CD Baby: 100 million dollars

CD Baby, the largest seller of independent music in the world, is thrilled to announce it has now paid over 100 million dollars to indie artists. 2008 marked the company's 10th consecutive year of increased CD sales (up 2% over 2007), despite an industry wide drop of almost 14% and global economic slowdown. iTunes and other digital partner sales through CD Baby totaled $24.2 million in 2008, almost a 42% increase from 2007.

All this success has directly benefited the artists who rely on CD Baby's services with 34 million paid out in just the last year alone up a whopping 28% from the prior year.More than 150,000 artists worldwide sell their more than 277,000 albums through CD Baby's many distribution channels. CD Baby artists can sell:*CDs and digital downloads on *Digital downloads through CD Baby's global digital distribution partners including iTunes and Rhapsody,*CDs in retail stores throughout the US and Europe through CD Baby's physical distribution program *CDs and other merchandise at their own gigs with CD Baby's Live Sales program."People are consuming more music than ever before," says Tony van Veen, CEO of parent company Audio & Video Labs.

"This steady increase in demand has forced a democratization of distribution that independent artists are in perfect position to take advantage of." CD Baby simply provides those artists with the channel to reach out to new audiences. CD Baby is the largest provider of independent music to Apple iTunes and other digital download sellers like Amazon MP3, Napster, and Rhapsody. The combination of online CD sales and digital music distribution through CD Baby provides independent artists with a global reach that would be near impossible to achieve on their own.
For additional information: PR representative Mark Olson (305) 576-1171 x17 or by e-mail: markolson@maxborgesagency.comTo learn more about the online distribution services provided by CD Baby please visit



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