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#961038 - 05/24/12 01:46 AM How do I put my CD's on CD Baby?? glyn  
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I have 6 CD's with my songs on them ready to do something with...How do I put them on CD Baby to sell??? Or how can I go about selling them...I can make my on with my own art work and I have this same art work right on my CD's with a Cover for the CD case.. Since I'm waiting on getting Disability I need money to pay for Doctor visits and medicines...and want to do it on my own...tks glyn

I tried to put my art work on here but couldn't...but it's with a hat, saddle and boots...tks...

I'll only put the songs that I wrote myself on the CD's.

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#961039 - 05/24/12 02:09 AM Re: How do I put my CD's on CD Baby?? glyn [Re: glynda]  
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Hi Glyn:

Having your artwork will save you some expense. Before you decide to sell CD's... you should consider doing digital downloads only... or, if you want to be required to constantly print and cut new CD's to re-supply CD Baby as your product is sold and/or distributed... then consider doing both. I opted for doing only digital distribution on both of my albums. That way, they never had to request more CD's and I never had to go through the printing and mailing process, etc.

I know I'm oversimplifying this but check it out carefully. Contact CD Baby and talk to a Rep. Explain your situation and your objectives to him/her. They are professional and usually hard working folks. It's not exactly the same company it used to be when Derek Sivers owned it but they still have a great reputation.

You will have to pay for bar codes no matter which way you go (digital versus physical CDs) and I always resented that but it gets to be an important distrubtion thing for them, I'm told. (Unless they've changed their policy.)

Unless you have a significant following of folks clamoring for your songs, don't expect this to become a path to riches. Sure it can... but your odds are slim and your expenses will probably exceed your income, no matter which method you select.

There are other alternatives to CDs. Consider using music libraries. John Lawrence Shick is our resident expert on this method here at JPF and probably knows as much about the pitfalls and the good guys available for this path.

By the way, CD Baby's parent company puts out an excellent magazing free of charge and it explains some of the costs and methods.

No matter what, I wish you all the success in the world. It's probably not gonna be easy, will take some time and some up-front money and alot of shameless self-marketing. To me, that's the hardest part.

Best of luck,

Dave Rice

#961041 - 05/24/12 02:18 AM Re: How do I put my CD's on CD Baby?? glyn [Re: Dave Rice (D)]  
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Thanks Dave,,,,it was just a shot in the dark...I know most times you have to spend money to make money..but don't look like I'd make that much....

I do have a friend that (I don't know when he's bringing them) but said he had a project for me..he has like 120-150 older Erector sets from back in the 50's and are still in the boxes like knew...he just wants to get them outta his house..he used to be in big with the boy scouts but now in a long time .. he said I could sell them like on E Bay and for me to keep the money...of course I'd still half the money with him...

They are the metal ones....and that may be my best bet....

Don't think that many folks will be waiting in line to buy my songs....and that's ok...they're still my babies....

thanks so much for your time to help me...

glyn

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#961069 - 05/24/12 12:30 PM Re: How do I put my CD's on CD Baby?? glyn [Re: glynda]  
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Glyn - do it. Put them on CDBaby.

Tom


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#961074 - 05/24/12 12:58 PM Re: How do I put my CD's on CD Baby?? glyn [Re: Tom Shea]  
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Hey, Glyn! I know what you mean about medical expenses. I'm on Soc. Sec. now and medicare only pays 80% leaving 20% for me to pay. I just got hit with some bills that have totally drained me and then some and as a result I've had to shelve all my demo projects for now.

I do agree with Dave although I'd keep any investing to a minimum. Have a greay day! smile

-Dave


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"A song is anything that can walk by itself." - Bob Dylan

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http://www.myspace.com/davidjacksonsongwriter

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#961091 - 05/24/12 03:35 PM Re: How do I put my CD's on CD Baby?? glyn [Re: Dave Rice (D)]  
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Originally Posted by Dave Rice

Before you decide to sell CD's... you should consider doing digital downloads only...


Good answer!

In 2012 there is little reason to press cd's, unless you will be selling them at shows, where MP3's can't be bought, and where the drunk people came to part with their cash.



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