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Top 10 CD Baby Albums: March 2014

by Disc Makers April 1, 2014

George DonaldsonInvincibleCountry Roots: Classical Sound - The Texas Tenors
Here are the 10 best-selling albums in March: See all 10…

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Help the soundman get you a great live music mix

by Michael Gallant March 20, 2014

Help the soundman An organized soundcheck can give band members and sound engineers the tools they need to craft an excellent live music mix, while a chaotic one can suck up valuable minutes – and good will. Some bands do sound checks like complete pros, others are just a mess with everybody onstage playing at the same time, nobody listening, and lots of noise and yelling. Read more.

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Top 10 CD Baby Albums: February 2014

by Disc Makers March 3, 2014

InvincibleKuntry - Jawga BoyzArchangel
Here are the 10 best-selling albums in February: See all 10…

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Top 10 CD Baby Albums: January 2014

by Disc Makers February 3, 2014

InvincibleArchangelSkyWorld
Here are the 10 best-selling albums in January: See all 10…

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Top 10 CD Baby Albums December 2013

by Disc Makers January 2, 2014

Ryan Kelly Starbomb The Texas Tenors
Here are the 10 best-selling albums in December: See all 10…

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25 notable musicians who died in 2013

by Andre Calilhanna December 13, 2013

25 Lou ReedEchoes pays tribute to 25 of the music icons, music industry contributors, and legendary musicians who died in 2013, including Leroy “Sugarfoot” Bonner, Patty Andrews, Reg Presley, Lou Reed, Cleotha Staples, Alvin Lee, Clive Burr, Bobbie Smith, Phil Ramone, Ray Manzarek, Cedric Brooks, Jeff Hanneman, Richie Havens, George Jones, Cordell “Boogie” Mosson, Marvin Junior, Allen Lanier, and Bobby Bland. Read more

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Isolation headphones and your home recording

by Keith Hatschek and Jeff Crawford December 11, 2013

EX-25 isolation headphonesWhether as a front-of-house live performance mixer, a remote broadcast/recording engineer working in a church or club, a recording engineer working on a studio session, or simply recording instruments in your modest one-room home recording studio, being isolated from your audio sound source is essential to producing a quality finished product. In order to make the best decisions about levels, EQs, dynamics, or effects, it’s necessary to hear the uncolored sound on its own. Read more

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Top 10 Cd Baby Albums November 2013

by Disc Makers December 2, 2013

Neil Byrne and Ryan Kelly Invincible Archangel
Here are the 10 best-selling albums in November: See all 10…

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Desktop Wallpaper December 2013 Edition – Inspired by The London Suede’s “Pantomime Horse”

by Disc Makers November 27, 2013

December Wallpaper The talented designers in our Design Studio created twelve original works of art (one for each month) that feature some of our favorite songs. Each month we will post a new design, in six common desktop sizes, so you can use them as your desktop wallpaper. December’s wallpaper features “Pantomime Horse” by The London Suede. Click here to get yours!

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Gigging, touring, and performance contract tips

by Michael Gallant November 27, 2013

Performance contract adviceThe great drummer Art Blakey once said, “If you’re not appearing, you’re disappearing.” That’s the bottom line. The way the music business is structured, the live end is all-important to most artists. The talent buyers at venues are in the business of booking talent. Ideally, artists go through dedicated booking agents. That is the goal then, to ultimately attract a booking agent to represent you. Read more.

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Make Black Friday Record Store Day

by Disc Makers November 22, 2013

Black Friday Record Store Day promotionRecord Store Day, a celebration of the enduring importance and coolness of the independent record store, is held on the third Saturday of April every year. RSD also works throughout the year to do special promotions and help create releases to bring awareness and focus to its membership of nearly 1,000 indie record stores, and Black Friday is a big day for the group. Read more.

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Making magic when things go wrong on stage

by Michael Gallant November 14, 2013

Don't panic when things go wrong on stageRegardless of how many times you’ve rehearsed, unexpected events can strike and go wrong on stage. Whether it’s equipment blowing up, power going out, your drummer suddenly having an incapacitating allergy attack, or some overly drunk fan trying to “help” you sing that final chorus at the mic, snafus happen to even the biggest artists at the classiest venues. So what can be done to deal? Read more.

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Top 10 Cd Baby Albums October 2013

by Disc Makers November 4, 2013

Neil Byrne and Ryan Kelly Invincible jawgaboyz
Here are the 10 best-selling albums in October: See all 10…

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Desktop Wallpaper November 2013 Edition – Inspired by Destroyer Destroyer’s “Daddy Long Legs”

by Disc Makers October 28, 2013

November Wallpaper The talented designers in our Design Studio created twelve original works of art (one for each month) that feature some of our favorite songs. Each month we will post a new design, in six common desktop sizes, so you can use them as your desktop wallpaper. November’s wallpaper features “Daddy Long Legs” by Destroyer Destroyer. Click here to get yours!

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Independent Musician Sweepstakes – Enter Now!

by Disc Makers October 14, 2013

 Independent Musician SweepstakesDisc Makers, CD Baby, and Sweetwater have partnered with Yamaha, PreSonus, Ibanez, Fender, Line 6, Shure, and Ultimate Support to create the Independent Musician Sweepstakes – our biggest home recording sweepstakes ever. The Grand Prize, worth over $20,000, features everything an independent musician needs to record, mix, manufacture, and sell your next CD. Read more.

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