As a CD Baby artist, you’re like a citizen of a small but powerful creative nation, hundreds of thousands of musicians strong. Together, you’ve earned more money from your music than the GDP of the Cook Islands. The next country we’ll surpass: The Federated States of Micronesia!

We’re very proud to have paid out over a quarter-billion dollars to independent musicians around the globe — and while that’s a big accomplishment for CD Baby, I’d really like to take this opportunity to congratulate our artists — not only the “established” ones who make their sole living from sales, but every artist who uses us to get their music out to the world.

To paraphrase the Canadian 20 dollar bill, “Without art, we can’t know one another.” Whenever you write a new song or create a new recording, you’re enriching your own life and the lives of those you come in contact with — an increasingly important endeavor in today’s frenzied world.

Thank you for making art, and thanks for trusting CD Baby with your distribution needs.

-Brian Felsen / CD Baby President

P.S. In the months since we launched our sync-licensing program (included with all CD Baby memberships), CD Baby artists have earned tens of thousands of dollars in sync-licensing and micro-sync revenues. If you haven’t already, sign up today to make sure you get paid whenever your music is used in film, TV, video games, YouTube, and more!