Step One: Your album information (tracks, cover art, metadata) will be submitted to our partner, CD Baby, shortly after we have begun manufacturing your discs. (Time varies and is dependent upon your production times)
Step Two: Once your album information has been submitted to CD Baby, you will be contacted by them via e-mail. This e-mail will contain your username and password for the CD Baby website (www.cdbaby.com) and will outline all of the steps you will need to take in order to begin distributing your album.
*Note: Your album will not go live on CD Baby's website or on any of their digital partner sites until you have completed your account setup.
Once you have completed your account setup with CD Baby, you will be required to approve your album for digital distribution.
Step Three: Due to higher than usual submission volume, please allow at least 1-3 weeks for CD Baby to complete inspection of your files. We recommend selecting a release date at least 6 weeks from the date you submit for distribution to ensure your release date is honored.
Please note: anytime you make changes to your title, it takes it out of the inspection queue and puts it at the back of the line.
Step Four: Once the album has been approved for digital distribution, CD Baby will begin delivering the music to the digital partner sites within 24 hours. After that, the amount of time it takes iTunes to make music available for purchase on their site is beyond CD Baby's control, but they often take from as little as a few days to a max of 1-2 weeks. CD Baby's other digital distribution partners generally post new content for sale on their sites within 1-4 weeks after delivery.
Can you add my new album to my existing Artist Account with CD Baby?
Shortly after your physical disc order has been placed, you will receive an e-mail from us outlining the CD Baby Distribution Bundle process.
If you have an existing CD Baby Artist Account where you would like to have your new album added, we recommend replying to the above e-mail with the username to your CD Baby Artist Account. Please do not send us your password.