|CD Baby is our authorized online retailer -- "a little online record store that sells CDs by independent musicians."
[Independent: (adj.) Not having sold one's life, career, and creative works over to a corporation.]
Says Derek Sivers, President of CDBaby:
"We're just a few people in a cool Portland, Oregon, CD warehouse that looks like a playground. We listen to every CD we sell before we sell it, so we can help you find other albums you'll like.We only sell CDs that come directly from the musicians. No distributors. Musicians send us CDs. We warehouse them, sell them to you, and pay the musicians directly. In business, and thriving, since March 1998. We're the 2nd-largest seller of independent CDs on the web, 2nd only to Amazon.
"I was just selling my own CD in 1997, making my living by touring and doing sessions, and asked some fellow musicians if they'd like me to sell their CD, too. It was supposed to be a hobby. (Making music was my real career!) For the first year, CD Baby was just me. I'd put the day's orders in my backpack and ride my bike down to the post office...But then friends told friends, and now my little hobby has sold over 400,000 CDs to people around the world."
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