CD Baby Appoints Kevin Breuner to Lead New Artist Engagement and Education Team

Kevin Breuner: Bringing his talents to CD Baby.

CD BABY’s new Artist Engagement and Education team, made up of experienced mentor musicians, will be led by longtime podcast host KEVIN BREUNER, who has been named SVP/Artist Engagement & Education.

BREUNER commented: “We want to be an ingenious guide through an increasingly fractured and complicated landscape. By investing in and uniting our blogs, podcasts, conferences and community, we hope to equip musicians with practical know-how and hopefully inspire them to pursue their musical ambitions and succeed on their terms. .

CD BABY’s approach to education has always gone far beyond content marketing or veiled advertising to provide DIY artists with a range of resources designed to help them thrive. Some are so well regarded by music teachers that they are used in college classrooms to teach about the music business.

CD BABY President JOEL ANDREW added, “KEVIN has used the DIY Musician podcast and blog, as well as our annual conference, to demystify distribution, monetization and promotion and help succeed in this atomized music economy – however an artist may define it – accessible to all artists, whether or not they use our services. Because we are all artists ourselves, we see it as our mission to share what we know as widely as possible. Now we can bring even more energy to empowering and uplifting the diverse international community that CD BABY serves.

The Artist Engagement & Education team will focus on emerging artists entering the market at a time when the music industry is the most complex it has ever been.

According to BREUNER, “It’s a really exciting time, but it’s also a time when artists are expected to pursue their careers like a startup. Gone are the days of an A&R person from a label showing up at a venue to see an “unknown” artist with no audience to potentially sign them. We want to provide the guidance that allows artists to feel empowered to create their own defining moments. »

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Jack L. Goldstein