Stages | Every Artist Every Stage

Take your music career to the next level.

Stages offers you a full range of valuable artist services. As your career advances, Stages moves with you, unlocking new opportunities to promote your music and grow your audience. Artists who qualify can receive exclusives like playlist pitching and expedited release inspection. The best part is that these additional services are absolutely FREE.

Melody Federer

With promotional campaign support and placements on YouTube’s “Coffee Shop Blend” and “Best New Indie” playlists, CD Baby helped singer-songwriter Melody Federer grow her audience 850% in 2020, inspiring Amazon Music to make her the face of its Breakthrough Alternative Playlist in September of last year.

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Who it’s for

Your fanbase is growing: People are starting to leave comments on your videos, add you to personal playlists, and follow you on social media. If you tour, you are playing local venues.

If you’re an emerging artist, our standard services will give your career a powerful boost with global distribution, free promotional tools, and other essential services.

  • Global distribution to the world’s top music platforms
  • Social video monetization on YouTube, Instagram, and Facebook
  • Publishing administration
  • Sync licensing
  • Analytics and weekly payments
  • CD and vinyl manufacturing and fulfillment
  • Free music-promo tools
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Who it’s for

Your fanbase has reached a tipping point: More people are pre-adding your music, and some curated playlists are taking notice of you. You release new music regularly and support those releases with marketing plans. If you tour, you are playing larger venues farther from home.

As your music career accelerates, CD Baby Plus lets you move even faster with expedited distribution and other special perks.

Everything above, plus:

  • Free Submissions
  • Expedited service, inspection, and delivery to DSPs
  • Playlisting on CD Baby-owned playlists
  • First access to new DSP features
  • Applying for verification on Instagram and TikTok
  • The opportunity to utilize’s state of the art MAP (Managed Ads Program) service.
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Who it’s for

You are driving significant traffic to streaming services, and you have a passionate fanbase that comes to see you at larger venues. They want to see you on partner playlists and wish you would release music more often.

CD Baby Label Services offers you personalized, hands-on support, including editorial pitching and full customization privileges on select music platforms.

Everything above, plus:

  • Editorial pitching for new releases
  • Fast-tracked Pandora approval
  • Video delivery to Apple
  • Automatically generated smart links through


CD Baby’s Label Services team saw growth in Glassio’s streaming numbers and helped pitch a string of singles to playlist editors over several months. Editorial support from DSPs like Spotify, Apple, and Amazon boosted Glassio’s streams and earnings almost 10X, and helped land him an advance deal for his next album release.

Fill out the form below to see if you qualify for CD Baby Plus or CD Baby Label Services.