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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
Free guides for musicians
Free guides for musicians
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How to Promote Your Music: 50 Quick Promo Ideas

No budget? No time? No problem.

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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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CD Baby's TikTok Guide for Musicians

Building your audience with short-form video

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Music Publishing 101

Make the most money from your music

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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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The 30-Minute YouTube Bootcamp for Musicians

Turn your YouTube presence into a real promotional tool and revenue stream.

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A Publishing Split Sheet for Co-Songwriters

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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Remarketing for Musicians

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

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Getting Your Songs on Spotify Playlists

A streaming success guide for DIY Musicians

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Making Money from Digital Music

An independent musician’s introduction to the new music industry

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