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How to Earn Passive Income as a Musician

How to Earn Passive Income as a Musician

Streaming revenue. Publishing royalties. CD sales. We’ve talked a lot about those revenue sources. But today we’re talking about a lesser-known source of music revenue: passive income. What is passive income? Passive income is any revenue generated after work is finished. You’ve invested in the work upfront, and now your finished product is ready to …

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How to Release an Album So People Actually Want to Buy It

How to Release an Album So People Actually Want to Buy It

Sometimes I look around at the single-dominated music landscape and think I’m the only geek on the planet who still exclusively listens to full albums anymore. Then I remember that most serious musicians still release full albums, even if (or especially if) they’ve already released a series of singles leading up to it. Yes, even …

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CD Baby Achieves YouTube Preferred Partner Status

We’re thrilled that YouTube has named CD Baby as a flagship member of their Preferred Distributor Program. What is a YouTube preferred partner? CD Baby’s inclusion in the Preferred Distributor Program means that YouTube now recommends us to artists who want to distribute music to YouTube. In addition to delivering your music to YouTube Music, …

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How to Distribute and Promote Your Music on Deezer

Deezer is an absolute music streaming powerhouse, and an important global platform you should harness to promote your music. If you live outside the United States, you’re likely aware of that already. If you live in the U.S., you might’ve only focused on more North American-centric platforms like Spotify, Apple Music, and YouTube. But Deezer …

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