Stages | Every Artist Every Stage

Stages is designed to take your music to the next level

What is Stages? As your career advances, our full range of artist services moves with you, unlocking new opportunities for your music. Artists who qualify can receive exclusives like playlist pitching and expedited release inspection. And the best part is these additional services are absolutely FREE.

Melody Federer

With promotional campaign support and placements on YouTube’s “Coffee Shop Blend” and “Best New Indie” playlists, CD Baby helped singer-songwriter Melody Federer grow her audience 850% in 2020, inspiring Amazon Music to make her the face of its Breakthrough Alternative Playlist in September of last year.

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Who it’s for

Emerging artists with up to 20k followers or monthly listeners.

If you’re an emerging artist, our standard services will give your career a powerful boost with global distribution, free promotional tools, and other essential services.

  • Global distribution to the world’s top music platforms
  • Social video monetization on YouTube, Instagram, and Facebook
  • Publishing administration
  • Sync licensing
  • Analytics and weekly payments
  • CD and vinyl manufacturing and fulfillment
  • Free music-promo tools
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Who it’s for

Rising artists with more than 20k followers or monthly listeners.

As your music career accelerates, CD Baby Plus lets you move even faster with expedited distribution and other special perks.

Everything above, plus:

  • Expedited service, inspection, and delivery to DSPs
  • Playlisting on CD Baby-owned playlists
  • First access to new DSP features
  • Applying for verification on Instagram, TikTok
  • Upload custom clips to TikTok
  • The opportunity to utilize’s state of the art MAP (Managed Ads Program) service.
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Who it’s for

Established artists with over 60k monthly followers or monthly listeners.

CD Baby Label Services offers you personalized, hands-on support, including editorial pitching and full customization privileges on select music platforms.

Everything above, plus:

  • Editorial pitching for new releases
  • Fast-tracked Pandora Radio approval
  • Video Delivery to Apple
  • Apply for Spotify’s Discovery Mode
  • Automatically generated smart links through


CD Baby’s Label Services team saw growth in Glassio’s streaming numbers and helped pitch a string of singles to playlist editors over several months. Editorial support from DSPs like Spotify, Apple, and Amazon boosted Glassio’s streams and earnings almost 10X, and helped land him an advance deal for his next album release.

Fill out the form below to see if you qualify for CD Baby Plus or CD Baby Label Services.