Portland, Oregon (PRWEB) January 26, 2012
CD Baby, the largest digital distributor of independent music in the world, is excited to announce that over 25,000 independent artists around the world are selling music directly to their fans on Facebook using CD Baby’s MusicStore for Facebook. This customizable music store/player is the easiest way for musicians to sell downloads and CDs directly to fans on Facebook.
In a new video featured on YouTube and on the DIY Musician Blog (http://diymusician.cdbaby.com/2011/10/cd-babys-favorite-musicstores-for-facebook/), CD Baby displays several dozen of the best MusicStore customizations to demonstrate how artists can easily integrate an attractive and user-friendly music store and player into their band’s Facebook page.
With just a few clicks, artists can set up their music store as a tab on a Facebook 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 proud that CD Baby has been able to solve the problem of selling music on Facebook,” says CD Baby president Brian Felsen. “And I’m excited to see so many musicians using the MusicStore for Facebook.”
Because CD Baby has all necessary artist content and information in their database, the new MusicStore for Facebook takes only 5 minutes to set up.
“It’s beautiful, seamless, and integrated,” Felsen continues. “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. When artists can sign up with CD Baby, they can start selling (and sharing) their music on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, and Facebook simply by logging into their member accounts
New artists interested in selling their music directly to their fans on Facebook can sign up an album or a single for 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 HostBaby, and eBook distribution through BookBaby.