CD Baby are a distributor for independent music and we chose them for the following
- online sales for physical CDs and digital downloads
- listing on
iTunes and a range of other online download stores
- web hosting (more below) Host
- recommended by a muss mate
- good purchasing experience personally
Host Baby was the big attraction for me, not being very familiar with HTML the
template and menu driven approach made it easy to get a good result. In the process I
worked out how to add various gadgets to link to YouTube, PayPal, Facebook, Twitter and
The sign up process was really easy and include instant access to
our own domain name www.Mu-theory.com
In terms of price, I think there are
cheaper hosting options but we got free vouchers for CD Baby listings bundled in and it
just seemed so easy and integrated.
We haven't posted the 5 CDs required for
inventory yet, but the listing process was easy and I you only want download sales then
you can upload the lot. We had a little trouble using the voucher but the CD Baby team are
very quick with support and overall they ooze friendliness.
I'm a fan (no
connection to them) and very happy to date. Minor jiggles could be raised about a few
hosting builder features, the blog, sub menu navigation but it worked 95% for me being
only vaguely capable with web technology.
For me the big winner is gadgets,
working that out was easy and it opened up the whole web.
Check out our site www.Mu-theory.com
(we're an original
rock band from melbourne Australia)
The build in music player is cool too (unless you
use safari) and can play whole or part tracks - we've put 1 minute excerpts from the album
Hope this helps other independent artists.
Keys for Mu-Theory