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Music Industry Changes Coming in 2022

Music predictions for 2022 | DIY Musician

“Unprecedented.” Tired of that word yet? It’s apt though. 2021 (or “2020, Part 2”) was… unprecedented. The music industry had been changing fast, but the pandemic accelerated all kinds of experimentation in 2021: Legacy songwriter catalogs got bought and sold like mad Some platforms started leaning towards more user-centric payment models NFTs captured all the …

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Building your fanbase with Show.co

Three ways to get more streams, more followers, and more fans through Show.co

All CD Baby artists get free access to Show.co—a suite of cool music promotion tools that can help you build your following. These are the same tools I use for my new releases, and thousands of other indie artists do too. Below are three examples of how you can use Show.co’s tools for your own …

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How to Put Previously Released Singles on an Album

It’s no secret the current music industry is a singles-driven business. That’s why we always recommend new artists release singles first, before a full album. Singles not only allow you to verify your artist profile on the streaming platforms; they can also help you get placed on playlists and build hype for future releases. But …

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Pitch Your New Music to Amazon Music’s Playlists

Have you ever been listening to a playlist on Amazon Music and wondered how you can place your own music alongside your favorite artists? Now you can with Amazon Music for Artists’ New Release Pitch Tool! This new feature allows artists to pitch their music directly to Amazon’s playlist curators for consideration. If accepted, Amazon’s …

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How Abel Capella Increased His Monthly Listeners from 540 to 16k in Three Months

Abel Capella used CD Baby’s Release Plan Generator map a strategy for his single “Só Vem.” This is his story. While Capella is an experienced indie musician, he was still a newcomer in the world of digital distribution. He decided to jump in headfirst with CD Baby. The digital music environment is constantly changing, and …

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