When it comes to sustaining your music career, is social mediaâ€¦ Dead? Dying? A zombie? Still the greatest tool we have, even though itâ€™s killing our souls one post or doomscroll at a time? In this episode, Kevin and Chris take stock of the state of affairs with social media and its ability to move a music career forward.
Archives for January 2022
Contrary to the old idiom, people DO judge a book by its cover. And the same goes for music. If your releaseâ€™s cover artwork is blurry, unnecessarily cluttered or just downright ugly, it could put off potential fans before they even click â€œPlay.â€ In Part 1 of our 3-part series on cover art, we warn artists about some common mistakes, as well as provide guidelines you want to follow so your distribution goes smoothly.
Given that thereâ€™s no ONE path to success these days, CD Baby has made sure to empower artists in a myriad of ways: digital music revenue, publishing administration, sync licensing, physical manufacturing and distribution, social video monetization, label services, and more. Thatâ€™s a LOT of the music industry right there. Which also means we have a lot of experts in-house who are shaping the present with an eye to the future. In this episode, Kevin and Chris discuss what their predictions were for the music business in 2022, particularly as it relates to independent artists. Do you have a prediction to share?