CD Baby is an online record store and independent music distributor. Musicians sign up to sell CDs, Vinyl, and MP3s worldwide. CD Baby distributes music through iTunes, Amazon, Facebook, Spotify, Google Music, CDBaby.com and more. CD Baby also distributes to over 2000 brick-and-mortar record stores.
CD Baby charges a one-time setup fee of $49 per album (9.99 per single). CD Baby does not charge yearly fees. CD Baby allows artists to set their own prices, and retains $4 of every CD sale and 9% of download sales. Artists get paid on weekly basis.
CD Baby has been acquired by CD and DVD manufacturer Disc Makers for $22 M.
CD Baby has paid over 200,000 million dollars to independent artists as of Nov 2011.