CD Baby has paid more than $ 1 billion to over a million artists, most of them do-it-yourselfers, since the company was founded in 1998.
These artists have used the DIY music distribution platform to distribute over 10 million songs.
“For us, it’s not just about how much the top earners make, but also what the payout means for all the unique artists we work with who are forging their own path, based on their creative vision. and their personal versions of success, “says CD Baby President Joel Andrew. “Our mission has always been to work as hard as possible to serve musicians determined to do their own thing, their way. Our success is a reflection of their success.
Independent musicians like those who Baby CD Services have captured a growing market share and now account for over 43% of the total global music market by property, according to an October 2021 report from MIDiA.
Bruce houghton is founder and publisher of Hypebot and MusicThinkTank and acts as a senior advisor to Bandsintown who acquired both publications in 2019. He is the founder and president of the Skyline artist agency and a teacher for the Berklee College of Music.