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CD Baby’s YouTube Music revenues more than doubled in 2020
Distributor CD Baby says that it collected more than $125m of streaming revenues for its artists in 2020, which was 13.9% year-on-year growth. As in 2019, Spotify accounted for the biggest share of those revenues: 40% in...
March 5, 2021
CD Baby expands into Africa by hiring industry veteran
Acquisitions are shaking up the distribution market, but aggressive global expansion is also a key trend this year. CD Baby’s latest spreading of its corporate wings is to Africa, where veteran management and publishing...
February 16, 2021
Tommy Boy president: ‘YouTube could become our number one DSP’
Friday saw the first ever Music Ally TV weekly show, broadcast using video-conferencing platform Zoom. Our guests included Rosie Lopez, president of Tommy Boy, and the topic at hand was YouTube. "We're feeling very optimistic...
April 20, 2020
Downtown Music Holdings’ latest acquisition is… FUGA
Downtown Music Holdings, the parent company of Downtown Music Publishing and Songtrust, is buying distributor and music/tech services company FUGA, for an undisclosed amount. The deal comes just 10 months after Downtown...
January 22, 2020
TuneCore and CD Baby move into China with Tencent deal
Acts distributed by TuneCore and CD Baby will now be available to listeners in China – or, to be more precise, listeners who use Tencent’s music offerings. The deals cover QQ Music, KuGou and Kuwo, who collectively reach 652m...
October 11, 2019
CD Baby will use Audible Magic to spot infringing music
A number of prominent artists have suffered from ‘fake uploads’ to streaming services recently, including Beyoncé, Rihanna and SZA. Attention has focused on how these artists’ old recordings were uploaded to DSPs as...
April 17, 2019
Downtown Music snaps up CD Baby as part of AVL acquisition
Downtown Music Publishing’s parent firm is acquiring AVL Digital Group, the company that includes distributors CD Baby, DashGo and Soundrop, as well as video-monetisation outfit AdRev. In its announcement of the deal,...
March 28, 2019
CD Baby adds more staff for global expansion
Music distributor CD Baby is on an expansion drive, announcing a group of new hires to help build its business in various continents. Indie Week CEO Darryl Hurs will be the company’s new representative in Canada, for example,...
February 28, 2019
CD Baby becomes ‘preferred’ distributor for SACM in Mexico
Distribution firm CD Baby has inked an interesting deal with publishing-rights organisation SACM in Mexico. “CD Baby will be offering free standard submissions to all registered SACM members,” explained the distributor....
January 23, 2019
CD Baby artists earned more than $100m in royalties in 2018
Distributor CD Baby has published a big figure for its business in 2018: “well over” $100m of payouts to earnings for the independent artists who use its service. (Update: ‘earnings’ is a more accurate way...
January 9, 2019
CD Baby has solo pianists making $7k-$10k a month from streaming services
It’s hardly a secret that one of the most lucrative genres of music – certainly in terms of the ratio of production costs versus potential royalties – is relaxing piano music. That’s thanks to the growth of...
November 5, 2018
CD Baby’s parent company buys AdRev and DashGo
The parent company of distributor CD Baby has executed a mini-rollup of B2B services. AVL Digital Group has acquired AudioMicro, which in turn owns YouTube-monetisation tool AdRev and label-services provider DashGo, as well...
January 10, 2018