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…

Want to Make a Living? Be Everywhere.

Selling OutThe visually-oriented blog Information is Beautiful just posted some interesting stats and graphs displaying how much independent artists must sell through various channels online in order to earn the US minimum wage. It didn’t come as any surprise to us to see CD Baby’s name come up for ALL the channels through which you can sell music to your fans, but it is nice to see what we already knew confirmed by an outside study. Read more…

CD Baby Introduces the Classical Music Podcast

Explore the best in independently-released Concert Hall music from the Baroque era through modern Avant Garde. CD Baby is home to thousands of fine Classical recordings and each month we’ll share some highlights from our collection in this podcast. We’d love for you to check it out on itunes and give it a good rating. The debut episode features the work of Brahms, as performed by cellist David Requiro with the highly respected pianist Elizabeth DeMio. The San Francisco Chronicle has said of David’s playing “Young lion tames old masters.” The duo’s elegant and charming sound is winning fans worldwide. You can check out their album at http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/requirodemio. Read more…