CD Baby’s DIY Musician Conference is coming up: August 16-18, 2019, in Austin, TX! If you’ve been to this annual event before when it was held in Nashville or Chicago, you know that it’s designed to educate, empower, and inspire... Read more →


Guest post by Abby Noroozi, music & media growth manager at rock paper scissors  If you look at top playlists on the big music streaming services like Spotify, it can seem like only the most mainstream major label artists benefit. So why should you spend your time, energy, and money on streaming and playlisting? Read more →


Musicians and performing artists know they have to think like small business owners. Where do you find business support when music is your business? Local, regional, and federal resources for small businesses abound, but few are targeted specifically to the needs of creatives in the arts and entertainment fields. I asked Jocelyn Celaya about her work filling that gap. Read more →


Does anyone ever get to see everything they want to at APAP? There’s an overwhelming number of showcases scattered throughout Manhattan and the boroughs featuring artists that are famous, unknown, and everything in between. Ron Kadish and Ben Michaels, APAP veterans, managed to catch a few of this year’s global music shows despite their busy schedules as rock paper scissors publicists. I asked them for a rundown of the APAP experiences that were their personal favorites of 2019. Read more →


A Q&A With Billboard Senior Analyst Glenn Peoples About Nielsen’s 2014 End-of-Year Report Because world music recordings rarely top overall sales or airplay charts, few mainstream industry analyses explore what’s happening in the eclectic global category. Statistics company Nielsen Music’s... Read more →