We’re always trying to make it easy for music fans to discover great new artists on CDBaby.com. We produce a Music Discovery podcast and put together a number of genre-based Music Discovery newsletters. To our pleasant surprise, one of the most popular links in these newsletters has been to the $5 Sale section on CDBaby.com, with a higher click-through rate than even the top-selling albums and the editors picks. It’s evident that in this weird time of debt ceiling debates, deficit reduction talks, and the Dow Jones taking us on a daily roller-coaster ride, CD Baby customers are hungry for some affordable, quality music.
What is the $5 Sale Bin and how does it work? You opt your album in for this special offer. Then, if a customer buys 3 or more separate titles from our $5 Sales Bin, they get each CD for $5. You earn $3. We only keep $2. Otherwise, if the customer does NOT purchase 3 or more different titles from the Bin, the albums sell for their normal selling price. You can list your album as part of this sale from within your members account. Go to the “album edit menu” section of your account dashboard. Then look to the bottom left where it says “Pricing on CD Baby.” The $5 Sale Bin is the bottom option. You can opt in there. Also, you can take it OUT of the $5 Sales Bin whenever you like, so feel free to test it out and see if increases your sales for older titles.
We’re happy to see so many customers are interested in this and strongly encourage you to include your album as part of the sale, even if it’s only for a limited time.
To see exactly how to put your album into the $5 Sales Bin, check out this video below: