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Did CD Baby go out of business?

“In order to provide the tools and services you need to succeed in an evolving music ecosystem, we’ve made the decision to retire the CD Baby retail store on March 31st, 2020. We’re going to focus on what is making a difference for musicians today: our distribution, monetization, and promotion services.”

Is CD Baby trustworthy?

CD Baby started out as one of the world’s first digital platforms to sell physical albums from independent artists. Today, it’s one of the largest and most reputable digital music distributors around, and has grown rapidly past its humble origins in terms of services and reach.

Does CD Baby take a cut?

CD Baby charges a one-time $35 fee for each album you want to sell through them (digital or physical), and takes a 9% cut of each download. CD Baby takes 9%, leaving you with $54.

What is CD Baby worth?

In March 2019, Disc Makers sold CD Baby (as part of the AVL Digital Group) to Downtown for $200 million.

Can I use Bandcamp and CD Baby?

yep, they are an option. I use CD Baby & Bandcamp combined. Highly recommend it. There is no reason not to have your music in multiple channels like that.

Does CD Baby own my music?

If you’d like CD Baby to collect ad revenue for those videos, just click the “acknowledge” link next to the video. You own 100% of the rights to your songs; you’ve just granted us the license to help you monetize your songs on YouTube.

Does CD Baby copyright your music?

CD Baby does not handle copyright registration for our artists, this can only be done directly through the U.S. Copyright Office.

Does CD Baby register you with Ascap?

When you sign up for CD Baby Pro Publishing Administration, we will: Affiliate you as a songwriter with a Performing Rights Organization (P.R.O.) in the US (ASCAP, BMI) and Canada (SOCAN); administer your existing P.R.O. affiliation; or guide you to your country’s P.R.O.

Is CD Baby a one time payment?

We charge a ONE-TIME fee per release with NO annual fees.

How do you get paid from CD Baby?

You tell us how you want to get paid (check, ACH deposit to bank account, PayPal or Payoneer if applicable). Then you select a “pay point,” the minimum amount you’d like your owed balance to reach before we pay you. Any time you reach your pay point, we’ll pay you the following Monday.

Who was the original owner of CD Baby?

CD Baby. CD Baby is one of the few sources of information on physical CD sales in the independent music industry [citation needed], it was the trading name of Hit Media, Inc., a Nevada Corporation founded by Derek Sivers in 1997. Sivers sold CD Baby to Disc Makers in 2008 for what Sivers has reported to be $22 million.

What do you need to know about CD Baby?

For its clients, CD Baby offers digital music distribution, worldwide publishing rights administration, monetization of music use on social video platforms, sync licensing, music marketing and online advertising, cover song licensing, and physical distribution and order fulfillment for CDs and vinyl records.

Who are some of the artists on CD Baby?

World music artists who sold their albums on CD Baby also include Kaysha, Soumia, and Julio D. Latvian-Brazilian singer-songwriter Laura Rizzotto has released multiple projects through CD Baby like her second studio album Reason to Stay in 2014 and an EP named RUBY in 2018.

How to add CD Baby as a distributor?

You may, however, add CD Baby as a distributor in the “Label, Company, Catalog Number etc” section by assigning the “Distributed By” role. Your entry will then appear under “Companies etc” between the Tracklist and the Notes. More …