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Collabs, socials and more: international marketing for Chinese artists

The inaugural Music Ally China Digital Summit is taking place this week, and a panel session today focused on international marketing, with a particular focus on Chinese artists. "Outside of China, the main Chinese music...
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The five E’s of fan engagement in music marketing (guest column)

This is a guest post by Sandra Croft (Artist & Promotions Representative, UK & EU) and Henriette Heimdal (Market Development, UK & EU), of CD Baby. This is their five-point strategy for "transforming audiences into fans"...
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CD Baby’s YouTube Music revenues more than doubled in 2020

Distributor CD Baby says that it collected more than $125m of streaming revenues for its artists in 2020, which was 13.9% year-on-year growth. As in 2019, Spotify accounted for the biggest share of those revenues: 40% in...
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CD Baby expands into Africa by hiring industry veteran

Acquisitions are shaking up the distribution market, but aggressive global expansion is also a key trend this year. CD Baby’s latest spreading of its corporate wings is to Africa, where veteran management and publishing...
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Tommy Boy president: ‘YouTube could become our number one DSP’

Friday saw the first ever Music Ally TV weekly show, broadcast using video-conferencing platform Zoom. Our guests included Rosie Lopez, president of Tommy Boy, and the topic at hand was YouTube. "We're feeling very optimistic...
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Downtown Music Holdings’ latest acquisition is… FUGA

Downtown Music Holdings, the parent company of Downtown Music Publishing and Songtrust, is buying distributor and music/tech services company FUGA, for an undisclosed amount. The deal comes just 10 months after Downtown...
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TuneCore and CD Baby move into China with Tencent deal

Acts distributed by TuneCore and CD Baby will now be available to listeners in China – or, to be more precise, listeners who use Tencent’s music offerings. The deals cover QQ Music, KuGou and Kuwo, who collectively reach 652m...
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CD Baby will use Audible Magic to spot infringing music

A number of prominent artists have suffered from ‘fake uploads’ to streaming services recently, including Beyoncé, Rihanna and SZA. Attention has focused on how these artists’ old recordings were uploaded to DSPs as...
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Downtown Music snaps up CD Baby as part of AVL acquisition

Downtown Music Publishing’s parent firm is acquiring AVL Digital Group, the company that includes distributors CD Baby, DashGo and Soundrop, as well as video-monetisation outfit AdRev. In its announcement of the deal,...
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CD Baby adds more staff for global expansion

Music distributor CD Baby is on an expansion drive, announcing a group of new hires to help build its business in various continents. Indie Week CEO Darryl Hurs will be the company’s new representative in Canada, for example,...
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CD Baby becomes ‘preferred’ distributor for SACM in Mexico

Distribution firm CD Baby has inked an interesting deal with publishing-rights organisation SACM in Mexico. “CD Baby will be offering free standard submissions to all registered SACM members,” explained the distributor....
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CD Baby artists earned more than $100m in royalties in 2018

Distributor CD Baby has published a big figure for its business in 2018: “well over” $100m of payouts to earnings for the independent artists who use its service. (Update: ‘earnings’ is a more accurate way...