CD Baby end of an era

Discussion in 'Music, Movie and Hardware Store Guide' started by SlimepantsMcgee, Feb 20, 2020.

  1. SlimepantsMcgee

    SlimepantsMcgee Active Member Thread Starter

  2. aoxomoxoa

    aoxomoxoa Play that fast thing one more time

    Dayton Ohio
    Never used them to buy a cd.
  3. I am glad they seem to be adaptive. But I am sure the news will be received by some as the sky is falling cd conspiracy.
  4. ggergm

    ggergm For the times they are a-changin'

    Every small run artist or band used CD Baby for online CD sales for years.

    I had maybe four CDs for a local artist that I either recorded and/or produced up on CD Baby 10 years ago.

    Bye-bye baby, bye-bye.
  5. ScramMan2

    ScramMan2 Forum Resident

    Portland OR
    More info on CD Baby:

    CD Baby

    They are based out here in Portland OR.
  6. visolo

    visolo Active Member

    I get all my CDs either on ebay or Book-Off (used book store but carries tons of CDs, for $1-$3 each). I know many stores are dumping CDs, but they will make a comeback someday, just like vinyl did, and cassettes.
  7. ScramMan2

    ScramMan2 Forum Resident

    Portland OR
    Just a statement of the company CD Baby, not on-line CD sales in general.
  8. Chee

    Chee Forum Resident

    Once CD's go OOP, they'll be in demand.
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  9. ScramMan2

    ScramMan2 Forum Resident

    Portland OR
    Wish I had a crystal ball.
  10. aoxomoxoa

    aoxomoxoa Play that fast thing one more time

    Dayton Ohio
    My band uses CD baby to publish music. That's what it's main use is for. I think the CD sales end probably didn't generate any revenue so they decided to stop.
  11. eelkiller

    eelkiller Not one of the first 100 members

    This forum should have supported them more, their shipping updates were very creative.
    They were made for this place.
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  12. Not so sure of that. But their prices certainly go up.
  13. I certainly did. They released a lot of CDs by artists I supported. Them stopping CD production is actually quite a blow to me. Lots of indie stuff now OOP and I can't even find FLAC downloads of some.

    I don't know anything about their inner-workings but outwardly they did have a fun atmosphere.
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  14. Lord Hawthorne

    Lord Hawthorne Currently Untitled

    Portland, Oregon
    I got a lot of empty CD cases from them, people would opt to save shipping costs by omitting the cases, never needed to buy any for my CDRs.
  15. rjp

    rjp Senior Member

    i went there a few times, but as someone above mentioned, a wee bit overpriced.
  16. Art K

    Art K Forum Resident

    Corvallis, Oregon
    I love CD Baby...
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  17. melstapler

    melstapler Reissue Activist

    Definitely. A number of titles released by Heart of Texas Records either became unavailable or extremely expensive after CD Baby stopped selling titles through their site. Fortunately, that particular label gets distribution and has been working to rectify the situation.
    AlmanacZinger likes this.

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