Changes At CDBaby

July 17, 2009

As reported earlier this week by Hypebot, CDBaby, which calls itself “the biggest, most artist-friendly independent music store on the web,” has a new logo (see above), a new site, a new pricing structure, a new blog with D.I.Y. tips and much more.

These upgrades are the latest moves by new owner Discmakers, which purchased the company from founder Derek Sivers in 2008.

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Friday Links

June 19, 2009


It’s been an active week in the blogosphere, so our old friends the Friday Linx are back to share some of their highlights.

Dave Douglas contemplates “Jazz in the Digital Age” in his inaugural guest post on NPR’s new jazz blog, A Blog Supreme.

AccuJazz.com Jazz Brand Director Lucas Gillian shines the spotlight on some of his favorite new releases, including music from Darcy James Argue, The Fully Celebrated, Michael Musillami and Positive Catastrophe among many others.

The Ottawa Citizen‘s Peter Hum tells us Vijay Iyer compsitions are being used as cues on ESPN and explores the many ways jazz musicians can use the Web to snare new fans.

Hypebot reports that digital music will account for 83% of recorded music sales by 2013.

Adam Singer compares Internet marketing to chess at The Future Buzz.


Hypebot: Why Your Band Should Be On Facebook

March 9, 2009

The music business blog Hypebot explains what Facebook can do for you as part of its Daily D.I.Y. series.


Hypebot: Despite Downturn CD Baby Acts See 28% Growth

January 16, 2009

CDs may be on the oft-mentioned decline, but Hypebot is reporting an increase in sales, revenue and new titles at everyone’s favorite little retailer, CD Baby.