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Free Musician Guides

Get expert advice on music promotion, touring, and more!

Looking for tried-and-true promotion tips, advice from the experts, or just a good old-fashioned kick in the pants? CD Baby’s musician guides are the perfect way to energize your music career. Download our free instructional PDFs and get your music career moving forward.

Free guides for musicians
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The Complete Music Distribution Checklist

Make sure you’ve got everything ready to go for successful worldwide distribution.

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How to Promote Your Music: 50 Quick Promo Ideas

No budget? No time? No problem.

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CD Baby's TikTok Guide for Musicians

Building your audience with short-form video

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A Publishing Split Sheet for Collaborators

This simple 3-step template will help you avoid legal disputes down the road. Songwriting publishing made easy from CD Baby.

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Vocal Technique for Beginners

Follow these 10 steps to become a better singer.

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Email Marketing For Musicians

Six steps to growing and monetizing your email list

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Christmas Songs in the Public Domain

Recording and releasing holiday music the legal way!

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Marketing Your Music 101

Essential tips for getting your music out there

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Remarketing for Musicians

A better way to tell your story, build a loyal fanbase, and drive music sales online.

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