Christmas Already? Tell Us Your Holiday Promo Tips!

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Yeah yeah. I know. It’s only September. Summer’s not even officially over yet. But you know how time tends to speed up as the year comes to a close.

And that means it is time for us to start putting together CD Baby’s Holiday Planning Guide for 2011. As always, we like to conclude our Holiday Guide with a few great artist tips. So, tell us your stories now.

Have you thrown an outrageous Christmas concert?

Have you recorded a winter solstice CD that was given away in 30,000 tote-bags by a crystal healing organization?

Did you shoot a funny music video for Hanukkah that went viral?

Please feel free to leave your holiday promotion anecdotes or advice in the comments section below, along with your artist name and the URL for your music on CD Baby. We’ll pick the best entries for our upcoming guide!

-Chris R. at CD Baby

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  • This goes back a few years and may be difficult to apply to most bands, but I used run a yearly feature on the KISS website called What Did You Get For KISSmas. Fans would submit a list of the various KISS merchandise gifts they got for xmas. Killer source of content and fan interaction.

  • David Kasdan

    Here is my funny video for Hanukkah that went viral:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hjTEKLD-AM

  • Ha. Thanks. I think your Holiday special had a bigger budget than the Star Wars one!

  • The best thing I ever did was put my hammered dulcimer Christmas CD on CDBaby. I don't know how, but somehow/someway, Downbeat Magazine got a hold of it and reviewed this CD last year and gave it 3.5 stars (they gave their highest Christmas CD last year 4 stars, so that's not bad in my book). With that came an opportunity to be included in Downbeat's monthly newsletter that went out in December…to about 20,000 readers! I also got some airplay at a little public radio station in Wisconsin last year as well. The main thing that I do is play out anywhere and everywhere I can. Once people hear the first few notes of a hammered dulcimer playing a Christmas song, they stop and listen. http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/martinmoore3