Monday, August 11, 2008
CD Baby is an on-line record store that sells albums by independent artists featuring music that comes directly from the musicians and is not filtered through the usual record company-distributor morass. In a regular record deal musicians only make $1-$2 per album, if they ever get paid at all. Through CD Baby, musicians make $6-$12 per album and are paid weekly. The success of the formula is obvious when you see the numbers:
242,846 artists sell their music at CD Baby
4,574,622 CDs sold online to customers
$83,590,381 paid directly to the artists
Search by Style/Genre, Top Sellers, Location, Flavor, Sounds Like..., and even price!
via: Seth's Blog
Posted by David Booker at 8:07 AM