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CD Baby artists who are nominated for 2020 Grammys

Over 50 current and former CD Baby artists nominated for 2020 Grammys

CD Baby already saw 18 of our artists nominated for the Latin Grammys last month (more on their success at the ceremony soon), and our artists are continuing their success at the U.S. Grammys. Over 50 current or former CD Baby artists have been nominated across nearly as many categories. It’s a perfect showcase for …

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CD Baby celebrates artists at the Latin Grammys

Last year, CD Baby celebrated 20 years of helping independent musicians achieve their dreams. This November, another venerable institution hit the two-decade mark: the Latin Grammys held its 20th ceremony recognizing excellence in the fields of Spanish and Portuguese-language music. From the very start, CD Baby has celebrated and appreciated the huge number of Latin …

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CD Baby artists who are nominated for 2020 Grammys

Over 50 current and former CD Baby artists nominated for 2020 Grammys

CD Baby already saw 18 of our artists nominated for the Latin Grammys last month (more on their success at the ceremony soon), and our artists are continuing their success at the U.S. Grammys. Over 50 current or former CD Baby artists have been nominated across nearly as many categories. It’s a perfect showcase for …

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5 tips for sending better holiday emails to your fans

5 tips for sending better holiday emails to your fans

Did you know a huge percentage of all annual music sales happen in the last six weeks of the year? That makes sense, since end-of-year sales spike for books, clothes, and almost every other product on the market (except for bug spray and bathing suits). And this trend isn’t just physical; streaming activity generally sees …

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TELL YOUR FANS: 1¢ shipping on 3 or more CDs at CD Baby (now through the holidays)

TELL YOUR FANS: 1¢ shipping on 3 or more CDs at CD Baby (now through the holidays)

‘Tis the season to give the gift of great independent music, including YOUR music! And here’s a sweet holiday treat for your fans and loved ones: When they purchase 3 or more CDs or vinyl records from CD Baby — now through the holidays — we’ll ship them all for a penny! 5 CDs? 1 …

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A musician's guide to Music Publishing

Music Publishing Explained | DIY Musician Blog

Music publishing is the exploitation of a song’s composition copyright. The composition of a song is the lyrics and melody as written by one or more songwriters. This is an important distinction to make between the two types of copyright we covered in our Copyright 101 guide: the difference between the composition copyright and the …

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Earning money from your music recordings

All the ways to make money from your recordings

Making money from your sound recording involves the exploitation of that copyright. But what is your copyright?  As we covered in our Copyright 101 article, copyright signifies the ownership of intellectual property by a person or group. In the case of a sound recording specifically, if you own that recording, you have control over what …

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