Nearly $42 million paid to independent artists by CD Baby in 2011!

CD BabyThe united state of independent music is thriving big time, and we have the numbers to back it up. CD Baby put together this infographic to highlight some of the key figures from 2011. Highlights include nearly $42 million paid out to musicians, close to 4 million songs distributed, and over 61,000 new albums and almost 30,000 new singles added in 2011. Check out the infographic for more details.

Hot Links! How Hyperlinks Can Make Your Music Easier to Find Online

hot linksDid you know that the hyperlinks you create can boost your search engine ranking and improve your web presence? It’s true! Using relevant link text when you link back to your website, Facebook, Twitter, MySpace etc. will boost and broaden the search ranking of the page you are linking to. These keyword-studded “back links” will make it easier for your fans to find your web pages in search engines like Google, Yahoo, and Bing because these pages will rank better in search results. Read more…

Why You Shouldn’t Post YouTube Links on Facebook

FacebookWhen you place a link to a YouTube or Vimeo video in your Facebook feed, viewers will have the ability to “like” and “share” that particular post. However, when they share it with their friends, there are no guarantees that all those folks out there enjoying the content you created will actually visit YOUR Facebook page. But thanks to a little-known Facebook feature, you’ll ensure that every person who watches it (no matter whose profile or page they’re looking at) will have the opportunity to “like” (become a fan) your Facebook page. Read more…

How to Create a Facebook Event for Your Shows

How to create a Facebook Event for your showsWhen you have a show to promote, you’ll want to use every means available to promote it.

This is very easy (and effective) to do with Facebook events, however a common problem is multiple band members creating separate “event” pages for the same event. What then happens is most of the mutual friends of the band will get three or four invitations to the same event, which looks like it’s three or four different events. Read more…