- 1 What happened to CD Baby?
- 2 Is CD Baby a ripoff?
- 3 What’s better DistroKid or CD Baby?
- 4 Can you still download music from CD Baby?
- 5 Can you buy CDs on CD Baby?
- 6 Is CD Baby better than TuneCore?
- 7 Is CD Baby publishing worth it?
- 8 What’s better DistroKid or ditto?
- 9 Can I use both DistroKid and CD Baby?
- 10 Does DistroKid promote your music?
- 11 How do I get my CD in stores?
- 12 How do CD Baby download cards work?
- 13 What does CD Baby Do?
What happened to CD Baby?
CD Baby, which has catered to independent artists for two decades, is ending a major segment of its operation. The company announced that it will close its online retail store on March 31. After that date, the retail store will transition into a download portal.
Is CD Baby a ripoff?
The platform allows for payments to be directly deposited through your bank account, PayPal, or by check. All in all, CD Baby isn’t a bad bet necessarily when it comes to digital distribution prices, but depending on your unique situation as an artist, paying for its Pro tier might not be worth it.
What’s better DistroKid or CD Baby?
While DistroKid is a great choice for artists who frequently release music and aren’t interested in any additional services, CD Baby is better for musicians with a slower song rollout. CD Baby charges per release, and most of the add-ons are included in the price of a release.
Can you still download music from CD Baby?
However, all the music you purchased from the now-retired CD Baby retail store, can be downloaded at any time on a desktop or laptop computer. Once you download your music, you can import it into your iTunes Library and sync to your Apple device.
Can you buy CDs on CD Baby?
Will CD Baby still warehouse and ship my CDs and Vinyl? YES! Although we’re retiring our own retail store, we’re continuing our physical distribution program.
Is CD Baby better than TuneCore?
Obviously, each artist is going to get a different split, but most unsigned artists who own all of their music make about 0.005 per stream. So CDBaby is better for smaller artists who have less than 100,000 streams per year. Where Tunecore is better is for artists who have over 150,000 streams per year.
Is CD Baby publishing worth it?
Sure, its frustrating that CD Baby prices a double-sided single and a complete album the same, but even still, CD Baby Standard and Pro Publishing offer excellent resources. For artists who want their music online indefinitely, the flat rate fees are worth paying for CD Baby.
What’s better DistroKid or ditto?
Ditto. Ditto is a bit like Distrokid – you pay one price a year and you’re able to upload as many songs as you wish with no commission. The difference is that they seem to have better revenue and analytics reports + are a buck cheaper than Distrokid.
Can I use both DistroKid and CD Baby?
We will never prevent you from doing anything you want with your music. Your agreement with CD Baby is non-exclusive. You are able to use multiple distribution companies at once, but please make sure that your content is not being distributed to the same partner more than once.
Does DistroKid promote your music?
DistroKid offers a number of ways to promote your music such as HyperFollow, Mini Videos, Meme Generators, Synced Lyrics and more! Growing your following organically through your own creative promotion will always serve you best in the long run.
How do I get my CD in stores?
Visit local independent music stores and ask if they’ll consider stocking your CD. If you have a good local following, they’ll be more likely to consider it since their risk is minimal. If you haven’t built up a local audience, ask if the store will take a few copies on consignment. Offer the store a 50/50 split.
How do CD Baby download cards work?
Download cards have a unique code to offer your fans. They’re the perfect merch item for fans who prefer digital music, and they’re great for promotion. You can use them like a business card or slip them in your vinyl record sleeves to offer a download with the record purchase.
What does CD Baby Do?
Services. 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, online advertising, cover song licensing, and physical distribution and order fulfillment for CDs and vinyl records.