CD Baby Publishing Collections Now Exceed $10MM

CD Baby’s music publishing service, CD Baby Pro Publishing, has collected more than $10MM on behalf of its songwriters and performing artists. Powered by sister company Songtrust, CD Baby Pro Publishing now manages 1.7MM songs.

The millions of dollars in royalties is money music creators would otherwise struggle to collect in full on their own. The company’s global collections infrastructure supports an increasing number of artists and songwriters who strive for true independence and want to forge their own careers with complete creative control. Continue reading “CD Baby Publishing Collections Now Exceed $10MM”

CD Baby Introduces New Interactive Ad Tool

CD Baby’s marketing and promotional platform Show.co has found that its new interactive ads get 4x the engagement compared to static ads.

This new offering in the Ad Builder tool lets you create an ad automatically from Spotify, Apple Music, SoundCloud, or YouTube links, making it easy for a busy artist to jump in and get the word out about their latest release or weekly livestream. These ads reach real music fans targeted based on genre interests. Continue reading “CD Baby Introduces New Interactive Ad Tool”

El Alfa and CD Baby’s Creator Services Team Collaborate to Get the World to Dance with El Androide

El Alfa, the Dominican mastermind behind dembow’s growing global fan base, has remained staunchly independent, while becoming wildly successful both in the Latin music scene and in cross-over collaborations with mainstream US artists.

El Alfa has collaborated with a who’s who of Latin, hip hop, and electronic music during the past 2 years, including Major Lazer, Cardi B, Daddy Yankee, Lil Pump, Farruko, J. Balvin, and Bad Bunny. Continue reading “El Alfa and CD Baby’s Creator Services Team Collaborate to Get the World to Dance with El Androide”

CD Baby Hires First International Representatives in India, Continues Fast-Paced Global Expansion

CD Baby has announced the hiring of a notable Indian music professional to its rapidly expanding network of international representatives. It is the first large international artist services and distribution company to do so. Continue reading “CD Baby Hires First International Representatives in India, Continues Fast-Paced Global Expansion”

CD Baby’s Show.co Puts Major Label-Strength Spotify Marketing Campaigns in Easy Reach of all its Artists

Spotify has proven vital to emerging and independent artists for distribution and income–and now as a launch pad for serious marketing efforts. From a tiny fraction of overall listening ten years ago to a huge slice now, streaming platforms provide a new place for independent artists to actively engage fans.

Thanks to CD Baby’s recent new offerings via marketing platform Show.co, artists have more ways to reach listeners and build an audience. The coolest feature: pre-save campaigns that automatically convert post-release to “save,” a feature unique to CD Baby and show.co. It’s like the beloved iTunes pre-sale links, but for a new streaming reality.

CD Baby offers a set of tools that opens up possibilities once only within the reach of major labels–free to all CD Baby artists. Continue reading “CD Baby’s Show.co Puts Major Label-Strength Spotify Marketing Campaigns in Easy Reach of all its Artists”

CD Baby Brings DIY Musician Conference to Nashville for First Time this Summer

CD Baby will bring the DIY Musician Conference to Nashville August 24-27, 2017.

It will turn Music City into a temporary hub for one of the most dynamic parts of the music business: the indie music scene, the musicians of all backgrounds and styles who shape their own careers, on their own terms.

The conference is the largest event dedicated to musicians of any genre who share a common professional approach. Last year’s meeting in Chicago attracted artists from 44 different states and 15 different countries.

“Independent musicians and small boutique labels are one of the fastest growing segments of the market, and they share a lot of concerns,” explains CD Baby’s Kevin Breuner. “No matter what kind of music you make, no matter where you are in your career, you need similar advice and support, and we program the conference in direct response to the questions and concerns we hear from musicians.” Continue reading “CD Baby Brings DIY Musician Conference to Nashville for First Time this Summer”