(UPDATED) Online independent music distribution service CD Baby has added a digital singles program. For a $9 one time fee plus 9% of net earnings, CD Baby will distribute a song to including iTunes, Amazon MP3, Rhapsody, Spotify, CD Baby and others. The company charges $35 plus 9% of net for full albums. No annual fee is charged for either singles or albums.
The $9 fee per song includes digital distribution to all partners, and for a limited time, a free UPC barcode. Songs are typically live on CD Baby within 48 hours and delivered to the online outlets. "Independent artists are changing the way that they interact with their fans," says Brian Felsen, the president of CD Baby. "Now musicians can sell singles as soon as they're mixed, put out an EP every 3 or 4 months and the finally compile the best of the best material into a full album by the year's end.