infused folk rock band from Asheville NC.]
Are you doing the booking for an indie band? Have you ever come across a venue that didn’t want you to book another show […]

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Jun 15, 2015

100 years of rock history in less than 60 seconds

Watch the evolution of modern music, on fast forward

No matter how you define “rock,” this fun animated infographic will probably interest you.
It shows the cross pollination that occurred between many popular genres and sub-genres throughout the 20th Century.
The whole thing […]

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Jun 11, 2015

The dangers of preaching (too much) from stage

Music can do many things: motivate, stir our indignation, give us hope, instruct, encourage empathy. It really can be a force of change. I mean, think of the giant social movements over the past hundred years. They all had their soundtracks.
We’ve come to expect musicians […]

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Jun 10, 2015

How much of Apple Music’s subscription revenue is being paid to rights owners?

A recent article on Digital Music News claims that Apple Music will pay only 58% of streaming royalties back to artists, in contrast to Spotify (who claims to pay 70% of subscription revenue back to rights owners).

HOWEVER…

There’s a […]

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Jun 9, 2015

How do I get my music on Apple Music?

As an Apple-approved aggregator, CD Baby can deliver your music to Apple Music quickly!

We’ve been proud partners with Apple since the launch of iTunes more than a decade ago, and we’re excited to help hundreds of thousands of artists around […]

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Jun 8, 2015

What effect will Apple Music have on the music industry?

Apple has announced the launch of Apple Music, a new on-demand streaming service that is set to compete with Spotify, Rdio, Google Play, etc.
[Note: If you’re including streaming services in your distribution through CD Baby, your music will already be at Apple Music […]

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