From their humble roots as a late-90’s garage startup to their current standing as the biggest online distributor of independent music in the world, CD Baby has established itself as one of the most trusted names in the music business. With a supportive, hands-on approach to artist and label-relations, and a friendly, knowledgeable customer service team (who can actually be reached by phone), CD Baby has built a loyal client base of almost 500k artists and millions of music-fans around the globe.
“It’s simple: CD Baby is an artist’s service company that actually puts the artist first in everything we do,” says CD Baby president Brian Felsen. “Almost every one of our employees is an artist of some kind—musicians, writers, filmmakers, etc.— so we’re invested in the success of every act, every band, every label that works with us.”
For a one-time setup fee of $49/album or $9.95/single, you can:
- Sell your music on the most popular download and streaming sites, including iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Rhapsody, and more!
- Sell MP3s, CDs, and vinyl worldwide through CD Baby’s popular retail store, CDBaby.com.
- Make your CDs available in over 2,500 brick-and-mortar record stores, as well as in big-box retail stores like Target, Best Buy, and more.
- Sell music on Facebook using CD Baby’s MusicStore for Facebook app.
- Earn money when your songs are used in YouTube videos, TV shows, commercials, movies, and video games!
- Sell your music directly to your fans with CD Baby’s Music Store Widget.
- And more!
Unlike many of their competitors, CD Baby has NO ANNUAL FEES— which provides peace of mind to any artist or label. “Some companies will charge you $50 a year just to leave an album up for sale. That adds up over time, especially if you have a deep catalog,” says Felsen. “With CD Baby, no one is going to come knocking on your door year after year asking for more money. No one is going to threaten to remove your music from distribution if you don’t pay up. Because CD Baby takes a small 9% cut on digital sales, we only make money when you do— and that means your album will still be available for purchase 5, 10, 20 years from now. You won’t have to worry about meeting some minimum sales point per record just to make it worth it to keep selling them.”
CD Baby also offers additional artist services including disc replication and duplication, website creation and hosting, download cards, eBook distribution through BookBaby, UPC barcodes, and credit card swipers to accept credit card sales at live shows.
Click here to see more details about CD Baby’s complete artist services- http://members.cdbaby.com
Testimonials from CD Baby clients-
“CD Baby was instrumental in helping the band get our music to a national audience.” – The Head and the Heart, folk band
“CD Baby has always been so good to me, from the very beginning of my career. They truly helped me sustain my independent status.” – Ingrid Michaelson, solo pop artist
“7 years and 12 albums later, CD Baby remains our number one resource when it comes to the digital distribution of our music.” – Brian Klein, Manager of Joe Purdy (CD Baby artist since 2004) and Mudtown Crier Records
“Without CD Baby, I would have no career. No, I am not kidding, nor am I exaggerating. CD Baby has made it possible (even BEFORE iTunes btw) to be independent AND successful.” – Storm Large, theatrical rock musician
CD Baby is a great source for music. On several occasions, the only place I could find an obscure artist’s recording was on CD Baby. CD Baby is a place that values the smaller bands and by doing so, performs a very important role in keeping independent music alive.” – Henry Rollins, singer-songwriter, spoken-word artist
“I’ve been with CD Baby since my first CD came out in 1999. It’s been a great relationship. CD Baby has always been a part of my team, always paid me properly and promptly, and always been at the cutting edge of new technology. I can’t imagine recorded music without this company leading the way for indie artists.” – Mary Gauthier, singer-songwriter
CD Baby contact:
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CD BABY DUPLICATION
13909 NE Airport Way
Portland, OR 97230
Let it go. It knows the way.
CD Baby’s DIY Musician Blog- http://diymusician.cdbaby.com
CD Baby’s DIY Musician Podcast- http://cdbabypodcast.com
BookBaby (Self-Publishing Made Easy)- http://www.bookbaby.com
HostBaby (Website creation and hosting for musicians)- http://www.hostbaby.com