Self release on CDbaby. Help!

Georgebakh

New Member
Hello

Thats my first time self release on CDbaby . Could someone help me how to upload my track on this distributor step by step ? Im little bit intimidated and need to find image licensing for music cover too.

Thanks

George
 

Manaberry

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It's mandatory if you don't want to provide royalty free music.

As soon as possible, register your music to a PRO (based on your country).
By registering your music there, you will protect your pieces from being deposited by someone else. Also, the PRO will do its best to collect your royalties.
 
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Georgebakh

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I thought it would be copyrighted by default after uploading song on distributors. Whithout that why they are allowed to use my song When its officially published all major platforms?
 
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Georgebakh

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Copyright & PRO are different things.

You own the copyright, the moment you create the piece. It not necessary but suggested to get it registered by the office as well for several reasons, you can check more here: https://www.copyright.gov/help/faq/faq-general.html#what
Thank you


Could you point me where can i get single photo licensing for music cover ? Majority of them require monthly payment which i do not need
 

tav.one

Life is Good
Thank you


Could you point me where can i get single photo licensing for music cover ? Majority of them require monthly payment which i do not need
Are you talking about the cover art? I’ve never felt the need to licence that. I don’t think its needed, but would like to know what you think.
 
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Georgebakh

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Are you talking about the cover art? I’ve never felt the need to licence that. I don’t think its needed, but would like to know what you think.

Yeah i mean cover art to title song and artists name . I'm actually looking for ''Autumn'' photo
 

tav.one

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I think I misunderstood before. I thought you already have an art and want to copyright that as well.

Yeah Unsplash for free and I think many others do have single photo licenses, I don’t think you’ll need anything more than unsplash.
 
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Georgebakh

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As long as you're not selling the photo as is, its ok to use it as artwork.
Run into another issue , is that important to name song details before uploading ? i've got wave format from engineer but windows properties does not allow me to title song in all aspect year/album name/composer and etc
what should i do?
 

tav.one

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Run into another issue , is that important to name song details before uploading ? i've got wave format from engineer but windows properties does not allow me to title song in all aspect year/album name/composer and etc
what should i do?
Wav format can’t carry tags. You’ll add all the info in CDBaby, it will actually ask for tons of info about the song so don’t worry about it.