Since its launch in April 2003, music fans have purchased over 10 billion songs from Apple’s iTunes music store, making it the #1 music retailer in the world (accounting for over 70% of total music sales worldwide). If you take your career seriously as independent musician, your music needs to be in the iTunes catalog. And CD Baby can make that happen in just a few days. It’s simple:
1. Sign up with CD Baby. For a one-time submission fee per-title, CD Baby will distribute your music not only to iTunes, but to Amazon MP3, Rhapsody, Spotify, and many more download retailers. Sign up, tell us your artist name, your song titles, and a little bit about your music and bio.
2. Upload your music. Whether you want to sell a single or a full-album, you can upload a .wav, .flac, or MP3 file and CD Baby will handle all the file-format conversions necessary for worldwide digital distribution.
3. Upload your artwork. Yep. Even if you aren’t selling a physical CD, tape, or vinyl record, you need artwork because all the most popular digital download stores display it next to your name and tracks. Upload a hi-res file and CD Baby will handle all the file-format conversions and resizing necessary for worldwide digital distribution.
4. We’ll do the rest. From the file-format conversion mentioned above, to digital delivery, accounting, payments, and sales reporting, we’ll do the boring stuff so you can get out there and promote your music!
Your music will be available in the iTunes music store in the follow regions and countries: