If you’re looking for a reputable music distributor offering a lot of services, and has been around for a long time, CD Baby may be what you’re looking for. CD Baby offers both digital and physical music distribution, Disc manufacturing, download cards, and audio mastering. CD Baby also has other artist services such as CD Baby pro, YouTube monetization, sync licensing, Host Baby, Link maker, radio airplay, and a variety of DIY manuals.
According to the CD Baby website they distribute your music to over 95 digital music partners, in addition they can also sell your physical CD through their website. They have the ability to make your CD available in over 1500 brick and mortar stores, for many this will mean the customer must special order through the stores catalogue. All of this is made possible for a one time fee in which they take a small portion of each sales. While you can set your selling price for music sold from their large online music store, you have no control over what their digital partners selling price.
If you’re looking to sell physical CD’s even vinyl, CD Baby has options for you. They have partnered with Alliance Entertainment and Super D to make your physical CD’s available at brick and mortar record stores. If you don’t have a physical CD don’t worry, CD Baby offers disc manufacturing. Their disc manufacturing service allows you to select from a large variety of packaging options and the ability to place small and large orders, this way you’re not stuck with five thousand CD’s in your closet that you can’t sell.
CD Baby also offers other services to artists like download cards and audio mastering. Artists can purchase download cards to give away, sell, or distribute to their fans for them to download their music. If you’ve just finished the mixing phase of your production you can look at their mastering services to give your album that extra sparkle.
Other CD Baby services include CD Baby Pro, ensuring you’ve collected all the royalties from your music being played. The company also offers YouTube monetization, and sync licensing to provide opportunities for your music to be used in film and television. They offer radio airplay, a service in which you can reach potential listeners through Internet radio, the ability to link your website to your album sales pages, and if you don’t have a website you can create one through their service Host Baby.