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Music Marketing: How to Dominate in a Niche Market

Music Marketing: How to Dominate in a Niche Market

Throughout his music career, Simon Tam has dominated not just one niche market, but many. It’s impressive, it’s inspiring, it’s frustrating (in a damn, I wish I’d thought of that kind of way), and he does it again and again. In 2019, Simon dropped some of that knowledge and inspiration on CD Baby’s DIY Musician …

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Booking the right venue for your band: what you need to know

Booking the right venue for your band: what you need to know

If you’re an up-and-coming musician, you’ve come to terms with an undeniable fact. Your art is also a business. The success of your enterprise depends on your marketing acumen just as much as your ability to make music. And if you want to see progress, you’ll need to spend time outside your studio, away from …

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18 CD Baby Artists Nominated for Latin Grammys

18 CD Baby Artists Nominated for Latin Grammys

CD Baby artists have made huge showings at the Latin Grammys in recent years, and 2019 is no different. This year’s ceremony in Las Vegas will see 18 Latin-language CD Baby artists nominated across 10 categories: Best Instrumental Album: Gustavo Casenave — Considered by the Uruguayan press to be “one of the best pianists of our …

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How to be wildly successful at licensing your songs to TV, film, and ads

How to be wildly successful at licensing your songs to TV, film, and ads

[This article was written by Cathy Heller, a singer/songwriter who has had great success licensing her music to hundreds of TV shows, commercials, and films.] There are many factors that contribute to an artist’s success in music licensing. Here are the top three things you can do boost your music’s chances of being placed in …

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Why artists loved the 2019 DIY Musician Conference

Why artists loved the 2019 DIY Musician Conference

What makes this weekend so much better than other music industry events? We asked artists who were there, and it’s clear they loved attending as much as we loved hosting: “I have never been so excited and inspired.” “This is your chance to really meet people who are doing what you’re doing.” “Anything you feel …

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CD Baby artists placed in major TV shows

CD Baby artists placed in major TV shows

If you’ve watched the most recent seasons of some popular Netflix, Hulu, and basic cable shows, you’ve likely heard songs by CD Baby artists used in an episode. A post on BroadwayWorld.com today highlights sync placements by CD Baby artists on: Stranger Things Narcos SEAL Team and ads for major companies like Volkswagen and Jeep …

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