PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — CD Baby, the largest digital distributor of independent music in the world, is proud to launch its new MusicStore for Facebook. This new, customizable store is the easiest way for musicians to sell downloads and CDs directly to fans on Facebook. With just a few clicks, the MusicStore integrates right into an artist’s Facebook Band Page, allowing fans to listen to, purchase, and share their music. CD Baby then handles the rest automatically, including the transaction processing, music delivery, customer service, and artist payout.
For CD Baby artists, the MusicStore App is free and requires no additional uploading, as song files, metadata, and bio information are already stored in CD Baby’s database. The MusicStore for Facebook shows fans all the relevant artist and product info. It also allows artists to choose between offering 30-second sample clips or full song streams when people click to hear the music before purchasing.
“I’m extremely proud of this release, which solves the problem of selling your music on Facebook,” says CD Baby president Brian Felsen. “Because we have all necessary artist content and information in our database, our new MusicStore for Facebook literally takes just 5 minutes to set up. It’s beautiful, seamless, and integrated. And I’m excited that artists are responding: in the first five days since our “soft” launch, without any promotion whatsoever, we’ve already deployed over 1,500 artist stores! It’s direct to fan, and CD Baby handles all the logistics: the credit card processing, the delivery of downloaded MP3s, the warehousing and shipping of CDs, the customer service, and the accounting – so artists can focus on what matters: writing, recording, and performing.”
The MusicStore for Facebook is FREE for existing CD Baby members. Artists can set up the MusicStore and start selling (and sharing) their music immediately on Facebook, simply by logging into their member accounts at http://members.cdbaby.com.
New artists interested in selling their music directly to their fans on Facebook can sign up an album on CD Baby for just $39, or a single for $9.95, and get the free MusicStore for Facebook at: http://members.cdbaby.com/sell-music-on-facebook.aspx
CD Baby is the largest digital distributor of independent music in the world. CD Baby distributes over 3.5 million tracks to dozens of digital music retailers including iTunes, Amazon, Napster, Rhapsody, and Spotify, and pays artists weekly for their product sales. From their Portland, OR headquarters, they warehouse and ship over 360,000 independent CD titles to a customer base that spans the entire globe. The company also offers other services to musicians such as the ability to accept credit cards at shows, web hosting through their sister company Host Baby, and eBook distribution through BookBaby.