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Songwriter pages and written by playlists on Spotify

How to get a Songwriter Page on Spotify

For years I’ve been dreaming of a world where ANY piece of metadata could be used by listeners to explore and group songs: songwriters, producers, beatmakers, guest features, session players, guitar solos, backwards vocal reverb, out of tune banjos, key changes, lyrical themes, and so forth. Well, Spotify has taken a big introductory step in …

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Exciting things ahead at CD Baby

The music business is evolving and we’re evolving with it

2020 is already off to an exciting start! CD Baby recently announced we’re delivering your music to TikTok. This week we partnered with Boomplay, the fastest growing music app in Africa, helping you reach a whole new market for your music. And we have big things in development for this year and beyond, including pay …

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Common cover art mistakes to avoid if you want your music on Spotify and Apple Music

Common cover art mistakes to avoid if you want your music on Spotify and Apple Music

In another article we talked about what you SHOULD do when creating cover art for your albums and singles. In this article, it’s all about what NOT to do. If you want your music to stay available on popular platforms like Spotify and Apple Music, be sure to read our cover art guidelines and steer …

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How to double the impact of the last email you sent

How to double the impact of the last email you sent

Did you just send an important email to your list? Here’s how to get more results from that same message: Duplicate the email Change the subject line slightly Segment your list according to prior engagement Create a new segment of subscribers who didn’t open the previous email Send the duplicate email to only those people …

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Creating videos to promote your music

How to make quality video content quickly AND cheaply

Musicians are getting famous from short viral videos on TikTok. Artists are finding creative ways to promote their songs through Instagram Stories. Social video ads outperform other kinds of advertising almost every time. Live streaming on Facebook and Twitch has become a regular means for audience engagement. And YouTube? YouTube is still the absolute giant.  …

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