is the premier destination for digital downloads. They offer high quality DRM-free MP3s and command over 80% of the download marketplace revenue. Once your music has been finalized and approved for distribution, we’ll deliver it to iTunes™ within a few days! That delivery includes all iTunes™ stores worldwide. If you’ve opted to distribute your music to streaming services, we’ll also deliver your tracks to Apple Music, the interactive music streaming companion to iTunes.
Apple’s subscription streaming service is the largest interactive music library in the world. For the monthly fee of $9.99, Apple Music subscribers can access the songs of their favorite artists (ad-free) and listen to great curated playlists on Beats 1, a 24/7 global radio station. Through Apple Connect, every artist can communicate directly with their fans on Apple Music, upload demos, music videos, backstage photos, and more. Note: Apple Music is a companion service to iTunes, and customers can still download your tracks through the iTunes Store.
Spotify is the dominant player in the music streaming business. Customers worldwide can access their favorite artists using a free ad-supported version or by paying a monthly fee for Spotify’s premium option.
Seattle-based Amazon is the world’s largest online retailer. Their MP3 store sells DRM-free downloads to the largest audience anywhere. They also offer streaming music to Amazon Prime customers.
Google’s music site allows users to discover new music, share it with friends on Google+, purchase MP3 tracks online from any computer, tablet or android phone, and listen to a huge catalog of music through their paid subscription service. Google Play users can also upload their music to the cloud for easy access across multiple devices.
Pandora is driven by a single purpose: unleashing the infinite power of music by connecting artists and fans, whether through earbuds, car speakers, live on stage or anywhere fans want to experience it. Pandora’s team of highly trained musicologists analyze hundreds of attributes for each recording which powers the proprietary Music Genome Project®, delivering billions of hours of personalized music tailored to the tastes of each music listener, full of discovery, making artist/fan connections at unprecedented scale. Founded by musicians, Pandora empowers artists with valuable data and tools to help grow their careers and connect with their fans.
YouTube is already the world’s most popular music platform, with a rich catalog of studio tracks, live recordings, cover songs, and more. With YouTube Music, listeners can access high-quality Art Tracks of your music (delivered by CD Baby), as well as videos you’ve uploaded to your own channel and any videos your fans have created using your music. For YouTube Red subscribers, this content is accessible ad-free and can be played while offline. For all other YouTube Music users, videos and music tracks are ad-supported. As an artist, CD Baby’s partnership with YouTube Music does NOT prevent you from uploading the same songs to your own YouTube channel. We’re simply making sure that YouTube Music users can hear your whole catalog of music in high-quality audio.
Based in France, Deezer is a prominent streaming service that boasts 20 million users and registers 6 million unique visitors per month. Partnerships with mobile heavyweight Orange and Cricket Wireless have further extended Deezer’s reach into international markets.
Shazam is a hugely popular music discovery app available on smartphones. Music fans can use Shazam to identify the ‘title and artist’ of a song by putting their phone near the sound source while a song is being played. When you distribute your music with CD Baby, your music will be added to the Shazam database–making it easy for music fans to discover and buy your music using Shazam.
TIDAL is an artist-owned music streaming service, offering subscribers access to a catalog of high-fidelity, lossless audio, boasting as many as 25 million tracks and 75,000 HD quality music videos. TIDAL also features expert editorial from experienced music journalists.
Napster is the power to play the music you love anytime, anywhere. Stream million songs and dive into the Listener Network to connect with music fans from around the globe. Download your favorite songs, albums and playlists for offline access so you never miss beat. It’s time to meet your new music collection!
8tracks internet radio is the best place for people who care about music to make and discover playlists. Listeners can tune into 2m+ playlists lovingly curated by people around the world. Nearly 8m monthly listeners enjoy programming that spans every imaginable style, activity or mood, offering an unmatched opportunity for music discovery with a uniquely human touch. Artists gain exposure to an audience that’s both musically adventurous and culturally influential.
Established in 2004, 7digital is a leading digital media delivery company based in London and operating globally. They have exceptional relationships within the music industry and have a fully licensed catalogue of over 11 million tracks in MP3 format, giving 7digital one of the broadest MP3 reaches in the world.
Powered by the largest search engine in Russia, Yandex.Music allows users to discover and listen to songs and entire albums from both Russian and foreign artists. Yandex.Music users can create their own playlists and recommend tracks to other users. With 3.5 million licensed recordings, Yandex.Music offers a wide range of genres and styles.
Kdigital acts as a content provider to a wide range of telecom-based music services throughout Asia, providing services spanning digital sync and streaming activities to their outlets. Over 120 platforms throughout Asia and Middle East participate in Kdigital’s distribution. CD Baby acts as a doorway to this distribution outlet.