CD Baby Launches Brand New Music Retail Store to Help Independent Artists Sell More Music
CD Baby, the world’s largest online
distributor of independent music, has launched a newly designed
CDBaby.com, the retail storefront where musicians from around the globe
can sell downloads, CDs, vinyl, and more.
Portland, OR (PRWE July 11, 2012
The new CDBaby.com,
which premiered in beta version in June, is designed to feature more
music in more places. The clean and expanded design highlights the sheer
breadth of what CD Baby has to offer. New navigation and search tools
make it easier for customers to discover new music.
“This re-design is great for musicians AND their fans,” says CD Baby
president Brian Felsen. “CD Baby pays a higher cut on MP3 sales than any
other digital music retailer; and our new website aims to bring artists
and customers closer together. It’s a win/win. Fans like to know that
their support of indie music is literally going further with CD Baby,
and musicians are, quite obviously, happy to earn more money.”
In addition to improving the online retail and music discovery experience for music fans, the new CDBaby.com
comes with several additional features that benefit independent
artists, including schema.org markup and a revamped linkmaker tool.
“We optimized the new cdbaby.com for search engine visibility using
Google-sanctioned techniques,” explains Felsen. “This will make it
easier for customers to find CD Baby artists in search engines and
easier for our musicians to sell music.”
CD Baby is the largest digital distributor of independent music in
the world. CD Baby distributes over 4 million tracks to dozens of music
retailers including iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Rhapsody, and Spotify,
and pays artists weekly for their product sales. From their Portland, OR
headquarters, CD Baby warehouses and ships over 360,000 independent CD
titles to a customer base that spans the entire globe. The company also
offers other services to musicians such as the ability to accept credit
cards at shows, web hosting through their sister company HostBaby, and eBook distribution through BookBaby.