Promote your music on Pitchfork and Rolling Stone!

Get a $10 AD CREDIT to share your music with readers of Pitchfork, Complex, Brooklyn Vegan, and more

We’re giving you $10 of free ad credit to use on your next Ad Builder campaign when you spend $20 or more to promote your music.

Use coupon code MAYCREDIT at checkout after you’ve setup your Ad Builder campaign on The coupon is good until 5/31!

New to Here’s how to get your free account setup:

1. Log into your CD Baby account through this link.
2. You will redirect to where you can create an account for free!
3. Inside your new account, click on Ad Builder in the tool bar to start your first Ad Campaign.

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Why use Ad Builder?

In order to build a loyal audience for your music, you need to lead listeners on a journey from AWARENESS to CURIOSITY to ENJOYMENT.

Awareness has to come first — there’s no way to skip that step — and it often takes multiple impressions to get someone’s attention. So while we WANT new fans, what we first NEED is reach. Then you build curiosity with a message that makes people want to click. From there, it all comes down to your music!

Ad Builder CAN help you build awareness and curiosity for your music via targeted ads on premium websites where fans of your genre are already hanging out.

With Ad Builder, you can effectively and affordably announce your latest single, album, video, or live stream by placing banner ads on:

  • Rolling Stone
  • Pitchfork
  • Complex
  • Billboard
  • MTV
  • NME
  • Dancing Astronaut
  • Consequence Of Sound
  • Brooklyn Vegan
  • Stereogum
  • And many more

It’s difficult for an independent artist to place ads on these premium websites via Google AdWords, Facebook, Instagram, or other advertising solutions. Ad Builder makes it not only possible, but simple and affordable for independent musicians on a budget.

How affordable? Go HERE for a breakdown on why Ad Builder rates are the LOWEST rates in the industry.

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