WORLDWIDE MUSIC DISTRIBUTION
Your music — on all the most popular download and streaming sites worldwide. With 150+ digital distribution partners (and more being added all the time) we’ll get your music for sale in more places than any other music distributor.
Apple Music – Sell on itunes
Apple Music is one of the world’s biggest streaming services and your music needs to be there. CD Baby makes it happen.
Want to make your songs available on Apple Music AND get instant access to Apple Music for Artists? Of course you do. Apple Music is a giant in the world of ad-free music streaming, with a particular focus on human playlist curation and live radio.
Since Apple Music is integrated with Siri, it's the go-to music source for users of Apple devices. Plus, EVERY user is a paid subscriber!
Sell on – Amazon Music
Sell MP3 downloads and CDs on Amazon, the largest online retailer in the world!
If your music isn’t available on Amazon, you’re missing out on sales. Amazon MP3 is the 2nd largest music download store in the world. Amazon.com is also one of the largest online sellers of CDs. (East African Records offers Amazon CD distribution at no extra cost). And CD Baby has a 99%+ positive seller rating on Amazon.com, so when it comes to music distribution, you know you’re in good hands.
Platforms where we Distribute your Music
We'll deliver your music everywhere that matters: the most popular digital music platforms of today, tomorrow, and the years to come. With East African Records, you NEVER have to pay an annual fee to keep your music available online. Distribution to all download and streaming services listed below (and many more) is included with our Standard and CD Baby Pro packages. Plus, we're constantly on the lookout for new partners to carry your music. Because wherever fans are discovering music, that's where your music should be.
Apple’s subscription streaming service is the largest interactive music library in the world.
For the monthly fee of $9.99, Apple Music subscribers can access the songs of their favorite artists (ad-free) and listen to great curated playlists on Beats 1, a 24/7 global radio station. Through Apple Connect, every artist can communicate directly with their fans on Apple Music, upload demos, music videos, backstage photos, and more. Note: Apple Music is a companion service to iTunes, and customers can still download your tracks through the iTunes Store.
iTunes™ is the premier destination for digital downloads.
They offer high quality DRM-free MP3s and command over 80% of the download marketplace revenue. Once your music has been finalized and approved for distribution, we’ll deliver it to iTunes™ within a few days! That delivery includes all iTunes™ stores worldwide. If you’ve opted to distribute your music to streaming services, we’ll also deliver your tracks to Apple Music, the interactive music streaming companion to iTunes..
Spotify is the dominant player in the music streaming business.
Customers worldwide can access their favorite artists using a free ad-supported version or by paying a monthly fee for Spotify's premium option.
Seattle-based Amazon is the world’s largest online retailer.
Their MP3 store sells DRM-free downloads to the largest audience anywhere. They also offer streaming music to Amazon Prime customers.
Pandora is driven by a single purpose:
unleashing the infinite power of music by connecting artists and fans, whether through earbuds, car speakers, live on stage or anywhere fans want to experience it. Pandora's team of highly trained musicologists analyze hundreds of attributes for each recording which powers the proprietary Music Genome Project®, delivering billions of hours of personalized music tailored to the tastes of each music listener, full of discovery, making artist/fan connections at unprecedented scale. Founded by musicians, Pandora empowers artists with valuable data and tools to help grow their careers and connect with their fans.
YouTube is already the world’s most popular music platform, with a rich catalog of studio tracks, live recordings, cover songs, and more.
With YouTube Music, listeners can access high-quality Art Tracks of your music (delivered by CD Baby), as well as videos you’ve uploaded to your own channel and any videos your fans have created using your music. For YouTube Premium and YouTube Music Premium subscribers, this content is accessible ad-free and can be played while offline. For all other YouTube Music users, videos and music tracks are ad-supported. As an artist, CD Baby’s partnership with YouTube Music does NOT prevent you from uploading the same songs to your own YouTube channel. We’re simply making sure that YouTube Music users can hear your whole catalog of music in high-quality audio.
TikTok is the leading destination for short-form mobile video.
Let your fans create and share fun viral videos using your music. When TikTok users lip-sync or dance along to your track, or play your song in the background of some hilarious, personal, or creative moment they've captured, your music will reach more listeners.
Shazam is a hugely popular music discovery app available on smartphones.
Music fans can use Shazam to identify the ‘title and artist’ of a song by putting their phone near the sound source while a song is being played. When you distribute your music with CD Baby, your music will be added to the Shazam database--making it easy for music fans to discover and buy your music using Shazam.