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 […]
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 […]
[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 […]Read more
[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 […]
[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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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).
There’s a […]Read more
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 […]