Goodbye, CD Baby

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It’s with a heavy heart that I saw this on the CD Baby store:

CD Baby retired our music store in March of 2020 in order to place our focus entirely on the tools and services that are most meaningful to musicians today and tomorrow.

I love marketing speak; what does the second half of the above sentence even mean? Surely artists being able to sell music would rank highly among meaningful tools for them. As photographers would say, you can’t eat exposure.

Most of the music I bought through Whole Wheat Radio came through CD Baby back in the day, though I was using them as of last year too. I’m switching to Bandcamp now for people who publish there, but it still feels like a shame.

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