CD Baby has launched CD Baby Free, a new service tier that eliminates the platform’s usual sign-up and set-up costs. Instead, CD Baby will take 15 percent of digital sales instead of their usual 9 percent. This makes the service comparable to Bandcamp, which also takes 15 percent.
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Artists can embed their digital store on their website and Facebook page or sell directly from their CD Baby site. Artists set the price for each song and receive weekly payouts via PayPal, direct deposit, or check.
CD Baby supports FLAC, MP3 320, and standard MP3s.
Artists that want to distribute their music to online retailers will have to upgrade to the Standard or Pro plan.
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