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Kevin Breuner

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Kevin Breuner - SVP Marketing at CD Baby

The Meant4Music Podcast

Kevin Breuner is the SVP of Marketing at CD Baby and has been with CD Baby for 15 years. In that time he's seen a mountain of change, with technologies, platforms, and marketing strategies that Indie Artists can leverage to become sustainable in the industry.  I recently had the chance to sit down with him to discuss how his own super successful indie band "Small Town Poets" have navigated their way through the years and how they grew their following by using grass roots marketing methods and connecting with fans but also integrating with the newest technologies along the way. Interestingly even with all of these new technologies much of the foundations of these methods are still relevant today. He also talks about understanding and educating yourself on how today's platforms that provide a stage for indie artists actually work. Youtube still being the #1 streaming platform. A consistent pattern of release on Spotify. radio versions, live versions, acoustic versions, and covers all factor into the picture. I learned that even the Beatles did cover, lots of covers! Having a goal to be Tik Tok famous is great but also understand how the platform works and where your demographic is located in the social world. How failing is inevitable and necessary, and those who get where they want to go just need to take failure on board as a part of the landscape. Click here to learn how to work with me to grow your music career >> http://jojanzen.com

1hr 1min

8 Mar 2021

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Ep. 421 CD Baby’s Kevin Breuner Discusses Releasing Music During the COVID-19 Crisis

The Music Biz Weekly

CD Baby’s Kevin Breuner Discusses Releasing Music During the COVID-19 Crisis. Visit http://www.cdbaby.com MichaelBrandvoldMarketing · 421 CD Baby’s Kevin Breuner Discusses Releasing Music During the COVID-19 Crisis Visit Hypebot for music business news and insights. www.Hypebot.com Visit Bandsintown to manage your tour dates and communicate with your fans. www.Bandsintown.com If you are interested in speaking […]

1hr 2mins

2 Jun 2020

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Episode #320 – Charts Vs. Listeners, Studios Reopening, And CD Baby’s Kevin Breuner

Bobby Owsinski's Inner Circle Podcast

NEWSWhy the charts and what people actually listen to don't always matchA look at the Recording Academy P&E Wing recommendations for reopening studios.GUESTCD Baby VP of Marketing Kevin BreunerMy guest on the podcast this week is Kevin Breuner, who’s the SVP of Marketing for CD Baby, the host of their DIY Musician Podcast, and author of a host of helpful articles on the company’s DIY Musician blog.Kevin has spent over 20 years working in the music business, both as an artist and an industry professional. After college, he joined the Atlanta-based band Smalltown Poets who later signed a recording contract with a major label under the EMI umbrella. Their self-titled debut album sold over 200,000 copies, landing a Grammy nomination plus multiple Dove Award nominations.He's also been with CD Baby for 14 years, and knows the company and the state of music distribution extremely well.During the interview we talked about the value of thinking about marketing early in the recording process, closing down the CD Baby store, helping artists reach more fans, the value of releasing albums, the streaming music experience, and much more.On the intro I’ll take a look at why the charts and real listening doesn’t always line up, and the Record Academy P&E Wing studio reopening recommendations.var embedVars = { epId: 43331118, backgroundColor: 'white', height: '550px', showSpeakers: true };


2 Jun 2020

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New Thoughts: Kevin Breuner on CD Baby | Marketing Tips for Musicians

Music Industry City

Kevin Bruener, Vice President of Marketing at CD Baby joined Peter Schwinge for a conversation about the best days to release music, CD Baby Payouts, TikTok, Live-streaming, Advertising, Marketing tips for musicians. And what the future of the music business may look like.     Let’s get to it. ➡ IG: instagram.com/musicindustrycity 🗣FB: facebook.com/groups/musicindustrycity 🎤 Music Industry Facebook Group: http://bit.ly/MICForum Thank you to all our supporters for making Music Industry City possible. possible.


18 May 2020

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BTB Ep 222: Moving your music career forward during COVID-19 with Kevin Breuner of CD Baby

Break the Business Podcast

This week, Ryan sits down with friend-of-the-Podcast and CD Baby Marketing VP Kevin Breuner. Kevin provides some valuable insight as a musician and music executive on how artists can continue to move their careers forward during the pandemic. Ryan and Kevin talk about best practices in livestreaming and how to make the most of time spent at home. CD Baby has an excellent resource of helpful advice and links for indie artists during COVID-19, which you can find here: https://diymusician.cdbaby.com/musician-tips/covid-19-resources/.Rate/review/subscribe to the Break the Business Podcast on iTunes, SoundCloud, Stitcher, and GooglePlay. Follow Ryan @ryankair and the Break the Business Podcast @thebtbpodcast. Like Break the Business on Facebook and tell a friend about the show. Visit www.ryankairalla.com to find out more about Ryan's entertainment, education, and business projects.


5 Apr 2020

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How to Prepare for a Release with CD Baby ft. Kevin Breuner (CD Baby)

The Music Industry Chat Podcast

Kevin Breuner, the VP of Marketing at CD Baby & host of the DIY Musician Podcast drops all kind of gems about preparing for your next release. He discusses ways to build a buzz and create incentives to excite new fans. Get the full training & resources at https://www.artistcollect.com/industrychat IG: @ac_evan @kbreuner @artistcollect @cdbabymusic 


17 Mar 2020

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Coronavirus & Predictions for the Coming Year's Music Industry ft. Kevin Breuner (CD Baby)

The Music Industry Chat Podcast

We are kicking off the very first episode of the Music Industry Chat podcast with how the Corona Virus is affecting the music industry. Active musicians that rely on live gigs are already being affecting by this pandemic. We discuss ways that you can ensure your business continues to run smoothly. Make sure you subscribe & follow us on social media for more episode. Get the full training & resources at https://www.artistcollect.com/industrychat IG: @ac_evan @kbreuner @artistcollect @ac_vinnie


14 Mar 2020

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411: All Things Publishing with Kevin Breuner of CD Baby

Key Conversations

VP of Marketing at CD Baby, Kevin Breuner, graces the Key Conversations Podcast stage with invaluable information on publishing, how a publishing admin can help you collect more money, and why it matters (hint: money.) Learn more at http://www.cdbaby.com (and read more on their blog) and check out all Kevin is doing on instagram (http://www.instagram.com/kbreuner) or twitter (http://twitter.com/kbreuner). Kevin's band is Smalltown Poets: https://www.smalltownpoets.tv. Make sure to get Cheryl's Record Release template on airtable! http://inthekey.co/releasetemplate Grab Cheryl's new record- piano/ambient music for focus, mindfulness and growth at www.iamaluminary.com Listen at: inthekey.co/keypodcast, more resources at inthekey.co/resultsSupport the show (http://www.paypal.me/cbemusic)


5 Mar 2020

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Kevin Breuner: VP of marketing at CD Baby, Grammy nominated recording artist .

"Charron Zone" Music-Business-Life

Kevin Breuner, Grammy nominated recording artist with Smalltown Poets , Vice President marketing at CD Baby, founder and Co-host of the CD Baby DIY Musician Podcast : Kevin Breunerwww.SmallTownPoets.tvwww.CdBaby.com


24 Feb 2020

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#22 - Marketing Tips for DIY Artists w/ Kevin Breuner

Ableton Music Producer Podcast

In this episode, Dan and Kevin discuss digital music distribution, as well as tools and strategies for DIY artists to market themselves. Kevin Breuner is the Marketing Director of CD Baby, one of the largest music distribution companies in the world. He’s also in the band Smalltown Poets, which has received multiple Grammy and Dove Award nominations. Kevin also hosts the DIY Musician Podcast, teaching artists best practices to promote themselves and grow their careers as artists in the music industry.  Mentioned in this episode... Show.co http://www.dubset.com/  https://artists.spotify.com/ Follow these links to connect with Kevin and CDbaby https://cdbaby.com/ https://www.instagram.com/kbreuner/  https://twitter.com/kbreuner  Join the Live Producers membership and access Ableton Live webinars, feedback on your projects by Dan Giffin, online courses, and more... CLICK HERE TO JOIN


17 Mar 2019