How to Sell Your CD at CD Baby
What YOU do
Fill out our submission form so we know who you are, and how you want your CD described.
Mail us just 5 CDs to start. (Don't worry - we'll send you a check, and ask for more as soon as they sell!)
What WE do
We make a web page dedicated to showcasing your CD on cdbaby.com, with the sole purpose of SELLING YOUR CD. It includes sound clips, links back to your own website, reviews, and all of the text and descriptions you want.
We give this page an easy web address where you can tell people to buy your CD (www.cdbaby.com/yourname).
We put it in the galleries and search engines at cdbaby.com - which gets over 150,000 hits a day from people who are looking for new independent CDs to buy!
We take all credit card orders for your CD, online or through our toll-free phone number, and ship it to them within hours!
We Email you every time your CD is sold to tell you who bought it!
How the MONEY works
You set your selling price at whatever you want.
We keep $4 per CD sold.
We pay checks every week to everyone who wants to be paid! (You get to set your "pay point" - so you really can be paid whenever you want! How's THAT for musician-friendly?!)
There is a one-time-ever $35 charge to set up a new CD in our store, with everything we described above. (It takes us about 30 minutes of work to put a new album into our system and website, that's why.)
That $35 lasts forever (or until you don't want to sell that CD anymore.) So we will never tell you that it isn't selling enough, or you're not important. Even if you only sell 1 CD every 20 years, we'll be glad to warehouse it and take orders for it here.
It's easier than you think...
This is totally non-exclusive. There are no contracts to sign. We don't want to own the rights to you. We're not a record label. We're just a record store, like any other! (Except that thousands of people a day come here to buy independent records like yours!)
You don't need a UPC barcode to sell at CD Baby. Though if you do have one already, we will report your sales to SoundScan!!
You don't need to have your CDs shrinkwrapped, and yes you can sell a home-made CD-R here, as long as it looks good.
You don't need to upload MP3 files, or send us graphics, or anything else. Just fill out our submission form, and send us 5 CDs. We do the rest.
Just Email us or call (503)595-3000.
Someone's almost always here in our office, and we're glad to help.
Otherwise click here for our submission form NOW to start selling!
CD Baby: 5925 NE 80th Ave Portland, OR 97218-2891 Phone: (503)595-3000
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