May 21, 2015

Introducing Illustrated Sound, CD Baby’s new YouTube network

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

If you have a YouTube channel with over 500 subscribers‚ we can help you make more YouTube money!
Introducing the beta launch of CD Baby […]

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May 21, 2015

Music publishing administration explained

How CD Baby Pro will help you collect all the publishing royalties your music generates

Last week we posted an article by CD Baby’s Director of Publishing, Rob Filomena, called “What is music publishing administration, and why do I need it?“
If you […]

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May 20, 2015

CD Baby artist Sawyer Fredericks wins The Voice (season 8)!!!

Photo from NBC.

Wondering who won The Voice last night?

Sawyer Fredericks, the 16-year-old songwriter from upstate New York, was announced as the winner of  The Voice, NBC’s popular music competition show, now in its 8th season.
Fredericks has distributed his […]

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May 19, 2015

Touring tips for DIY musicians: tweet-sized advice from the CD Baby community

Photo from Magnet Magazine

It’s springtime, so naturally touring is on the brain

CD Baby’s Twitter chat in April was all about touring.
Then Kevin Breuner and I had a discussion on the DIY Musician Podcast about our best touring advice.
In […]

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May 18, 2015

YOU are a music publisher; do you know what your rights are?

Music publishing breakdown

Music publishing is one of the most important — and least understood — aspects of the music industry.
If you’re a songwriter, lyricist, composer, or a member of a group that creates music collaboratively, YOU become the publisher of your music the […]

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May 14, 2015

Master your tracks in just two clicks with Landr

Master your tracks instantly. Hear a preview in seconds. Only $9.99 per song.

Mastering — that final, elusive, and often expensive step in bringing your tracks to life. In many ways audio mastering serves as the bridge between the recording and distribution processes […]

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May 13, 2015

What is music publishing administration, and why do I need it?

[This article is the first in a series by Rob Filomena, CD Baby’s Director of Music Publishing.]
Since taking on the role of Director of Music Publishing at CD Baby several months ago, I’ve spent much of my time learning about the company and listening to […]

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May 11, 2015

Fox cancels ‘American Idol’

If there’s one thing I can reliably count on to provoke the ire of CD Baby artists, it’s ‘American Idol.’
For almost a decade I’ve heard your outcry (in emails, in podcast calls, in blog comments): the American Idol-ification of music is destroying true […]

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May 8, 2015

Dear inde bands, your friends are not your fans

[This article was written by Dae Bogan. It origianlly appeared on his blog. I think it’s an interesting take on the artist/fan relationship, though certainly not the only take – as many artists are quite open to the idea of blurring the line between fan and friend […]

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May 7, 2015

One indie songwriter will quit making music if he doesn’t earn $1 million from Spotify by 2018

… and he plans to earn that money with an 8-hour Spotify playlist consisting of 300 of his own songs

Sound extreme? Matt Farley has been taking things to the extreme for over a decade now, and I — for one — love it.
You might […]

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