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How Royalties From Soundexchange Kept Our Band Together

How Royalties From Soundexchange Kept Our Band Together

Here keyboardist Justin Wiseman of The Rocketboys reveals how royalties earned from SoundExchange helped revitalize his independent band in its darkest hour, and why other independent artists should make it priority to register with the service. Guest post by Justin Wiseman of The Rocketboys for SoundExchange I’m not saying anything that everybody doesn’t already know — ...

A New Strategy For Releasing Music

A New Strategy For Releasing Music

As the music industry continues to change, so too must the strategy for releasing music. With the single once again more important than the album, artists and labels both big and small are having to reevaluate when to make their material available, and in what capacity. Guest post by Bobby Owsinski on Music 3.0 A new strategy ...

5 Simple Ways To Drive More Video Views On YouTube

5 Simple Ways To Drive More Video Views On YouTube

For artists with a song and video they've worked hard on and are eager to share with fans, there are several ways to optimize content on YouTube in such a way as to drive up fan engagement. Here we look five easy ways. Guest post by Chris Robley of DIY Musican Let’s assume you’ve got great ...

How To Run A Successful Crowdfunding Campaign: 10 Tips

How To Run A Successful Crowdfunding Campaign: 10 Tips

Once you've got your music ready to go, the costs of making a record may quickly cause you to turn to crowdfunding, but doing so successfully is no easy task, and will necessitate massive amounts of persistence and hard work. Guest post by Leah Waldo of Berklee College of Music So you’ve got some killer tunes, ...

5 Steps To Get Your Music On Spotify, Apple Music Playlists

5 Steps To Get Your Music On Spotify, Apple Music Playlists

With the streaming age now a present reality, playlist placement has become a critical part of any band or artists release strategy. Here we look at five important steps to follow in order to give your music the best shot possible at landing on key playlists. Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0 Getting your ...

CD Baby Adds Free Marketing Tools via Show.co Acquisition

CD Baby Adds Free Marketing Tools via Show.co Acquisition

Last year when CD Baby aquired Show.co, it said that it had “big plans" for the digital music marketing platform. Now we know what they are- free integration into the CD Baby artists dashboard. Indie music distributor and royalty administration service CD Baby, is integrating the marketing services of its latest acquisition, Show.co, into its artist dashboard. Show.co ...

Indie Artists Can't Afford To Skip Streaming: A Look At The Numbers

Indie Artists Can't Afford To Skip Streaming: A Look At The Numbers

In this illuminating look at a year in streaming, CD Baby CEO Tracy Maddux examines how indie artists are beginning to see appreciable payouts from online streaming services, although other revenue sources still remain important and valuable. Guest post by Tracy Maddux, CEO of CD Baby It was a watershed year for the half-million or so artists and ...

Best Time, Frequency For Sending Your Event Emails

Best Time, Frequency For Sending Your Event Emails

An oldie but a goodie, email remains one of the most effective and powerful tools in your event promotion toolkit, but to optimize its effectiveness, one must plan for the best times and proper intervals at which to send said emails out. Guest post by Maddie Veal of Eventbrite Email is a direct line to potential ...

5 Essential Tools For DIY Music PR

5 Essential Tools For DIY Music PR

In the current music economy, up and coming artists are often expected to do work traditionally handled by labels and A&Rs themselves, including most of the leg work when it comes to PR. Here we look at five must-have tools for the independent artist working to break into the industry. Guest post Tyler Allen of the ...


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