Some Takeaways For Musicians In The Current Crisis
by 60 Second Music Marketing on March 24, 2020 at 4:59 pm
Some thoughts on the situation we musicians find ourselves in and how we can make best use of the opportunities presented to us in this time of crisis.
Your music available on India’s largest music service
by Greg Majewski on March 24, 2020 at 4:29 pm
Get your music heard in India and beyond! Last month CD Baby announced an exciting partnership with Boomplay Music, making your music available to the fast-growing marketplace of streaming users in Africa. This month we’re getting your music into another huge market in India and Southeast […]
What musicians can do to stay productive from home right now
by Dre DiMura on March 24, 2020 at 1:48 pm
We need to look at this pandemic as a chance to take care of ourselves and our craft, to grow and to learn, and to support one another.
The Indie Musician's Guide to Building a Powerful Brand
by Ryan Harrell on March 23, 2020 at 9:48 pm
COVID-19: Being A Musician Amidst A Global Pandemic
by Caleb J. Murphy on March 23, 2020 at 8:30 pm
As COVID-19 spreads across the world, I see musicians getting hit hard. Concerts cancelled. Work lost. Jobs temporarily gone. The coronavirus and musicians seem like mortal enemies. It’s scary out there. As of March 20, 2020, the CDC reports there are more than 15,000 […]
Boost your artist brand, musical chops, and revenue from home
by Andre Calilhanna on March 23, 2020 at 7:49 pm
By Disc Makers' Author Andre Calilhanna For musicians who were the originators of the “gig” economy, music gigs, music lessons, and merch sales are not the income drivers they were just weeks ago. Read the post. This Disc Makers post Boost your artist brand, musical chops, and revenue […]
Free webinar: How musicians can survive and strive with live streaming
by Dave Cool on March 23, 2020 at 6:49 pm
In this webinar on Thursday, March 26th, you'll learn how you can use live streams to reach your music fans directly during this time of crisis.
MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: How Artists Can Protect Themselves Online & More
by Music Think Tank on March 21, 2020 at 8:00 am
D4 Nguyen | 7 Ways Musicians Can Protect Themselves Online Dave Cool | Fan Support During The Coronavirus Pandemic D4 Nguyen | The Basics Of Branding For Musicians Dan Matthews | How #MeToo Has Impacted The Music Industry?
When it comes to vocal tuning, one size does not fit all
by Michael Gallant on March 21, 2020 at 12:07 am
By Disc Makers' Author Michael Gallant Choose the vocal tuning and pitch-correction tools, techniques, and workflow that will give your music the finished vibe you’re looking for. Read the post. This Disc Makers post When it comes to vocal tuning, one size does not fit all appeared first and […]
5 Things You Should Be Focusing on Right Now in Your Music Career
by Angela Mastrogiacomo on March 20, 2020 at 8:05 pm
7 Ways Musicians Can Protect Themselves Online From Stalkers
by D4 Nguyen on March 20, 2020 at 9:00 am
You don’t have to be a celebrity to have stalkers. As an artist, especially if you’re a woman, putting yourself out there on stage or even behind the screen on social media, generates a lot of attention, making you a potential target of identity theft or a victim of stalking or […]
The Basics Of Branding For Musicians: Figuring Out What Makes You Unique
by D4 Nguyen on March 19, 2020 at 11:05 pm
One of the common challenges I’m noticing artists have about branding is figuring out that one thing that sets them apart from everyone else. You hear it often in regard to branding. I have even said it in my previous blogs. Because there’s so much competition for attention in the […]
How Musicians Can Ask For Fan Support During The Coronavirus Pandemic
by Music Think Tank on March 18, 2020 at 11:40 pm
Guest post by Dave Cool. This article originally appeared on the Bandzoogle Blog The situation around the coronavirus pandemic is changing by the hour, let alone by the day. First SXSW was canceled, and many other festivals and conferences followed suit. Then thousands of live events and tours were […]
CD Baby continues services during COVID-19 Pandemic
by CD Baby on March 18, 2020 at 3:24 pm
A letter from CD Baby CEO Tracy Maddux: Dear musicians, Since we operate a mostly digital business, CD Baby’s team is capable of delivering the same level of service and support while working remotely. As a CD Baby client you shouldn’t notice any differences; we’ll just be working […]
Overcoming obstacles with creativity, drive, and talent
by Lee Purcell on March 17, 2020 at 11:55 pm
By Disc Makers' Author Lee Purcell Blind musician and motivational speaker Joey Stuckey is proof that following the four pillars of success can help you overcome whatever obstacles are in your way. Read the post. This Disc Makers post Overcoming obstacles with creativity, drive, and talent appeared […]
Resources for musicians during the COVID-19 pandemic
by Chris Robley on March 17, 2020 at 11:05 pm
What can you do as a gigging musician in the face of Coronavirus? If you’re a gigging musician, you’re probably hurting right now. Your livelihood depends on travel and public events, neither of which are advisable during the COVID-19 pandemic. Health experts and governments are […]
How Spotify's Personalization Algorithms Connect Fans and Artists
by Alper Tuzcu on March 17, 2020 at 10:08 pm
Working at Home for Dummies (and smart people that are “social distancing”)
by Chris Robley on March 17, 2020 at 2:54 pm
10 tips for staying sane and productive while telecommuting. During the Coronavirus pandemic everyone at CD Baby is telecommuting. Our business is fully functional and we can keep all our usual services and artist support going from home. But over the next few weeks everyone is going to have to […]
How musicians can ask fans for support during the coronavirus pandemic
by Dave Cool on March 17, 2020 at 11:40 am
There’s no shame in letting your fans know that the coronavirus pandemic is a potential crisis for your music career and financial well-being.
MusicThinkTank: Call For Submissions!
by Music Think Tank on March 14, 2020 at 8:00 am
Thank you to the Music Think Tank community for your committed readership and the insightful content that many of you have shared! Without your contributions, this website would not exist. If you have something to say about the music industry, we encourage you to consider contributing a post to […]
How Has The #MeToo Movement Impacted The Music Industry?
by Dan Matthews on March 13, 2020 at 9:45 pm
Though the phrase “me too” was first used by sexual assault survivor Tarana Burke in 2006, it wasn’t until 2017 when actress Alyssa Milano tweeted and encouraged others to use the hashtag #MeToo if they were victims of sexual assault. That was the hashtag that officially made the […]
How to get verified on Amazon Music for Artists
by Chris Robley on March 13, 2020 at 4:12 pm
Claiming your artist profile on Amazon Music’s analytics app. Here’s some exciting news from Amazon Music and CD Baby: If you’re a CD Baby client, you get first access to claim your artist profile on Amazon Music for Artists, the newly launched analytics tool available for iOS and […]
Vocal doubling: record it for real or use plug-in effects?
by Erik Veach on March 13, 2020 at 11:31 am
A wide array of options exist, but if you’re home-recording your own vocals and wondering which option to pursue, there are a few considerations.
Your roadmap to release [Video]
by Bobby Borg on March 12, 2020 at 10:47 pm
By Disc Makers' Author Bobby Borg Musician, author, educator, and music industry consultant Bobby Borg has just launched a video series aimed at breaking down music business and marketing basics. This post is excerpted from the first video, "Roadmap To Release." Read the post and watch the video. […]
Hit Songs Deconstructed: The State Of The Hot 100 Top 10
by Yael Penn on March 11, 2020 at 10:00 pm
New York, NY - Hit Songs Deconstructed (www.HitSongsDeconstructed.com) today released its year-end trend report, The State of the Hot 100 Top 10: 2019 in Review. This comprehensive 100+ page report provides critical insight into the compositional trends shaping the songs that chart in the […]
7 top marketing strategies for musicians
by Patrick McGuire on March 11, 2020 at 11:04 am
If you’re not sure how to promote your music effectively, these seven marketing strategies for musicians will definitely help get you started.
License your music (and generate revenue)
by Randy Chertkow and Jason Feehan on March 10, 2020 at 12:49 pm
By Disc Makers' Author Randy Chertkow and Jason Feehan Excerpted from our latest guide, this post gives an overview of what music licensing is and lays out five things you can do to boost your chances to license your music. Read the post. This Disc Makers post License your music (and generate […]
New: Export store data
by Joseph Longo on March 10, 2020 at 12:11 pm
You can now export all of your sales data quickly and easily into a handy .csv file to sort, filter, and keep for your records.
How To Get Your First 1000 Plays On Spotify
by 60 Second Music Marketing on March 10, 2020 at 10:35 am
Are your tracks stuck showing '<1000' on Spotify? Don't worry, help is at hand. We'll show you how to drive traffic to break that magic 1000 barrier!
6 Predictions for the Next Decade of Music
by Angela Mastrogiacomo on March 9, 2020 at 9:59 pm
MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: Gig Calculator & More
by Music Think Tank on March 7, 2020 at 10:00 am
Adam Mezzatesta | Free Gig Quote Calculator For Musicians And Bands Lizzie Weakley | Recording From Home? 4 Ways To Upgrade Your Set-Up Ashley Wilson | 5 Tech Essentials For Starting Audio Streaming Anica Oaks | 4 Ways To Troubleshoot Your Home Sound System
Picking the perfect song for your voice
by Matthew Ramsey on March 6, 2020 at 10:53 pm
By Disc Makers' Author Matthew Ramsey Picking songs that fit your voice is one of the most important skills you can have as a singer. But if you’re just starting out, how can you tell if a song is actually good for your voice? Read the post. This Disc Makers post Picking the perfect song for […]
6 creative kicks in the butt for songwriters
by Charlotte Yates on March 6, 2020 at 12:41 pm
In the busy-ness of the music business, we sometimes forget to “play” music. Here are six quick exercises for jumpstarting your creativity.
Free Gig Quote Calculator For Musicians And Bands
by Adam Mezzatesta on March 6, 2020 at 12:44 am
As with any business, life as a working musician can involve some pretty monotonous and repetitive tasks, which quite frankly we could all do without. At Bands For Hire agency we’ve built our internal systems to reduce the boring everyday administrative chores and spend more time on what […]
Art & Mindfulness: 5 Ways to Cash In
by Angela Mastrogiacomo on March 5, 2020 at 5:30 pm
by Rick Goetz on March 5, 2020 at 4:00 pm
Should Musicians Co-Write? There are few more loaded topics than whether an artist should co-write. While the argument for co-writes is varied, the argument against... Read more »
Dave Matthews syndrome: why bigger is not always better
by Bruce Houghton on March 5, 2020 at 12:12 pm
Scoring a gig opening for an act like Dave Matthews in front of 10,000 people can seem like a dream come true. But will it help grow your fanbase?
The Grammy process for independent musicians
by Greg Majewski on March 4, 2020 at 10:07 pm
How to get nominated for a Grammy as an independent musician. For most viewers and musicians, the Grammy awards are what we see on TV: big-time artists and much-hyped newcomers accepting trophies in a night dominated by the major players in the music industry. But here’s the big, […]
15 of the best music website designs
by Melanie Kealey on March 4, 2020 at 2:26 pm
Design a music website to best match your brand, using these examples for inspiration.
5 Non-Traditional Ways to Make Money As a Musician
by Angela Mastrogiacomo on March 3, 2020 at 8:23 pm
How to avoid music business scams
by Randy Chertkow and Jason Feehan on March 3, 2020 at 3:45 pm
By Disc Makers' Author Randy Chertkow and Jason Feehan There are tons of legitimate music services, but the scammers are out there, too. Use these four questions to evaluate any service you're thinking of using and avoid getting suckered into something you'll regret. Read the post. This Disc Makers […]
Should DIY Musicians Promote Their Own Shows?
by 60 Second Music Marketing on March 3, 2020 at 8:52 am
As a DIY Musician, should you ditch the promoter and promote your local shows yourself? That's the topic of today's show!
How to promote your next song on Spotify
by Chris Robley on March 2, 2020 at 8:58 pm
How do I reach more listeners on Spotify? Gaining traction on Spotify often involves planning and effort. You shouldn’t rush to get your music released as soon as possible. Sure, CD Baby can deliver a single to Spotify in a matter of days, but you’ll get way more from your release if […]
How to survive as a musician in the 21st century
by Lee Purcell on February 28, 2020 at 3:42 pm
By Disc Makers' Author Lee Purcell We hear from consummate indie artist Jim Infantino to get some real-world advice about cultivating relationships, merch and physical product, and being creative with how you survive as a musician in the 21st century. Read the post. This Disc Makers post How to […]
Licensing 101: How to Get Started & Start Making Money From Your Music
by Angela Mastrogiacomo on February 26, 2020 at 7:38 pm
10 Ways To Collaborate With Other Musicians
by Liam Duncan on February 26, 2020 at 12:01 am
Collaborating with other musicians is one of the most powerful ways to propel your career. Independent artists face two major challenges: 1) being seen and heard by wider audience, and 2) constantly having to be in creative mode, writing and releasing new Collaborating with other artists can help […]
Get bluesy with Mixolydian and the Mixo-Dorian Blues
by Scott McCormick on February 25, 2020 at 7:24 pm
By Disc Makers' Author Scott McCormick Study up on the Mixolydian Mode, queue up a nice Mixo chord progression, and you’ll see why guitar masters like Eddie Van Halen, Angus Young, and Duane Allman all love Mixo-Dorian Blues. Read the post. This Disc Makers post Get bluesy with Mixolydian and […]
How To Write A Good Band Bio
by 60 Second Music Marketing on February 25, 2020 at 11:12 am
How do you write a good artist biog? This weeks show will tell you all you need to know!
Your Email is an Unwelcome Kiss from an Ugly Stranger
by Rick Goetz on February 25, 2020 at 6:00 am
(And the Other Top 4 Reasons Your Email Isn't Being Returned)
7 Cities To Hit On Your Spring Tour
by Angela Mastrogiacomo on February 24, 2020 at 9:51 pm